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

Date published: 13 January 2022

Calling planet earth, Live music from tribute and function bands – MeatLoud and Soulvation, Fireground Museum open day, Castleton Literary and Scientific Society, Covid-19 vaccine clinics and Exhibitions: Concrete Feathers and Porcelain Tracks, Gut Feelings Meri Jaan - lots to do in and around the borough this weekend.

  • Events happening all weekend

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics

There are a number of drop-in vaccination clinics running at various locations across the borough. No appointment is needed for any of the clinics, but people that are booked in elsewhere should stick to their existing appointments.

Full list of local vaccine clinics…

Fireground Museum Open Day – Fireground, Maclure Road Open 10am-4pm, Friday and Saturday

Fire Museum attractions are on show including historic and recent day artefacts.


Exhibition: Helen Cammock – Concrete Feathers and Porcelain Tacks – Touchstones Rochdale, Friday 14 - Sunday 16 January, Friday and Saturday open 10am-5pm, Sunday open 10am-4pm

Stories, hopes and principles of Rochdale's histories are given new context by looking at their relevance and resonance today.


Exhibition: Jasleen Kaur – Gut Feelings Meri Jaan – Touchstones Rochdale, Friday 14 - Sunday 16 January, Friday and Saturday open 10am-5pm, Sunday open 10am-4pm

Exploring Rochdale's heritage and history from a different perspective.


  • Friday 14 January

Castleton Literary & Scientific Society – Castleton Community Centre, 7pm

Book evening where you can read from your favourite text.


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

Soul, Motown and disco function band playing classics from the 60s through to now.


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


  • Saturday 15 January

Calling Planet Earth – Middleton Arena, 7.30pm

A show that defines a decade, the 80s.


Live Music: Meat Loaf Tribute – Empire Rochdale, open 6pm-4am, live music from 10pm

Tribute to Meat Loaf, MeatLoud.


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


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