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EDIToR Colin Meredith email@example.com
FEEL GooD FACToR Festival fun
FUnDRAISInG In STYLE At nutters Restaurant
56 GIRL on A TERRACE Meet Dale’s biggest fan
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Style celebrates 7 years
59 JUST GASSInG Motoring expert, Mark D’Apice
STYLE EXCLUSIVE Corrie’s Samia Smith
FACE oF STYLE Winners announced
62 GooD FooD GUIDE Dine out in Style this season
SERVICE WITH A SMILE Rochdale’s retail gems
WHITWoRTH nEWS Catching up on local life
SHoPPInG CEnTRE Fashion & fundraising
WHATS CooKInG? Britain’s Best Dish
20 LoCAL HISToRY Rochdale’s textile industry
HoSPICE nEWS Recent events at Springhill Hospice
22 WHAT A LIFE! Meet Weatherfield’s vicar
CoMPETITIonS Fantastic prizes up for grabs!
78 CoMMUnITY Catching up with life in Rochdale
IT’S A MAD WoRLD Milnrow’s thespians
PREVIEW 9-page what’s on guide
JUST FoR KIDS Wordsearch, colouring & jokes!
28 FESTIVE FUn Christmas shopping guide
30 ALL WRAPPED UP Gifts for all the family 34 JEWEL In THE CRoWn Littleborough’s own jeweller
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40 FASHIon TIPS Autumn/winter trends 42 SERUM In THE CITY Beauty advice from our expert
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Fun Lovin’ FeeL Good FestivaL
ousands of people packed into Rochdale town centre for the recent Feel Good Festival, to enjoy an array of music, food and family entertainment. e big main stage by Rochdale Town Hall was opened by local band e Fellons, followed by Doyle & e Fourfathers, Ellen & e Escapades, and Frankie & e Heartstrings. Badly Drawn Boy then treated the enthusiastic crowd to a mixture of his greatest hits and new material. Next, kings of cool - ‘Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ brought some New York funk to the town hall Celebrity chefs Ainsley Harriott, Aazam Ahmad, Andrew Nutter and Alison Seagrave created some magic in the kitchen, with their live cookery masterclasses. An extended festival market, selling food and
square and they had the crowd of thousands dancing for well over an hour! Event Organiser Debbie O’Brien commented: “It was great to see so many families enjoying themselves, and I think that once again we showed
gis, proved a hit with residents and visitors from
that Rochdale can stage one of the best festivals
across the region.
Strawberry Sparkle The sun was shining for the annual Strawberry Sparkle Gem Appeal fundraiser at Nutters restaurant in Norden. Andrew Nutter laid on a lavish lunch for the ladies who supported the event, raising ÂŁ2500 for the charity.
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celebrates its 7th birthday! This edition marks an impressive seven years of Rochdale Style Magazine. over the years, our family-run publication has gained a deserved reputation for the quality of its features, as we continue to share our belief that Rochdale is a great place to live. We urge our readers to support Rochdale’s fantastic local businesses who make the magazine possible. They have been behind us every step of the way, even in difficult financial times. This edition is packed full of places to dine and things to do this season, plus plenty of Christmas gift
ideas! There’s also an exclusive interview with Coronation Street favourite Samia Smith. We hope you enjoy this edition and look forward to bringing you more good news about Rochdale in 2012. Colin Meredith Editor
“Style is bright, classy and full of local information.” Sheila Kershaw, Rochdale “It contains lots of positive information about Rochdale and a useful events guide.” Emma Wild, Norden “Very well put together, loads of information on all subjects.” Mrs K Hill, Smallbridge “Style puts Rochdale in a different light; surprisingly stylish, informative and interesting.” Corrinne Littlewood, Edenfield “Great quality magazine with a positive, informative view of Rochdale.” Janet Bamford, Bamford “Style highlights things in Rochdale I didnt know existed, very informative and a fun read.” Jill Alan, Littleborough “I like the local feel to the magazine and how it supports them against their corporate competitors.” Miss Hickey, Passmonds “I like the way Style keeps me in touch with what’s going on and how it shows the beauty of Rochdale and it’s surrounding villages.” Pamela Curran, Whitworth “Style has a modern feel, with a good layout, photography and interesting articles. I am actually drawn to ads for a change, I love it.” Mrs Chapman, Middleton “An extremely interesting and informative magazine, something for everyone” D Douglas Milnrow “It’s the pride of our alley” Andrew Warburton, Rochdale “We love all the ideas for things to do and places to go locally” Kim King, Castleton
LoCaL SoLiCitor warnS of "DiY" wiLLS. Molesworths Solicitors of rochdale are here to help you.
We all need a bit of help at some point in our lives, whether individually, as a couple or a family, at work, at home or with a business Protecting our assets and making sure that the right people receive what we want them to receive after we have passed away, has always been of paramount importance to most of us.
Will is read, leaving a potential time bomb. That is why we urge people to get in touch with us at our offices in Rochdale’s town centre if they have any concerns about their Will or would like advice on writing one”.
