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

Date published: 22 February 2018

Cilla and the Shades of the 60’s, Rochdale Youth Festival of Performing Arts, Chocolate Bingo Charity Night, Ladies Evening, Greater Manchester Walking Week Walks, Race Night, Bicycle Maintenance Course, Dreams and Themes Talent Show Auditions and A Night at the Theatre - lots to do around the borough. 

  • Events happening all weekend

Rochdale Youth Festival of Performing Arts – Fri 23, Sat 24 & Sun 25, Rochdale Town Hall, 9am – 8pm

2018 is the 56th year of the Rochdale Youth Festival of Performing Arts, open to anyone who wants to showcase their talents. There are 21 sections within the festival covering all aspects of music, dance, drama and poetry. Each section has multiple classes.

  • Friday 23 February

Cilla & The Shades of the 60’s – Heywood Civic Centre, 7pm – 9.30pm

An unforgettable show that journeys its way through Cilla’s life and brings audiences to their feet in celebration. Relive the 60s in style and come to see the girl power show that is delighting audiences all over the UK.

Chocolate Bingo Charity Night – Littleborough Rugby Club, 7pm – 9.30pm

Raising money for the Brain and Spine Foundation, there will be 10 games of chocolate bingo.

Mindfulness and Wellbeing – Touchstones Rochdale, 6pm – 7pm

Learn how to become more aware of your thoughts and feelings through activities and breathing techniques that have been proven to reduce stress and improve wellbeing.

Greater Manchester Walking Week: Syke Circular – Meet at Syke Methodist Church Chapel, 1pm

A walk from Syke chapel around the Syke area of Rochdale. Walking opportunities in Lobden, Whitworth and Brown Wardle Hill. Two walks available for different levels of ability.

Live Band: Chasing Crows – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am

This 4-piece Brit pop tribute band perform songs from artists like Oasis, Verve, Happy Mondays and the Stone Roses plus many more.

Aqua Tai Chi Class – Whitworth Leisure Centre, 9.15am – 10am

A gentle and enjoyable progressive exercise that is mindful and holistic. It is suitable for all levels of fitness and you don’t have to be a swimmer.

Live Band: Feel Good Inc – The Flying Horse Hotel, band on at 10pm

Playing a range of hits from Soul, Funk, Punk, Pop, Rock, Ska and Mod, Feel Good Inc is a professional live entertainment band, made up of numerous chaps and chapesses.

Live Performance: Bernard Wrigley – Touchstones Rochdale, 7.30pm

Also known as ‘The Bolton Bullfrog’, Bernard has a reputation with seriously daft songs and humorous monologues, together with his highly respected ability on the guitar.

Find out more about healthcare in Rochdale: Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meeting – Rochdale Town Hall, 11.45am – 1.30pm

NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group invite members of the public along to observe the meeting and ask questions.

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

  • Saturday 24 February

Ladies Evening – The Riverside (Whitworth), 6.30pm

Includes a 3-course dinner then coffee, as well as plenty of games, singing and a performance from roundtable too.

A Honky-Tonk Hayride: Patsy Cline & Friends – Heywood Civic Centre, 7.30pm – 10pm

With music from Sue Lowry (Patsy Cline tribute), Marc Robinson (renowned for playing Buddy Holly) and Lee Davidge (Jim Reeves tribute).

Race Night – St John’s Hall, 7pm

7 races, free entry, refreshments, raffle, games and race auction.

Live Band: Elvis Tribute – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 2am

Steve Storm is one of the UK’s finest tributes to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself, Mr Elvis Presley. He has left audiences gasping throughout the length and breadth of the UK and beyond.

Tribute to Barry White and Soul Music with Johnny Sax – Brickcroft Social Club, 7.30pm

Includes bingo and a disco.

Cinema Saturday presents Little Shop of Horrors – Rochdale Pioneers Museum, 11am – 2pm

This is a great opportunity for all the family to get together and enjoy a family fun film in our museum cinema.

A Night at the Theatre – Middleton Arena, 1.30pm – 3.30pm and 6.30pm – 8.30pm

A magical night featuring two shows in one! Come and see our dance showcase and then an adaption of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Basic Bicycle Maintenance Course – Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre, 10am – 12pm

Our Cycle Maintenance starter course will give you the knowledge to check your bike is safe to ride and enable you to cope if you have a problem whilst out and about.

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

  • Sunday 25 February

Rochdale Ramblers Sunday Walks – Views of Anglezarke, 10.30am

Meet at Anglezarke Reservoir Car Park.

Dreams and Themes Auditions (Talent Show in June 2018) – Sandon House Heywood, 1.30pm

Please contact Jack on the information provided on the link to book an audition.

Rochdale Hornets v Halifax RLFC – Crown Oil Arena, 3pm kick off

Get down to The Arena and get behind Alan Kilshaw and the lads.

Live Music: Ryan Gilmour (500 Covers) – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 2am

You can select any song from a list of 500 for him to play. Local rock guitar vocalist Ryan Gilmour performing live on stage.

Greater Manchester Walking Week: Rooley Moor – Meet at Bridge Terminus Car Park, 9.30am

A moorland ramble covering some rough terrain, taking in Greenbooth and Ashworth Moor reservoirs.

Greater Manchester Walking Week: Littleborough Sunday Walk – Meet at the Coach House, 11am

What better way to spend a Sunday than to soak up the stunning views around the Littleborough countryside.

Wedding, Prom & Holy Communion Fayre – Middleton Arena, 11am – 4pm

This will be a spectacular fayre for all to shop and to see our catwalk with Models showing us the latest fashion in all the genres.

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

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