FESTIVAL FUN for all the family is returning to Oldham this bank holiday weekend.
The borough’s free annual celebration of art and entertainment takes place on Saturday, May 28 from 11am until 4pm at various sites across the town centre and at Gallery Oldham.
This year creativity and science collide to celebrate Oldham’s rich heritage in the field and also mark Manchester being the European City of Science 2016.
There will be mind-blowing live shows with weird and wonderful creatures and earth shattering music.
You’ll be able to discover the world of the Bubbleologist and be astonished by our Bonkers Balloon show.
There will also be the chance to try your hand at creating an exciting experiment and exploring a galaxy of innovation in our family art workshops.
Other highlights include fantastic shows from the London Science Museum’s resident comedy team Punk Science with the ‘Most Disgusting Show in the World’ featuring revolting and gross experiments on the Festival stage on High Street.
The Two Man One Man band is comical, cheeky, and engaging and as they are strolling round the town centre they’ll be engaging with residents of all ages.
Mad Science perform spectacular science shows that will amaze and entertain. Watch a foam factory at work, discover Bernoulli’s principle, make magic mud, alter sound waves and so much more.
Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Co-operatives, said: “Festival Oldham has become a fixture over the bank holiday weekend and this year promises to be a great event.
“This year we’ve gone for a scientific theme to coincide with Manchester being named as European City of Science and hopefully things will go with a bang.
“We’re offering something for everyone and hope residents and visitors will come along and enjoy the day.”
For more information and a full timetable log onto www.visitoldham.com or call 0161 770 3070.
Festival Oldham is funded by Arts Council England and Oldham Town Centre Partnership and delivered by Oldham Council Arts Development.