However, as the BBC's "Panorama" recently highlighted, some people are making the wrong choice of who makes their Will or deals with their By using a solicitor, you can be assured that they are regulated, insured Estate by either writing their own or using the services of will writing if things go wrong, have the necessary experience and a comprehensive companies that can often lead to costly and time consuming complications grasp and understanding of the law relating to Wills and Probate. They are at a later date. duty bound to be clear and up front with their fees, and those fees are often a lot less then people believe. Don’t be fooled by adverts showing low Louise Salisbury, Partner and Wills and Probate Specialist with local prices and make sure you know the full cost before making up your mind. Rochdale law firm Molesworths Bright Clegg points out: Molesworths can help you with the following: "Many Wills cover very complex scenarios and in our experience it is • Making your Will • Reviewing your Will vitally important that you seek independent legal advice when entering • Trust • Probate into one. Solicitors who specialise in Wills and Probate know what they are doing and have had the requisite training and more importantly they • Inheritance Tax • Lasting Powers of Attorney are both properly regulated and fully insured, therefore representing good • Residential Care Planning • Court of Protection Issues value for money” Molesworths Solicitors offer a full range of legal services, so whether Louise, who is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and STEP you are buying or selling your home or commercial property, want to (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners) continues: make or review your will, need advice on probate or estate planning, have family problems, have been injured or involved in an accident that wasn’t “A recent survey taken by STEP found that 3 out of 4 solicitors had your fault, or are experiencing problems at work as an employer or come across negligently drafted Wills in the last couple of years. Sadly, I predict that this number will rise as and when people pass away and their employee, then please visit www.molesworths.com for more details.
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Popular 29-year-old actress, Samia Smith, is best known for playing Maria Connor in Coronation Street, having been on our television screens for the past eleven years.
I caught up with Samia to discuss life on the street, emotional scenes, motherhood and her top Style tips…
How did you first get into acting?
What have been your favourite
receive the scripts two weeks before filming.
I started acting classes and drama classes at six
storylines so far?
Although, I have heard there are some exciting
years old and then did catalogue modelling.
My favourite storylines have been Maria and
storylines next year and rumour has it there could
When I first auditioned for Corrie I was recalled
Liam’s wedding, together with the Tony Gordon
be a new man in Maria’s life!
with the producer, director and the casting
So will Maria find true love?
director and after a second audition I was offered the part of Maria. So you can imagine how it felt
What has been your most difficult
That is the 60,000 dollar question. Maria has
being only 17 years old and having a part in one
scene to film?
found love a few times but then lost it. The
of the country’s most popular soaps.
My most difficult scene was definitely the episode
biggest love is her son Liam.
where Maria gave birth to a stillborn baby. It was
emotionally draining and took me a long time to
Any gossip about the rest of the cast?!
Maria is a brilliant character to play. She is like the
get over it.
Lots of the boys like to play pranks on each other, Alan Halsall [Tyrone] is the biggest culprit and the
girl next door, but unfortunately she has had a lot
of bad luck. She is still hopeful of finding love and
Any exciting storylines coming up?
she is certainly a good friend to have around.
All the storylines are top secret and we only
Who is your best mate on the street?
department as well and the
I have two best mates on the street, Jane Danson
clothes are fabulous.
[Leanne] and Alison King [Carla]. Jane, Alison and myself live very close together and we all
If you weren’t acting,
have children, so it's nice to meet up and have
what would you be
day dates with the kids.
doing? I would like to run a tea shop
You’ve been on Corrie since you were
and finish my psychology
just 17, what has it been like to grow
course that I couldn't finish
up on national television?
My friends and family don't treat me any differently, it's just the way it's always been.
What advice would
Sometimes it’s a bit weird when I go out, but it is
you give to aspiring
something I have always been used to.
actors and actresses? Believe in yourself and try not
Do you get recognised a lot?
to take rejection too
I get recognised all the time and there are lots of
personally. It's very hard when
people who think it’s for real; what they see on TV -
you do get rejected but take it
they think that is my every day life! Many fans call
on the chin and carry on.
me Maria when I am out but I really don’t mind.
What do you like to do Being in the public eye, do you feel
in your spare time?
under pressure to look good 24/7?
I spend time with my two year
It’s certainly more pressure than if I had a normal
old daughter Freya, watch
job, but being a busy mum looking good isn’t my
films and read a lot - usually I
priority on my days off.
have two books on the go at once. And I like watching all
Samia shopping at 25Ten Boutique in Rochdale
very strange to her… but she does know the theme tune of Corrie!
What are your ambitions for the future? Hopefully to keep on doing the job that I love, to be the best mum that I can be to my daughter and to carry on working hard.
Are you planning to stay on the You have been voted one of the
the cookery programmes, such as Come Dine
sexiest women in the world by FHM
With Me and Britain’s Best Dish… they give me
I have just signed a contract for another year and
readers and a previous winner of
ideas on what to cook at home.
most certainly for the foreseeable future will not
Inside Soap’s ‘Sexiest Female’ award.
be going anywhere.
What are your top Style tips?
What couldn’t you live without?
My top style tips would be to wear what you feel
The one thing I could not live without is my
comfortable in, for instance classic pieces and not
daughter Freya, who has brought so much
necessarily what's in fashion at the time.
happiness to my life.
