Our guide to what you can do in and around the borough this weekend
Date published: 03 October 2019
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run returns on Sunday 6 October
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run, Mum2Mum Market, Race Night, Autumn Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show, Sign Along With Us, Littleborough Brass Band concert, Oktoberfest, Jumble Sale, Autumn Fairs, a Jazz Dinner and a Comedy Night - lots to do in and around the borough this weekend.
- Friday 4 October
Stories and Songs at Spotland Library – Spotland Library, 10.30am – 11.15am
Join volunteer storytellers for a fun new weekly session.
Castleton Literary & Scientific Society – Castleton Community Centre, 7pm
Learn about Castleton and the Lit & Sci from 125 years ago with speaker Dr David Shreeve.
Jazz Dinner – Cenetta (Royal Toby Hotel), 7pm arrival
With a Bellini on arrival, a 5-course menu of Italian flavours and live music throughout.
Race Night for Marie Curie - Rochdale Football Club, 7.15pm
A fun Race Night for Rochdale Marie Curie Fundraising Group.
Comedy Night – Rochdale Sports Club, doors open 8pm for 8.30pm start
Guaranteed laughs and a great line up with 3 acts.
Live Music: Funktion & Co – The Flying Horse Hotel, band on 10pm
Part of the official Oktoberfest Rochdale afterparty!
Live Music: Ultimate Leppard – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am
Tribute to Def Leppard.
For a full list of Friday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
- Saturday 5 October
Autumn Fair – St Clement’s Church, 11am – 2pm
With stalls, tombola, bottle stall, cards and more.
Oktoberfest Middleton 2019 – Middleton Town Centre, 12noon – 7pm
5 live bands, real ales, Bavarian hotdogs and waffles and a street food gazebo.
Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival – Rumi: The Alchemy of Love – Touchstones Rochdale, 12noon – 1pm
This event is poetry and performance with music.
Special Saturday Lunchtime Concert – Rochdale St Chad’s Parish Church, 12noon
With Izabella Goldstein (soprano) & Julia Laskowska (University of Manchester/Academy of Music of lodz, Poland).
Free Family Games Afternoon – Open Door Church, 2pm – 4.30pm
Young and old welcome, and everyone in between!
Jumble Sale – Christ Church Healey, 2pm
Good as new clothes, shoes, bags, household goods and toys.
Mum2Mum Market Rochdale – Heywood Sports Village, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Toys, clothes, baby equipment, prams and maternity items.
Sign Along With Us – Crimble Croft Community Centre, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
For ages 4+, learn to sign to songs in a fun and friendly environment.
Northern Soul & Motown Night – Bamford Bowling Club, 8pm – late
Local DJ's playing classic Soul, Motown and Northern Soul favourites.
The Dreamgirls Ultimate Ladies Night – Heywood Civic Centre, 8pm – 11pm
One of the UK’s favourite comedy drag double acts.
Live Music: The Jackson Kay Band – The Flying Horse Hotel, band on 10pm
The Jackson Kay Band play feel-good, party vibe, get up and dance tunes.
Live Music: Soul Revolution – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am
12 Piece Funk & Soul Band.
For a full list of Saturday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
- Sunday 6 October
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run – From Rochdale Town Hall, first race at 10am
All races will be chip timed on fully marshalled traffic free courses, with a technical t-shirt and medal for finishers.
Fire Service Museum Monthly Open Day – Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum, 10am – 4pm
Historic firefighting artefacts, home-made refreshments and souvenirs.
Autumn Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show – Ellenroad Engine House Steam Museum, 11am – 4pm
Motorcycles, traction engines, classic cars, classic buses, trucks and more.
Hollingworth Lake Craft Fair – Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, 11.30am – 3.30pm
First Sunday of the month welcomes the popular craft fairs.
Wedding Fayre – Mercure Norton Grange Hotel & Spa, 12noon – 4pm
Get ideas from a variety of experts including photographers, florists, caterers, entertainment specialists and formal wear hire.
Greater Manchester Cichlid Society Fish Auction – Littleborough Conservative Club, 1pm start
Auction of cichlids, catfish and dry goods.
Rachel's fundraiser for an elevator – Rochdale Rugby Union Club, 2.30pm
A band, raffle, tombola and lots more going on.
Littleborough Brass Band concert – Littleborough Coach House, 3pm – 5pm
A great afternoon of music featuring an all new programme.
Jazz on a Sunday – Newtown National Club, concert starts 7.45pm
This week we welcome Wirrorleans Jazz Band.
For a full list of Sunday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
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