Our guide to what's on in the borough this weekend

Date published: 09 November 2023

Lots to do in and around the borough this weekend: Remembrance Sunday Parades, Christmas Fayre, Free For All Networking, The Blast from the Past, Smallbridge Digital Skills Workshop, Coffee Morning, Castleton Literary and Scientific Society, Girlz World, Remembrance Sunday Service, Rochdale Probus Club, Comedy Night, Riverside Artisan Market, Showtime Presented by Jayne Barnes Dance, Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day, Visit Fireground Museum, Rochdale Ramblers – Sunday Walks, Exhibition: Mixed Media.

  • Events happening all weekend

Christmas Fayre – Gordon Riggs Garden, Home & Leisure
Saturday 11 November, 10am – 4pm & Sunday 12 November, 11am – 4pm

Festive fun and support local businesses whilst purchasing those perfect Christmas gifts.


Visit Fireground Museum – Fireground, Maclure Road, open 10am - 4pm, Friday 10 & Saturday 11 November

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


Gallery Exhibitions: Mixed Media – Littleborough Coach House, Friday 10 & Saturday 11 November, 10am – 3pm

Edith Tunstall and Victoria Ash – Mixed Media.


  • Friday 10 November

Free For All Networking – Fire Up Co-Working, 9am – 11am

The newest networking event at Fire Up Co-Working.


Smallbridge Digital Skills Workshop – 9 Stevenson Square, 11am – 12 noon

Learn about email, apps, websites, social media and more.


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

The Inn at the Top, a talk by Neil Hanson.


The Blast from the Past – Mayfield Sports Club, 7pm

Q&A session with some ex-players, comedian John Gillan. The evening will be hosted by Mick ‘Braddy’ Bradshaw.


Comedy Night - Rochdale Sports Club, 7.30pm

MC Steve Harris, Raul Kohli, Liam Pickford and Phil Walker.


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


  • Saturday 11 November

Coffee Morning – Littleborough United Reformed Church, 10am – 12pm

Cake stalls and jigsaws on sale.


Riverside Artisan Market – Riverside Retail & Leisure Complex, 10am – 4pm

The successful Artisan Market returns this weekend.


Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day – Unit 4 Park Works, 10am – 4pm

Monthly open day.


Showtime Presented by Jayne Barnes Dance – Middleton Arena, 5pm

A musical theatre showcase with numbers from musicals, movies and more.


Leavers Class of 1976 Littleborough High School Reunion – Littleborough Cricket Club, 7pm

School reunion in the Littleborough Cricket Club lounge.


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


  • Sunday 12 November

Rochdale Ramblers – Sunday Walks – The Wizard of Whirlaw, 10am

Walk distance = 9 miles.


Rochdale Probus Club – Rochdale Masonic Rooms, 10.15am

This week’s session is Remembrance Sunday.


Girlz World – Middleton Arena, 7.30pm

Celebrating pop artists including: Ariana Grande, PINK!, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, Katy Perry and Little Mix.


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


Remembrance Sunday Parades and Services


Heywood Remembrance Sunday 2022
Heywood Remembrance Sunday 2022


Heywood – Meet on Tower Street, 10.15am to march to Heywood Memorial Gardens for 10.55am service


Middleton – Meet facing the Harbord Harbord pub, 10.15am to march to Middleton Memorial Gardens for 10.55am service


Littleborough – Meet at Hare Hill Park, 10.15am to march to Littleborough Cenotaph for 10.55am service


Milnrow - Meet on Harmony Street, 10.25am to march to Milnrow Memorial Park for 10.55am service


Rochdale Town Centre – Meet outside The Flying Horse Hotel, 10.30am to march to Rochdale Cenotaph for 10.55am service


Castleton – 10.45am service at Castleton Village Green, Queensway


Wardle – Meet at Village Square, 2.15pm to march to Wardle War Memorial for 3pm service


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