I shop a lot in the Trafford Centre and also in
What does Freya think of her mum
Manchester. 25 Ten in Rochdale is a great
being on the tv?
boutique, it's great that they have a men's
She doesn't quite understand it yet, it’s clearly
Ruth Meredith www.rochdalestyle.com
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Thank you for the hundreds of entries we received for the Face of Style competition, which saw our winner Anya HowardCofield grace the cover of the last edition. Congratulations to our other featured winners James Trainor and Tyler & Logan Headley, who each enjoyed a professional photoshoot with Ruth Meredith Photography, plus designer outfits courtesy of Kids Couture, Littleborough.
tyler & Logan Headley are both wearing Timberland outfits from Kids Couture.
tyler & Logan Headley are both wearing Timberland outfits from Kids Couture.
the following runners-up also enjoyed a photoshoot with ruth Meredith Photographyâ€Ś Elena Hurst Lewis Wales Jaiden Hibbert Richie Bebb Joseph Broderick Jake Ramsden Brooke Roberts
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Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre was transformed into an autumn wonderland as the latest trends and styles were paraded up and down the catwalk for Rochdale Exchange’s annual fashion show.
Throughout the day customers could get style advice from a fashion guru helping them decide which colours suited them best and Boots offered shoppers mini makeovers and beauty advice.
As twelve o’clock approached the music was turned up loud and the models from Rochdale Exchange came out to strut their stuff. The four shows included daywear, ‘walk in the park’ and of course partywear from Beales, officers Club and River Island.
After every show a free raffle was drawn to win a variety of prizes ranging from £50 vouchers to spend in the centre, a Boots luxury hamper and a beautiful bouquet from Simply flowers in the Rochdale Market.
CHARITY BALL FoR THE CHRISTIE Rochdale Town Hall was awash with glitz and glamour as people arrived for The Rochdale Exchange Vegas night Charity Ball, organised to raise money for The Christie charity. Vegas showgirls greeted guests as they arrived at the Town Hall and enjoyed the champagne reception.
Lorenzo o’Reilly, Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre manger, commented: “The night was a huge success, there was a great turn out and everyone enjoyed themselves, as well as raising a lot of money for The Christie.”
Christine Mathewson, from The Christie added: “It is wonderful that In the Great Hall guests were invited to Rochdale Exchange have selected The play blackjack and roulette before the Christie as their chosen charity for 2011. They have been raising money five course meal was served. Guests were entertained by singing sensation throughout the year and the ball Paul Pashley, best known for singing at alone raised over £6000.” Wayne Rooney’s wedding.
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WHERE THERE’S MUCK THERE'S BRASS Local author, Terry Whitworth, delves into Rochdale’s famous textile history in his book ‘BOBBINS’. It makes for an interesting read, looking back to when the textile industry was the main employer in Rochdale.
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BOBBINS looks at the history of the town and the families who played an important part in the shaping of the textile industry and Rochdale; the Brights, the Kemps (of Kelsall and Kemp) the Harveys (of Fothergill & Harvey), the Royds, the Smiths, the Walmsleys and the Cleggs, several of whom became members of parliament. e books informs us that Hanging Road Mill, oﬀ Toad Lane, was Rochdale’s ﬁrst cotton mill built in 1791, however, it was not until aer the 1830’s that cotton became the principal production of the town. Eventually, four times as many people were employed in Cotton than in Woollen mills. It was between 1890 and 1910 that the landscape of Rochdale began its dramatic change. e Archetypal ‘Lancashire Cotton Mills” were built, 5 or 6 storeys high, close to the Rochdale canal for the supply of water for their huge Lancashire boilers. With their usual red brick chimney, they oen had short names that would ﬁt on the chimney such as ERA, STAR and CREST. As a young child in the 1950’s I remember vividly my daily trips with my mother to the work’s nursery, when she was employed at 20
Era Ring Mill on Woodbine Street, Rochdale. She worked as a card tenter in the cardroom, which I remember being a dusty, noisy place. e Era mill was opened in 1898 and was described in e Observer at the time as one of the ﬁnest mills of its kind in the town. In its heyday, in the mid 1950’s, it had 60,000 ring spindles, spinning American super quality yarns and employed 450 operatives. e Era mill nursery, where I spent my formative years, catered for 50 children from six months up to the age of ﬁve. I remember our Christmas parties with a visit from Santa and my mother bringing home lots of chocolate at Christmas from her work’s footins. is was a ‘saving up club’ throughout the year and goodies were bought and shared out at Christmas. e Era really looked aer the welfare of its workers, with a spacious garden for workers to relax in and a canteen and dining hall with 450 seats, where up to 300 hot meals were prepared daily for workers at a cost of only eight pence. Sadly, the end of the Era came in the late 1970’s - a victim of synthetic yarns and foreign competition. e famous Fred Dibnah himself knocked down e Era Mill
chimney in April 1979. Discover more about Rochdale’s textile days; priced at only £7.50 BOBBINS can be purchased from George Kelsall Books in Littleborough or from Touchstones on the Esplanade… a great Christmas gi idea. Turn to our competitions (page 77) for your chance to win a copy. Colin Meredith
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Many people may not have heard of actor Jim Whelan, but you’ll have seen his face many times. He has appeared in some of the most iconic programmes on British television over the past four decades, from Crown Court and Last of the Summer Wine to The Royle Family and Heartbeat.
