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Community Open Day – Summer 2019

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It was the Oldham College community open day recently and we went down with the Revolution Cube to provide entertainment for the day.  Staff were on hand to discuss their range of courses to prospective students, and there was a variety of activities for all ages to take part in, while Elliot from Breakfast provided commentary throughout the day.

I grabbed a camera and captured a taster of the day.  Here are the results…



Oldham College Celebrates Creative Success

Hundreds of visitors flocked to the annual Creative Exhibition at Oldham College on Thursday night (13th June 2019) to experience the sights and sounds of their students’ end-of-year project work.

Students from the Digital and Creative Faculty have been working tirelessly on their final major projects since February, where they have been researching, planning, and creating a final outcome in their chosen subject area.

An exciting array of art, design, fashion, media, games, and photography pieces were showcased at the event. Visitors were invited to view, and even interact, with some of the displays.

Decorated outfits, thought provoking photography, and immersive game environments were amongst the many exhibits that visitors could expect to see and explore on the evening, along with eye-catching artwork and cinematic promotional films.

Head of Faculty Joanne Manship was extremely proud of how well the students have performed this year and was pleased with the success of the event.

“The students have worked really hard to create an exhibition of such a high standard. The evening gave our students the opportunity to present their work professionally and discuss their final project work with family, friends, and visitors.

We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments and this year they are predicted to achieve grades well above national standards.”

The students who took part in the event are now preparing for their next exciting step, at either university, an apprenticeship, or straight into employment.

Here are some highlights of the evening.

I originally wrote this story for the Oldham ChronicleLink here.

If you have a story, or know of something going on in and around Oldham, you can let them know by emailing , calling the newsroom on 0161 633 2121 , tweeting @oldhamchronicle or messaging through the Facebook page.  All contact will be treated in confidence.

Oldham Live 2018

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Oldham Live, a free family orientated entertainment festival, returned to Oldham on Saturday 25th August, and it was another huge success.  People flocked to see the various acts on the bill, such as Dodgy, Sweet Female Attitude, Owen Paul, Sid Sloan from CBeebies, Ella Shaw from Britain’s Got Talent, and our very own Dave Sweetmore with a DJ set.


Here’s a video I put together of highlights of the event:


Oldham Live 2017

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Oldham Live, a free family orientated entertainment festival, came to Oldham on Saturday 9th September, and it was a huge success.  People flocked to see the various acts on the bill, such as The Farm, Stooshe, Kelly Llorenna, Clint Boon, Nathan Moore from Brother Beyond, and Gemma Hunt from CBeebies.


Here’s a video I put together of highlights of the event:


Transforming Lives

During the last few months, I have had the pleasure of producing some video content for a Bradford based company called Industrial Services Group (ISG).  They are a Supported Business, owned by Bradford Council, but self sustaining with financial budgets and targets to meet just like any other business.  Their main characteristic is that they employ people with disabilities through something called the Work Choice Programme.  It was a really interesting experience, as I had no idea companies like this even existed.

ISG manufacture windows and doors, and also create, fit and maintain festival lights for numerous clients across the country.  They were interested in producing a corporate video to not only advertise their services, but also to highlight the good work that they do helping disabled people gain employment.

We decided upon a format of four short programmes, of around five minutes each:

– Episode 1 would introduce people to ISG and how they work.

– Episode 2 would concentrate on their windows and doors manufacturing department.

– Episode 3 would concentrate on their festival lights service.

– Episode 4 would follow the journey of two former ISG employees.

We began shooting for them in December, as this was the perfect time to get footage of their Christmas lights on location.  But it was the filming for episode 4 that I found particularly insightful.  We interviewed two former ISG employees, who had been through the Work Choice programme, and who had now gained full time employment as a result of completing the scheme through ISG.  Despite the disadvantages that these people faced, they have overcome these and now have regular jobs.  This was really inspiring to see, especially when learning their stories.  If you watch nothing else online today, have a look at episode 4 by following the links below.

We wrapped filming around March and submitted the final product to them in April, which can now be viewed on the ISG website, on my video production page, or below…

Episode 1: Intro to ISG


Episode 2: Windows and Doors


Episode 3: Festival Lights


Episode 4: Transforming Lives

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