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Music • Community Events • Comedy • Children’s Activities • Pantomime • Theatre • Sports • Fayres


Contents Music Community Events Comedy Children’s Activities

Music Saturday 7 April, 28 April, 2 June, 23 June 2018

Monthly Soul and Motown Night Excellent dance floor, superb sound system, 350 capacity, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s sounds of Motown, Stax and Atlantic plus a bit of Mod beat for good measure. The best Motown DJ’s in the North West providing all your Soul needs.


Friendly atmosphere.


Tickets: £6 on the door


Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Doors Open: 7.30pm Show Starts: 8pm Finishes: 1am Licenced bar until 12.30am

Fayres Featured Forthcoming Events

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Soul and Motown Nite

Sunday 8 April 2018

Tommy Fleming in Concert Tommy Fleming has many times been described as the “Voice of Ireland” and is one of Ireland’s top entertainers with over 6 million YouTube hits and over 3 million album sales worldwide. After the huge success of “PADDY” the musical in Ireland & UK, Tommy is returning with his own concert for a tour in April 2018. After receiving critical acclaims for his acting and singing in “PADDY” he is returning to his roots as he celebrates 25 years as a professional singer. If you’ve seen Tommy in “PADDY” you won’t want to miss his concerts in April 2018. Tommy is regarded as one of the finest singers worldwide and is currently enjoying a hugely successful career. After 25 years honing his craft, Tommy is now taking his place at the forefront of popular music across the globe. The mere mention of a Tommy Fleming concert has ‘sold out’ signs being displayed at venues from Dublin to Darwin within the space of minutes. Tommy is celebrating 25 years as solo performer, to celebrate he has released a new album “Stories”. This album is a collection of his favourite songs and also includes some newly recorded special songs and the stories behind them. The title track was

written by Paul Brady and it also includes a special duet with Vince Gill. 32 tracks in a 2 CD pack one not to be missed. Tommy will be on his 25th anniversary tour from December to April in Ireland & UK. Tommy turns each song into his own with his own unique and powerful style touching emotions in you that only music can reach. Tommy is famous for his own arrangement of “Danny Boy”, “Isle of Inisfree” and “Hard Times” all songs that you know and love but you have never heard them until you hear Tommy Fleming’s versions. He also covers songs from “You Raise Me Up” to “Bridge over Troubled Waters”, “From a Distance” and “Something Inside So Strong” along with many more contemporary numbers. While Tommy’s music may be difficult to classify, fans use such words as “deeply emotional, romantic and sincere” to describe the feelings it evokes. One reviewer described his music as falling into a genre of Symphonic Pop that still awaits a name. Tommy’s unique talent has brought him worldwide recognition with several sell-out tours in Ireland, the UK, the US, Australia and Japan and he is now critically acclaimed to be one of the worlds’ finest singers of his generation. He also toured with the great Elaine Paige and Kenny Rogers in recent years. A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed with one song more haunting than the other. He has a universal appeal to all ages and backgrounds with a fan base that is growing stronger worldwide year by year. “I hope he doesn’t take up acting.” Liam Neeson Venue: Middleton Arena Tickets: £19 Doors Open: 7pm Show Starts: 7.30pm Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)


Friday 13 April 2018

The World Famous Elvis Show: Chris Connor Starring and produced by world renowned Elvis performer CHRIS CONNOR. With his 12 piece live band ‘THE STEELS’, & backing vocals by ‘The Sweet Harmonies’ . A magnificent two hour theatre production, recreating two popular Elvis Presley concerts. This show respectively and authentically recreates ELVIS at his very best recreating two concerts! selling out in all theatres! You will simply feel that you have been transported back in to time. If you were not lucky enough to see Elvis live, you will walk away from this concert feeling that you have! Many Elvis fans are left emotionally moved when they leave the show. There is only ONE Elvis Presley, however fans all around the world are talking about CHRIS CONNOR who is remarkably so very close to Elvis in both looks and voice and mannerisms.


