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

Date published: 15 October 2021

Queen’s Park Car Boot Sale, Mind, Body & Spirit Fayre, Wardle Scarecrow Festival, Last Night of the Proms, Family Theatre Performance, Fireground Museum Open Day, Gallery Exhibitions, Live Music, Community Film Club and Sunday Soul - lots to do in and around the borough this weekend.

  • Events happening all weekend

Mind, Body & Spirit Fayre – Middleton Masonic Hall, Sat 16 & Sun 17 October, 10am – 5pm

Treat yourself to a complementary therapy, have a reading or purchase from a vast retail section with 50 stalls booked inside and out.


Fireground Museum Open Day – Maclure Road, Rochdale, Fri 15 & Sat 16 October, 10am – 4pm

Discover Greater Manchester's firefighting story with fire museum attractions on show.


Gallery Exhibitions 2021: Mixed Media – Littleborough Coach House, Fri 15 & Sat 16 October 11am – 3pm & Sun 17 October 11.30am – 2.30pm

Displays of mixed media by Noreen White & Christine Clarke.


Exhibition: George Meyrick - Aligned Raised Lowered Offset Paired – Touchstones Rochdale, Fri 15 & Sat 16 October 10am – 5pm & Sun 17 October 10am – 4pm

George Meyrick uses simple geometric forms to create an uncertain visual experience.


Wardle Scarecrow Festival – Wardle Village, running until Sun 17 October

The trail with scarecrows on display will take approx 2 hours and is a nice leisurely walk.



  • Friday 15 October

GMP Rochdale - Police Surgery - Sure Start Centre, Moss Street, 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Discuss any issues around crime and anti-social behaviour with the local team.


Live Music: Kazabian - Empire Rochdale, open 6pm - 4am, live music from 10pm

Hosted by Revolution Radio DJ Dave Sweetmore, see this official tribute to Kasabian.


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



  • Saturday 16 October

Family Theatre Performance: Mavis Sparkle – M6 Theatre, shows at 11am and 2pm

Suitable for family audiences aged 4 and over, performed by Katherine Vernez Gray - a leading children’s theatre actor.


Listening Lounge – The Mind Wellbeing Centre, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

A free walk-in or self-referral service for anyone aged 18 and over run by Rochdale & District Mind.


The Ian Newman Community Film Club – Bamford Chapel and Norden URC, film begins 7pm

This sessions film is Forrest Gump (rated 12) starring Tom Hanks.


Live Music: Ed Sheeran Experience - Empire Rochdale, open 6pm - 4am, live music from 10pm

With Jack Shepherd - an exceptional impersonator renowned for his incredible performances.


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



  • Sunday 17 October

Queen's Park Car Boot Sale – Queen’s Park, stallholders 11.30am, public can enter from 12noon – 3pm

This is the final car boot sale of 2021 in Queens Park, Heywood.


Boro' Brass Autumn Concert – Littleborough Coach House, 1pm – 3pm

An afternoon of music with Boro' Brass and the newly reformed Littleborough Training Band.


Sunday Soul Club – Hoochi Koochi, 3pm – 9pm

Featuring weekly special guest DJ sets and exclusive performances from great soul singers.


Last Night of the Proms – Milnrow Cricket Club, 8pm start

Milnrow Band will return to the stage with a 'Last Night of the Proms' style concert.


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



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