im even ranks up there with Bill Roach, being one of only a handful of actors to have appeared in Coronation Street in every decade since it began. Since his first appearance in 1965, Jim has played six different characters but he’s best known as the Vicar of Weatherfield. To this very day, Jim is still Corrie’s resident vicar – he’s married people, buried others and even tried to stop fights breaking out in his church! With a varied career, Jim has recently been up and down the country catching 22
crooks, working on BBC’s Rogue Traders. Jim’s new autobiography, What a Life!, is the story of his passion for acting and his determination to follow his dream at all costs. From humble beginnings and an unpromising start, leaving school with no qualifications and few job prospects, Jim went on to enjoy a long TV career, receiving accolades from respected directors and working alongside such famous actors as Ray Winstone, Martin Clunes, David Tennant, Christian Bale and Rod Steiger. The autobiography explains how a shy and insecure Salford boy went from being a dockland worker to become a recurring character in Coronation Street and documents the successes and disappointments of a jobbing actor. In an honest account of his life Jim spills the beans on some of the big name stars he has worked with and provides the reader with a fascinating insight to the television industry and some of the larger than life characters who inhabit the world of ‘soap’.
Jim’s autobiography has already received rave reviews. Roy Barraclough, also known as Alec Gilroy, ex-landlord of the Rover’s Return, commented “Jim has a colourful tale to tell”. This book is a riveting read that is certain to hold your attention from the first page to the last. ‘What A Life’ as an instantly downloadable e-book, available on Amazon.
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“What Milnrow needs is an amateur dramatic society!” So said Margaret Hopkinson to her friend (the late) Jean McIntosh back in July 1971. The pair advertised for like-minded people to attend a meeting at St Stephen’s Church Hall and from this Milnrow Amateur Operatic Society was born, later to become The MAD Theatre Company, (meaning Milnrow and District). Having formed a Committee with Margaret's husband, Derek, elected as Chairman, they presented their first play ‘The Bride and the Bachelor’ in April 1972 at the then Roch Valley High School, directed by Allan Marshall. From this successful start and up to the late 1980s they presented twenty-five plays and pantomimes at both Hollingworth High and Milnrow Parish Schools. 24
In early 1981, it was obvious that MADS could no longer afford the hire charges at Hollingworth High and as Milnrow Parish was having major building works the society went into limbo. However, in the summer of 1984, Rev Malcolm Edwards (the vicar of Milnrow Parish Church), offered the use of the school hall for future productions. MADS was back in business presenting "Strike Happy" in February 1985. After such a positive revival the society were devastated when a fire in November of that year at their storage building destroyed all the scenery, props, and costumes. However, with the generous help of North Manchester Operatic and Dramatic Society they were able to present ‘The Patient in 4B’ in February 1986.
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Shopping locally helps to preserve choice and diversity. The element of surprise and discovery is almost completely lost in large chain stores. However, in a small local retailer you can often find all sorts of unexpected treasures and original gift ideas. It helps to strengthen the local economy. If your money is spent with a national business, it is likely to be used to buy goods and services from outside the area. A local business will use far more local services, keeping that money in the local economy.
Independent business owners are good neighbours! They live here too, which means they care about the local community. Local businesses are often generous supporters of local charity and community events.
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You can save time and money on travel and parking costs… whilst helping to reduce your carbon footprint. There’s also free parking after 3pm in Rochdale Town Centre. Many independent retailers, such as Sandifords, Denis Hope and Chantilly, will even wrap the Christmas presents for you, to make your gift look even more special and save you the hassle! Local retailers offer great discounts and offers. Visit www.loverochdale.co.uk/shoppers_register.php to register for your free Love Rochdale discount card.
Local retailers like to build lasting relationships with their customers, in a way that larger chain stores struggle to do. Somewhere you frequently give custom is likely to look after you and maybe even give you a discount for being a valued ‘regular’! And last but not least, it is Rochdale’s fantastic independent retailers who keep this magazine going, through their advertising. If you enjoy reading Style, please support our advertisers, so we can continue to bring you more good news about Rochdale.
With a wide range of quality products and gifts available right here on your doorstep, why not support Rochdale’s independent retailers this Christmas. Take a closer look at the advertisements in this edition, you’ll find plenty of gift inspiration. Ruth Meredith
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The John Peers Centre of Excellence is unique! Not only do we train our own apprentice hairdressers but we are authorised to train apprentices for other salons too. Our on-site, contemporary, training facility is located downstairs, underneath the John Peers Hair Studio. We always have real models available for students to work with each week. Many of John’s protégés send their apprentices to us for training too. John has trained apprentices since his Pierre Alexandre teaching days and he knows exactly what type of Apprentice salon owners are looking for.
