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Arts & Heritage News


All the latest news, information and press releases from the Arts & Heritage Service.

People's Art: Call for entries!

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14
Nov
2017

People’s Art: A Postcard from Rochdale. Exhibition 20 January - 14 April 2018. An exciting new competition and an exhibition to showcase local artistic...

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Touchstones Rochdale wins National Lottery support

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03
Nov
2017

Touchstones Rochdale has received £29,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new project, That Festival Feeling. Made possible by money raised by...

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Jessica Rankin: Stone/Folding

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02
Nov
2017

In the artist’s first exhibition outside London and one of entirely new work, Jessica Rankin threads a needle between serendipitous encounters with artefacts of...

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Remember the Deeply Vale Festival?

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16
Oct
2017

The Deeply Vale music festivals took place at the top end of Ashworth Valley. They were organised by a group of people from the area who took inspiration from a free...

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Turner Contemporary and Sage Gateshead join £1M bid to end middle class domination of arts organisations

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26
Sep
2017

Forty of Britain’s biggest – and smallest – arts organisations will join a flagship £1 million scheme to help end the middle class domination of the arts by...

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Rochdale is set to celebrate its fantastic history, architecture and cultural offer!

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24
Aug
2017

The borough of Rochdale is once again getting ready to celebrate its fantastic architecture and heritage next month with the return of the popular national Heritage...

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Susan Collis: When we loved you best of all

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22
Aug
2017

A constellation of work representing the evolution of a continuing, two-decade career, including new drawings and work previously unseen in the UK, is gathered in...

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New Virtual tour gives unprecedented access to Rochdale Borough Collections

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13
Jul
2017

Link4Life Arts & Heritage Service is excited to announce the launch of a new Virtual Reality experience that will enable you to tour the vast array of Rochdale...

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Laughs and loudness with all new Fridays at Touchstones Rochdale

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19
Apr
2017

Touchstones Museum & Art Gallery have unveiled a new programme of live music, comedy and film in the heart of Rochdale. The programme, which offers an event on...

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New season of performance at Touchstones Rochdale

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19
Apr
2017

A new season of performance perfect for children and young adults is beginning at Touchstones Museum & Gallery in Rochdale. The season brings together three...

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Cultural Cook Ups

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11
Apr
2017

Revealing Rochdale Do you love... Music, Dance, Theatre, Film, Literature, Spoken word, Craft, Photography or Visual Arts. Are you passionate about arts and...

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Art Fund announces next six winners of New Collecting Awards

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30
Mar
2017

Projects range from contemporary cartographic material to building on holdings of work by female artists Third year of the scheme means 17 curators in total using...

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Going Public - The Napoleone Collection

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29
Nov
2016

10 December - 11 March 2017. Pioneering collector of women artists, Valeria Napoleone, brings world class contemporary art to Touchstones Rochdale Art Gallery this...

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Louise Giovanelli: Slow to Respond

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21
Nov
2016

19 November 2016 - 4 March 2017. Gallery One. Touchstones Rochdale’s Art Gallery continues to champion the work of women artists and emerging regional talent...

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Rochdale’s 2020 vision helps secure world famous exhibit

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15
Nov
2016

One of the most famous museum exhibits in the world is heading to Rochdale as part of an unprecedented national tour. The Natural History Museum’s famous...

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Frocks: Dress and Accessories from the Museum Collection

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04
Nov
2016

NEW EXHIBITION - 5 November 2016 - 15 April 2017. Take a look at a century of style from the amazingly structured garments worn during the Victorian period to the...

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The Art Café Grand Opening at Touchstones Rochdale

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31
Oct
2016

A large crowd gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Touchstones Rochdale’s new café on Thursday evening (27 October) as part of the Museums at Night festival...

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