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Events and activities

All events and activities

Dave Spikey.
06 March 2018

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Double British Comedy Award Winner Dave Spikey returns to Middleton Arena during his new 2022 tour.

Crowds watching the headline act at the 2019 Feel Good Festival.
07 March 2018


Saturday, 13 August 2022

Fabulous entertainment in Rochdale town centre, headlined by The Fratellis. Tickets on sale now.

Exterior of Rochdale Town Hall.
20 March 2018

Virtual tours available from home

Our regular guided tours of Rochdale Town Hall will not take place now until 2023, but you may want to take a virtual tour.

A yoga practitioner.
01 June 2018

Available at home

Workouts, classes and more you can do at home.

A parent and child playing.
05 June 2018

Monday-Friday

Find out what activities and events are happening at your local Sure Start Children's Centre.

Freedom Programme logo.
23 May 2020

Weekly sessions

A free and confidential 12-week programme for women who want to know more about domestic abuse.

A Post-it note with School's out written on it.
28 June 2020
There's lots to do during the school holidays​​ in the Rochdale borough​.
A person reading a book.
29 June 2020

Available at home

We've created a Facebook group to share the latest books we've all been reading. It's free to join.

3 people sat at computers.
29 June 2020



Every Monday

Free course in basic computer skills for beginners.

Illustrated babies playing with toys and reading, with text reading Library Time.
29 June 2020


Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

If you have young children to look after during the week, drop in to one of our new relaxed Library Time sessions.

A pile of vintage photographs.
29 June 2020


Every Monday

Discover your family history and build a family tree.

Cartoon family doing yoga with text reading Mindful Mondays at the Library, Baby yoga and mindfulness, Heywood Library.
29 June 2020



First Monday of every month

Sessions focusing on nurturing and supporting the wellbeing of children and parents.

Person making a card at a table.
02 July 2020



Every Tuesday

Make beautiful hand-crafted cards to take home.

Banner with Living Well logo and text reading, Middleton Art and Craft Group.
02 July 2020



Every Tuesday

Join our fantastic arts and crafts group in Middleton. All sessions are free and all materials are provided.

Box of yarn.
02 July 2020



Every Tuesday

Everyone is welcome to this fun and friendly knit and natter session. Enjoy a brew and a biscuit while you knit or crochet your morning away.

A group of adults using computers.
02 July 2020



Every Tuesday

Learn how to use a computer in this free weekly beginner's class.

An elderly lady being shown how to use a computer.
02 July 2020


Every Tuesday

A free session for those who want to learn and develop their IT skills.

A smiling man using a computer in the library.
03 July 2020


Every Tuesday and Friday

A weekly beginners' computer class. Learn about online safety, how to use the internet and more.

Mothers and babies meeting, with text reading, Mums, Bumps and Babies.
06 July 2020


Every Wednesday

Weekly informal sessions for new and expectant mums to talk, ask questions and make new friends.

2 friends knitting.
07 July 2020


Every Thursday

Everyone is welcome at this fun and friendly knitting group.

Group of people sat discussing books.
07 July 2020


Third Thursday of every month

Come along and join in the discussion about a different book every month.

Basket of yarn with a pair of knitting needles.
08 July 2020



Every Friday

A friendly group for people who knit, crochet, sew, embroider or do any kind of needlecraft.

People laughing and chatting over a coffee.
08 July 2020


Every Friday

A free weekly social meeting over a cuppa and biscuits.

A young child sat in bed reading a book.
08 July 2020



Every Friday during term time

Join our fun stories and rhymes session led by Sure Start Children's Centres.

Close-up of elderly hands working at a laptop.
08 July 2020


Every Friday

Get help with basic computer skills, including internet browsing, email, filling in forms, and more.

A pile of Lego bricks.
08 July 2020


First Friday of each month

Alkrington Lego Club is back with monthly sessions.

2 people sat in a library reading.
09 July 2020



First Thursday of every month

Read, share and discuss a range of fiction and non-fiction chosen from our extensive list of book titles.

A woman sat on a sofar reading a book.
10 July 2020


Second Monday of every month

A small, friendly group, who love to read and like to talk about what we have read.

Pen writing on a paper.
27 July 2020



2nd Thursday of every month

A creative writing group to explore or develop your writing skills.

Cake and cappuccino.
02 August 2020



Last Friday of every month

Join us for a brew and refreshments while you chat with others from around the borough.

Cross stitch pattern.
11 August 2020



Every Saturday

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

Close up of child's hands working on Lego model.
11 August 2020


Every Saturday

Children are welcome to enjoy some creative play, and if they wish, their creations can be displayed in the library.

Lego bricks.
11 August 2020



Every Saturday

Come and join our Lego Club to get creative and let your imagination run wild.

Close-up details of Lego bricks.
11 August 2020


Every Saturday

Children are welcome to enjoy some creative play, and if they wish, their creations can be displayed in the library.

A small pile of books.
12 August 2020


Last Saturday of every month

Discover new authors and discuss books with other readers at our friendly and relaxed reading group.

A photo of Amy next to an illustration of Bookstart Bear reading to a young bear.
17 August 2021


Sessions every week

Join Amy and Bookstart Bear for a fun session specially for babies up to 15 months and their parent or carer.

A photo of Amy next to an illustration of young bears reading and discussing books.
19 August 2021


Sessions every week

Join Amy and Bookstart Bear for a fun session specially for toddlers up to pre-school age and their parent or carer.

Children and a teacher playing with geometric shapes on the floor.
01 January 2022



1 January 2022–31 December 2022

Activities for Sure Start Children's Centres in the Heywood locality.

Parents with young children at a play group.
01 January 2022



1 January 2022–31 December 2022

Activities for Sure Start Children's Centres in the Pennine locality.

Children and care centre staff member in a play session.
01 January 2022



1 January 2022–31 December 2022

Activities for Sure Start Children's Centres in the Middleton locality.

Parents and children in a play session.
01 January 2022



1 January 2022–31 December 2022

Activities for Sure Start Children's Centres in the Rochdale locality.

A large singing group led by a choirmaster.
11 January 2022


First Tuesday of every month

Join our monthly free, friendly, happy singing group. Everyone's welcome.

2 young children embracing and smiling.
07 February 2022


7 February 2022–8 February 2022

Come and speak to our friendly fostering team, whether you're ready to apply or you just want to find out a bit more.

A young girl cutting colourful paper at a craft table.
25 February 2022


Friday, 25 February 2022

Come along to our free Crafts for Kids session. This month we're making rawr-some dinosaur creations.

Bowlee Car Boot Sale logo.
01 April 2022



Dates to be announced

One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.

Runners starting the race.
01 October 2022



Date to be announced

View race results from the 2021 event.

Request to raise a flag

You can request to raise a flag from a number of locations across the borough.