MillTown Races - Oldham Half Marathon

Date 27 October 2019. Start:09.30

A 13.1mile, (21km ) scenic run starting in Oldham town centre, through Oldham and its surronding countryside. This is a this is half marathon and as such is a serious challenge for runners.

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Startup Cafe at University Campus Oldham

Startup Café - an opportunity for startups to exchange ideas, get advice and snack with experienced members of the business community.

Startup Café: 11.30pm – 12.30pm
Lunch: pizza at 12.30pm

University Campus Oldham, University Way. Oldham, OL1 1BB

Maggie's Culture Crawl Oldham 2019

Maggies Walkers at Tommyfield Chippy, Oldham MarketAmy Gavin performing at the statue of Annie KenneyBarhowlers Ukelele Band at Maggies Oldham

Oldham's sponsored night walk for cancer support
Walking to remember, walking for loved ones and walking with friends.

Maggie's sponsored walk took participants to some of Oldham’s most interesting buildings, where the walkers experienced live entertainment, food and a taster of the programme of support offered in Maggie's Centres.

>The walked started from Oldham Athletic's Event Centre at Boundary Park, after a long walk uphill from the Latics, the first stop was Tommyfield Chippy for a starter cone of Chips, then down to Annie Kenneys Statue outside the Old Town Hall for a presentation by Amy Gavin who played the Suffagette, Annie in BBC’s 'The Suffragettes' in 2018 and also at the unveiling of the statue in December that year.

From the statue the walkers proceeded to George Street Chapel for Yoga and tea, after which, stretched and invigorated they headed to Cafe Lahore on Union Street where they were presented with containers of Vegetable Biriyani to take on their way. The next stop was Oldham Parish Church where they were entertained by Rock Choir and toured the crypt - then to Oldham Central Mosque on Featherstall Road for a tour, talk and Samosa with Mufti Mahmood Helal of Oldham Interfaith Forum and Abdul Karim, Secretary of the Mosque.

The walkconcluded at Maggie’s Oldham with cakes, tea and fizz with entertainment from Barnhowlers Ukelele Band.


Apparently, Kebabs are big in Germany; and as they're big around these parts too - German Doner Kebabs are coming to Oldham. How do we know this? We visited Get Oldham Working, where we met the owner of 6 of the UK's GDKs who is now opening one in the former Orange phone shop and adjacent corner premises in Oldham High St, opposite McDonalds and was at GOW recruiting - also they've had a sign in the window for some weeks while working on the place.. However a slight mishap has delayed their opening; the collapse of a roof - as evidenced by the scaffolding currently filling the entrance to the arcade right next to the premises, but better it happened now - than after the opening.

GDK at GOWGDK Oldham Staff on at Get Oldham WorkingGerman Doner Kebab boss doing recruitment at Get Oldham Working

Get Oldham Working

Get Oldham Working at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Get Oldham Working

The Get Oldham Working jobs fair 2019 was held in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Oldham Civic Centre on September 26th. This was an event for first time job-hunters, those looking for job-experience, returning to the workforce, or upskilling and more. With an attendance of more than 1,500 this year the event  boasted 2000+ job related opportunies in one day from 11am 'till 6pm.


Companies represented included Debenhams, O2, HPP (Hills Panel Products), Metrolink, Wilmott Dixon, GMP, GDK(German Doner Kabab), Groundwork, McDonalds, Guinness Housing, Miocare, Galliford Try, Manchester Airport, NSL and Housing Units.

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