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Carboniferous Monsters Takeover Day 2023

For this year’s Takeover Day, St Patrick’s RC Primary and Nursery School’s Year 1 class took over our Carboniferous Monsters: 150 Million Years Before the Dinosaur exhibition for a play […]
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Circe: Gallery Oldham’s Most Queried Painting

Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses is perhaps Gallery Oldham’s most popular artwork and it is the one we receive the most queries about. To help answer some of those burning questions here is a bit of information about John William Waterhouse’s famous painting.
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Historic England open new exhibition with Oldham schools

Historic England has launched an exhibition of work, carried out by children from primary schools across Oldham, exploring the local history of the area.   The exhibition, on display at Gallery […]
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Coronation Night 1937: Oldham Celebrates a King

The last coronation of a British king happened on 12 May 1937 when George VI was crowned along with his wife Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey in London. Nationally souvenirs were […]
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A chat with cartoonist Tony Husband

As our popular Tony Husband exhibition enters its final days we caught up with Tony to chat to him about the show, and about his long career as a cartoonist. […]
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GO Play! Under 5’s exhibition and play space opening at Gallery Oldham

GO Play! The perfect family friendly exhibition comes to Gallery Oldham and Oldham Library this summer. Join Gallery Oldham and Oldham Libraries this summer to explore and celebrate all things […]
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What’s in Store: Cooking up a storm

In this guest blog, Wenyu Dong fills us in on what she and fellow student Tori Harris-Burton have been doing during their work placement at Gallery Oldham as part of their MA in Museum Studies at the University of Manchester.
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Sam Fitton: Finding the Funny

Our latest exhibition Finding the Funny opens on Saturday 18 March and features Sam Fitton’s hilarious cartoons drawn over hundred years ago.
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Mary Higgs: What a Woman!

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are shining a spotlight on Oldhamer Mary Higgs who set up the Beautiful Oldham Society.
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Tony Husband – 37½ Years in Private Eye

Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition celebrates the work of multi-award-winning cartoonist Tony Husband. Tony Husband’s work has appeared in national newspapers such as The Times, Daily Mail and Sunday Express as well […]
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