Chris has worked very hard to become the world leading Elvis Performer, and he is very grateful for the continued support he receives from all fans across the globe. This show is made by Elvis fans for Elvis fans. You seriously do not want to miss this electric show!” Chris Connor’s Manager - Lisa Matthews “The best Elvis tribute show in the World.” The Telegraph Voted by the first ever worldwide Elvis Presley fan poll as ‘The Greatest Elvis Tribute in the World!’ awarded in Memphis. “Wow that boy is good, he looks just like Elvis with the same energy on stage.” Joe Esposito (Elvis best friend & tour manager) “Chris Connor is to me the closest thing to the King I’ve ever heard and ever seen in my life. I’m in shock, it’s simply amazing….” Martin Fontaine – (actor in the Elvis story) “I’ve been following Chris Connor’s career - he’s simply the best out there.” Jerry Shchilling (member of The Memphis Mafia and close friend) “SEEING IS BELIEVING”

“Chris has built a huge following all around the world. He is shy and very humble off stage, however on stage he transforms into Elvis, it can be at times very spooky. Chris makes sure that his tribute is respectful at all times, and as authentic as possible.

Venue: Middleton Arena

Audience members are left in tears and in shock during and after the shows, with the very close likeness in looks, voice, mannerisms and moves.

Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Tickets: Premium Seats £29, standard seats £26.50 Doors Open: 7.30pm Show Starts: 8pm

Friday 20 April 2018 Rochdale Music Society Present

Louko Piano Trio Erkki Louko - Violin Waynne Woo Seck Kwon - Cello Victor Lim - Piano This year, the Louko Trio was the first prize winner of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition in London in which their performance was praised for being ‘uniquely involving’. They have been first prize winners of the RNCM Hirsch Prize, the Nossek Prize and the Christopher Rowland Ensemble of the Year in 2016. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Tickets: Adults £15, Concessions £13, Students £5, Children £1 Doors Open: 7pm Show Starts: 7.30pm

Saturday 28 April 2018

Faith - The George Michael Legacy A stunning celebration of one the greatest singer – songwriters of all time. Featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks and his 8 piece band. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records, from Wham to his solo career, the show uses actual video footage from The George Michael 25 live tour and is a 2 hour spellbinding spectacle of his songs such as; Club Tropicana, I’m Your Man, Faith, Fast love, Outside, Freedom, A Different Corner, Father Figure, Careless Whisper and many, many more. If you are a fan and you know every word of these songs, join us on a journey and celebrate the incredible legacy George left us all “Uncanny, looks and sounds like the real superstar” The Stage Magazine. Venue: Middleton Arena Tickets: £22.50 plus booking fees Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)


Monday 30 April 2018

Friday 4 May 2018

Michael English in Concert

WANNABE - The Spice Girls Show

Following the huge success of Michael’s previous visit UK tour in 2017, he returns in 2018 & brings his wonderful show to Middleton Arena with the legendary Brendan Shine, who joins him as his special guest on the night. Michael has gone from strength to strength in the last 4 years packing out venues all over Ireland & The UK for both concerts & dances. Michael & his talented Band are renowned for their energetic performances & with Michael’s musical talents he plays both his famous “red piano” & accordion at his shows. He is dedicated to giving his followers an unforgettable show each time they see him. And with accolades like “Best Country Dance Band” at The Irish Country Music Awards & “Performer of the year” at The Sunday World country Music Awards under his belt there is no stopping the Kildare man! Michael has just released his 1st ever Live DVD which is being followed by a live album.


