Katy B Oldham gig cancelledWe are sorry to announce that the Katy B gig at Oldham Library on Monday 4 June has been cancelled. http://www.getitloudinlibraries.com/
Katy B to Go! on a MissionVery exciting times for young people of Oldham as dubstep and garage superstar, Katy B, is performing live at Oldham Library.
Katy B is coming to Oldham
The hit singles "Lights On" and "On A Mission" gave Katy B the recognition that she deserves for her intriguing style and flow. As part of the 'Get It Loud In Libraries' project, Katy B is the latest high profile act to appear among the bookshelves at Oldham Library. It follows last year's gigs by teenage music star Daisy Dares You and indie rockers The Crookes.
That's not all people, two tickets can be WON to see her June 4 2012; perfect for your Monday off! Tickets are priced at £16.50 but you can email email@example.com with your contact details for a chance to win the opportunity of watching her live for free.
Kate Smyth of Oldham Library had this to say:
"We're extremely delighted to welcome a UK chat sensation to our town to perform as part of the GILIL scheme. The aims are to attract new young people into libraries, give them a great time and challenge their perceptions about modern libraries and what's on offer. Be a part of this great event!"
Personally, Katy B is indeed a sensation and I'm so gutted that I can't go, however, you guys can attend and enjoy her amazing and creative music. I went to see her live last year with P Money and Ms Dynamite, it was an extraordinary night. Get down to this gig and enjoy this event as part of the scheme along with much more to come this summer from the library and Kate.
The deadline for the competition is tomorrow so get entering! Contact Kate and the library at firstname.lastname@example.org and 0161 770 8014. Tickets are limited. Good luck with the competition and have a great time if you end up going to the gig.
Summertime for Go! OldhamLet's get the summer started with an outlook of what Oldham has to offer for you all. We promise you that there'll be interesting things to do from May onwards, let's rejoice and prepare for an awesome Go! Oldham summer!
A fantastic six months for Go! Oldham
It's amazing that I've had the opportunity and pleasure to work alongside Go! Oldham to inform you about the best things to do in town as well as highlight the brilliant features of events that event organisers work hard to do so. Now, we're back for the summer season and there's a few intriguing things that are eye-catching:
A Star Supper
An exciting new play for 4-7 year olds exploring the Olympic themes of courage, inspirtation, determination and equality. This takes place Saturday 26 May 12pm and 2pm @ The Gallery.
Oldham Film Festival
The Small Cinema goes on the road with events in Oldham, Failsworth, Saddleworth and Shaw. This is going to be rather interesting, I've said many times before that Sophie Barrott is awesome! This takes place from Saturday 2 to Monday 11 June.
Olympics Sports Camps
Get inspired by London 2012 and take part in sports campls and sessions that are linked to the Olumpics. Give fencing, volleyball, hockey, tennis, football and other sports a try! This is happening over various dates, contact email@example.com for more information.
Basketball and Trampolining
Courtesy of OCL, there'll be some great sessions to do basketball and trampolining. These two great activities are happening @ Failsworth and Oldham Sports Centre on various dates.
Summer Reading Challenge
Join the Story Lab challenge and go for gold by reading six books over the summer! Register at your local library to receive your starter pack for this innovative activity.
Gallery's 10th Birthday Party
Wow, it's been a decade since The Gallery was built, so a street party is being thrown to celebrate. Explore the A Right Royal Do exhibition, watch a vintage film in the world's smallest cinema and listen to a musical concert. All free of charge, Saturday 2 June 12pm-4pm.
Summer of Live Music
Let your musical creativity out of your system with professional songwriting workshop under the name of Sing Write Now! Battle of the Bands and an open mic acoustic session will be happening too. Get in touch with Kate Smyth for more details - 0161 770 8014.
There you go, a small insight to what's happening during this action-packed summer. There'll be plenty more to do, but we'll save it all for later. Stay tuned for a round-up of the successful Easter programme as well as my latest report on Crompton House. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the images below!
Easter preview - MAHDLO
This is the final preview of the week everyone. The new centre has finally opened with an immense launch party to help it gain as much recognition as possible, and now there’s plenty to do at Mahdlo!
Mahdlo's state-of-the-art centre on the party night
With a massive seven-page spread in the Chronicle, Mahdlo has been the talk of the town before, during and after the cool launch party. I went down on that special Saturday evening as a guest, and as soon as I got there, so many young people of various ages with their parents turned up and formed a mile-long queue practically; eluded with the huge amount of attendees. It seems like the teams behind Mahdlo have done a fantastic job building up the momentum and hype surrounding the £5million centre, now there are endless possibilities for young people and Mahdlo.
All That Magazine made a special appearance
Why does it all matter to young people? There’s just so much to do at Mahdlo in general! They’ve informed us about their Easter holiday programme which involves an array of activities to get involved in.
So many yellow shirts! You can opt to be a volunteer as they're looking, checkout the site for more details
Everything is going to take place at Mahdlo Youth Zone, situated on Egerton St, Oldham, postcode is OL1 3SE. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 2 April – 13 April, an abundance of activities await. These include Easter arts and crafts, jewellery making, sports, indoor rock climbing, console gaming, table tennis, drama, dance and utilisation of the fitness suite.
You know you want to lads
Mahdlo says “they hope as many young people can join in with the fun.”
To get involved you must be a member of Mahdlo, the recommended age range is 8-14, £3 for either morning (9:30-12:30) or afternoon (1:30-4:30), or £10 for all day including food and drink. Get in touch with Lucy Kershaw (07807791749 and Lucy.Kershaw@mahdloyz.org) or visit the website for more information regarding everything that Mahdlo do @ www.mahdloyz.org!
Easter preview - Project Sub
Two upcoming events that give a fascinating insight to tunnels and trains are seemingly both interesting and theatrical. Oldham Coliseum hopes to offer something cool with the hard work and organisation that’s been put into this. In our fourth blog of the week, it’s all about young people’s theatre and Project Sub
Theatre, trains and Oldham
Project Sub is a performance about the crossing lives of passengers on a train as embark on their morning journey. It is a small touring performance which has been devised by eight young people. However, this is a sister project of Tunnel Vision, created by the Coliseum’s TheatreLab and DigiLab group. Tunnel Vision is a digital installation piece based on the story of the unused Lydgate Tunnel, which ran from Oldham to Huddersfield. This takes later on in the month after the performance, so if you’re interested then Tunnel Vision is taking place at Earl Mill on 27 and 28 April and can be booked through the Coliseum Theatre’s box office on 0161 624 2829.
As for the performance, Project Sub is based off some of the ideas from Tunnel Vision. Young people have worked towards the creation of characters and their backstories to create a short piece examining perception and how people interact, how relationships form and what is really going on in the lives of the people we see every day on our way to school or work.
Carly Henderson, one of the members of the Project Sub team, had lovely things to say about it:
“The quality of the work the young people have devised has been extremely impressive. They’ve worked on naturalism and how to present their character in a public setting, hinting at subtle flaws and insights into their stories, which leaves you wanting to know more.”
And this for Easter:
“Me and my friends usually get together for bank holiday in Liverpool and probably a hot pot at Mum’s on Easter Monday. Great times indeed!”
The show lasts approximately 15mins and will be taking place at the following locations on Monday 2 April:
Oldham Library 10am
Fitton Hill Library 1pm
Failsworth Library 3.30pm