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Dance To Echo

Dance To Echo took place on the Friday evening of the festival. Three local writing groups worked with local professional writer, Norman Warwick from Just Poets to create poetry inspired by the work of Simon Armitage. Sections of some of these poems were then recorded, and taken into four local school groups where local arts organisation […]

Rochdale Borough Song

As part of the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, Michael Betteridge worked with local poets to compose the piece entitled ‘Rochdale Borough Song’. It was the ‘encore’ to the ‘Frozen Music’ event in which members of the public spontaneously burst into song after the ‘finale’ from Rochdale Youth Wind Band. The vocal performance took place at 8pm on the friday night of the festival at Number […]

Frozen music – a short film

As part of the festival a special musical performance was created just for the Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival called ‘Frozen music’. This site-specific musical work utilising the space at the new Rochdale Borough Council building, Number One Riverside,  used a diverse number of individuals as part of the performance and predominantly featured young musicians from Rochdale […]