Spice Girls remain the biggest girl band of all time with 9 Number 1 singles, 80 million record sales, world tours, movies & a musical to their name. Featuring your favourite Spice Girls hits, the Wannabe show recreates the era of Girl Power and gives you a night out to remember! From the chart stomping ‘Spice Up Your Life’ through to the hip shaking ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, they will take you on a Spice World journey that will make you Zig-A-Zig-Ahhhh. “The perfect girls night out!” The Venue, London Swing it, shake it, move it, make it down however you can. Costumes, groups & families all welcome for the biggest 90’s party in town. Come and join Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty & Baby Spice on the smash hit touring sensation not to be missed! Hi, si, ja, hold tight!

Venue: Middleton Arena

Venue: Middleton Arena

Tickets: Adults £25, Concessions £23

Tickets: £19

Doors Open: 7pm

Doors Open: 7.30pm

Show Starts: 7.30pm

Show Starts: 8pm

Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Friday 18 May 2018

Supersonic 70’s Show ‘The Supersonic 70’s’ are a 6 piece ‘100% live’ band, with both male & female lead vocals featuring the incredible ‘Cat suited wondergirl’ Janey Bombshell, one of the finest female singers in the UK. Janey adds some real ‘Agnetha glamour’ alongside co-lead vocalist Mark Keen, the ‘velvet voiced’ singing sensation with the moves to match! The top flight band of musicians alongside have a wealth of experience worldwide & include guitarist/ vocalist Greg Hart, who has played and written for Asia, Mike Oldfield & Donna Summer, former Ultravox & Dannii Minogue, bassist Gary Williams & the wizardry of musical director & keyboardist/ Vocoder Andy Stewart, who is the Grandson of the late great Arthur Askey! Completing the line-up is Andy Fox, a drummer who has played with Thin Lizzy’s Brian Robertson. Since 2011 the show has toured constantly throughout the UK, and they have whipped up a ‘Seventies sea of nostalgia’ to ecstatic fans wherever they play. Where the women sing along to every word, and the men ‘air guitar’ at will, it really is one huge 70’s party, and everyone is up and dancing in the aisles - Yes, it is that kind of show, which has been described by many venues as the ‘finest 70’s show in years’, with Janey’s extraordinary vocals in particular being described as ‘West End quality’.

The bands highly energetic and visual presentation does not skimp on humour either, and amongst the supreme musicianship, fun is guaranteed with plenty of laughs along the way in this cavalcade of a show. With genuine 70’s costumes with all the glitz and blitz you would expect from this colourful era of denim, satin & leather, & completed with visuals, backdrop, & original ‘Chopper Bikes’ (stage size allowing), this sensational show really is not to be missed. You may even get so see a real ‘Womble’ too... “So come join the band in their travelling 70s time machine, back to the days when pop really was at its best” Venue: Middleton Arena Tickets: £18 Doors Open: 7pm Show Starts: 7.30pm Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

With a set list boasting an impressive range to suit everyone, with the emphasis on great ‘hit’ songs from this golden era of music. ‘The Supersonic 70s’ will take you down memory lane with some of the biggest classic hits from the 70’s, many that most bands would not dare to attempt! From the towering majesty of ‘Queen, John Miles, The Carpenters & ELO, the band also perform stunning renditions of chart toppers by 10cc, Andrew Gold & Pilot. These are just some of the highlights in this pop packed show that also includes the ultimate ‘PinUp tunes’ from David Essex, Abba, The Osmonds, David Cassidy, Elton John, Kiki Dee & Olivia Newton John, plus not forgetting Glam Rock giants like Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro & Bay City Rollers. If that’s not enough then add in those ‘Classic UK Eurovision hits’, and you cannot help but join in the fun!


