Our guide to what you can do in and around the borough this weekend
Date published: 07 March 2019
Photo: Kenneth Hall
But What If We Tried? exhibition is now showing in Galleries 2, 3 & 4 at Touchstones
Rochdale Science Extravaganza, International Women’s Day events, Northern Baroque Orchestra Concert, But What If We Tried Exhibition, The Magnificent Organ of Rochdale Town Hall, Jumble Sale, Greenbelt Protests, Live Music and a Fun Quiz - lots to do in and around the borough this weekend.
- Events happening all weekend
Exhibtion - Harry Meadley: But What If We Tried? – Touchstones Galleries 2, 3 & 4, Friday 8 & Saturday 9, 10am – 5pm
Visitors often ask why Rochdale doesn’t show more of the 1,600 fine art collection we have… challenged by Harry Meadley to display as many pieces of this collection as possible, three galleries are now filled with rarely seen art.
Rochdale Festival of Performing Arts – Rochdale Town Hall, Fri 8 & Sun 10, various times
Music for Youth sessions will be hosted on both Friday (12noon - 9pm) and Sunday (9am - 6pm). These are the final events in the 2019 programme.
- Friday 8 March
International Women’s Day Quiz – The Baum, 7pm – 9pm
In aid of Care International UK: a women's rights charity who support women & girls living in poverty.
A Night with the Rat Pack & the Legends of Swing – Rochdale Masonic Ballroom, 7.30pm
Fundraiser for Hydro 16 - working with Castleton Health & Leisure to bring Hydrotherapy to the town.
A Celebration of Women in Art – Touchstones Rochdale, 7.30pm
To mark International Women's Day, the women from the Rachel Kneebone dance project will be creating a new piece of movement.
Live Music: Boomin – The Flying Horse Hotel, band on 10pm
A fun, unpredictable, epic Rock ‘n’ Roll band.
Live Music: Guns 2 Roses – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am
The most notorious Guns n Roses tribute in history, established 2002.
For a full list of Friday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
- Saturday 9 March
Instrument Making – Touchstones Rochdale, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Using strings, springs and saw blades you will design and build unique wooden acoustics.
The Magnificent Organ of Rochdale Town Hall – Rochdale Town Hall, 12noon
Welcoming Jeffrey Ramsdale to play on the world famous organ.
Hands off our Greenbelt – Hollingworth Lake, 12noon
Forming a chain of people all the way around Hollingworth Lake, 2,000 people are needed to pull it off.
Jumble Sale – Syke Methodist Church, 1pm
Find a bargain, entrance is 50p including raffle.
Rochdale Ramblers Saturday Walk – Milnrow, Meet at 1pm
Circular leisurely walk of 5 miles enjoying the views of Milnrow. Start at Bengate Street.
Rochdale AFC v Shrewsbury Town – Crown Oil Arena, 3pm kick off
Sky Bet League One match.
Live Music: Faux Fighters – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am
75 Foo Fighters songs in the bag and ready to make some noise!
For a full list of Saturday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
- Sunday 10 March
Save Crimble Greenbelt – Meet at the Water Fountain in Queens Park, 10am
Walk along the River Roch, around the lake, past Mutual mills, along Barley Hall St and Rochdale Road East to Crimble Lane with banners and signs.
Rochdale Science Extravaganza 2019 – Wardleworth Community Centre, 11am – 5pm
A day to inspire young, adults and elderly during British Science Week with the exotic Zoo2 U, a walking on water show, mobile science lab, planetarium to gaze on the night sky and more.
Fun Quiz & Afternoon Tea – Littleborough Coach House, 2pm – 4pm
Participate in a fun quiz in teams of 4 and enjoy an afternoon tea.
An Afternoon of Music with Northern Baroque Orchestra Concert – St Edmund’s Church, 2pm
Music by Teleman, Fasch, Corelli, Handel and more.
Rochdale Hornets v York City Knights – Crown Oil Arena, 3pm kick off
Championship round 6.
Bards of the Baum Folk ‘n’ Poetry Night – The Baum, 7.30pm
All are welcome to either read, play, sing or simply make up the audience. Your own or others work is acceptable.
For a full list of Sunday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
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