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Monday 14 October – Monday 21 October 2019

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Terms and conditions

Last updated: 2 August 2018.

The Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these terms and conditions that take effect from the date of first use.

The festival cannot refund money or exchange tickets, except in the case of a cancelled performance.

Rochdale Borough Council reserves the right to change artists or programmes as necessary.


All timings are approximate and are for guidance only.


Please arrive in plenty of time. It is not always possible to admit latecomers once an event has started and we reserve the right to refuse admission to any performance until a suitable break.

Unticketed events

Some free events may have limited capacity and entry cannot be guaranteed. Please arrive early.


Some events or shows may be filmed or photographed. Selecting a ticket affirms your consent to the filming, sound recording, or photographing of yourself as a member of the audience.


Material featured on this site is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The Crown copyright protected material (other than the Royal Arms and departmental or agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context or for a political purpose. Where any of the Crown copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

The permission to reproduce Crown protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Rochdale Borough Council encourages users to establish hypertext links to this site.

Organised activities

Although we do everything in our power to ensure the information on the website is up to date, we cannot take responsibility for inaccurate information, or for any loss, damage or injury caused as a result of this information being provided to you.

If you have concerns about any organisation that appears on the site, please contact us.


Photographic images are occasionally used for journalistic or artistic purposes. Whenever possible Rochdale Borough Council obtains (either directly or through third parties) the express permission for images of people to be used on the site. However, this is not always possible for group photographs.

Should a member of the public object to their image being contained in any such photograph they should contact us and the photograph will be removed.

Using our logo

The Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival and Rochdale Borough Council logos are subject to copyright law and you must seek our permission before using them in any links to this site.


We are not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites. Listing should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

Virus protection awareness

It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

Privacy on this website

Information about privacy.


This website and material relating to government information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), is provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We use reasonable effort to include and update information on this website, we do not however, make any representation as to its accuracy or completeness. The Council is not liable for any loss or damages arising from use of this site or from reliance placed on any material published on it.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the service that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

Service of documents by email in legal proceedings is not accepted.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.