OGCC brings together freelance creatives from all backgrounds, who are based in Oldham and its immediate surrounding areas, to creatively collaborate to produce local projects which will raise the visibility of our diverse local communities and develop income generation.  

The network was initiated just before COVID lockdown in early 2020 and we subsequently received support from Comic Relief through Greater Manchester BAME Network. As a result, we were able to develop three new local projects:  Around the Fire: Storytelling Across Cultures in partnership with Bittersweet Coffee and Dessert restaurant, 10,000 Steps Around the World, funded by Arts Council England and Northern Roots, which takes place on 28 May 2022.  A further project Dancing Around Oldham funded by Get Oldham Moving is currently in development.

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What people say about us…

Lingua Franca are our first choice for wonderful live World Music performers for North City Library in Manchester. Geli’s great advice in matching artists to the occasion is invaluable. Lingua Franca’s artists and musicians are really varied but always professional, inclusive and educative, and they never fail to rock our events!! Our audiences are always impressed and entertained, which is why we always go back to Lingua Franca.

Alison Gill - Service Development Coordinator, The Neighbourhoods Directorate - Manchester City Council
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