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Androgyny Borrow off the boy’s this season… pinstripes, white shirts and trousers, white silk ties and overcoats. Think collars, layering and sharp edges.
Polka dots Think dresses, coats & pencil skirts, with subtle small spots or bold bright dots! If you’re new to prints & patterns, dots are a good way to get started and are easy to wear. Don’t forget a dotty pair of wellies!
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Fun Fridays! 9th & 16th December 2011 Disco & Buffet £15.00 per head Doors open 7.30pm - Buffet 8.30pm Dancing & Party Fun till 1am
3rd December 2011 DEAN PILKINGTON Talented local artist who performs a selection of favourites from ‘The Rat Pack’ to Michael Buble 10th December 2011 MOTOWN DIVA All Motown tribute, she performs from the girl groups such as The Supremes, but also from male artists like Marvin Gaye 17th December 2011 JASON HUXLEY A professional vocalist & guitarist with an extensive catalogue of songs. Jason plays the Beatles to Prince to The Killers! Traditional Christmas Dinner, artist & disco, dancing till 1am Dress to Impress! - £25.00 per head
New Years’ Eve Family Celebration! Saturday 31st December 2011 7.30pm till late - party games, disco, hot supper
TICKETS £15.00 adults £10.00 children under 2s free TICKETS on Sale Sunday 2nd October 2011 10am - 12noon then available from the office Mon-Fri 10am - 3pm - closed Tuesday The Riverside Whitworth Civic Hall, Market Street, Whitworth, Lancs, OL12 8DP Tel: 01706 854130 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.whitworthriverside.co.uk www.rochdalestyle.com
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A Coronation Street Star helped a Rochdale carpet firm celebrate two successful years of business. Debbie Rush, who plays Anna Windass mingled with guests at queensway based GSG Carpets & Flooring. Top Chef Andrew nutter of nutters Restaurant in norden gave an energetic cooking demonstration to customers who sampled some of his signature dishes together with canapes and champagne. The conceptual carpet showroom now highlights their flooring in Suzy Ashton's kitchen company S.S. Kitchens in Heywood, interior settings with bespoke curtain designs by Sharon Willis and paintings by Emma Matthews. Olivia Ellison presented Debbie with flowers on her arrival.
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Organised by Rochdale Model Railway Group 49th annual exhibition featuring top quality layouts from around the country. Full trade support. Please refer to www.rmrg.co.uk. 6ENUE Oulder Hill Leisure Centre, Hudsons Walk 4IME Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-4.30pm 0RICE Adults ÂŁ5, Under 16s ÂŁ3, Under 16s with adult free â€“ pay on the door %NQUIRIES 07790196850
Organised by Rochdale Music Society If you love music you will love Yitzak. Averaging a broken bow hair rate of 5 per minute, Yitzak donâ€™t hold back in live performance. Performing traditional tunes from eastern European Gypsy, Balkan and Klezmer traditions no two of their high-energy performances are alike and this timeless and highly passionate music never fails to captivate the audience. 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 7.30pm 0RICE ÂŁ14 Adults, ÂŁ5 Student, ÂŁ1 Child "OOKING%NQUIRIES Rochdale TIC 01706 924928 & Heywood Civic Centre 01706 624104
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0EI *EE .G #ELLO #HIAO 9ING #HANG 0IANO Organised by Rochdale Music Society The programme for this concert includes Beethovenâ€™s 12 Variations on â€˜Ein Madchen oder Weibchenâ€™ from the opera â€˜Die Zauberfloteâ€™, Op 66, Barberâ€™s Cello Sonata, Op.6, Ginasteraâ€™s Pampeana No.2 for cello and piano and Franckâ€™s Sonata in A major. 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 7.30pm. 0RICE Adult ÂŁ14, Student ÂŁ5, Child ÂŁ1 "OOKINGS%NQUIRIES 01706 924928 Rochdale TIC & Heywood Civic Centre 01706 624104
,AYERS OF ,ANDSCAPE This selection of works from the Art Galleryâ€™s permanent collection explores how artists capture different elements of landscape. Featuring both historic and more contemporary works, artists will include Adrian Berg, Ivon Hitchens and Mariele Neudecker. The exhibition includes activities in our under 5â€™s activity station linked to paintings on display and hands-on activities for 5-12 year olds and their families 6ENUE Gallery Two, Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade 4IME Tuesday-Sat 10am-5pm Christmas holidays: Closed 24-27 Dec & 31 Decâ€“2 Jan %NQUIRIES 01706 924492
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/RGAN #ONCERT BY $AME 'ILLIAN 7EIR ,UNCH Organised by Oldham, Rochdale & Tameside Organists Association. An organ concert given by Dame Gillian Weir, with the option of a buffet lunch, by ticket only, after the concert. 6ENUE Rochdale Town Hall, The Esplanade 4IME 12noon Concert; 1.30pm Lunch 0RICE ÂŁ10 Adults, ÂŁ8.50 Concessions, ÂŁ8.50 Lunch %NQUIRIES Ticket 01706 924928 TIC or 01706 370287
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/RGANISED BY 2OCHDALE /DEON #INEMAS For full details of our current films and times, or to make a credit card booking please call 0871 22 44 007 , or visit our website at www.odeon.co.uk. Calls charged at national rate. Senior Screen (over 50â€™s) â€“ event every Wednesday morning. Baby Odeon (parent and baby screening) every Wednesday morning. 6ENUE Rochdale Multiplex Cinema, Sandbrook Park, Rochdale. 4IME Various "OOKINGS%NQUIRIES 0871 22 44 007 or website www.odeon.co.uk
7ILDLIFE OF THE 0ENNINES 0ETER (ILL -EMORIAL ,ECTURE Organised by Rochdale Field Naturalistsâ€™ Society A film by Gordon Yates. 6ENUE Cutgate Baptist Church, Edenfield Road, Rochdale 4IME 7.30pm 0RICE ÂŁ2 members, ÂŁ3 non-members %NQUIRIES 01706 630707 & 814884
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Organised by Heywood Civic Centre For further information contact the Box Office. 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 7.30pm-11pm %NQUIRIES 01706 624104
Organised by East Lancashire Railway Please telephone for further details or refer to www. east-lancs-rly.co.uk 6ENUE ELR Stations "OOKINGS%NQUIRIES 0161 764 7790 (10am-4pm)
The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AQ | 01706 924492 OPEN: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Free entry.
