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Community Arts

A tree with hands as leavesTameside is a hive of activity when it comes to theatre arts and culture with a range of well established theatrical societies, drama groups and children’s theatre, providing a broad selection of high quality theatre arts throughout Tameside. Additionally there are a range of arts and culture groups for all abilities and ages, - looking to join a group in your area? Search the Library Local Groups and Organisations for inspiration.


Support for Community Events

The Team provide advice and support for community event/festival organisers staging outdoor public events and festivals within the Borough.


Armed Forces

Tameside has a long standing links with the Ministry of Defence through its work with the Armed Forces Covenant, specifically this includes an annual Armed Forces Day celebration event  and support for ex-service personnel in the Borough.


Heritage

There are a number of events during the annual programme which support the heritage of Tameside, these include Heritage Open Days in Tameside and for national information see Heritage Open Days, Blue and Brown Plaques and the Bronze Statues.

Bronze heritage maps installed in various towns. Maps have been unveiled in Mottram, in Waterloo, Ashton-under-Lyne and Dukinfield.

Within the programme there are often heritage films and lectures / talks about the local area and through our Arts Award Programme (LINK we are keen to ensure that children can explore their local history.


The Tameside Local History Forum

The Forum was established in January 2000 to increase public awareness and use of all the elements of local history throughout the Borough. The aim is to promote the study of archive and source material for social, business and archaeological purposes, and to make sure that such material is well preserved, collated and accessible to all.

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