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Monday 14 October – Monday 21 October 2019

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Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival 2017 video

Performance poet Tony Walsh read some of his best known work as well as a co-operative themed poem he’d written especially for the festival to bring 2017 to a close. The hugely popular artist got a standing ovation at the sold-out show on Monday evening. Over the seven-day festival over 3,000 people watched top literary names that also included Jenny Eclair, Alan Johnson, Terry Waite CBE, Jessica Rankin and Mandasue Heller