Cloud Nylon: The Jewellery of Nora Fok $ECEMBER n -ARCH Nora Fok is a pioneering contemporary jeweller who works with ordinary materials to create extraordinary pieces from familiar forms to large wearable sculptures. The processes Nora uses – knitting, weaving, crocheting & knotting – transform linear nylon monofilament into complex structures, inspiredby her fascination with the natural world and the mathematical modelsthat underpin it. Touchstones Rochdale is the only North West venue for Nora’s exhibition. You can find out more about the exhibition at www. cloudnylon.comA Harley Gallery touring exhibition directed by Brochocka Baynes and supported by the Arts Council.
Seven Sisters: Catherine Corlett & Zachary Ingham $ECEMBER n -ARCH They have dominated the Rochdale landscape for over 40 years; this year College Bank Flats, known locally as the Seven Sisters, are the focus of seven films created by artists Catherine Corlett and Zachary Ingham. The films were created in the summer of 2011 by positioning cameras at the top of each of the Seven Sisters. The cameras were attached to sails, which rotated on their axis in reaction to the direction of the wind and recorded panoramic views of Rochdale borough and the other towers. The films blur both urban and rural landscapes and challenge our perception of the area. Seven Sisters has been made possible by funding from the John Grant Davies Trust.
People’s Art 2011 5NTIL .OVEMBER The popular annual open exhibition for new and established artists, both amateur and professional, who live or work in the borough of Rochdale. The ‘Art Paddock’ will return to the galleries with lots of hands-on activities for aspiring young artists.
Gallery One shows include:
Lucy McChrystal Plimmer & Harriet Whittaker 5NTIL .OVEMBER Lucy McChrystal Plimmer and Harriet Whittaker are both recent graduates of textile-related degree courses and are showing their work together for the first time at the suggestion of the Gallery One community panel.
Forest: Darnhill Festival Association & Cartwheel Arts .OVEMBER n *ANUARY A celebration of the Forest Festival held in Darnhill in summer 2011 to mark the UN Year of Forests. The Forest Festival explored the connections between contemporary sculpture, natural materials and traditional crafting skills, through an inclusive community event. This exhibition features community artwork, photography and representations of the Forest theme, created through collaborations between contemporary artists, heritage craftspeople and the Darnhill community.
Spring Bank Mill Collective 3ATURDAY &EBRUARY TO 3ATURDAY !PRIL Artists Lewis Brownlie and Jonny Boxall curated a group show, ‘Child’s Play’ at Spring Bank Mill in Whitworth in 2011 and now bring this informal collective to Touchstones Rochdale.
