Discover a world of comedy, drama, new writing and storytelling at Oldham’s libraries

AN EXCITING programme of events and activities for all ages to enjoy has been unveiled for Oldham Council’s libraries.

John Hewer as Tommy Cooper

Until April there will be comedy from The Faces at the Window with their ‘radioesque’ play Looking at the Lesser Postcodes and actor John Hewer in his hilarious one-man tribute to the much-loved Tommy Cooper.

If it’s something for the family that you are looking for there is Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears Plus and the acclaimed Wow! Said the Owl.

Meanwhile, the popular Digital Theatre matinee series returns with an exciting mix of classical and contemporary drama from some the country’s best loved actors and directors.

Live@thelibrary is proud to support new writing and this season has some of the best drama and new writing on offer including Nick Payne’s Constellations.

There is also have an excellent selection of author and special events including the Anthony Burgess centenary with Peter Kramer and an evening with Jane Hawking as she talks about her life with Professor Steven Hawking and how her book became an Oscar winning film.

Big Goldilocks and the three bears
Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears Plus

Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood and Co-operative, said: “Live@thelibrary has become a huge part of our library offer and one we are truly proud of.

“We have something for all ages and we’re supporting established and emerging local talent.

“Libraries are now much more than ‘book lending buildings’ – they are a valuable community resource and live@thelibrary is an accessible and innovative strand of what we offer.

“Our Performance Space, previously a hidden gem in the heart of Oldham, has become a recognised centre for arts and community engagement.

“I hope residents will come out and support our spring live@thelibrary season with their families and friends.”

See the full range of events at the Performance Space at Oldham Library or local libraries online:

Ticket cost £5 (£4 for library members); a small booking fee applies. To join Oldham Libraries visit your local branch or log onto

Oldham Library is located at the Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL. Just a two-minute walk from the Oldham Central Metrolink stop.



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