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Events and activities

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Featured events

Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
15 October 2018
An exciting week of arts for all ages from Monday, 15 October 2018 to Monday, 22 October 2018, covering drama, comedy, poetry, children's shows and more.
Remembrance Sunday services
11 November 2018
There are 7 Remembrance Day services and parades happening across the borough so we can pay our respects to those who have made sacrifices in defence of the country.
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.

More events

Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
18 September 2017
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday.
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 breakfast club
04 January 2018
9am-10am, every Thursday. Breakfast costs just £3.
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-12noon 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, Rochdale Central Library
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.
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.
Monday Homework Club, Heywood Library
05 March 2018
Mondays, 4.30pm-6pm during term time. Drop in to Heywood Library for help with English, Maths, French and more at the Homework Club.
Thursday Homework Club, Heywood Library
15 March 2018
Thursdays, 4pm-5pm during term time. Drop in to Heywood Library for help with English, Maths, French and more at the Homework Club.
Rochdale Town Hall tours
07 May 2018
Various times and dates depending on which tour you'd like to attend. 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
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, Alkrington Library
21 May 2018
6pm-7pm​, third Monday of the month. Calling all Lego fans aged 5-12 years old!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library.
Scrabble mornings at Alkrington Library
28 May 2018
Every Monday morning at 10.30am-12noon. Do you enjoy a good game of Scrabble? Then come along to Scrabble mornings at Alkrington Library.
Turbo Tots at Langley Sure Start
04 June 2018
Every Monday morning, 9.30am-10.30am. Turbo Tots is a fun health and wellbeing activity for children aged 0-3 and their parents or carers.
Music and Movement at Langley Sure Start
04 June 2018
Every Monday morning from 10.30am-11.30am. Music, movement and fitness fun for children's development. For children aged 0-3.
Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
04 June 2018
2pm-4pm​, every 3 weeks on a Monday. Come along to our FREE sessions.
Reading Circle at Smallbridge Library
28 June 2018
Last Thursday of each month, 11am-12noon. 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 4th Thursday, 2pm-3.30pm. 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
This creative writing group meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month to discuss and practice the arts of poetry and prose.
Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library - Tuesdays
10 July 2018
Every 4th Tuesday, 2pm-3.30pm. 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 4th Friday, 10am-11.30am. 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 4th Friday, 2pm-3.30pm. 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 4th Tuesday, 11am-12.30pm. 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 4th Friday, 10am-11.30am. 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, 11.30am-12.30pm, for children aged 7-11. Sessions are FREE to attend, so pop in and have a go at coding.
FREE Ancestry and Genealogy course at Smallbridge Library
07 September 2018
Starts Friday, 7 September 2018 for 8 weeks, from 10.30am-12.30pm. Explore your family history with our FREE course. For adults aged 50+.
Early Words Together sessions at Langley Library
07 September 2018
1.30pm-2.30pm, 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
A 2-hour guided walking tour through Rochdale’s historic old town, offering fascinating insights into the town’s colourful history.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
07 October 2018
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its 4th year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.
Get Online Week 2018 – Basic Coding
13 October 2018
Come along to our brand new Code Club. Learn how to Code in a fun and exciting way from Saturday, 13 October 2018 to Saturday, 9 March 2019
Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
15 October 2018
An exciting week of arts for all ages from Monday, 15 October 2018 to Monday, 22 October 2018, covering drama, comedy, poetry, children's shows and more.
Get Online Week 2018 - Your Digital Library
15 October 2018
Drop in session on how to access and use library services online including - how to join the library, search for, renew and reserve items in stock on the library catalogue and much more. Learn how to download ebooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.
Halloween Children’s Craft Events at Middleton Library
15 October 2018
A range of craft activities for children from Monday, 15 October 2018 to Saturday, 27 October 2018
Next Steps Digital
16 October 2018
10am-12noon, 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.
Selling in business course
25 October 2018
Come along to this FREE course about how to gain more confidence in selling your business to potential clients and customers.
Pop Up Business School
29 October 2018
The PopUp Business School run start-up events to help people start small businesses and making money doing what they love
Bonfire and firework displays
30 October 2018
Tuesday, 30 October 2018, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 and Thursday, 1 November 2018. FREE bonfires and firework displays.
Business planning workshop
01 November 2018
A qualified and experienced business advisor will be delivering a full day workshop about self-employment and starting your own business.
Meet the author: N J Carter
03 November 2018
Meet local author N J Carter, who will be talking about his work and signing copies of his latest book.
Remembrance Sunday services
11 November 2018
There are 7 Remembrance Day services and parades happening across the borough so we can pay our respects to those who have made sacrifices in defence of the country.
Bookkeeping and finance workshop
20 November 2018
The finance workshop covers how to keep accurate accounts for your business.
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.
The Greatest Show
14 December 2018
Roll up, roll up to the greatest Christmas party of all at Rochdale Town Hall. Immerse yourself in the freaky world of circus, drama and greatness.
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.