Summer Fun showcase to be held at Saddleworth’s Satellite Centre

A SUMMER Fun Showcase will entertain over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the Satellite Centre, Greenfield.

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The Satellite Centre in Greenfield

The free-of-charge event, which is organised by the Saddleworth Rotary Club, will include four days offering a wide range of exciting activities.

On Thursday, August 25 ‘Play in a Day’ offers 7-12 year olds to the chance to work with a drama specialist from Oldham Coliseum Theatre to create a performance in just one day.

In the morning they will travel into the virtual world of Pokémon, creating characters and stories, then in the afternoon they will learn skills and techniques to devise a play based on the world they create.

On Friday, August 26 is the ‘Big, Big Band Experience Day’ led by Oldham Music Service where young musicians can play swing and jazz music in a Big Band led by local trumpet ‘legend’, Bob Taylor.

The event will culminate in an informal concert at 3pm. Please contact musicservice@oldham.gov.uk or phone 0161 770 5660 for an application form. All ages welcome, grade 3-4 minimum.

Then on Saturday, August 27 is the chance to build your own Model Airship, led by Manchester’s Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths team. Suitable for anyone aged 8+ who is interested in design and technology.

And on Sunday, August 28 there is a day of bush craft activities led by Mossley Basecamp’s Trish McGlynn and Kevin Hartley, helping young people to connect with nature in a fun, adventurous and quite special way. (Parents are welcome to join in).

Finally, on Monday, August 29, Safeguard Fusion Cookery Academy will lead a series of demonstrations for children and adults throughout the day, followed by lunch and late afternoon dining.

The dishes cooked on the day will be on sale. All students are guided with hints, tips and shortcuts along the way.

Refreshments will be on sale at break times throughout the day at our downstairs café area and the public are invited in for a snack and to have a look around the centre.

All events are free of charge. Doors open and enrolment starts at 9.30am.  Please note that numbers are limited, so participants are advised to arrive early.

The Satellite Centre is due to be reopened as a youth, community and sports venue at the beginning of September, subject to negotiatons with Oldham Council.

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