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Monday 14 October – Monday 21 October 2019

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Festival Diary One: Welcome

Hello there and welcome to my first blog. It’s been a jam-packed couple of weeks finalising the program and meeting lots of different artists and community groups, it’s been a whirl-wind of meetings and venue visits. Being new to Rochdale means I get to explore some interesting venues, such as Number Ten Gallery and the […]

Ghetts confirmed for Rochdale festival show

Top UK rap artist Ghetts will be performing at next month’s Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival. The rapper and MC, full name Justin Samuel Reginald Clarke, who’s had his music played on BBC Radio One and released his debut album Rebel With a Cause this year will be hosting his own rap writing workshop, before […]

Willy Russell confirmed as literature festival guest

Legendary dramatist, lyricist and composer Willy Russell will be amongst a host of big names at next month’s Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival. The much loved playwright, best known for Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita and smash hit West End musical, Blood Brothers, will be talking about his life during an ‘audience with’ show on the […]

Pop up Shop – A shop with a Pop!

Hello! And Welcome to Rochdale Literature Festival’s Pop up Shop at the Wheatsheaf Centre. New dates and times for creative workshops and events at the Pop up Shop will be added here as soon as they’re announced! The Pop up Shop was created with the idea to help community engagement in Literature and Arts. It […]

Children’s shows

Fabulous events to keep you and your children, of all ages, entertained for hours. Date: Event name: Event description: Age group: Saturday 18 October 2014 & Sunday 26 October 2014 Afrocats 1 Afrocats 2 An exciting workshop to get your heart rates jumping with African and Caribbean dance drum beats. Dance Artist Magdalen Bartlett will […]