First Published in Oldham Coliseum
This Christmas Dame Dotty Trott is sending special messages to celebrate the achievements of people in our area.
The world has changed dramatically in 2020, and since March we have all lived under restrictions to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Messages from the Dame will celebrate, thank and/or congratulate people in Oldham and Greater Manchester who have achieved something great or overcome something challenging during the coronavirus crisis.
Oldhamers are invited to nominate people for a Message from the Dame by completing and returning a Messages from the Dame Submission Form.
Nominees could be someone who works for the NHS, a teacher, a neighbour, a friend, a co-worker, a volunteer, or simply a good Samaritan. Messages will be unique for each recipient, recorded on video and shared via a link.
Submissions are open from Monday 23 November – Wednesday 2 December.
This year Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s nationally renowned pantomime has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis, as it is not possible to present it with social distancing. This is the first time in decades that there will not be a pantomime at the Coliseum. Messages from the Dame is one of a series of offers designed to help keep some panto magic alive in Oldham in 2020.
There are 20 Messages from the Dame available and nominees will be selected from all submissions by the Coliseum.
Messages can either be shared with you to send to your nominee or sent to the nominee directly from the Coliseum. If permitted (see Submission Form) messages may be shared on the Coliseum’s Social Media channels.