Photography: Frank Hills
Organised by Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum. Featuring working exhibits and activities. Please refer to www. manchesterfire. gov.uk/museum for special events. 6ENUE Maclure Road, Rochdale 0RICE Free %NQUIRIES 01706 901227
Organised by East Lancashire Railway See the website for further details, www.east-lancs-rly-co.uk or contact East Lancashire Railway. 6ENUE East Lancashire Railway stations 4IME Please phone for details. "OOKING%NQUIRIES 0161 764 7790 (10am-4pm)
)N 3TEAM 7OODTURNING $EMONSTRATION Organised by Ellenroad Steam Museum Experience the awesome power of the worldâ€™s largest working mill engine in full steam and on public display, plus display of woodturning by the West Pennine Wood Turners with works for sale. 6ENUE Ellenroad Steam Museum, Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale 4IME 12noon-4pm 0RICE ÂŁ3 Adult, ÂŁ2.50 Concessions, ÂŁ8 Family %NQUIRIES 07789 802632
%XTRA 3TEAMING Organised by Ellenroad Steam Museum Home of the worldâ€™s largest working steam mill engine, come along to Ellenroad Steam Museum and enjoy this event. This event will be attended by members of the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club who will be bringing their cars. Please check www.ellenroad.org.uk. 6ENUE Ellenroad Engine House, Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale 4IME 12noon-4pm 0RICE ÂŁ3 Adult, ÂŁ2.50 Concessions, ÂŁ8 Family %NQUIRIES 07789 802632
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Organised by East Lancashire Railway Fun for all the family at this regular festive event. Children will receive a gift from Santa. Parents can enjoy a mince pie and festive tipple. Pre-booking is essential $ATES 26-27 Nov, 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 21-24 Dec 6ENUE East Lancashire Railway, Bury & all stations. 0RICE Please telephone for details "OOKING%NQUIRIES 0161 764 7790 (10am-4pm)
Organised by Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum Open Day at Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum. Please refer to: www.manchesterfire.gov.uk/museum. 6ENUE Maclure Road, Rochdale 4IME 10am-4pm 0RICE Free %NQUIRIES 01706 901227
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!NGELA 4OPPING WRITER Organised by Hosted by Just Poets Meet the author, with workshops and readaround. Refreshments available. Part of Rochdale Literary Festival. Produced by Langley Writers. 6ENUE Wheatsheaf Library 4IME 10am-4pm %NQUIRIES 01706 670829 or www.justpoets2.com
)N 3TEAM #HRISTMAS &AIR 4HE Moonshiners Organised by Ellenroad Steam Museum Come and visit the Christmas Fair within the home of the worldâ€™s biggest working steam mill engine. There will be stalls and live music from â€˜The Moonshinersâ€™. 6ENUE Ellenroad Engine House, Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale 4IME 12noon-4pm 0RICE ÂŁ3 Adult, ÂŁ2.50 Concessions, ÂŁ8 Family %NQUIRIES 07789 802 632
Organised by Littleborough Events and Associations Forum Featuring a Craft Fair inside the Conservative Club to coincide with the Christmas Lights switch on. Please refer to www.littleboroughlocal.co.uk for further details. 6ENUE Peel Street, Littleborough 4IME 10am-3pm
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Motown Night Organised by Heywood Civic Centre Motown Night, featuring all the best in Tamla Motown, with late bar - with the best DJâ€™s on the scene. 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 7.30pm-1.30am 0RICE ÂŁ5 on the door. %NQUIRIES 01706 624104
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30!24! 5+ PRESENTS 3+! "AND .IGHT Organised by Heywood Civic Centre One of the best in the region. Late bar available. 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 7.30pm-12.30am %NQUIRIES 01706 624104
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Organised by Heywood Civic Centre Flea Market. Stall ÂŁ10. Please telephone for details and bookings - to be made in advance only. 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 9.30am-4pm 0RICE Admission: Adults ÂŁ1, Concession ÂŁ0.80. "OOKING%NQUIRIES 01706 624104
Organised by Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa Whether you fancy a night out with the office, or a get together with friends join one of our fantastic Festive Party nights where you can really get into the Christmas spirit. After a three course meal, make your way to the dance floor as our DJ will be playing all your favourite hits until 1am. 6ENUE Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa 0RICE Varies from ÂŁ24.95 to ÂŁ29.50; please contact for full details %NQUIRIES 01706 516700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
-ASQUERADE "ALL Organised by Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa Itâ€™s time to dust off your dancing shoes and dress to the nines at our Masquerade Ball. After a delicious meal our Partners in Croon duo will entertain you, followed by our resident DJ until 1am. 6ENUE Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa 0RICE ÂŁ29.50 %NQUIRIES 01706 516700 or email: email@example.com for further details.
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Organised by Heywood Civic Centre For stalls and information contact John P Smith on 0161 797 4786. 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 10am-3pm 0RICE Please telephone for details "OOKING%NQUIRIES 01706 624104
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Organised by Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa Whether youâ€™re a â€˜dancing queenâ€™ or a â€˜super trouperâ€™, come and join in the festivities at the Norton Grange. Dinner will be served at 8pm. With our fabulous Abba duo tribute act you can â€˜take a chance on usâ€™ before thanking our DJ for the music as he hits the decks until 1am. 6ENUE Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa 0RICE ÂŁ32.50 %NQUIRIES 01706 516700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Organised by Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa Come on down to the Norton Grange where you can enjoy a delicious three course meal, followed by the sounds of our resident diva Rachael Marie followed by our DJ, playing all your favourite hits past and present until 1am. 6ENUE Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa 0RICE ÂŁ32.50 %NQUIRIES 01706 516700 or email: email@example.com for further details.
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Motown Night Organised by Heywood Civic Centre Top D Jâ€™s on the scene playing all your favourites from the legends of Motown. 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 7.30pm-1.30am 0RICE ÂŁ5 on the door %NQUIRIES 01706 624104
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Organised by Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa For one night only, experience the trills of Las Vegas at the Norton Grange Hotel. Donâ€™t worry about losing your shirt at this casino; we only bet with fun money. Elvis will be making an appearance and dinner will be served at 8pm, after which you can play the tables or dance the night away with our resident DJ. 6ENUE Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa 0RICE ÂŁ29.50 %NQUIRIES 01706 516700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
.EW 9EARS %VE #ELEBRATION Organised by Heywood Civic Centre New Yearsâ€™ Eve Motown Spectacular Show. Ticket only; seated to plan. For further detials contact the Box Office. 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 8pm-1am %NQUIRIES 01706 624104
.EW 9EARS %VE 'ALA $INNER AND #ASINO .IGHT Organised by Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa See in the New Year with our gala dinner and casino night. Includes five-course meal, casino tables and live entertainment. 6ENUE Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa 0RICE ÂŁ55 pp %NQUIRIES 01706 516700 or email: h6631-sb2@ accor.com for further details.
