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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.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band coming to Middleton Arena

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09
Feb
2015

The multi award winning Grimethorpe Colliery Band will be performing at Middleton Arena later this year during their 2015 tour. The world famous brass band, formed in 1917 by a group of miners,...

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Rochdale girl receives top Lifesaving Award for saving child's life

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06
Feb
2015

A Rochdale schoolgirl who used her lifesaving skills to save a youngster from drowning in a hotel pool has received a prestigious award from STA, the world's largest swim teaching and lifesaving...

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Rochdale to unveil memorial to heroes of Gallipoli

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05
Feb
2015

Council call for residents whose relatives fought in Gallipoli. A permanent memorial will be unveiled in Rochdale this summer to honour the service of local men who fought in one of the bloodiest...

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Charity Spinathon to raise funds for Hospice

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16
Jan
2015

Link4Life are inviting people to take part in a charity three-hour Spinathon to help raise money for Springhill Hospice. It will take place on Sunday 25 January between 2pm and 5pm at Rochdale...

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Link4Life Chief Executive Appointment Announced

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06
Jan
2015

A new Chief Executive has been appointed at Link4Life, the Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust which leads and manages culture and leisure services on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council. Taking up...

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Stepping out to new year health with launch of new dance programme

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06
Jan
2015

A new Bollywood Dance session will launch at Rochdale Leisure Centre, on Entwisle Road, this weekend with a chance to try it out for free from 2pm-2.45pm on Saturday, 10 January. The session will...

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Female Players Wanted For New Netball Satellite Club

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06
Jan
2015

Rochdale Junior Netball Club has successfully secured funding for a Satellite Club in the Rochdale Borough and is looking for female players to join the Club. The Satellite Club session takes place...

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Missing Gracie Fields scrapbooks reunited

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22
Dec
2014

Rochdale Borough’s Museum has recently acquired a collection of scrapbooks charting the life of Gracie Fields.  The books have been missing since around 1984 when the Gracie Fields archive was...

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Winter Season Exhibitions launched at Touchstones Rochdale

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16
Dec
2014

  Two new exhibitions have been launched at Touchstones Rochdale (Friday 12 December 2014) presenting work of Japanese artists Junko Mori, Kayo Saito and...

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Touchstones Knitty Gritty group deck the halls with festive textiles

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08
Dec
2014

Members of the Knitty Gritty group have been busy creating a wealth of festive objects to embellish a winter garland at Touchstones Rochdale. The knitted and crochet festive decoration contains over...

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Middleton Arena date for Rich Hall

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27
Nov
2014

Grouchy deadpan American comic Rich Hall returns to Middleton Arena next year with his brand new show. The quick witted star of television shows including 'QI', 'Stand up for the Week', 'Live at the...

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Daksha Patel: Bodytopos

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27
Nov
2014

Touchstones Rochdale presents Bodytopos, an exhibition of beautiful and finely rendered drawings and prints by artist Daksha Patel. The exhibition includes new work made in response to digital scans...

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A Common Ground

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27
Nov
2014

Touchstones Rochdale present together for the first time the work of Junko Mori, Kayo Saito and Ikuko Iwamoto, three makers from Japan whose work exquisitely reflects and responds to the natural...

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Call goes out for sponsors to get Daniel on the road to Paralympic success

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24
Nov
2014

Volunteers are needed to take part in a sponsored 'Bocciathon'. The event will help talented young athlete Daniel Wain – and winner of this year's Young Disabled Sports Achiever – to take up his...

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Santa Claus is coming to Touchstones Rochdale

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21
Nov
2014

Santa Claus is coming to town, so come and take part in the family festive fun at Touchstones Rochdale. On Saturday 6 December, 10am-5pm, visit Santa's Grotto at Touchstones Rochdale for only £6.50...

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Rugby League Heritage on Tour visits Rochdale as star attraction of Heritage Festival

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18
Nov
2014

Rochdale's pioneering role in rugby league history will be celebrated when the brand new 'Rugby League Heritage On Tour' exhibition visits the town on 2 December for two weeks. Rochdale Hornets are...

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Rochdale's walking football team stroll into regional finals

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17
Nov
2014

The 'Rochdale Strollers' walking football team has taken part in the first national walking football tournament competing in the Northern area regional final. The Rochdale team is made up of regular...

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Full line up revealed for the Rochdale Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch-On

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14
Nov
2014

The packed line up for the annual Rochdale Town Centre Christmas Lights Switch On has been announced, with Littleborough singer and X-Factor star Danny Dearden, Britain's Got Talent boy band 'The...

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Sports Leaders celebrate success

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13
Nov
2014

Successful new Sports Leaders have celebrated their success at a presentation ceremony at Hopwood Hall College in front of friends and family. The Link4Life organised Sports Leaders programme...

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Stephen Pinnell: Waiting for the Miracle

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13
Nov
2014

Waiting for the Miracle, a new exhibition of paintings and mixed-media works created by local artist Stephen Pinnell is set to go on show at Gallery One, the community gallery at Touchstones...

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