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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Mills Reborn

Mills Reborn featured a short presentation by Roger Ivens of Oldham archives speaking of the history of mills in Oldham and Adnan Yousaf of Chambers Business Centre who told of the aquisition and refurbishment of the Vale Mill, Hollinwood - followed by a guided tour of the premises now housed within the once derelict Mill - Now transformed into the thriving Chamber Business Centre.

Mills Reborn is a part of Oldham Histories Festival Event


Build a Rocket - Oldham Library

Winner of the

Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from a small seaside town. In an instant, her world is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with her son, Jack. Suddenly her life isn't sandcastles, arcades, and donkey rides. Abandoned by both the father of her child and her alcoholic mother, Yasmin faces one of life's great challenges completely alone - but can the thing which threatens to ruin her life actually be the thing which saves her?

Winner of Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award, the Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award 2019 and The Sunday Mail’s Best Female Solo Show, Build a Rocket is a powerful and uplifting play about triumph over adversity.

The Telegraph gave it four stars as "A breathless, swaggering hour of female endurance and defiance”

Brilliant, funny, and heart-warming.

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