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

Date published: 17 June 2022

Milnrow and Newhey Carnival 2022, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright, Bowlee Car Boot Sale, We Should Definitely Have More Dancing, Fireground Museum Open Day, Rochdale Music Society Concert: Boplicity Jazz, Rochdale Ramblers – Saturday Walks, Falinge Park Community Hub Open Day, The Picnic on the Lawn, Littleborough Sports Centre Open Day, Heaton Hall Tours, Menopause Café, NBO Orchestra & The Friends of St Edmund’s, Rewind and Exhibitions: Mixed Media, Whose Voice? and The Football Art Prize - lots to do in and around the borough this weekend.

  • Events happening all weekend

Fireground Museum Open Day – Fireground, Maclure Road
Open 10am - 4pm, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June

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


The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright – The Curtain Theatre, 7.30pm on Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 June

Blown fuses, real and metaphorical, punctuate the action with flashes of pent up energy in this acclaimed play.


We Should Definitely Have More Dancing – Oldham Coliseum, Friday 17 June – Sunday 19 June

The amazing adventures of a woman with a fist in her head.


Gallery Exhibition: Mixed Media – Littleborough Coach House, Saturday 18 June, 10am – 3pm & Sunday 19 June, 11.30am – 2.30pm

This exhibition consists of Littleborough Arts Society - Mixed Media.


Exhibition: The Football Art Prize – Touchstones Rochdale, Friday 17 - Sunday 19 June, Friday and Saturday open 10am - 5pm, Sunday open 10am - 4pm

To coincide with the 2022 World Cup year, Touchstones have created The Football Art Prize to celebrate art and football.


Exhibition: Whose Voice? – Touchstones Rochdale, Friday 17 - Sunday 19 June, Friday and Saturday open 10am - 5pm, Sunday open 10am - 4pm

Whose Voice? will explore the role that museums, art galleries and civic spaces play in contemporary society.


  • Saturday 18 June

Rochdale Music Society Concert: Boplicity Jazz – Heywood Civic Centre, 7.30pm

An evening of mainstream jazz standards played by Mike Hall and friends in contemporary fashion.


Falinge Park Community Hub Open Day – Falinge park Community Hub, 10am – 2pm

Find out what's on at Falinge Community Park.


Milnrow and Newhey Carnival 2022 – Milnrow, 12pm – 6pm

The carnival is back for the first ever eco friendly parade.


The Picnic on the Lawn – Hopwood Hall Estate, 11am – 6pm

Celebrate the publication of the book Downton Shabby.


NBO Orchestra & The Friends Of St. Edmund’s – St Edmund’s Church, 7.30pm

Summer concert.


Rewind – The 13ar, 8pm

Rewind night with all the classic tunes from Wigan pier to monrose.


Littleborough Sports Centre Open Day – Littleborough Sports Centre, 9am – 4pm

The unveiling of a whole new gym experience at Littleborough Sports Centre.


Rochdale Ramblers – Saturday Walks - Wiggling around Worsthorne in Midsummer, 10am

Walk distance = 8 miles.


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


  • Sunday 19 June

Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market – Bowlee Community Park, 6am for sellers, 7am for public - 1.30pm

Bowlee Car Boot Sale & Market - one of the biggest in Greater Manchester.


Heaton Hall Tours – Open Day – Heaton Hall, 12pm – 4pm

Friends of Heaton Park are hosting free, monthly guided tours of the hall.


Menopause Cafe – Touchstones, 1pm – 3pm

Menopause Cafe for women to come together to support each other.


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


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