Oldham Council’s Arts Development team is looking for former Ferranti employees to take part in a special performance at Manchester Day. 

The borough’s creative entry to the annual parade takes creative inspiration from the 1,000,000 volts of electricity first produced by Ferranti, in Hollinwood, in 1925.

The annual Manchester Day Parade takes place on Sunday, June 19 from 1pm to 3pm and this year’s theme is Eureka!

The event will celebrate local scientific achievements and discoveries to mark Manchester as the European City of Science 2016. 

Oldham’s entry includes local dancers from Oldham Theatre Workshop and Infinity Dance doing the 1,000,000 volts dance alongside a giant rolling ‘High Voltage’ sculpture designed by local artist Mike Green. 

Local artists Jennifer Vickers and Glenys Walsh have created a unique and intricate fabric banner that celebrates the amazing high-voltage feat of engineering. 

And the borough would love former Ferranti employees to join us on the day and are looking for anyone who once worked at the Hollinwood site to take part and add some spark to the parade and electrify the crowds. 

To take part or for more information please contact Rachel Wood., Arts Development Officer, on 0161 770 3070 or email rachel.wood@oldham.gov.uk


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