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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.

2015 festival venues named

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23
Jul
2015

Mecca Bingo on Smith Street host a comedy night headlined by Phoenix Nights Live star Steve Royle, and Rochdale Town Hall will once again have a charity abseil from the top of its 190 foot clock...

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Five star festival for food lovers

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21
Jul
2015

On the Saturday TV chef and best-selling author Rachel Khoo, known for her acclaimed ‘Little Paris Kitchen’ BBC television series, headlines a group that also includes ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’...

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Rochdale Feel Good Festival search for local talent

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02
Jul
2015

If you would like to be considered for Rochdale Feel Good Festival and you are from the borough, email events@rochdale.gov.uk  saying who you are, what you do and why you would like to...

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Gallipoli tribute – Rochdale unveils memorial stone

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29
Jun
2015

Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire Lord Shuttleworth said: "It was a great honour for me to be at the unveiling of this permanent Memorial to the heroes of Gallipoli and the 6th Battalion of the...

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Residents invited to public Gallipoli commemoration this Sunday

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23
Jun
2015

The stone, arrived from Halifax this week and is now in secure storage. It is being donated by the ‘Life for a Life’ charity, whose Chief Executive Norman Armstrong-Kersh said: “The charity...

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Feathered

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23
Jun
2015

  4 July - 5 September 2015 Feathered showcases the work by contemporary artists who have chosen to concentrate on depicting these mystical winged...

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Close Contact

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23
Jun
2015

  4 July - 5 September 2015 Exploring traditional skills, materials and tools, Close Contact presents our admiration for innovative craft techniques. This...

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Borough ready to celebrate Armed Forces Day

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10
Jun
2015

On 20 and 21 June Rochdale Borough Council, The Royal British Legion, friends and community groups are hosting 'Poppy Picnics' – raising money for the legions important work. There will be family...

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Plans for Gallipoli memorial ceremony revealed

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08
Jun
2015

The stone is being donated by the 'Life for a Life' charity, whose Chief Executive Norman Armstrong-Kersh said: "The charity is now in its sixteenth year and it really is a great pleasure to be...

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Garry Holt: Good to Feel the Breeze of Fear

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03
Jun
2015

After a suggestion that he might like to work in the medium of collage, armed with magazines, that evening Garry made his first piece of art. From that moment on he could feel his mood picking up...

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Kevin Woodford to cook at Rochdale Feel Good Festival

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02
Jun
2015

He's a best-selling author too, with numerous books under his belt, including Kevin Woodford's 60 Best Holiday Recipes, published last month on Kindle. Councillor Janet Emsley, Cabinet Member for...

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Jarred Exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale

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28
May
2015

23 May 2015 - 9 April 2016 2500 year old ancient Greek vase takes centre stage in the Heritage Gallery! New exhibition Jarred, showcasing ceramics from Rochdale borough's museum and art gallery...

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Watergrove parkrun reaches 1 year anniversary

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27
May
2015

The parkrun is part of the successful Link4Life activ8teme programme. activ8teme Co-ordinator, Sarah Shard said ''The activ8teme programme has been a huge success. Since it was launched in...

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May Half Term Holiday Club at Rochdale Leisure Centre

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18
May
2015

Rochdale Leisure Centre has put on an action packed programme of activities for children to enjoy throughout the May Half Term. With a variety of sports sessions on offer for all ages there truly is...

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Memory Wellbeing Café

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18
May
2015

Saturday 23 May 2015, 1pm-3pm As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Touchstones Rochdale and the Alzheimer's Society will be hosting a Memory Wellbeing Café Roadshow on Saturday 23 May 2015 in the...

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Local acts get chance to shine at Feel Good Festival

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15
May
2015

The organisers of Rochdale Feel Good Festival have launched their annual search for a local music act to perform on the main stage at this summer's event, supporting pop rock band 'Toploader' and...

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Toploader confirmed for Rochdale Feel Good Festival

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13
May
2015

Pop rock band Toploader are the first act confirmed on the bill for Rochdale Feel Good Festival this summer. With a string of top 20 singles including 'Achilles Heel', 'Only for a While' and 'Time of...

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Beacon lights the night sky as Rochdale remembers VE Day

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11
May
2015

A special beacon was lit in Rochdale on Friday during a service by Rochdale Cenotaph to commemorate the end of the Second World War. Rochdale borough was one of 100 areas around the UK chosen to...

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Borough sets out its stall for Love Your Local Market Fortnight

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07
May
2015

Shoppers across the borough are being urged to get behind their local market as the nation gears up to mark Love Your Local Market (LYLM) fortnight from 13 to 27 May. The two week celebration will...

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Rochdale Feel Good Festival - 2015 dates confirmed

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29
Apr
2015

Rochdale Feel Good Festival will return on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September, promising another incredible showcase of entertainment, food and culture. The annual two-day summer festival, in its 8th...

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