Friday 18 May 2018 Rochdale Music Society Present

Kosmos Harriet Mackenzie - Violin Meg Hamilton - Viola Milos Milivojevic - Accordian According to Richard Morrison of The Times, Kosmos performs with “telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, intellectual curiosity and impeccable musicianship.” The members are soloists in their own right and each brings their individual flavour to the group. The programme will include a dazzling journey across the globe, drawing on a fascinating variety of world music and classical influences. “Revelatory… brilliantly done.” Daily Telegraph “Amongst the brightest of the rising stars in Britain… truly exceptional.” FE News Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Tickets: Adults £15, Concessions £13, Students £5, Children £1 Doors Open: 7pm Show Starts: 7.30pm

Saturday 26 May 2018

I’m Still Standing – The Elton John Story Sir Elton Hercules John CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time. In a career spanning five decades, he has achieved 38 gold and 31 platinum or multi-platinum albums, has sold more than 300 million records worldwide, and holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time. Since launching his first tour in 1970, Elton has over 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries to his credit. I’M STILL STANDING – THE ELTON JOHN STORY takes you on a journey through Elton’s illustrious, unparalleled career with an amazing live band recreating the authentic sound of a live Elton concert, performing classics such as Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Your Song, Candle In The Wind, Pinball Wizard, Rocket Man, Crocodile Rock and I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues, to name just a few! The band are stunning to watch and play the tracks with great energy and all 100% live. Finished off with beautiful projections, replica costumes and a baby grand to boot, this is an electrifying evening of classic hits not to be missed - the best party in town! I’M STILL STANDING – THE ELTON JOHN STORY will have you singing and dancing all night long! Expect a fabulously entertaining and dynamic evening, watching this fantastic tribute to Sir Elton - shut your eyes and you’ll think you’re listening to the ‘Queen of Pop’ himself! Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Tickets: £18 Doors Open: 7pm Show Starts: 7.30pm


Saturday 26 May 2018

Friday 1 June 2018

Rock & Roll Dreams Come True (A Meatloaf Tribute)

Twist & Shout - The Ultimate 60’s Show

Rock and Roll Dreams Came True is a theatre show tribute based on the man himself, Meat Loaf!

Twist & Shout – an all-star cast from the West End deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late sixties.

In this epic 2 hour extravaganza, starring the internationally acclaimed Peter Young and supported by his exceptionally talented backing band, Rock and Roll Dreams Came True is the only show you need to see to experience an a evening as close to seeing Meat Loaf himself. The unique musicianship of this 8 piece live band, complete with Jim Steinman (Mike Corfield) on piano, will transport you to another world, to experience the Rock and Roll phenomenon that is.... Meat Loaf. With the help of the 8 piece live band, video projections, set, incredible light show, choreography and dancers, this show promises to have you rocking out to all of Meat Loaf’s greatest hits. Spanning his extensive musical career, this show follows the highs and the lows that helped contribute to the making of one of the world’s most prolific stars. If you’re a fan of Meat Loaf….this show is not to be missed!! Venue: Middleton Arena

Sing and dance along with an all-star West End cast to the music of The Beatles, Hermans Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more... Featuring incredible performances and beautiful bespoke costumes, Twist & Shout will transport you back to the sights and sounds of the ‘Swinging Sixties’. With over 40 songs this is a non-stop feast of music that features a 4 piece live band and cast of 6 singers and dancers performing hits such as; She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Ferry Cross The Mersey and so many more. This show will leave on your feet and dancing in the aisles!

Tickets: Adults £21, Concessions and Under 16s £17

Venue: Middleton Arena

Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Doors Open: 7pm

Tickets: Adults £20, Concessions £19 Show Starts: 7.30pm (show length including interval 115 minutes.) Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)


