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

Date published: 09 November 2017

Remembrance Day Services, Gin Festival, Live Music, Christmas, Food and Craft Markets, Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day, Bards of the Baum Folk 'n' Poetry Night, Gordn Rigg Big Christmas Switch On - lots to do round the borough for all the family.

  • Remembrance Day Services: 

Residents across the borough will have chance to pay their respects to those who have made sacrifices in defence of the country at this year’s Remembrance Services.
Commemorations will be held on Remembrance Sunday (12 November), with six parades across the borough. 

  • Friday & Saturday 

Rochdale Gin Festival 2017, The Flying Horse & The Baum

Starting at 5pm Friday and running till the close of day on the Saturday in both establishments

Simon (The Baum) & Ben (The Flyer) have joined forces to bring the fine people of Rochdale a night of Gin & Juice. Over 50 gins available in both venues as well as a few surprises along the way 

  • Friday 10 November 

Voices for All - Colour Yourself Calm, 10am - 12noon, Brentwood Middleton Day Centre
Pop along to our new and exciting weekly support group. Colour yourself calm is a way of relaxing, building confidence and self-esteem

Mister Moo & His New Shoes (Party Ska Band), 8pm - 4am, Empire Rochdale

This is the ultimate 3 Piece Ska party band, performing Ska & Reggae classics plus popular hits

Wardle Christmas Market, 6.30pm - 9.30pm, Wardle Conservative Club

Due to previous years huge success, Wardle Christmas Market is back this November at Wardle Con Club! The bar will be open, its free entry

Alkrington Writers Group, 6.00pm - 7.30pm, Alkrington Library

Enjoy Writing? Join our dynamic new group aimed at writers of all levels of experience, led by Creative Writing graduate Ruth-Anne Shoker.

Mass to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele, 7.30pm,St John’s Cathedral, Salford

Parishioners from across the Diocese of Salford will gather this week for a special service to be held on the centenary of the end of the battle of Passchendaele, 10th November.
For a full list of Friday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary

  • Saturday 11 November 

Whitworth Shop Local Food and Craft Market, 10.00am - 3.30pm, Hallfold Reformed Church Hall

Bringing together local arts, crafts and produce under one roof to enhance community cohesion, leisure and tourism across our town of Whitworth.

Open Day Heywood Model Railway Group, 10am - 4pm, Unit 3 Park Works, River Street, Heywood

Do you have locos and stock but not enough space to run them? Then why not come along to one of our open days where you can stretch the legs of your locos by running them on one of our layouts? Or just come along to watch the trains and layouts.

Stereophonics - Tribute (Stereosonics), 8pm - 4am, Empire Rochdale

Stereophonics - Tribute (Stereosonics) - renowned for providing great entertainment

School of Dancing, Mills Hill Baptist Church

We now host the Jayne Barns School of Dancing, which offers professional and fun tuition in a variety of dance styles.

Last Night of the Proms Concert, 7.00pm, St Aidan's Church

Proms Music and Voices featuring Wardle Anderson Brass, Rochdale Retirement Choir, Freda Farnworth and Wardle Junior Blast.

Coffee Morning in aid of Hypermobility Syndrome, 10.30am - 12.00pm, Smithybridge Methodist Church

Cake and craft stall in aid of the Hypermobility Syndrome Association. The HMSA is the only charity offering both practical support and health and care information to people who have a hypermobility syndrome

Big Christmas Switch On, Switch On at 2.00pm, Gordon Rigg Garden Home & Leisure

Free Prosecco and nibbles from 1.45pm then the Christmas switch on at 2.00pm with special guest Coronation Street Soap Star Jack P. Shepherd aka 'David Platt' doing the honours of switching on the Christmas lights and the chance for a meet and greet.

Syke Methodist Autumn Fair, 11.30am - 2.00pm, Syke Methodist Church

Lots of stalls, cafe, tombola, raffles, craft stalls, home bakes and lots more!

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

  • Sunday 12 November

Jazz on a Sunday: Frog Island Jazz Band, 8.00pm, Newtown National Club

Littleborough Community Market, 10.00am, Littleborough Coach House & Boxing Club

The market will take place every second Sunday of the month. Featuring:
Craft Fair in Littleborough Coach House; Table-top sale in Littleborough Boxing Club;
Car boot sale behind Littleborough Boxing Club

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

On most Sunday afternoons weather permitting, the society now operates a passenger service all through the year and the public are more than welcome to visit our track in Springfield Park.

Royal British Legion Concert on Remembrance Sunday,
12noon - 8:00pm, Empire Rochdale

Empire & Royal British Legion - Free Concert on Remembrance Sunday: The Suburban Swing Orchestra; New Identity Band; The Vinyl Countdown; Hosted by: Dave Sweetmore; There will also be free tea and coffee plus a slice of cake! As well as fresh homemade pie (on sale thanks to AM to PM catering), a Royal British Legion merchandise stall and collection tins for your kind donations which will be placed around the venue.

Bards of the Baum Folk 'n' Poetry Night, 7.30pm, The Baum

Those 'Bard from the Baum' meet for a folk'n'poetry night upstairs at The Baum on the second Sunday in the month. Hosted by Robin Parker and Eileen Earnshaw.

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

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