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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Embroidery: Sew Unique Thread Journal

Gallery Oldham

The Sew Unique Thread Journal class is an inspiring workshop where Stephanie will be sharing tips and techniques that will help you to create your very own thread journal. We will be learning the skills and techniques you need to add to your own project. This workshop is ticketed at £35 and will be run […]

£35.00
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GO Baby

Gallery Oldham

We are delighted to announce that GO Baby has finally returned! Our new fortnightly session helps our youngest visitors to explore the galleries collections and exhibition using their senses. Perfect […]

Online Gallery Talk: Landscape Inside Out

Join Landscape Inside Out artists, Liz Ackerley and Hugh Winterbottom, for an online talk exploring their studios and how they create work in the landscape.

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Platinum Jubilee Festival 2022

Join us for four days of jam-packed celebrations as we mark the first ever Platinum Jubilee in British royal history and Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of service to the British people. We have lots going on, including our 25th Festival Oldham on Saturday and Sunday across the town centre, which features a range of […]

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Platinum Jubilee Festival 2022

Join us for four days of jam-packed celebrations as we mark the first ever Platinum Jubilee in British royal history and Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of service to the British people. We have lots going on, including our 25th Festival Oldham on Saturday and Sunday across the town centre, which features a range of […]

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GO Baby

Gallery Oldham

We are delighted to announce that GO Baby has finally returned! Our new fortnightly session helps our youngest visitors to explore the galleries collections and exhibition using their senses. Perfect for 0 - 2's and their families our sessions support development and communication in a friendly, relaxed and safe environment. All families welcome, breast and […]

Curator Talk: Climate Change Then and Now

Gallery Oldham

Free Curator Talk about Climate Change linked to the Manchester Histories Festival 2022 on at Gallery Oldham, Sat 11 June, 11am-12 noon.

Plant Hanger Workshop with Studio Dawn

Gallery Oldham

Chelsie from Studio Dawn is bringing her brilliant Macrame Plant Hanger workshop to Gallery Oldham. In this session you will learn how to tie multiple knots to make beautiful plant hangers. Macrame has swept the nation as the newest textile craft to come back in to fashion and Studio Dawn is one of the best! […]

£15

Artist’s Talk: The Nature Table

Gallery Oldham

Join artist Sheila Tilmouth for a guided talk through her new exhibition and find out more about the species and habitats that inspire her artwork.

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Monthly Life Drawing

Gallery Oldham

Our monthly life drawing sessions are back and better than ever! Join us on a Thursday evening or Saturday morning to explore the joys of drawing from the nude model, working with a new model each month test out your sketching and drawing skills with a mixture of short and long poses. Sessions are led […]

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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