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Featured events

Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market
23 April 2017
Every Sunday (or Monday on bank holiday weekends​) until 18 September 2017. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
11 August 2017
Friday, 11 August - Saturday, 12 August 2017. Indie rockers Razorlight headline. Live music, a quality food court and family fun.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.

More events

Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market
23 April 2017
Every Sunday (or Monday on bank holiday weekends​) until 18 September 2017. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
Armed Forces Day veterans
29 June 2017
The veterans' breakfast club is every Thursday, 9am-10am and breakfast costs just £2.50.
Things to do during the school holidays
25 July 2017
There's lots to do during the school holidays​​, whether it's in the library, ​countryside or one of the many other venues in the Rochdale borough​.
That’s Entertainment: Reminiscence Exhibition Launch, Spotland Library
27 July 2017
An exhibition of local entertainment memorabilia contributed by customers, local societies and Rochdale Local Studies. People are invited to bring their own memorabilia and share their stories. The display will continue through the month of August 2017.
Physical Wrecks, The Flying Horse Hotel
29 July 2017
Physical Wrecks live at the The Flying Horse Hotel to get you in the mood for the Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Heywood Township Passchendaele service
30 July 2017
Community service commemorating the centenary of Passchendaele.
Jungle Book – Promenade Production
31 July 2017
It’s time to stop monkeying around and join us on a jolly jaunt down to the jungle. Our exciting explorers will take you on an astonishing adventure and you’ll discover the captivating story of Mowgli the man cub and his animal friends.
Storytime with Sue, Middleton Library
31 July 2017
An exciting storytime for children ages 5-9 and their parents.
Forensic Science workshop, Middleton Library
04 August 2017
Join Complete Forensics for a fun and engaging, hands-on workshop about fingerprints, how they're made and how they help with criminal investigations.
Forensic Science workshop, Langley Library
04 August 2017
Join Complete Forensics for a fun and engaging, hands-on workshop about fingerprints, how they're made and how they help with criminal investigations.
Fool And The Gang, The Flying Horse Hotel
05 August 2017
Fool And The Gang, Rochdale’s happiest band live at the The Flying Horse Hotel to get you in the mood for the Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Spotland Library
10 August 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Creative writing workshop, Alkrington Library
10 August 2017
Creative writing workshop for children aged 6-11, run by Explore Learning.
Foster with Rochdale information event
10 August 2017
6pm - 8pm, Rochdale Town Hall
Idol Frets, The Flying Horse Hotel
10 August 2017
Idol Frets live at the The Flying Horse Hotel to get you in the mood for the Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
11 August 2017
Friday, 11 August - Saturday, 12 August 2017. Indie rockers Razorlight headline. Live music, a quality food court and family fun.
Storytime with Sue, Middleton Library
14 August 2017
An exciting storytime for children ages 5-9 and their parents.
Imagination Gaming Boardgame workshop, Alkrington Library
17 August 2017
An exciting board games workshop, featuring innovative table-top games, both classic and modern, on the theme of animal and detective antics, run by Imagination Gaming.
Imagination Gaming Boardgame workshop, Junction Community Library
17 August 2017
An exciting board games workshop, featuring innovative table-top games, both classic and modern, on the theme of animal and detective antics, run by Imagination Gaming.
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Middleton Library
18 August 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Noise Orchestra, Rochdale Central Library
18 August 2017
What is a Noise Machine?
Lion Learners Animal Storytime, Middleton Library
22 August 2017
Join Lion Learners to meet and handle one of their animals, learn about its senses and skills, plus enjoy related stories and activities.
Lion Learners Animal Storytime, Langley Library
22 August 2017
Join Lion Learners to meet and handle one of their animals, learn about its senses and skills, plus enjoy related stories and activities.
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Alkrington Library
24 August 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Littleborough Library
25 August 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Police Fun Day, Alkrington Library
25 August 2017
Join the local police for a fun day of insights into police work, and have a go yourself.
Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CodeBug Event, Rochdale Central Library
01 September 2017
An interactive coding session aimed at 7-11 year olds.
Break Into Business, Rochdale Central Library
04 September 2017
Have you always wanted to work for yourself but not sure what type of business suits your skills?
Recital on the J.J. Binns Organ
09 September 2017
Come and enjoy listening to an afternoon recital on our famous organ.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Middleton Library
12 September 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
The Freedom Programme for women - Castleton Children’s Centre
14 September 2017
An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!
The Freedom Programme for women - Derby Street Children
25 September 2017
An awareness raising and empowerment programme about domestic abuse for women. Just 2 hours a week could change your life!
Author visit by Sarah Ward, Crime Writer, Smithy Bridge Library
26 September 2017
Meet crime writer Sarah Ward.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
08 October 2017
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Balderstone Library
12 October 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
17 October 2017
An exciting week of arts for all ages from Tuesday, 17 - Sunday, 23 October 2017,  covering drama, comedy, poetry, spoken word, visual arts and children's shows.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Rochdale Central Library
14 November 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Heywood Library
14 December 2017
Barclays Bank will be hosting a ‘tea and teach’ morning to help first time or novice internet users develop the skills and confidence needed to explore the benefits of the digital world.