Our guide to what you can do in and around the Borough this weekend

Date published: 12 October 2017

Littleborough Arts Festival, Motown & Northern Soul Night, Guide Dog Coffee Morning, Voices For All, Jazz on a Sunday, Middleton Car Boot sale plus many more – lots to do around the Borough for all the family.

  • All Weekend

Finding Mickey 2 –Bo Jangles Theatre, 6pm and 2pm 

A fun packed Friday evening with chariots from Disney also a Saturday afternoon matinee.

Littleborough Arts Festival 2017 – variety of locations

This is a volunteer-led multi arts festival celebrating creativity through working with local, national and international artists.

  • Friday 13 October 

Lee Nelson Serious Joker – Middleton Arena, 7:30pm

Due to huge demand, Lee’s brand-new, best ever stand-up show has been extended into autumn 2017.

Live Band: Motown & Northern Soul Night – The Empire, 8pm to 4am

Free live concert @ Empire Rochdale. Soul Revolution are a 12 piece Band specialising in Soul and Funk.

Older People's Conference 'Active Ageing – Staying Well, Living Well' - Education Centre, Fairfield General Hospital, 12:30pm to 5pm

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting the first ever Health and Wellbeing Conference for people over 50.

Castleton Literary & Scientific Society – Castleton Community Centre, 7pm

This week’s event is “Postcards from Passchendaele” – a play by the Touchstones Writers.

For a full list of Friday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary

  • Saturday 14 October 

The Pimps - The Flying Horse Hotel, 8pm

Live Music...... Rochdale’s oldest live music venue in the towns best pub (official CAMRA). Free entry as always plus 8 cask beers and 3 real ciders.

Whitworth Shop Local Food And Craft Market – Hallfold Reformed Church, 10am to 3:30pm

The aim of the market is to bring together local arts, crafts and produce under one roof to enhance community cohesion, leisure and tourism across our town of Whitworth.

Tapas Evening – Queen’s Park Café, 7pm to11pm

Includes 10 Tapas dishes, guitar player Spanish music and BYO Booze.

Live Band: Coldplay Tribute – The Empire, 8pm to 4am

Free live concert… Viva La Coldplay – a Coldplay tribute band.

Voices for All: Butterflies Outreach – Middleton Library, 11am to 1pm

A group open to all members of the trans community and those who support them.

Guide Dog Coffee Morning - Smithy Bridge Methodist Church, 10-30am until 12.00pm

Helping to raise funds for Guide Dogs. There will be several puppies in attendance, so come and say hello, as well as crafts, cakes, and Guide Dog goodies to purchase.

For a full list of Saturday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary

  • Sunday 15 October

Jazz on a Sunday: Andrew McKenzie's Jazz Friends - Newtown National Club, 8.00pm 

Andrew McKenzie's Jazz Friends on the ground floor.

Middleton Town Centre Car Boot Sale - Middleton Shopping Centre, 6.00am - 1.00pm

No pre-booking facility available, simply turn up on the day.

Live Band: New Identity - Empire Rochdale, 6pm - 2am

Sunday Club @ Empire Rochdale. 5 piece local live band covering hits from Duran Duran, Spandu Ballet, Barry White and many more.

Storm Stopper - St Peter's Newbold Parish Church, 2.30pm

Fun for all ages with a treasure hunt, games, crafts and free refreshments.

Hollingworth Lake Craft Fair - Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, 11.30am to 3.30pm

Enhance your stroll around the lake with a visit to a popular craft fair.

Model Train Rides - Springfield Park, 12.00noon - 3.00pm

We have many different locomotives running throughout the year, where for a small fee you and your family can enjoy the thrill of a journey behind a hand built model.

For a full list of Sunday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary

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