Five things to do in Oldham this weekend (7 & 8 September)

No Man’s Land at the Coliseum

ADULTS can experience Harold Pinter’s captivating play No Man’s Land at the Oldham Coliseum this weekend.

The elaborate story traces the reminiscences of two elderly writers as they drink together one evening.

With the arrival of two younger men and the dawn of a new morning events get even more peculiar.

The production officially opens on Thursday, September 5 at the Coliseum and runs until Saturday, (September 7).

The play is suitable for teenagers aged 16 and above. Standard tickets cost £18-£22 with discounts for concessions and under 26s.

EXPLORE! The South Pennines Park Walk and Ride Festival

EXPLORE! The South Pennines Park Walk and Ride Festival begins this Saturday (September 7) and will run for two weeks.

With eighteen events over the first weekend, there promises to be something for everyone.

Tackle a National Navigation Award, try out tandem riding, or listen to stories in the enchanted woodland of Hardcastle Crags.

Alternatively, classical and folk music fans won’t want to miss a collaboration between the Pennine String Quartet and Kirsty Almeida at Gibson Mill on Saturday evening.

Events are dotted around the South Pennines, so take a look at the event prospectus for timings, locations and more information:

Fields of Gold Festival

Fans of Manchester’s famous music scene are invited to the Fields of Gold Festival, held at Ashton Cricket Club on Saturday 7 September.

Some of the UK’s finest tribute bands are set to perform hits from Manchester’s best-known bands, with musical homages to Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Courteeners, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys and The Smiths all on the setlist.

The event will be hosted by DJ Clint Boon, the keyboardist from Oldham band Inspiral Carpets.

Tickets and more information can be found online at:

Gates open at noon with music beginning at 1pm and finishing at 10:30pm.

Werneth Park Traditional Family Funfair

Fairground lovers will enjoy the Traditional Family Funfair when it returns to Werneth Park in Oldham this Friday.

The fair will feature a host of traditional rides, stalls and activity stands.

There will also be trampolines, a bouncy castle and much more to guarantee entertainment for the whole family.

The fairground will be open from 4pm on Friday evening, and from noon at the weekend. The event runs until 9pm every day.

Uppermill: Classic and Vintage Car Show and Farmers Market

Tame Valley Vintage and Classic Car Club will roll into Uppermill this Sunday as part of a series of events around the North West.

Just show up at the King George V Playing Fields in Uppermill and browse the enormous range of classic cars that will be on display.

And if you fancy something completely different, Uppermill Farmers Market is also on in the village on Sunday.

The market will be held in the Community Gallery at the Saddleworth Museum, which will host a variety of traders selling artisan breads and cheeses, as well as hot drinks, chocolate and a range of other local produce.

The Classic Car show is on from 10am-4:30pm and visitors can browse the market from 9am-2pm.