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July - September 2010

Events around Rochdale borough this summer Also, competition inside!

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Things to do, places to go, no time to be bored! in association with www.rochdale.gov.uk/events


Make this summer Contents

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Not to be missed

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Major events

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Borough-wide Disability Sports Programme

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Heywood Events and activities in this area including Heywood Sports Complex.

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Middleton Events and activities in this area including Middleton Arena and Bowlee Park Sports Centre.

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Pennines Events and activities in this area including Littleborough Sports Centre and Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre.

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Rochdale Events and activities in this area including Rochdale Leisure Centre, Springhill Sports Centre and also Touchstones Rochdale.

Disclaimer Information in this publication has been supplied by events organisers and was correct at the time of going to press. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, we cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. We advise you to confirm details in advance as events may change without prior notice.

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your best one yet! Don’t be stuck for something to do this summer because there are loads of things going on across Rochdale borough. If you’re under 19 years old, make sure you check out what’s happening in this activity brochure. There’s something for everyone - whether you’re into sports, dance, arts or music. Turn up, get involved and have fun! There’s no need to be bored this summer.

don’t miss out on the things you might be interested in by looking on our website www.rochdale.gov.uk/events

Using this guide This brochure lists lots of the activities taking place over the holidays, but new ones are being organised all the time. If you can’t find something you want to do in here, make sure you

Other than events where you can just turn up, you’ll need to book your place on the activities. Look out for the contact details provided throughout.

To make it easier for you, the events are listed by areas based on where they’re taking place, but you don’t have to stick to activities in the area you live.

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Stay safe for summer As well as having the best summer yet, we also want you to have a safe summer. Make sure you read our safe4summer top tips.

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Not to be missed Explore the country Our borough is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The Pennines region is on our doorstep waiting to be explored. There are plenty of marked walks for you to do or join a guided walk to discover the nature around you.

Free swimming Swimming is free for 16s and under in Link4Life swimming pools across the borough. Please note this only applies to general swimming and not swimming lessons.

All aboard the youth bus! Keep an eye out for the mobile youth bus in your area. Come and join us for games and activities or come and chat to us for advice.

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Contact Rochdale Borough Council’s Youth Service on 01706 928844


Get together To make the best of your summer, why not join your local youth club? Join with your mates or make new ones and get to go on heaps of exciting trips to the beach, theme parks, water parks, museums and tons of other cool places.

School’s out But lots of schools remain open over the holidays offering a wide range of different activities and events. Log onto your school’s website for more details.

There are loads of free activities taking place in parks all over the borough throughout the summer. Visiting your local park has never been more fun!

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Major events Feel Good Festival Friday 13 and Saturday 14 August More live music, good food and great times! Every summer, Rochdale’s indoor venues and town centre are filled with some of the best musicians, star chefs and artists. Put the dates in your diary and get yourself down to the town centre -all the entertainment is free. On the Saturday there’ll also be a big main stage by the beautiful Rochdale Town Hall, with a great line up of live performances by The Lightning Seeds, The Herbaliser, Kirsty Almedia and The Travelling Band, plus special guests. Star chefs Gino D’Acampo, Aazam Ahmad and Andrew Nutter will be demonstrating their culinary skills and sharing their recipes in the celebrity food kitchen. For the latest festival news see your local weekly newspaper, and visit www.rochdale.gov.uk/events

Tour of Britain The world’s top professional cyclists will saddle up in Rochdale Town Centre to start the first leg of a gruelling 8 day race to London. You’re invited to give Britain’s Team Sky the biggest cheer at the start line as they take on the world’s best in the UK’s most important international cycling competition.

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Town centre activities and competitions will keep you entertained all morning. Visit www.rochdale.gov.uk/events.


