Festival Oldham a celebration of art and entertainment

Arts & Education
Oldham's annual celebration of art and entertainment takes place on Saturday, May 25 from 12 noon until 4pm in Oldham Town Centre.
There will be street theatre, music and dance and a unique street ballet with shopping trolleys.
You can have dinner with the dodgy Liver Cottage chefs and be entertained by our comedy waiters.There are also giant pigeons and the colourful Jelly Roller music machine. 
aswell as free creative activities for children and families in the Arts Tent all day. ‘Rooted’ takes place in the Gallery Oldham Gardens, Greaves Street from 12 noon until 4pm.
Everyone has been working together since January to create, programme and manage the festival with the support of Oldham Council’s Arts Development team, Oldham Theatre Workshop and Peshkar Productions. The project has been supported with funding from Curious Minds and Kerrching Youth Fund. 
The day will kick off with an open-mic session for young people so they can take to the stage and showcase their talents. Anyone who would like to perform should arrive at 12noon and sign up for a slot.
Other performers include Little Jack, 5ft Fez, Collected Fictions and Jack Tinner. Rapper and song writer Stripez will be performing Man of the hour, Lime light, and his new single Saviour.
He recently recorded a track with Wretch 32 through a competition he won with Adidas, the song was played on BBC 1Xtra and other radio stations across Manchester and London.
Expect live music, dance, street theatre and much more at this exciting event.
Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Co-operatives and Community Development, said: “Festival Oldham promises to be a great event, with Oldham town centre shoppers and visitors being entertained – and it is all free.
“We’re delighted to be hosting something for everyone and offering a chance for our very own stars of the future to shine.”
For more information log onto http://www.visitoldham.com/ or call 0161 770 3070.