Our guide to what you can do in and around the borough this weekend
Date published: 14 November 2019
Middleton Christmas Lights Switch On will host family fun at Middleton Gardens from 12noon on Saturday 16 November. Fireworks finale at 6pm.
Middleton Christmas Lights Switch On, Christmas Food and Craft Fayre, Boutique Baby Sale – Rochdale, RADARS Winter Radio Rally, Zumbathon in aid of Jolly Josh, In Harmony Singers Concert, The Ian Newman Community Film Club, Save the Greenbelt Quiz Night and a Fashion Show - lots to do in and around the borough this weekend.
- Events happening all weekend
Christmas Food and Craft Fayre – Gordon Rigg Garden Centre Rochdale, Sat 16 Nov 10am – 4pm & Sun 17 Nov 11am – 4pm
With over 30 local food & craft stalls, a face painter and balloon modeller.
- Friday 15 November
Ladies Night – Cherwell Wellbeing Hub, 6pm – 10pm
Supporting local businesses and craft stalls with music and licensed bar.
Smithy Bridge & Littleborough Save the Greenbelt Quiz Night – Hollingworth Lake Rowing Club, 7pm
Win prizes with teams of 4-6 players.
Rochdale Society of Model & Experimental Engineers Meeting – Castleton Community Centre, 7pm – 8.45pm
A talk by David Thornbe on ‘Steam in Rhodesia & Zambia’.
Castleton Literary & Scientific Society – Castleton Community Centre, 7pm
Edwin Waugh - The Lancashire Burns with speaker Alyson Brailsford.
Live Music: Mister Moo & His New Shoes – Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am
The ultimate Ska party band.
For a full list of Friday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
- Saturday 16 November
RADARS Winter Radio Rally – St Vincent de Paul’s Church Hall, doors open 10.15am
Bring & Buy as well as commercial traders and amateur radio sellers. Guest speakers throughout.
St Aidan's Church Autumn Fair – St Aidan’s Church Hall, 11am – 1pm
Home bakes, tombola, cards, toys, gifts and chocolates.
Middleton Christmas Lights Switch On – Middleton Gardens, 12noon – 6.30pm
A funfair, photobooth and fireworks finale at 6pm.
In Harmony Singers Concert - St Thomas Church, Newhey, 2pm – 4pm
In Harmony Singers from High Crompton will sing a variety of musical pieces.
Christmas Coffee, Cake and Crafts – Heywood Baptist Church, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Raising money for The Embassy Bus homeless project with handmade crafts and Fairtrade goods.
The Ian Newman Community Film Club – Bamford Chapel and Norden URC, film begins 7pm
This sessions film is The Lady in the Van starring Maggie Smith.
Annual Fashion Show – Smithy Bridge Methodist Church, 7pm
Great clothes at charity shop prices. Tickets £1.50.
Live Music: Take That Live - Empire Rochdale, 6pm – 4am
The ultimate Take That tribute experience.
For a full list of Saturday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
- Sunday 17 November
Zumbathon in aid of Jolly Josh – Empire Rochdale, 1pm start – 4pm
With Zumba Flava by Caroline and Taira from Rochdale Pilates & Yoga. Includes a raffle and the bar will be open.
Boutique Baby Sale – Rochdale Leisure Centre, 1.30pm
Over 35 stalls packed with top quality baby and children's (approx 0-5 years) items.
Shelters and Campfires – Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Create your own shelter and enjoy a campfire.
'Entente Cordiale' - Rochdale Parish Church St Chad's, 3pm
A one-hour celebration of French and English music with Bury Choral Society.
Rochdale in Rainbows: Open Table – St Clement’s Church, 6.30pm
An ecumenical Christian worship community which offers a warm welcome to all LGBT+ people.
Jazz on a Sunday – Newtown National Club, concert 7.45pm – 10.30pm
With Washington Whirligig.
For a full list of Sunday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
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