The Overspill Project has now finished but you can find details of the events we ran between April 2019 and October 2020 here. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 01706 361300 or email Vicki at


Two billboards were on display in Middleton and Heywood for two weeks from Monday 21st September 2020.



Wednesday 26th February 2020. 12pm – 2pm. The Burnside Centre, Bernside Crescent, Langley.

Join us to celebrate winters in Langley – from the 1950s through to now. A fun-filled family event with face painting, refreshments, entertainment and another chance to share your Overspill stories.


Wednesday 18th December 2019. 12pm – 2pm, Darnhill library

Cartwheel Arts and the Darnhill Steering Group invite the under 5’s and their grown ups to a Christmas lunch, with crafts and stories. An opportunity to share information about the Overspill project and share stories of what life on the estate is like for families now.

OVERSPILL AT THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY MUSEUM Saturday 5th October 2019 – Sunday 12th January 2020 Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER

Come and visit Overspill at the People’s History Museum. Our fascinating exhibition includes oral history interviews, photographs and the history of Overspill….and you may even be lucky enough to catch our Time Machine there too! Suitable for all ages. Visit the museum website here

Christmas Cream Tea Tuesday 10th December 2019. 1pm – 3pm, Darnhill library

In partnership with the Darnhill Festival Association, we will be serving a Christmas Afternoon tea for the over 60s and exploring what people’s first Christmas in Darnhill was like.

Overspill to the Good life. Saturday 5th October 2019. 11am – 3pm, Bowlee Pavilion, Langley

Come and celebrate the launch of Bowlee Pavilion and come and learn more about the Overspill Project at this free family fun day in Langley. We hope to see you there!

The Amazingly Fantastical Darnhill Time Travel Festival Saturday 6th July 2019 12:00 – 16:00

Join Cartwheel Arts and the Darnhill Festival Association for the 16th Darnhill Festival!

This year our intrepid (if slightly bungling) explorer, Professor Jigget will take us back in his time machine to visit Darnhill through the ages. The festival theme is time travel and celebrates Overspill. Bring along your old photos of the estate to share on the Overspill website.

The procession sets off from Darnhill shops at 12pm and winds its way around the estate before an afternoon of free workshops and activities. We have a climbing wall, bouncy castle, dance, football, tennis and cricket, face painting, nature walks, arts activities, music, circus skills and more…

Expect the unexpected!


Langley Tuesday 2nd April 2019 13:00 – 15:00

Darnhill Thursday 4th April 2019 10:30 – 12:30