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Monday 14 October – Monday 21 October 2019

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Hidden Treasures tour

Walk like an Egyptian, right into the treasure vaults of ancient history! This magical mystery tour begins with a secret. The location (somewhere in Rochdale) will only be released 48 hours before the event, giving you just enough time to crack out your hat, whip and leather coat! You’ll be taken on a guided tour […]

Natasha Brown – Dennis the Menace and Friends – cupcake faces

Join Natasha in her cake shop, Brown’s Cakes, and be inspired by Dennis the Menace and friends. Have fun, create pesky sugarpaste figures and keep out of trouble whilst making your own naughty cupcake face out of icing! Please note: there are 2 events, one from 2.30pm-3.30pm and a second, from 4pm-5pm. Visit the Brown’s Cakes […]

Irene Peachey – Bookstart Bear’s Festival Time

Join award-winning and much-loved Early Years Library Worker, Irene Peachey, for some festival fun for the very young. Families will enjoy stories, songs, music and rhymes on a festival celebration theme, especially for the under 5s (older children are welcome). Bookstart Bear will be wearing fancy dress!  Why don’t you come along in fancy dress […]

Our Kids Social – Silent disco

Join Our Kids Social as they get ready to rock Rochdale! OKS bring their two channel silent disco to the festival this year so you can be sure there will be something for everyone to listen to. With kids’ pop on one channel and adults’ guilty pleasures on the other, it will be Candi Staton […]

Richard O’Neill – Polonius

Join storyteller and author Richard O’Neill reading from his latest book, Polonius the Pit Pony. When Polonius escapes from the coal mine where he’s worked all his life, he joins a family of Travellers. Although he enjoys the freedom and fresh air that their lifestyle offers, he wishes he could give something back in return. When […]

Maryanne Royle and Dr Karl Williams – Art Junkies

It’s not junk, it’s art. Or at least it soon will be… Join artist and recycling junkie Maryanne Royle as she teaches you how to turn everyday rubbish into art. Hear Dr Karl Williams explore the scientific approach to recycling and discover how a few tricks can turn one person’s garbage into another’s masterpiece. The workshop […]

John Piper’s Puppet Show

Enjoy electrifying entertainment from John Piper, well-known and much loved ventriloquist and magician. His show involves amazing magic, talking puppets and lots of audience participation, so get ready for lots of fun and excitement.

Young writers, we want you!

Aged 14 to 25? We’d love you to to contribute to ‘Unmasked’, a zine of stories, creative writing and art to be published later in 2018 by unmaskedzine.com To find out more, email unmasked@fluxmagazine.com