What's on

We know that you can’t visit us at the moment but we have loads of fun activities that you can get involved with from home.

Visit our kids & families page for a range of activities to keep the family entertained!

Looking for resources to help with home schooling?

Head to our schools page for cross-curricular PowerPoints with educational activities inspired by artworks and artefacts from our collection.

 


 

We have a huge range of activities for families, individuals, artists, young people and everyone else who visits Gallery Oldham.

Check the calendar on the right for upcoming activities and events.

 

Details of our current exhibitions can be found here. If you’re interested in finding out more about our exhibitions, check out our free lunchtime talks and tours!

 

For Kids and Families we have a fun mix of events for families during all school holidays, our monthly Super Saturdays and weekly Go Baby and GO Explorer sessions. Plus the Small Cinema showing family friendly films.

For Young People we have a variety of creative activities, workshops and sessions to develop your skills. We also deliver and support Arts Award.

For adults we offer a range of informative art and craft courses, and group workshops that are suitable for all levels of ability.

 

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Life Drawing goes digital

Life Drawing goes Digital! We are thrilled to be bringing our popular life drawing classes back, with a slight difference. This time we're going digital! After a short break we couldn't wait to bring some of our most popular models back to your screens. Sessions will be running similarly to 'real life' classes, they will […]

Life Drawing goes digital

Life Drawing goes Digital! We are thrilled to be bringing our popular life drawing classes back, with a slight difference. This time we're going digital! After a short break we couldn't wait to bring some of our most popular models back to your screens. Sessions will be running similarly to 'real life' classes, they will […]

Super Saturday – Creative Family Fun Online

Gallery Oldham is full of fun, creative and exciting activities for children & families of all ages. From our digital early years sessions to our online Super Saturdays there’s always something to join in with. Super Saturdays have gone digital until further notice and this Spring they are all linked to our Raindrop to Corporation […]

Light Up Lockdown: Online activities

We're unable to host Illuminate this year but we're determined to Light Up Lockdown. Why not join in, there is something for everyone.

Curator Talk via Zoom: Natural History Collection

Join curator Patricia Francis as we take a look at the amazing specimens in the Natural History collection, from plant models to taxidermy, there is something for everyone. Gallery Oldham usually deliver curator-led talks and tours at the gallery every month. While we can't gather people together physically for talks at this time, we will […]

Life Drawing goes digital

Life Drawing goes Digital! We are thrilled to be bringing our popular life drawing classes back, with a slight difference. This time we're going digital! After a short break we couldn't wait to bring some of our most popular models back to your screens. Sessions will be running similarly to 'real life' classes, they will […]

Curator Talk via Zoom: Stories from the Archive

While we can't gather people together physically for talks at this time, we're delivering monthly online sessions on Zoom. As part of International Women's Day we'll explore a story from Local Studies and Archives about Oldham-born First World War nurse Sarah Hallam. On the outbreak of war Sarah volunteered to go to Brussels to help […]

Life Drawing goes digital

Life Drawing goes Digital! We are thrilled to be bringing our popular life drawing classes back, with a slight difference. This time we're going digital! After a short break we couldn't wait to bring some of our most popular models back to your screens. Sessions will be running similarly to 'real life' classes, they will […]

Super Saturday – Creative Family Fun Online

Gallery Oldham is full of fun, creative and exciting activities for children & families of all ages. From our digital early years sessions to our online Super Saturdays there’s always something to join in with. Super Saturdays have gone digital until further notice and this Spring they are all linked to our Raindrop to Corporation […]

Life Drawing goes digital

Life Drawing goes Digital! We are thrilled to be bringing our popular life drawing classes back, with a slight difference. This time we're going digital! After a short break we couldn't wait to bring some of our most popular models back to your screens. Sessions will be running similarly to 'real life' classes, they will […]

Kids and Families

Kids & Families

We have bags of free fun activities. Super Saturdays creative family fun, come and drop in!. Go Baby! sessions every Thursday. Free activities in the school holidays, and more..

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talks and Tours

Lunchtime talks

Our monthly lunchtime talks are a great way to find out more about exhibitions. Talks are free, informal and last around 30 minutes with time for discussion afterwards. There is no need to book.

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courses and Workshops

Courses and workshops

We run regular adult Art and Craft courses, and also provide workshops and hands-on activities for groups of all abilities.

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Small cinema

Small Cinema

Join us every month to enjoy a range of family friendly movies. Tickets are £3. Join us for fun film-related crafts before each movie. Activities are FREE and run from 12noon – 2pm.

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Cultural Forum

Cultural forum

The Cultural Forum is a meeting place for creative people to gain advice and network with other professionals working in the creative industries.

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