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Latest News and Press Releases


All the latest news, information and press releases on leisure, culture and events from Link4Life and Rochdale Borough Council.

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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Boost for healthier lifestyles quest

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03
Apr
2017

Efforts to tackle the main causes of long term ill-health in the borough will get a boost from April. A new Living Well partnership is being developed to build...

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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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Paul Chowdhry set for Middleton Arena return

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21
Mar
2017

Another top stand-up comedian is coming to Middleton Arena this year with his new 2017 tour. Paul Chowdhry, comedy powerhouse and star of ‘Taskmaster’, ‘Stand...

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Call out to Rochdale Borough activity providers!

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07
Mar
2017

Cartwheel Arts and Link4Life are excited to announce the online presence of Do. Be.  Do. Be. is an innovative and engaging online (blog) and offline project in...

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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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Unsung hero Beryl wins Manchester Champions award

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21
Nov
2016

Unexpecting Beryl Birch carried home two awards from the annual Greater Manchester Sports Award, held at the Point, Old Trafford Cricket ground on 4 November 2016....

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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 within...

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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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Link4Life first to install the new Total Gym® Row Trainer™

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27
Oct
2016

Link4Life, a trust that manages delivery of high quality health and leisure services in the Rochdale Borough, is the first in the UK to install the new Total Gym®...

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Link4Life raises £1439.24 for Sport Relief

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26
Oct
2016

Earlier this year, the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Rochdale saw local people running one, three or six miles in aid of Sport Relief. The money has been counted...

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Rochdale Borough Sports & Culture Awards 2016

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29
Sep
2016

A packed Middleton Area enthusiastically celebrated the nominees and winners of the Rochdale Sports and Culture Awards. This annual Link4Life produced event is...

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FE, FI, FO FUM!

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27
Sep
2016

Alex Reid comes to Middleton, for some panto fun! Shone Productions Ltd presents their biggest pantomime yet, Jack And The Beanstalk, at Middleton Arena from Thursday 1 - Saturday 31 December...

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People's Art is back

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26
Sep
2016

Over 200 people turned out on Saturday (24 September) to see the Deputy Mayor of Rochdale, officially open this year's People's Art 2016 exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale. Organised by Link4Life's...

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Doors open in September as Rochdale borough celebrates its heritage

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16
Aug
2016

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 Open Days festival. Now 22...

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Wheelchair Rugby League 4 Nations

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16
Aug
2016

The opening ceremony will take place on Friday 23 September at Rochdale Town Hall and then a two-day tournament will commence at Kingsway Park Sports Centre. It...

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