Saturday 9 June 2018

The Quo Experience Featuring Mat Letley The Quo Experience is delighted to announce that the legendary former Status Quo drummer Matt Letley will be joining the band for a number of shows around the UK during 2018. As full-time drummer with Status Quo between 2000 and 2013, Matt is beyond doubt a Status Quo legend! He has been dearly missed by many thousands of Quo fans around the world and all involved with TQE feel proud and privileged to have him on board as an on-going part of the team in 2018. Matt performed with The Quo Experience at The White Rock in Hastings back in July 2017 and says “The special chemistry I felt onstage with Shaun Michaels as ‘Francis Rossi’ and Dave Crawte as ‘Rick Parfitt’ was a key factor in attracting me to perform with The Quo Experience again”, describing the experience as… “an excellent show, really capturing the essence of the Quo I played with for 13 years - the attention to detail was awesome!” The Quo Experience show features all the bestknown Status Quo hits spreading over five decades including Rockin’ All Over The World, Whatever You Want, Down Down, Living On An Island, In The Army Now, What You’re Proposing, Burning Bridges and many more. With such an impressive line-up of seriously experienced musicians and passionate Quo fans, along with a breath-taking stage show that includes the legendary Status Quo wall of white


Marshalls and a Bose Pro PA, The Quo Experience is fully armed to take the act as far as is possibly achievable in the tribute band industry. The Quo Experience is, however, not just another Quo tribute band - it is an ‘experience’; an ongoing chance to ‘experience’ the sounds and looks of “Britain’s biggest singles chart band of all time” as we all remember it! Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Tickets: £20 Doors Open: 7pm Show Starts: 7.30pm

Saturday 29 June 2018

Ultimate Bublé

Community Events

Mark Daniels as Ultimate Bublé performs the biggest hits of Michael Bublé in this stunning live tribute show featuring his incredible live band.

Tuesday 3 April & 29 May 2018

The show’s big band sound, along with Mark’s mesmerising likeness to the modern day Canadian crooner, will appeal to fans of traditional big band music and Michael Bublé alike.

By appointment only at or call 0300 123 23 23.

Mark’s charismatic nature, powerful vocals and boyish charm, are all perfectly packaged in true tuxedo style. A sleek, polished performance with a top coat of class and sophistication.

NHS Blood Donation Sessions Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Session 1: 12.55pm - 3.15pm Session 2: 4.35pm - 7.45pm

In amongst a croony repertoire of pop standards, expect some show stopping, spontaneous banter as Mark effortlessly hands out doses of unrehearsed humour and wit that you would expect from Michael Bublé himself. On stage, expect to see lots of laughs, great humour and admirable camaraderie between Mark and his band. Backed by some of the finest musicians in the country, this line up is an absolute musical powerhouse. If you like to feel the music, laugh till your stomach hurts and leave wanting more, then be sure to join us for an incredible night of live music. Venue: Middleton Arena Tickets: £19 Doors Open: 7pm Show Starts: 7.30pm Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)


Comedy Thursday 7 June 2018

Buzz Hawkins: The Man Behind The Bradshaws Celebrating 35 years on road and radio, twice nominated for the Sony Radio Award for ‘Best Use Of Comedy’, writer-voicer-producer Buzz Hawkins brings radio’s longest running favourite funny family ‘The Bradshaws’ to life on stage before your very eyes (with some help from little Billy Bradshaw). Armed with the new comedy song album ‘Catchy Choruses & Daft Bits’, the funniest nostalgia you’ll ever see, and with thirty-five years of comedy writing to go at, you can expect an unforgettable rib-cracking night out. “Amazing!” Peter Kay “A national treasure” John Henshaw “Magic” Bernard Wrigley “Set to rule the world” Eamonn O’Neal Venue: Middleton Arena Tickets: £15 Doors Open: 7pm Show Starts: 7.30pm Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)


Saturday 9 June 2018

Rich Hall’s Hoedown Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries - Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You and Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown have built him a new legion of followers, as has appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself. The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There’s stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, footstomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don’t own a hoe. Venue: Middleton Arena Tickets: £17 Doors Open: 7.30pm Show Starts: 8pm Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Children’s Activities Tuesday 10 April 2018

Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor From the team behind Marty MacDonald’s Farm and Santa’s Christmas Wish comes the most chocolatey Easter show ever… Everyone is excited about the Easter Bunny’s singing competition but who will Fluffy think has got The Eggs Factor? Marty MacDonald, Henrietta the Hen and Professor Pinky are all going to enter, but can’t choose which song to sing… can you help them practice and see if YOU have The Eggs Factor too? The prize is an exciting visit to the hidden Chocolate Factory - and a special chocolate treat from the Easter Bunny himself! Come and join the fun, songs and laughter down at the Chocolate Factory in… Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor - then meet the Easter Bunny afterwards and receive a special Easter treat! Songs include children’s favourites: Old MacDonald Had A Farm, Wheels On The Bus, The Grand Old Duke Of York, The Hokey Cokey, I Am The Music Man, Jack and Jill, Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush and more! Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor is a family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds and lasts for 40 minutes, followed by our popular meet, greet and treat with the Easter Bunny himself – including a free Easter treat for every child! Visit for more information. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Tickets: Adults £8, Children £7.50, Family £26 (2 adults and 2 children) Doors Open: 1.30pm Show Starts: 2.00pm


Friday 6 April 2018

Beauty and The Beast Easter Panto Starring comedy legend Bobby Davro and CBBC’s Tracy Beaker – Dani Hamer… Don’t miss another fun-filled Easter pantomime from the same team behind The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan. With a star cast, impressive music, energetic dance routines as well as plenty of jokes, slapstick and heaps of audience participation! Our spellbinding pantomime for Easter 2018 tells the story of Beauty who longs for romance and adventure, a bad-mannered Prince who is


transformed into a Beast to teach him a lesson and a good Fairy who makes both their dreams come true. Join us during the Easter school holidays at Middleton Arena for a show filled with spectacular pantomime magic, dazzling production numbers and of course jokes galore for all the family! Venue: Middleton Arena Tickets: Adult £20, Concessions £18 and Family Ticket (Group of 4) £69 Performances: 2pm & 6pm Buy tickets online or in person at the Box Office or ring 0300 303 8633. (A transaction fee of £1.50 applies to online & telephone bookings plus a postage charge of £1.50 if required.)

Theatre Friday 25 May 2018

The Dreamers and the Temple Brothers Alan Mosca and Bryan Byng have been members of the Dreamers for over 37 years there pedigree speaks for itself having been part of Freddie and the Dreamers and members of the band that contained a true superstar of the Sixties, Freddie Garrity. They toured along with Freddie in many country’s including Australia, The Middle East and Europe. Mosca and Byng were on the second British Invasion tour of America along with The Searchers and Gerry and The Pacemakers and of course Freddie and The Dreamers. They appeared many times on TV shows both home and abroad including Cilla’s Surprise Surprise, Noel Edmunds House Party and Australian TV shows. The Dreamers have toured non-stop and were part of The Original Sensational Sixties Experience Show, one of the most successful touring shows in the UK today. Indeed Alan Mosca hosts and compares the show to this very day. The Dreamers regularly topped the bill at Butlin’s Holiday centres for over 20 years a record they are very proud of and have been regular headliners for Warner’s one of the most prestigious engagements on the Sixties circuit.

With live acoustic guitars and flawless harmonies, all the hits are performed in the original keys that The Everly Brothers recorded in their early years, so you don’t lose any of that magic that the Everlys created. Taking you on a walk back down memory lane with all the classic songs that you remember. In a relatively short space of time a sizable and loyal following has formed with the band playing to full houses up and down the country – notably including London’s 100 Club and The Jazz Café. ‘Cathy’s Clown’ ‘ Walk Right Back’ ‘Ebony Eyes’ ‘Bird Dog’ ‘Dream’ ‘Let It Be Me’ ‘Love Hurts’ Devoted To You’ ‘Til I Kissed Ya’ ‘Wake Up Little Suzie’ ‘When Will I Be Loved’ plus many many more…. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Tickets: Adults £20, Children and Concessions £18 Doors Open: 7pm Show Starts: 7.30pm

