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Outdoor arts festival is back in Oldham

Oldham town centre’s annual outdoor arts festival is set to return.

Festival Oldham, the exciting annual event, will showcase the very best local, regional and national outdoor arts, street theatre, music, dance and visual arts – this year celebrating the 175 anniversary of Oldham.

The event takes place from noon- 4pm on Saturday, June 1.

Visitors will have a choice of more than 50 performances and activities from the likes of The Album: Skool Edition, Bob the Butterfly & Gerry the Gerbera, Cloud Travellers and the musical bar with Serving Sounds.

They’ll be able to take a light-hearted look around Oldham with Cultural Comedy tours and join in on activities from Oldham Play Action Group and much more!

Plus, it’s free so a good option for the kids this half term.

This year, is the addition of Oldham’s Local Music stage, situated at the Old Town Hall which will see live performances throughout the day from the likes of Mercy Kelly, Millie Milner & the Deadnames, Global Grooves, and Heavy Salad.

The fun continues at Gallery Oldham with Fabric Feathers, a giant owl installation in the Gallery Garden’s where people can give live artist Hammo a hand with a 175-celebration mural.

Mayor of Oldham, Zahid Chauhan, said: “It’s great to have Festival Oldham back and this year it’s even more special, as we gear up to celebrate the 175 anniversary of Oldham becoming a borough.

“I encourage you to bring your families and friends into the town centre to watch and take part in high-quality cultural experiences in a fun and safe environment – and it’s all free.

“There is a great line up of performances that will provide a lively programme of family friendly entertainment and activities designed to bring our community together and celebrate being part of the borough.”

Pic credit: Henry Curtis 

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