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Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival – Science, Cookie and Konnie Huq

21 October 2019

Monday 21 October 2019
2pm - 3pm (plus time to see and do with MOSI)

Number One Riverside
Smith Street
OL16 1XU


Get ready to meet Cookie Haque – funny, science-obsessed and ready to take on the world! Join author, broadcaster and beloved former Blue Peter presenter, Konnie Huq, as she introduces you to Cookie’s adventures in a sparkling new series.

With live draw-alongs, brain-busting quizzes and games galore – prepare for non-stop comedy fun.

Afterwards, be sure to visit the children’s library where our friends from the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) will amaze with science and engineering experiments, kaleidoscope building activities and all kinds of things to see and do. Whether you love chemistry, dinosaurs or engines, there’ll be something to get your brain ticking!

Suitable for: Ages 7+ (Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)

Please note: all children AND adults require a ticket to gain entry to Konnie Huq’s section of this event.

The festival box office is located at Touchstones Rochdale. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival is aimed at celebrating and promoting the Maskew Collection of classic literature and philosophy at Rochdale Central Library, encouraging people to engage with books and ideas. Rochdale couple, Annie and Frank Maskew, met in Rochdale Library in the 1950s and shared a passion for reading and thinking. They left a sum of money to be used on resources and events related to literature and philosophy to ensure classic works are available for future generations.

Entry fee: Book in advance - £8

01706 924934

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