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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.

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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Rochdale AFC Strollers - Winners of the over 65`s Walking Football Tournament

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10
Nov
2017

On Friday 10 November, Link4Life hosted the second over 65's walking football competition at Heywood Sports Village. Eight teams from across the country took part in...

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Sandwiches in the Workplace

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07
Nov
2017

It is estimated that about 2.4 million people in the UK are ‘sandwiched’ between caring for family members with disabilities or chronic illnesses and raising...

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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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You`re never too old to keep active

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30
Oct
2017

Gladys Rayburn, Link4Life’s oldest participant on the Active Living sessions enjoyed her 100th birthday celebration at Rochdale Leisure Centre last week. (28...

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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 Borough Sports & Culture Awards 2016/2017

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22
Sep
2017

At the end of this inspiring and life-affirming event, Liz McInnes M.P. summed up the general feeling of all those privileged to be at the Rochdale Borough Sports...

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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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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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