Five things to do

THERE are many ways to occupy yourself today, tomorrow and over the weekend, some of them at Oldham Library or Gallery Oldham.

Check out our potential "to do" list below.

Live@thelibrary - An evening with Kathryn Hughes

Crompton Library, Farrow Street East, Shaw.

Tonight, 6pm, £5.

Number one bestselling author Kathryn Hughes visits Crompton Library to discuss her latest novel, The Key. Kathryn’s first novel, The Letter, was digital number one and international bestseller, and her second novel The Secret has been highly acclaimed.

Admission charge includes light refreshments and optional £2 discount off the price of The Key.

Harry Potter Night at Oldham Library

Greaves Street,

Today, 4.30pm

GET along to a FREE magical evening, celebrating all things Harry Potter. There will be crafts, quizzes and Harry Potter themed sporting activities, plus a chance to meet a real owl. Fancy dress is encouraged.

Meet Artist Dave Ball

Gallery Oldham,

Greaves Street,

Saturday, 1pm

Meet artist Dave Ball and enjoy a tour of his exhibition. Dave is seven years into a 35-year project to make an image for every word in the dictionary.

The gallery is currently showing the letters A – C, which are the first 1,771 drawings and photographs.

It’s a great chance to find out more about this fascinating project. It’s free and there’s no need to book, just meet in the exhibition space.

Gallery Oldham - Lantern Making Workshops. Illuminate Festival 2019

Lantern Making Workshops – Illuminate Festival 2019

Take part in the Illuminate festival and join free family lantern making workshops throughout February 2019

Workshops on Saturday February 9, Saturday 16, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 February, 10am–4pm. Free – no need to book, just drop-in.

Book Of Days drop in event

Saddleworth Museum and Gallery

High Street,


The museum’s Book of Days initiative seeks to connect with local groups to help create a physical scrapbook conserving significant days & dates, local traditions, events, commemorations and celebrations. This workshop is the first opportunity for all local communities, groups and individuals to be involved. Find out how you or your group can get involved; Register your interest in contributing an A3 page; gain help with resources and ideas

There is no need to book but confirmation by email to the learning officers (Lindsey and Tim) at would be helpful to gauge numbers You can also pop into reception between 1pmand 4 pm. If you are unable to attend but would like to register an interest please email