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Gallery Oldham
Oldham Cultural Quarter
Greaves Street

T: 0161 770 4653


Annie comes home

Annie Kenney statue unveiling

Friday 14 December

Gathering at Gallery Oldham, 12.30pm

Members of the public, invited guests and performers will gather in the foyer of Gallery Oldham. There will be music from a female voice choir and complimentary refreshments.

Performance at Gallery Oldham, 1pm

A typically rousing speech by ‘Annie’ as she talks of early life, hard times and how she saw the need for change. She explains what inspired and drove her to ensure women got the vote. Told by many women, punctuated with quotes and real stories, talking of then and now.

Procession from Gallery Oldham to the Town Hall Steps via Parliament Square, 1.30pm

The gathered crowd will be led on a march by Actors carrying banners and the ringing of bells (as depicted in her statue to summon a crowd). A Brass band will play as the march heads up parliament square to the edge of the Town Hall building. The crowd will be ushered into position around the site of the statue.

Performance at the Town Hall Steps, 1.45pm

A theatre presentation of the story of Annie Kenney as she transforms from mill worker to inspirational champion for women’s rights. Local actors will bring the story of Oldham’s suffragette to life and document her immense struggle and sacrifice as she fights to secure a better life for all women.

Unveiling at the Town Hall Steps, 2.15pm

A few short speeches will lead in to the unveiling of the statue. The covering cloth will be released by local school children.



Road Directions

Free town centre parking : You can park for free for up to 3 hours on all Council owned town centre car parks (listed below) every Saturday and Sunday. To qualify for this offer you must take a ticket from the pay and display machine for the length of time you are intending to stay.

Council owned town centre car parks: Civic Centre, Waterloo Street, Southgate Street, Bow Street, Bradshaw Street, Rock Street, Tommyfield (No Return Within 3 Hours) and New Radcliffe Street


What to do:

To take advantage of this offer you must take a ticket from the pay and display machine for the length of time you intend to stay. The ticket must be clearly displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle before you leave the car park. If you want to park for longer than 3 hours you must pay at the pay and display machine for the entire length of your stay. You can also park for up to 30 minutes on-street, seven days a week when you take a ticket from the pay and display machine.


Public Transport Directions

Access to Oldham town has never been easier thanks to Metrolink. The town centre line has three stops – Oldham Mumps, Oldham Central and Oldham King Street – meaning the many shops, attractions, events and leisure offer is all within a short distance. Journeys from Oldham Mumps into Manchester now only take around half an hour.

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