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Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival

Whether it’s drama, comedy, dance, music, theatre, films or visual arts the festival welcomes internationally renowned writers, poets, thinkers and artists from across the country for a diverse line up, broadly aimed at encouraging more people to engage in reading and philosophy. Headliners this October include stand-up Dave Spikey, BBC breakfast television presenter turned bee-keeper […]

Longfella brings poetry and punchlines to Rochdale’s Literature feast

One of the UK’s most renowned performance poets has been confirmed on the line up for this year’s Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival. Tony Walsh, or ‘Longfella’ as he is also known, is quite literally a giant of the performance poetry scene.  On Sunday October 26 he’ll be reading from his recent book – ‘Sex […]

Bees and breakfast – Television presenter Bill Turnbull joins festival headliners

Television presenter Bill Turnbull will be one of the headline speakers at this year’s Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival. The journalist and presenter, best known for presenting BBC Breakfast on BBC1, is one of the UK’s most famous faces, having also appeared in popular programmes including The One Show, Strictly Come Dancing, Children in Need, […]