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Events and activities

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Featured events

Rochdale Ale Trail
15 November 2018
15 November 2018 - 17 November 2018
 
3 days featuring over 100 ales and ciders including many CAMRA Champion Beers of Britain and local favourites.
Rochdale Christmas Market and Lights Switch On
24 November 2018
Festive food, drinks, gifts, family entertainment and of course Father Christmas - as we light up Rochdale.
Rochdale Wedding Show
03 March 2019
The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.

More events

Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
18 September 2017

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

Get help finding out about your family history.

Lego club, Middleton Library
06 October 2017

First Friday of the month

Build your own Lego creations in our sessions aimed at 5-12 year olds and their parents or carers.

Futures Club
23 October 2017

Every Monday

Informative drop-in session for care leavers about education, finance, training, employment and accommodation.

Card-making class, Spotland Library
31 October 2017

Every Tuesday

Make beautiful hand-crafted cards to take home. All materials, envelopes and instruction provided.

Games club, Heywood Library
03 November 2017

First Friday of the month

Come and join our small, friendly Games Club. Board games to suit everyone or bring your own.

Rochdale-in-Stitches, Spotland Library
18 November 2017

First and third Saturday of the month

A group for people who enjoy cross-stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, or who would like to start.

Balderstone Reading Group
11 December 2017

2nd Monday of every month

Informal and relaxed reading group. Discuss and recommend your favourite authors or discover new books you've never thought of trying.

Armed Forces veterans breakfast club
04 January 2018

Every Thursday

Get together for breakfast with other local armed forces veterans. Breakfast costs just £3.

Balderstone Library Coffee Afternoon
08 January 2018

Every Monday

Join one of our coffee afternoons for good conversation and a chance to discuss and browse the newest library books.

Code Club, Norden Library
13 January 2018

Every Saturday

Drop-in sessions for children 9-11 years old to learn how to code using Scratch.

Story and craft session, Rochdale Central Library
20 January 2018

Fortnightly on a Saturday

Story and craft sessions aimed at children of any age and their families.

Lego Club, Rochdale Central Library
27 January 2018

Fortnightly on a Saturday

Our themed Lego Club is aimed at children between the ages of 5-12 years. Duplo is also available for younger siblings.

Code Club, Littleborough Library
05 February 2018

Every other Monday during term time

Learn basic programming, local thinking and problem solving in our FREE classes.

Monday Homework Club, Heywood Library
05 March 2018

Mondays during term time

Drop in for help with English, Maths, French and more.

Thursday Homework Club, Heywood Library
15 March 2018

Thursdays during term time

Drop in for help with English, Maths, French and more.

Rochdale Town Hall tours
07 May 2018

Various dates depending on your tour

Find out details of our regular guided tours of Rochdale Town Hall. There's lots of different options to choose from.

Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
14 May 2018

Fortnightly on a Monday

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an avid knitter, bring along your wool and your needles and enjoy a cup of tea with our lovely knitting group.

Lego club, Alkrington Library
21 May 2018

Third Monday of the month

Calling all Lego fans aged 5-12 years old!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library.

Scrabble mornings, Alkrington Library
28 May 2018

Every Monday

Do you enjoy a good game of Scrabble? Then come along to Scrabble mornings at Alkrington Library.

Turbo Tots, Langley Sure Start
04 June 2018

Every Monday

Turbo Tots is a fun health and wellbeing activity for children aged 0-3 and their parents or carers.

Music and Movement, Langley Sure Start
04 June 2018

Every Monday

Music, movement and fitness fun for children's development. For children aged 0-3.

Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
04 June 2018

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

Come along to our family history helpdesk to get FREE help tracing your family tree.

