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Sun
01
Sep

Conscientious Objection in Oldham during World War One by John Fidler

Around 16,000 men were recorded as conscientious objectors during World War One. John Fidler tells the compelling story of the 150 conscientious objectors from Oldham. Some were assigned civilian 'work of national importance' while others were…

Thu
05
Sep

Caché (Hidden)

Caché (Hidden) Cert 15, 1hr 57mins Directed by Michael Haneke


A married couple is terrorised by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.

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Part of a season of films presented…

Wed
25
Sep

Build A Rocket

Winner of the Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award, Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award 2019 and The Sunday Mail’s Best Female Solo Show, Build a Rocket is a powerful and uplifting play about triumph over adversity.

Yasmin is a bright…

Mon
30
Sep

Peterloo – The Aftermath by Shelia Goodyear

Peterloo – The Aftermath

Shelia Goodyear

The Peterloo Massacre of August 1819 has become one of the defining moments in British history. But how was its legacy viewed at the time? Sheila Goodyear explores the aftermath of Peterloo and how the…

Tue
01
Oct

Activism in the Archives

Oldham has a long history of activism stretching back to the early 19th century. In this workshop Caroline Knight delves into Oldham’s archives to bring to light the stories of Oldham’s activists. See original documents telling the story of Oldham…

Wed
02
Oct

Oxfam in Oldham By Mary Pendlebury

Oxfam was founded in 1942 to help alleviate famine in occupied Greece. Its first charity shop opened in 1948 and since then Oxfam has become one of the most well-known charity shops on the High Street. Oldham’s own Ofxam shop opened in 1961 and…

Thu
03
Oct

Red Cross Workers in Oldham During the First World War By Roger Ivens

The Oldham Division of the Red Cross was founded in 1911 to teach volunteers first aid and home nursing examinations. During the First World War hundreds of people in Oldham volunteered their time to assist the Oldham Red Cross, from working in Red…

Thu
03
Oct

Women’s Groups in Oldham After 1918 By Shelia Goodyear

In the period leading up to the First World War the Oldham Womens’ Suffrage Society actively campaigned for votes for women. But what happened once this objective had been met? Shelia Goodyear explores what the women of Oldham did after they were…

Fri
04
Oct

Activism in Oldham By Steve Roman

Steve Roman has been an activist in Oldham for many years. Hear his compelling account of his involvement across a multitude of voluntary organisations in Oldham. From Saddleworth Peace Movement to Oldham Unity Steve has played an exemplary part in…

Sat
05
Oct

Emily Rising

Emily wakes up one bright autumn morning to find that her feet can’t touch the ground, and no one can understand why. To everyone’s surprise Emily keeps rising higher and higher.

From sleeping upside-down on her ceiling and flying above her school…

Wed
09
Oct

Dracula's Ghost

When Bram Stoker's widow welcomes lawyer Mr Leech into her home, there begins a tale of the most feared vampire of all time, of his un-dead life and times, and the remarkable characters he has met down the centuries. An original stage-play…

Wed
16
Oct

Redcoats

Billy Butlin used Shakespeare himself to sell a seaside dream to the great British public.

Join us as we delve into holiday huts, bonny babies and knobbly knees with guest appearances from Marlene Dietrich, Gracie Fields and Laurel and…

Thu
17
Oct

Rasta Liv

Rasta Liv is a biographical look at the life of a man committed to the future well-being of his family, his community and the continent he called home, Africa.

The story follows Ellis Hercules’ journey from 1957 St Kitts to 2013 Ethiopia, via…

Thu
24
Oct

Tannie And Tannie

Tannie and Tannie are leaving. Escaping the damned earthquakes and the water that bursts into flame. The cantankerous aunties will leave their home – a place once strong and flat and stable – and embark on a journey – like their ancestors did…

Thu
07
Nov

Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas)

Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) Cert 12A, 1hr 56mins Directed by Christian Carion

December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other’s way of…

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