“ After 7 Years And Later ” -  The Art of Richard Fitton Exhibition
May
11
to 30 Jun

“ After 7 Years And Later ” - The Art of Richard Fitton Exhibition

The Whitaker is delighted to host an exhibition exhibiting paintings by visionary Oldham born artist, Richard Fitton. Richard Fitton is widely considered to be one of the most exciting young painters in the country.  Since bursting onto the north-west art scene several years ago, he has gone on to establish a much wider reputation thanks to critical acclaim and high profile exhibitions.

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Ride Active: Cycling Challenge for Beginners
May
24
3:00 pm15:00

Ride Active: Cycling Challenge for Beginners

Ride active is free, fun and promotes healthy living. It starts Friday the 24th of May 2019 for 9 weeks (8 weeks of training and the 9th week (19thJuly) will be the POP (pedal our parks). It is a cycling challenge for those who are beginner riders or people who have never rode a bike to make themselves more comfortable as well as getting fitter.

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Friendship Festival: International Refugee Week
Jun
23
12:00 pm12:00

Friendship Festival: International Refugee Week

In the UK refugee week is a nationwide programme of Arts, Culture and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

This year at the Whitaker we’ll be celebrating ‘Refugee Week’ and ‘The Great Get Together’ with a great picnic for the whole community on Sunday 23rd June from 12pm to 5pm.

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Acoustic Night
May
1
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

The first Wednesday of every month our intimate venue becomes a hub for the best acoustic music from in and around the valley. Hosted by Liam Spencer, a songwriter and performer with Joan & The Wad, the evening always guarantees quality live music.

 

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Easter Monday at the Whitaker
Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

Easter Monday at the Whitaker

This Easter Monday we are hosting a children’s ‘Easter Bonnet’ parade where they can enter our competition to win a prize. The parade starts at 1pm. Enter with a design you have made at one of our workshops, school or home, we can't wait to see all the creative Milliners we have in the valley!

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Good Friday at the Whitaker
Apr
19
10:00 am10:00

Good Friday at the Whitaker

On Easter Friday we will be hosting lots of fun and enjoyable activities for all the family, from our traditional yet competitive egg rolling to the adventurous Easter Egg trail around our wonderful park where children will have to follow the hidden clues to win the end prize.

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Acoustic Night
Apr
3
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

The first Wednesday of every month our intimate venue becomes a hub for the best acoustic music from in and around the valley. Hosted by Liam Spencer, a songwriter and performer with Joan & The Wad, the evening always guarantees quality live music.

 

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Exhibition: Print Mechanicals
Mar
22
to 5 May

Exhibition: Print Mechanicals

Print Mechanicals is a group exhibition featuring Andrew and Sara Kulman, Andrzej Klimowski, Chris Shaw, Dan Fern, David R Newton, Mack Manning, Paula Newton and Skye Shadowlight. Works are assembled via print or collage methods, reflecting individual thematic approaches. Narrative is present, sometimes oblique, sometimes direct. 

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International Womens Day
Mar
8
3:00 pm15:00

International Womens Day

To celebrate International Women’s day there will be two events which celebrate women through history.

Our curator will be leading a tour of the museum that looks in a little more depth at the objects that tell a fascinating story about women in Rossendale, as well as a 15 minute screening of acclaimed short film ‘Born a Rebel’

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Acoustic Night
Mar
6
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

The first Wednesday of every month our intimate venue becomes a hub for the best acoustic music from in and around the valley. 

Hosted by Liam Spencer, a songwriter and performer with Joan & The Wad, the evening always guarantees quality live music from Liam and the array of performers looking to perform and entertain the crowd. 


As an open-mic night, our Acoustic night celebrates all genres of music from participating artists and musicians. So come along, all players and listeners welcome for what is sure to be a great way to spend your Wednesday evening.  

Bar is open from 6pm tip late. 

 

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An Interview with Scott Tetlow
Feb
22
to 23 Feb

An Interview with Scott Tetlow

If you happened to have missed our opening of current exhibition 'Emerging Figures' (attended by a record turnout) then we are delighted to tell you that Scott will be returning to the Whitaker once more for a more intimate discussion about his work and his journey so far as an artist. A FREE event with limited availability.

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February Half Term Activities & Holiday Club at the Whitaker
Feb
20
to 24 Feb

February Half Term Activities & Holiday Club at the Whitaker

February Half Term is just around the corner, but don’t worry here at the Whitaker we’ve got you covered with some amazing activities and holiday clubs available for you to help take the pressure off a little bit, and keep the kids entertained. With the added bonus that Kids eat half price all week! (T&C’s apply)

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Eat Theatre: The Cocktail Hour
Feb
15
8:00 pm20:00

Eat Theatre: The Cocktail Hour

EAT THEATRE is a Manchester based theatre company founded by actor Neil Bell specialising in hard hitting modern theatre tailored to fit into restaurants and bars where people can eat while they watch. The Cocktail hour, an innovative piece of immersive Theatre is an experience not to be missed.

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Eat Theatre: The Cocktail Hour
Feb
14
8:00 pm20:00

Eat Theatre: The Cocktail Hour

EAT THEATRE is a Manchester based theatre company founded by actor Neil Bell specialising in hard hitting modern theatre tailored to fit into restaurants and bars where people can eat while they watch. The Cocktail hour, an innovative piece of immersive Theatre is an experience not to be missed.

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Acoustic Night
Feb
6
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

Join us for our live Acoustic night every first Wednesday of the month hosted by the very talented Liam Spencer. Immerse yourself in some warm sounds and gentle harmony, as we celebrate all genres of music from participating artists and musicians in this open-mic evening.

 

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