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#OUNCILLORS 3URGERY Organised by Heywood Civic Centre 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 9am-11am 0RICE Please telephone for details %NQUIRIES 01706 624104
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!NNUAL -INCE 0IE AND #OFFEE -ORNING Organised by Heywood Local Committee, Cancer Research UK 6ENUE St James Church Hall, Tower Street, Heywood 4IME 10.30am-12noon 0RICE ÂŁ2.50 %NQUIRIES 01706 631683
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Organised by Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa Join us as our live entertainer performs a mix of Soul & Motown music followed by dancing, with our DJ until 1am. With a mouth watering three course meal, youâ€™re sure to get well into the Christmas spirit 6ENUE Mercure Manchester Norton Grange Hotel & Spa 0RICE ÂŁ29.50 %NQUIRIES 01706 516700 or email: email@example.com for further details.
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"LOOD $ONATION Organised by Heywood Civic Centre One of the best in the region. Late bar available. 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 1.30pm-7.30pm 0RICE Please telephone for details %NQUIRIES 01706 624104
*OHN "RIGHT n !LIVE +ICKING Join us for a unique combination of live debate, illustrations and filmed extracts to mark the bicentenary of the birth of John Bright. (Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm) 4IME 7.30pm 4ICKETS ÂŁ1 available from Touchstones Rochdale 6ENUE Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade %NQUIRIES 01706 924928
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$AVE 3PIKEY 7ORDS $ONT #OME %ASY 4OUR Organised by Gracie Fields Theatre Daveâ€™s hilarious new show examines many more situations in life where words donâ€™t come easy. 6ENUE Gracie Fields Theatre, Hudsonâ€™s Walk, Rochdale 4IME 7.30pm 0RICE ÂŁ18 "OOKING%NQUIRIES www.graciefieldstheatre.com for on-line ticket sales or 01706 716689
Rochdale Ghost Walks
A gentle stroll, usually on fairly even ground.
A more energetic walk, possibly involving some hill and moor land walking.
Ghostly tales and murderous deeds from Rochdaleâ€™s past will chill you to the core on these evening walks around Rochdale town centre. After the walk you can warm yourself in the cosy surroundings of the Baum, one of Rochdaleâ€™s finest â€˜Real Aleâ€™ pubs.
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Organised by Heywood Business Group York Street will be closed from 3.30pm from the lights at Market Street to Hartley Street to allow for entertainment, with the lights being switched on at 5pm. 6ENUE At the real tree, St Lukeâ€™s Church 4IME From 3.30pm; Switch On 5pm %NQUIRIES01706 360423 0r 07973552498)
Organised by Rochdale Borough Blue Badge Tourist Guides We begin the guided tour at Touchstones and look at the John Bright collection. Then a guided walk through the town to look at sites associated with this parliamentary reformer. Duration: 2 hours. 6ENUE Meet at Touchstones Rochdale foyer, The Esplanade 4IME 1.30pm 0RICE ÂŁ3 "OOKING%NQUIRIES 01706 924928
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,ITTLEBOROUGHS &ESTIVE ,IGHTS 3WITCH /N ,ANCASHIRE $AY Organised by LEAF The Christmas lights switch on with Morris dancing and brass band. Plans have been made to hoist the Lancashire flag to commemorate Lancashire Day. 6ENUE Littleborough Town Centre 4IME Lancashire proclamation 5.20pm; Lights from 5.30pm %NQUIRIES 01706 373371
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Organised by Heywood Civic Centre 6ENUE Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street 4IME 1.30pm 0RICE All tickets ÂŁ5 seated to plan "OOKING%NQUIRIES 01706 624104
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#HRISTMAS ,IGHTS 3WITCH /N Organised by Rochdale Town Centre Management Company 6ENUE The Butts, Rochdale 4IME Please contact for further details. %NQUIRIES 01706 926676 or www.rochdaletowncentre.co.uk
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#OACH 4RIP -ARBURY #HESHIRE Organised by Rochdale Field Naturalistsâ€™ Society A coach trip looking at birds and fungi. 6ENUE Depart from cul de sac, bottom of Manchester Old Road, Rochdale 4IME 9am 0RICE Members ÂŁ13, Non-members ÂŁ15 %NQUIRIES 01706 644394
#AR 4RIP #ARR -ILL $AM 3T (ELENS Organised by Rochdale Field Naturalistsâ€™ Society A car trip looking at birds and fungi. Free, but contribution to petrol appreciated. Pace: Easy ramble. 6ENUE Depart from the cul-de-sac at bottom of Manchester Old Road, Rochdale 4IME 10am %NQUIRIES 01706 853791
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