U-Nite 5 August, Hopwood Hall College, Middleton Campus 11.30am - 6.00pm Young people and professionals unite to discuss and decide ways the borough can improve community relationships and feelings of safety. The event is calling on young people from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds from across the borough. You’ll work with the police, Rochdale Borough Council’s community safety team and others to explore issues such as antisocial behaviour, guns and gangs, drugs, alcohol, racism and discuss how it affects you and your communities. Call Tom Byrne on 01706 924978 to book your place, or email tom.byrne@rochdale.gov.uk. 12 - 16 years

National Playday 4 August The annual celebration of children’s right to play. On Playday thousands of children, young people and communities will get out to play at hundreds of locally organised events across the UK. You can be a part of it too! Don’t miss out on a chance to play look out for an event in a park near you. Call 01706 747202 for more details.

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Disability Sports Pr Sunsport Sunsport is a specialist holiday activity programme for young disabled people. There’s a wide range of activities on offer including trampolining, canoeing, circus skills, rock climbing, drama, trail walks, cycling and many more. Sunsport also provides a full range of personal care enabling young people to be fully supported for the day.

Activities start on 2 August until 27 August, Monday-Friday, 10am-3.30pm. At various locations across the borough. For 14-19 years £5 per day

Keep your stuff safe When out and about this summer using public transport or attending events, don’t leave your bags unattended and keep your purses, wallets, phones and personal stereos out of sight.

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Call Graeme Hill on 01706


rogramme Saturday Klubs Saturday Klubs offer a youth club environment for young disabled people. A wide range of activities is on offer including sports, training opportunities, chance to make new friends, Duke of Edinburgh and lots more. The Saturday Klubs are a safe and relaxing environment staffed by qualified and experienced people who can offer a full range of personal care. Every Saturday, 10.30am-2.30pm.

Make sure you check other activities in this book! Other activities that are listed in this booklet may be able to cater for children and young people with disabilities depending on what their needs are. Get in touch using the contact details provided for each activity and find out.

For 8-19 years ÂŁ1 Middleton Klub Bowlee Park Sports Centre, Life Wellness Centre, Windermere Road, Middleton, M24 4LA. Heywood Klub Woodland Community School, Regent Street, Heywood, OL10 3BX . Littleborough Klub Littleborough Community Campus, Calderbrook Road, Littleborough, OL15 9JQ.

926203 for further details.

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Heywood Sports Friday Night Project, Jack Talbot Sports Centre Make Friday nights the best night of the week. There’s plenty on offer to keep you active including football and work out sessions in the gym. Plus lots more! Every Friday starting 23 July – 3 September, 5.45pm-8.30pm 11-19 years

Free

Football – Astro-turf, Jack Talbot Sports Centre Grab your boots for football training and matches. Every Wednesday starting 28 July – 1 September, 7-9pm 12 – 19 years

Free

Free play sessions Fun and exciting activities and team games Queen’s Park 26-30 July and 16-20 August, 1.30pm-4.30pm 6-14 years

Coronation Avenue 2 -6 August and 23-27 August, 1.30pm - 4.30pm 6-14 years The Yard, Darnhill Every day Monday - Friday 4-9 years 12-2pm 10-14 years 2-4pm

No need to book just turn up under 6 with an adult.

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Outdoor activities Sports in the park,Queen’s Park Pop to the park and take part in different games including rounders and football, plus more. Mondays and Tuesdays starting 26 and 27 July, 2,3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 31 August, 5.30pm-8pm 11 – 19 years

Free

Walking to the windmills Get together with friends or make new ones on this leisurely and educational walk to the windmills. 17 August, 11am 12 -19 years

Free

Wet and wild,Queen’s Park Outdoor water fun 11 August, 1-3pm 12 – 19 years

Free

Synchronise watches Health walk and National Playday, Queen’s Park 4 August, 12-4pm Action packed day involving sports, games, prizes and lots of fun. 11 – 19 years

When you’re out having fun, don’t forget to let your parents know where you’ll be and what time you’ll be back, that way they won’t stress or worry!

Free

Unless contact details are specified, to book your place on these activities email the Youth Service: summeractivities@rochdale.gov.uk or call 01706 928844.

