Upcoming Events

From strings studio will be hosting some student entertainment in the cafe. For students to share their talent and gain confidence in performance.

Strings music events:

  • August – 25th
  • September – 1st
  • October – 27th




An update on the table tennis tournament.


Billy Parker v Ellen Nichols                                                                                                              Dave Chapman v Mathew Fisher

Once the above matches have taken place the grand final will be held in the skills center. Date TBA.



Tennis Tournament- TBA




Old time music hall sing-a-long

Sandwiches and cakes available in café.

Tameside radio will be recording live on the day.

Don’t dilly, don’t dally! Come along for a real shin dig!



Art Exhibition

November- 18th, for a week.

An exhibition of members art work will be displayed in the Skills Center and the Oasis Cafe.




Local Photographer showing some of his photographs.

From the 14th of November- Jack Brierley a local photographer and a volunteer at the skills center, will be presenting a selection of photographs for our customers to judge. In the Oasis Café a form will be available for customers to critique the photographs. The purpose is to help Jack prepare for a photography exhibition early next year. Full range of photographs from architecture, landscape etc


Strings Music Studio event held at St Johns Church  – 5th of December

Strings music studio are holding an event at Saint Johns Church to provide a musical evening to support Making a Difference Tameside Skills Center and Oasis Cafe. The evening will including a variety of singers and musicians. The cost of the event will be £5, spaces are limited so early booking advised. Doors open at 6pm the evening will start at 6:30. food included in the cost of the ticket and beverages will be extra.



St Johns Church

Vicarage drive                                                                                                                                       Dukinfield     SK16 5HZ

Afternoon tea and sing along – for older people

The event will take place on every first Monday in the month excluding December as Dan’s music event at St Johns will be taking place.

The members of Oasis Cafe and Making a Difference Tameside are hosting an afternoon tea, music hall and surprise entertainment. The event  includes a sing along, cakes, beverages and sandwiches  available. This event will be hosted on the first Monday in every month.

On Monday the 6th of November, the entertainment will be the legendary Bango Pete and his ventriloquist dummy.



School holiday activities – for children while parents enjoy a cup of coffee and cake

During children’s school holidays. Children of ages 5-10 years can enjoy a crafts session. Mums and Dads come and have a chat and a cuppa while your children get creative for a cup of coffee and cake. 1:00 – 3:00. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost £2.50 including materials.