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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.

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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Rochdale AFC Strollers win the first over 65`s Walking Football Tournament

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12
Jul
2017

Link4Life recently hosted the first over 65's Walking Football Tournament at Heywood Sports Village. Ten teams from across the country took part in a friendly but...

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Link4Life announces appointment of new Chief Executive Officer

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23
Jun
2017

Link4Life is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy King as its new Chief Executive. Andy takes up the post in September and will replace Gillian Bishop who...

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1 MILLION PEOPLE REGULARLY ACTIVE IN GREATER MANCHESTER

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15
Jun
2017

Greater Manchester have exceeded their target of 1 MILLION people active by 2017 with 1,009,180 people now regularly active in Greater Manchester, saving the area...

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Don’t be bored this Summer!

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15
Jun
2017

Thinking about how to keep the children entertained over the summer break? Well this could be the answer! Link4Life has launched its 2017 Summer Holiday programme...

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Nominate your local sport and culture heroes

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11
May
2017

The borough of Rochdale is once again getting ready to recognise and celebrate its own local sporting and culture heroes! If you know a ‘Person’, ‘Club’ or...

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Gillian Bishop to leave Link4Life

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08
May
2017

The Chair of the Board of Link4Life, has today announced that Gillian Bishop has decided to move on as the Chief Executive Officer of the Trust. Gillian joined...

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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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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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