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Rochdale Food and Drink Festival

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Featured events

Rochdale Food and Drink Festival
24 March 2018
Star chefs cooking live, food and drink village, workshops, music, bars, stalls and family entertainment in the spectacular setting of Rochdale Town Hall.
Rochdale Wedding Show
15 April 2018
The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
07 October 2018
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.

More events

Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
11 September 2017
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday. Come along to our FREE sessions.
Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
18 September 2017
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday.
Lego club, Alkrington Library
18 September 2017
6pm-7pm​, third Monday of the month. Calling all Lego fans!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library!!
Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
02 October 2017
2pm-3.30pm​, 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, Middleton Library
06 October 2017
4pm-5pm​, first Friday of the month.
Futures Club
23 October 2017
9.30am-1pm, every Monday. Futures Club is an informative drop-in session for care leavers.
Card-making class, Spotland Library
31 October 2017
2pm-4pm, every Tuesday. Make beautiful hand-crafted cards to take home. Each session costs £3.50 with all materials, envelopes and instruction provided.
Games club, Heywood Library
03 November 2017
1.30pm-3.30pm, 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 at Spotland Library
18 November 2017
10am-12noon, first and third Saturday of the month. A new group at Spotland Library 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
04 January 2018
9am-10am, every Thursday. Breakfast costs just £2.50.
Balderstone Library Coffee Afternoon
08 January 2018
Weekly coffee afternoon for good conversation and a chance to discuss and browse the newest library books.
Code Club, Norden Library
13 January 2018
9.45am-12midday every Saturday. Drop-in these weekly sessions for children 9-11 years old and learn how to code using Scratch.
Code Club, Castleton Library
18 January 2018
4pm-5pm every Thursday. Come and join in the fun learning how to create games, animations and websites. Booking is required. Suitable for children aged 8-12.
Story and craft session
20 January 2018
Fortnightly story and craft sessions aimed at children of any age and their families. Sessions start with a story which is then followed by craft time.
Laptop/iPad and tablet helpdesk, Castleton Library
22 January 2018
10am-12noon every Monday. iPad, tablet and laptop sessions, for help with your mobile devices.
Creative Writing at Rochdale Central Library
23 January 2018
Every Tuesday from Tuesday, 23 January - Tuesday, 27 February 2018. Improve your writing by making it interesting and exciting.
Lego Club, Rochdale Central Library
27 January 2018
Fortnightly themed Lego Club aimed at children between the ages of 5-12 years. Duplo is also available for younger siblings.
Code Club, Littleborough Library
05 February 2018
4pm-5pm, every other Monday. Term time only. Learn basic programming, local thinking and problem solving in our FREE classes.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
23 February 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 10am-11.30am.
Ark Royal Avenue, Street Dedication Service
25 February 2018
A special street dedication service for Ark Royal Avenue, Castleton, on the site of former Whipp and Bourne factory. The event includes a march, dedication, cadet band, a service and refreshments.
Adult Care showcase week
26 February 2018
Monday, 26 February 2018 - Friday, 2 March 2018. Our showcase week will set out pioneering policies delivered by adult care across sensory awareness, mental health, prevention services, safeguarding, occupational therapy and much more.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Heywood Library
02 March 2018
​​​​​Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 2pm-3.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
06 March 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 11am-12.30pm.
Peterloo and Middleton – a talk by Dr Robert Poole
06 March 2018
Middleton Library welcomes Dr Robert Poole for a FREE fascinating talk on "Peterloo and Middleton" as part of the BBC Civilisations Festival.
Mayoress at Home
07 March 2018
Come along and join the Mayoress and other dignitaries. You'll be greeted by the butler on arrival with a glass of prosecco followed by a fine tea and light entertainment.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Rochdale Central Library
08 March 2018
Barclays UK 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.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library
09 March 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 10am-11.30am.
Rochdale Riverside meet the buyer event
14 March 2018
Local companies are invited to find out about the construction of Rochdale Riverside and meet teams from the Wilmot Dixon, Genr8 and Rochdale Borough Council and discuss potential tender opportunities.
Meet the author: Joseph Knox
14 March 2018
Join Manchester-based crime author, Joseph Knox, as he discusses his life and work, then signs copies of his latest book.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Smallbridge Library
15 March 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Thursday, 2pm-3.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library
20 March 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 2pm-3.30pm.
Foster with Rochdale information drop in
21 March 2018
Give childhood a chance!! Come along to our information sessions to find out more about fostering. It doesn't matter if you're ready to apply or if you just want to find out a bit more.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
23 March 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 10am-11.30am.
Rochdale Food and Drink Festival
24 March 2018
Star chefs cooking live, food and drink village, workshops, music, bars, stalls and family entertainment in the spectacular setting of Rochdale Town Hall.
Food Glorious Food - with Andrew Nutter
24 March 2018
The finale to Rochdale Food and Drink Festival: a 4-course magical feast prepared to please your palate as top chef Andrew Nutter brings his culinary talents to your table.
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors
25 March 2018
Every Sunday (or Monday on bank holiday weekends​) until 19 August 2018. One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
03 April 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 11am-12.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library
06 April 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 10am-11.30am.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Rochdale Central Library
12 April 2018
Barclays UK 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.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Smallbridge Library
12 April 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Thursday, 2pm-3.30pm.
Rochdale Wedding Show
15 April 2018
The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library
17 April 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 2pm-3.30pm.
Fashion show
18 April 2018
Fashion show in aid of the Mayor of Rochdale's charities. The evening includes men and women's fashion along with refreshments.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
20 April 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 10am-11.30am.
The Mayor of Rochdale Civic Charity Ball
21 April 2018
Join us for a 60’s themed ball in aid of the Mayor’s charities, including a Beatles Tribute Band, 4 course dinner and optional fancy dress.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Heywood Library
27 April 2018
​​​​​Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 2pm-3.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
01 May 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 11am-12.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library
04 May 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 10am-11.30am.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Rochdale Central Library
10 May 2018
Barclays UK 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.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Smallbridge Library
10 May 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Thursday, 2pm-3.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library
15 May 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 2pm-3.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
18 May 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 10am-11.30am.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Heywood Library
25 May 2018
​​​​​Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 2pm-3.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
29 May 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 11am-12.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library
01 June 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 10am-11.30am.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Smallbridge Library
07 June 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Thursday, 2pm-3.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library
12 June 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 2pm-3.30pm.
Barclays Tea and Teach, Rochdale Central Library
14 June 2018
Barclays UK 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.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
15 June 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 10am-11.30am.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Heywood Library
22 June 2018
​​​​​Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Friday, 2pm-3.30pm.
​Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
26 June 2018
Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV. Find out how to book your place for Tuesday, 11am-12.30pm.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
07 October 2018
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its third year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.