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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.

Listen up - stage set for Rochdale's festival feast

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21
Oct
2015

Shows by author and poet Gervase Phinn, historian David Starkey and children's author Kristina Stephenson are already sold-out. There's a full programme of free events for children and families...

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Spooky Sporty Halloween Fun

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21
Oct
2015

  Go4it and Link4Life's Disability holiday programme Sunsport are joining forces again and will be putting on a joint sports programme for disabled and...

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Adult craft workshops to put you in a festive mood

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19
Oct
2015

Inspired to create a handcrafted Christmas? Then look no further than Touchstones Rochdale where experienced facilitators will help you create beautiful decorations to take home and unique handmade...

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Remembrance 2015: details of events honouring our fallen heroes

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15
Oct
2015

And at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (Wednesday 11 November) the Mayor will lead a two-minute silence, with prayers given by Reverend Canon Shackleton, at the town’s war...

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Digital champions get residents surfing during Get Online Week

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13
Oct
2015

Councillor Daalat Ali, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “Being online enables you to do so much – and it is much easier than you think. For...

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Tickets flying for Rochdale's festival feast

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12
Oct
2015

Now in its third year and with more than 30 shows, Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival runs from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October. Councillor Daalat Ali, Rochdale Borough Council's Cabinet Member...

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Spinning around the world

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09
Oct
2015

Punam Ramchurn, Director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival, said: "It's going to be a really humorous and globe-trotting show that I know will also keep the parents entertained too....

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Gracie Fields statue sculptor chosen

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05
Oct
2015

Gracie, who was made a Dame shortly before her death at the age of 81 in 1979, had a career spanning 60 years and was believed to be the highest paid actress in the world in the 1930s. She was born...

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Festival makes businesses feel good

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29
Sep
2015

The event, now the North West's biggest free music and food festival, saw more than 45 artists taking part, and is widening its appeal - attracting almost 3,000 people from outside the...

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Active adults celebrate two years and counting

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28
Sep
2015

Active adults gathered to celebrate the second anniversary of a programme designed to increase participation in sport. The Link4Life activ8teme programme is now two years old. To celebrate the...

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Hundreds turn out for People's Art 2015 launch

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28
Sep
2015

Almost 200 people turned out on Saturday (26 September) to see the Mayor of Rochdale, officially open this year's People's Art 2015 exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale. Organised by Link4Life's Arts...

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Link4Life celebrates Summer Fun success

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03
Sep
2015

Link4Life is celebrating the success of their action packed Summer Fun Holiday Programme which offered children and young people the opportunity to take part in a diverse holiday activity programme,...

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Opportunities for Local Artists at Touchstones Rochdale

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28
Aug
2015

It's that time of the year again where local artists have a great opportunity to exhibit their work in the Art Gallery at Touchstones Rochdale. Entry forms are now available for People's Art 2015,...

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Doors open in September as Rochdale borough celebrates its heritage

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26
Aug
2015

Acknowledging the enthusiastic support received from the many different organisations taking part, Julian Jefferson, Head of Arts and Heritage from Link4Life said, "Our fantastic heritage offer is...

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1,200 hit the streets to run Rochdale

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25
Aug
2015

The 10K was won by Joe Bailey in 32:02, while the first female runner was Kirsty Johnson in 41:27. Spectators came out in there hundreds to line many parts of the routes and on the Esplanade there...

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Runners ready to run Rochdale!

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14
Aug
2015

Over 1,000 runners have already registered and remaining places are filling up fast. The 10K route leaves the Esplanade along Entwisle Road, before heading towards Milnrow via Albert Royds Street....

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All roads lead to Rochdale on 23 August

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11
Aug
2015

The courses have some good straight sections and are reasonably flat, making them relatively fast.  There are over £2,800 of prizes available including cash for the first 3 men and women in the...

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Key 103 support Rochdale Feel Good Festival

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04
Aug
2015

Alex said: “Over the last eight years Rochdale Feel Good Festival has gone from strength to strength and is definitely now one of the highlights on the Greater Manchester music calendar. We’re...

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O2 Rochdale gets behind town's Feel Good Festival

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29
Jul
2015

Jonathan Beckett, Managing Director of O2 Rochdale said: "It's an honour to sponsor the festival, especially as we have a store in the town centre. O2 like to support local initiatives, especially...

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Nominate your local sporting & culture heroes

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28
Jul
2015

It’s that time of the year again where the borough of Rochdale is getting ready to recognise and celebrate its own local sporting and culture heroes! If you know a ‘Person’, ‘Club’ or...

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