Friday 21 February, 6–9pm (free event)
See Oldham town centre in a new light as our late-night arts festival returns for its fourth year.
Explore our illuminated townscape from Gallery Oldham through to Parliament Square and on to Oldham Parish Church and play witness to mesmerising installations and dazzling performances. Free parking across all council-owned town centre car parks on the day from 3pm until midnight.
Family lantern making sessions at Gallery Oldham, Saturday 8, Saturday 15 and Thursday 20 February, 10am–4pm (FREE)
Get involved and take part in the parade by making your very own lantern.
Places are limited.
Illuminate Parade, 6pm
The evening starts with a carnival procession of light from Gallery Oldham to the Old Town Hall, this year led by Illuminated Robots and a sea of handmade community lanterns.
Discovery Arts Award at Illuminate
Take an illuminated adventure across the town with Frolicked Outdoor Puppet Theatre. Pick up your clue sheet from Gallery Oldham and complete the tasks to receive your Discover Arts Award – one lucky entrant will win a special illuminated prize. Suitable for ages 5-25.