Reading Circle, Smallbridge Library
28 June 2018

Last Thursday of each month

A reading circle for people over 50 who love to read. Come and meet new friends for a chat and a brew.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Smallbridge Library
05 July 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Thursday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Word Weavers Writing Group
09 July 2018

2nd and 4th Monday of every month

Creative writers are welcome to join us to discuss and practice the arts of poetry and prose.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library - Tuesdays
10 July 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Tuesday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
13 July 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Friday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Heywood Library
20 July 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Friday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
24 July 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Tuesday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library - Fridays
27 July 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Friday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Middleton Code Club
25 August 2018

Every other Saturday

For children aged 7-11. Sessions are FREE to attend, so pop in and have a go at coding.

Early Words Together sessions, Langley Library
07 September 2018

Every Friday during term time

FREE, volunteer-led children’s sessions with the aim of encouraging reading, writing and communication skills in a fun and family friendly way.

Historic Rochdale town centre tours
11 September 2018

Every Tuesday and Thursday

A 2-hour guided walking tour through Rochdale’s historic old town, offering fascinating insights into the town’s colourful history.

Next Steps Digital
16 October 2018

Every Tuesday

Next Steps Digital is our new IT group aimed at learners who have completed the Learn My Way programme and are ready to take the next steps in digital technology.

Listen and Rhyme, Littleborough Library
29 October 2018

Every Monday during term time

Join us for story time for under 5s. Activities include singing, rhyming, stories and crafts.

Children
10 November 2018

Every month on a Saturday, young persons reading group designed to help children to discover new books and authors.

 

Rochdale Ale Trail
15 November 2018
15 November 2018 - 17 November 2018
 
3 days featuring over 100 ales and ciders including many CAMRA Champion Beers of Britain and local favourites.
Photography group, Rochdale Central Library
17 November 2018
Join us every Saturday on our new photography group that is aimed at everyone from absolute beginners to more experienced people with an interest in photography.
Heywood Christmas Festival
17 November 2018
Family festival celebrating Christmas with a Christmas Lights Switch On.
Bookkeeping and finance workshop
20 November 2018
The finance workshop covers how to keep accurate accounts for your business.
Weathering the storm
21 November 2018
Free business resilience workshop, designed to support small and medium businesses.
High School Singing Showcase
21 November 2018
Join us for a celebration of song as the GCSE music students from the borough of Rochdale showcase their singing talents.
Meet the Buyer – local procurement and supply chain
22 November 2018
An opportunity for local suppliers to meet with public sector purchasers who are looking to develop local supply chains.
Social media for business workshop
22 November 2018
A FREE social media workshop that will cover the fundamentals of using social media to create more customers for your business.
Rochdale Christmas Market and Lights Switch On
24 November 2018
Festive food, drinks, gifts, family entertainment and of course Father Christmas - as we light up Rochdale.
Foster with Rochdale information event at Rochdale Christmas lights switch on
24 November 2018
Give childhood a chance!! Come along to our information session to find out more about fostering.
Foster with Rochdale information event
01 December 2018

Give childhood a chance. Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering.

Christmas meals at Clock Tower Dining Room
03 December 2018
03 December 2018 - 19 December 2018
 
View our Christmas menus for Rochdale Town Hall.
A Christmas Carol for Kids
08 December 2018
Join us at Rochdale Town Hall for some festive fun and Jolly Christmas Japes.
Little Bookworms at Rochdale Central Library
10 December 2018
Little Bookworms is an interactive storytelling class which brings books to life through performing arts.
Jonathan Scott: A Christmas Organ Concert
19 December 2018
Jonathan Scott presents a special Christmas organ concert in the Victorian splendour of Rochdale Town Hall.
Rochdale Wedding Show
03 March 2019
The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.
Gin and Sin Themed Ball
09 March 2019
Get your flat caps, trilbys and flapper dresses on as we immerse you into the glitz and glamour of the roaring 1920s.
Rochdale Food and Drink Festival
16 March 2019
Star chefs cooking live, food and drink village, workshops, music, bars, stalls and family entertainment in the spectacular setting of Rochdale Town Hall.

Rochdale 2018 events calendar highlights

An exciting year of amazing events in Rochdale from March 2018.

 


Rochdale 2018 events calendar video (opens in a new window)

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