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Literature festival venues named

The official venues for the festival have been announced. Twelve venues will be hosting more than 30 live events during the festival which includes music, readings, comedy, children’s shows, interviews, talks and more. The main festival venue will be Rochdale Central Library at Number One Riverside. The library and first floor Hollingworth Conference Suite will stage […]

40% off tickets until 31 August 2015

Book early for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, and make a big saving. We have released tickets for all festival shows with 40% off until 4pm on 31 August. A special ‘Early Bird’ discount has been applied, so tickets booked online now or in person from Touchstones Arts and Heritage Centre (from 19 August) have […]

Book your place at star-studded festival

More high-profile guests have been added to our line-up. The three-day festival in October will include appearances from the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, television historian David Starkey CBE, playwright, novelist and critic Bonnie Greer plus acclaimed poet Lemn Sissay. It will be a Rochdale return for Carol Ann Duffy who headlined the town’s first literature […]

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