Live@thelibrary makes a welcome return to Oldham

Date published: 02 September 2021

Live@thelibrary is back!

Oldhamers are being urged to join in as the council has brought the magic of live performance back to the Borough.

The council has lined up an exciting and eclectic programme to entertain over the coming months, and there’s a bit of something for everyone, including storytelling, music and cinema.

This season, which runs from September to December, celebrates Black History Month with a series of exhibitions and performances and launches our Live@Music programme.

The Easy Stride Band, whose music takes in reggae, soul and breakbeat, kick that off with a performance on November 18.

There’s plenty for families to enjoy - including CBeebies Dommy B’s Best Adventure Ever.

The popular Small Cinema will be back and they’ll be showing classics, including Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Jumanji and It’s a Wonderful Life.

Looking a bit further ahead, there will also be fabulous Christmas Show ‘Twinkle and the Magical Light Machine’ performed by our very own Oldham Theatre Workshop.

Councillor Shaid Mushtaq, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “It’s great to have Live@thelibrary back as it delivers a diverse programme of performances which has attracted well-known names and acts as well as visitors from further afield.

“We believe this exciting programme will inspire and engage our audiences, offering high quality cultural experiences, all at affordable prices”. 

The events take place in various venues across Oldham.

For the full programme of what’s on go to:

Children under 12 months are free.

All accompanying adults must buy a ticket to attend children’s performances.

Unfortunately, refunds cannot be offered.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite here

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