Recently they have seen a change in personal with long time members Ray Martin and Paul Jackson moving on purely for logistical reasons, with Ray recently married and moving to Kent and Paul pursuing lucrative business offers. It is by good fortune that the Dreamers have welcomed to the band two of the most professional artists around - The Temple Brothers, an act in their own right as one of the country’s leading tribute acts to The Everly Brothers. With their blend of vocals and musicianship The Dreamers will continue to go from strength to strength. Our Aim sixties music to fill the dance floor from an authentic sixties group. The Temple Brothers are the UK’s No.1 tribute to The Everly Brothers and are proud to announce the return of their self produced theatre show. The only show of its kind dedicated to the music of one of the greatest harmony duo’s the Everly Brothers. Just as the Everly Brothers were the Temple Brothers are real life brothers, their harmonies are unlike anything ever heard, truly not to be missed. 15

Sports Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 2018

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 May 2018

Heywood Chess Congress Sessions Of Play

Health & Healing Festival

Rate of Play 40 moves in 1 hour 40 minutes, after which each player has a further 20 minutes to finish the game. Swiss system of pairings. Grading January 2018 ECF grades will be used. Players not in possession of a current ECF grade must state their last published grade, and the year to which it applied. Players with no official grading must give evidence in writing of their playing strength and all their latest chess playing results.

Come & Join us for a Great day out. 50+ Fabulous Exhibition Stands with Free talks, demonstrations & workshops & Free Prize Draws. Come Early To Book Talks, Therapies & Readings. Refreshments, Disabled Access and Parking all available. For further information and a free programme see Contact by Email: or call 01423 873259. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre

Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £4 (2 - day pass Adults £9 Concessions £7)

Use the contact us form to send an email to Bill O’Rourke, the organiser of the Heywood Congress.

Accompanied under 15’s FREE

Venue: Heywood Civic Centre Saturday 16 June Opening Ceremony: 8.50am Round 1: 9am-1pm Round 2: 1.45pm-5.45pm Round 3: 6.15pm-10.15pm Sunday 17 June Round 4: 9.30am-1.30pm Round 5: 2.15pm-6.15pm Prize Giving Ceremony: 6.20pm-6.30pm



Times: 10am - 5pm each day

Featured Forthcoming Events Friday 20 July 2018

Friday 7 September 2018

King of Pop - The Legend Continues

We Say Yeah - The Cliff Richard Story

Friday 14 September 2018 Friday 27 July 2018

Rhinestone Cowboy - The Glen Campbell Story

BLACK MAGIC – The Little Mix Show

Friday 21 September 2018 Saturday 1 September 2018

Totally Tina

The Simon and Garfunkel Story (50th Anniversary Tour)




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Heywood Civic Centre is fully accessible to public areas with disabled lift to the upper floor. Customers are invited to discuss any special needs in advance. There is free parking to the side of the building with designated disabled parking bays. Car Park access is via Hornby Street.

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Middleton Arena is located two minutes from the town centre, bus station and additional pay and display car parking. By car, Middleton is approx five minutes from the M60 (Junction 19) and the M62 (Junction 19) and 15 minutes from Manchester City Centre. Licensed Bar and Café available.


Middleton Arena is fully accessible to public areas with lift to upper floors. Customers are invited to discuss any special needs. There is free on-site parking for 90 cars to the rear of the building with disabled and family parking bays to the front. Car park access is via LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way.

Middleton’s and Heywood’s premier venues for Entertainment, Concerts, Theatrical Shows and Business Meetings. For information about hiring either venue for your event please visit

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Link4Life is the trading name of Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust. Registered Charity No: 1118610

Events Guide - April-June 2018  

Middleton’s and Heywood’s premier venues for Entertainment, Concerts, Theatrical Shows and Business Meetings. For information about hiring e...

Events Guide - April-June 2018  

Middleton’s and Heywood’s premier venues for Entertainment, Concerts, Theatrical Shows and Business Meetings. For information about hiring e...