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Events and activities

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Featured events

Things to do during the school holidays
23 July 2018
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​.
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.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
06 October 2019
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its 5th year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.

More events

Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market
25 March 2018
The Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collector's Market will return in April 2019. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
Community connectors - housing, employment, money and health support
01 June 2018
Every Monday-Friday
 
Drop in sessions running at various times. Come along to get support across a number of areas including healthy lifestyles, housing, employment and money management.
Rochdale Town Hall tours
01 June 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.

Sure Start Children
01 June 2018
Monday-Friday
 
Find out what activities and events are happening at your local Sure Start Children's Centre.
Turbo Tots, Langley Sure Start
01 June 2018

Every Monday

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

Scrabble mornings, Alkrington Library
01 June 2018

Every Monday

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

Music and Movement, Langley Sure Start
01 June 2018

Every Monday

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

Listen and Rhyme, Littleborough Library
01 June 2018

Every Monday during term time

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

Balderstone Library Coffee Afternoon
01 June 2018

Every Monday

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

Balderstone Reading Group
01 June 2018

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.

Code Club, Littleborough Library
01 June 2018

Every other Monday during term time

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

Monday Homework Club, Heywood Library
01 June 2018

Mondays during term time

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

Word Weavers Writing Group
01 June 2018

1st and 3rd Monday of every month

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

Futures Club
18 June 2018

Every Monday

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

Next Steps Digital
01 July 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.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
01 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.

Card-making class, Spotland Library
01 July 2018

Every Tuesday

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

Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library - Tuesdays
01 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.

Historic Rochdale town centre tours
01 July 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.

Things to do during the school holidays
23 July 2018
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​.
Armed Forces veterans breakfast club
01 September 2018

Every Thursday

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

Reading Circle, Smallbridge Library
01 September 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
01 September 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.

Thursday Homework Club, Heywood Library
01 September 2018

Thursdays during term time

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

Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
01 October 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, Rochdale Central Library - Fridays
01 October 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.

Games club, Heywood Library
01 October 2018

First Friday of the month

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

Early Words Together sessions, Langley Library
01 October 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.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Heywood Library
01 October 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.

Code Club, Norden Library
01 November 2018

Every Saturday

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

Rochdale-in-Stitches, Spotland Library
01 November 2018

First and third Saturday of the month

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

Photography group, Rochdale Central Library
01 November 2018

Every Saturday

Join us on our new photography group that is aimed at everyone from absolute beginners to more experienced people with an interest in photography.

Code Club, Rochdale Central Library
01 November 2018

Every month on a Saturday

Come along to our Code Club for 7-11 year olds to learn how to code.

Childrens Reading Group, Rochdale Central Library
01 November 2018

Every month on a Saturday

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

Story and craft session, Rochdale Central Library
19 January 2019

Fortnightly on a Saturday

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

Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
21 January 2019

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

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

Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
21 January 2019

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 January 2019

Third Monday of the month

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

Lego Club, Rochdale Central Library
26 January 2019

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, Middleton Library
26 January 2019

Every other Saturday

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

Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
28 January 2019

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

Get help finding out about your family history.

Rochdale Music Service Festival of Performing Arts
04 February 2019
04 February 2019 - 10 March 2019
 
A showcase of more than 6,000 performers which celebrates all aspects of performing arts including music, dance and drama.
Lego club, Middleton Library
08 February 2019

First Friday of the month

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

Craft for kids, Alkrington Library
22 February 2019
Feeling creative? The come along to Alkrington’s Crafts for Kids session.
The Gin Society Festival
22 February 2019

22 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

Pure gin delight, featuring 120 listed gins, plus a selection of new and local gins to enhance your experience. Accompanied by live entertainment.

Help Littleborough help itself - developing a resilient Littleborough
23 February 2019
Come along and learn about how you can be more prepared to deal with flooding and meet with the organisations that help with flooding issues and emergency events.
Coffee mornings at Langley Library
26 February 2019
Monthly on a Tuesday
 
Join us for free refreshments at our coffee morning. Chat with others to talk about what matters to you.
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.
IMPACT: Reaching Out Conference
13 March 2019
IMPACT: Reaching Out is an Art for Wellbeing Conference focusing on using creativity to achieve meaningful engagement and positive mental wellbeing outcomes.
Foster with Rochdale information event - March
14 March 2019
Give childhood a chance!! Come along to our information event to find out more about fostering with us.
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.
Foster with Rochdale information event - April
25 April 2019
Give childhood a chance!! Come along to our information event to find out more about fostering with us.
Foster with Rochdale information event - May
16 May 2019
Give childhood a chance!! Come along to our information event to find out more about fostering with us.
Foster with Rochdale information event - June
20 June 2019
Give childhood a chance!! Come along to our information event to find out more about fostering with us.
Foster with Rochdale information event - July
25 July 2019
Give childhood a chance!! Come along to our information event to find out more about fostering with us.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
10 August 2019
Live music across indoor venues, a main stage against the backdrop of the town hall, a quality food and drink village and lots of family entertainment.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
06 October 2019
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its 5th year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.

Rochdale 2019 events calendar highlights

An exciting year of amazing events in Rochdale from February 2019.

 


Rochdale 2019 events calendar video on YouTube (2mins 20secs) (opens in a new window)

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