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Monday 14 October – Monday 21 October 2019

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Literature and ideas delight

Poet Ian McMillan and his son Andrew, accompanied by two choirs brought the curtain down on a record breaking festival last night, in the magnificent setting of the Church of St Mary in the Baum.  Crowds turned out in their thousands over the 6 days to watch top names including Jenny Eclair, Owen Jones, Simon Callow, […]

Stage set for best festival!!

This year’s star-studded festival kicks off on Wednesday (19 October) with six days of music, comedy, readings, children’s shows, interviews, talks, workshops, and more. A host of well-known authors and speakers will perform at our festival, which runs until the evening of Monday 24 October. The packed line-up, which is full of exciting talent, aims […]

Live at the festival – Lauren Laverne’s Radio 6 Music show

BBC Radio 6 Music will be broadcasting live from the festival next week.  On Friday 21 October Lauren Laverne will be presenting her popular music and chat show from Rochdale Central Library at Number One Riverside on Smith Street from 10am – 1pm. Throughout the autumn the BBC is partnering with some of the UK’s […]

Festival First – getting on board for our literature feast

First Manchester is encouraging literature lovers to ditch their cars and travel to this month’s festival, by bus. With the increased use of customers using mobile phones on board the buses, First Manchester is also reminding customers that tickets can be purchased via their mobile Ticket App. Dwayne Wells, commercial development manager from First Manchester, […]