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Clubs & groups Get together with your mates or make new ones at your local youth club. Offering games, arts and crafts, music, competitions, loads of fun trips and a place to chill. Time 4 change youth group, Norden Library Every Tuesday starting 27 July – 17 August, 6pm-9pm

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11 – 19 years Where it’s @ Group, Norden Library Every Friday starting 6 August – 20 August, 6pm-9pm

Darnhill Senior Youth Club, The Yard, Darnhill Every Thursday starting 29 July – 2 September

11 – 19 years

6pm-9pm

Darnhill Junior Youth Club, The Yard, Darnhill Every Tuesday starting 27 July – 31 August, 6.30pm- 9pm

13 - 19 years

10 – 13 years Unless contact details are specified, to book your place on these activities email the Youth Service: summeractivities@rochdale.gov.uk or call 01706 928844.

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Family fun at your local children’s centre A huge variety of family friendly activities, support, information and advice for families with children aged 0 – 5 years including stay and play, art and craft sessions and special summer fun days. Older siblings also welcome during the school holidays. In this area visit: j Derby Street Children’s Centre, Derby Street OL10 4QJ j Woodland Children’s Centre, Regent Street, OL10 3BX

Learning & Life skills Community litter-pick, Norden Quarry Do something good for the area where you live. 26 July, 12.30-3pm 11 -19 years

Free

Arts & crafts Community Arts Project, Norden Old Library Take part in a variety of visual and performance art activities. Every Friday starting 30 July – 20 August, 1pm-4pm 11- 19 years

Free

Get active and have fun in your local park this summer. There’s something for everyone! Have a walk around the lake, feed the ducks, test out the outdoor gym and play tennis or bowls at Queen’s Park.

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Sports Cricket Join us for a week long cricket camp where you’ll learn to bat and bowl and play fun games. 26-30 July and 16-20 August, 1pm-3pm For 7-12 years

£12.50

Tag rugby Join us for a week long rugby camp where you’ll learn the basics of the game and play fun matches (non contact). 2-6 August and 23-27 August, 1pm-3pm For 7-12 years

£12.50

Mini Red Tennis Tournament Played on smaller courts with shorter rackets and soft balls. This introduction to tennis gives the chance for long rallies and fun games. 9 August and 1 September, 1pm-3pm For 7-12 years

£2.50

Multi sports Come and try out a variety of sports. 13 August, 1pm to 3pm For 7-12 years

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£2.50

Dodgeball Come and join us for a fun and fast game of dodgeball. 11 August and 3 September, 1pm-3pm For 7-12 years

£2.50

For all activities a signed parental consent form is required


Aquatics The swimming pool at Heywood will close on Sunday 1 August – part of the final stages in getting ready to open the new pool at Heywood Sports Village on 20 September. From Thursday 22 July until 31 July the holiday pool programme will be as shown opposite: Learn to swim Learn with our qualified instructors and work towards a formal Amateur Swimming Association approved qualification. 30 minute lesson every day. 5 Day Courses: Monday-Friday, 26-30 July £19.75 or £15 with passport to leisure card

Public Pool Sessions All sessions free for 16s Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Large Pool 2.30pm 6pm 3.30pm 1pm 3pm 5.30pm 3.30pm 2.30pm 11am 1pm 10.30am -

Stage 1 For non-swimmers - no experience 11am-11.30am or 11.30am-12pm For 3 years + Stage 2 Must have Stage 1 or be confident in water 10am-10.30am or 10.30am-11am For 3 years + Stage 3 Must have Stage 2 9.30am-10am For 3 years +

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For all courses please contact the centre in advance to book your place discounts available for all learn to swim direct debit members – ask for details.

Down your local pool under 16s swim4free. Don’t risk your life swimming in rivers, lakes or reservoirs!

5pm 7pm 6.30pm 2pm 4.30pm 7pm 6pm 5.30pm 12noon 3.30pm 12noon


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Aquatics From Monday 2 August-Friday 3 September, a daily free circular bus service will run from the Heywood Sports Complex to Castleton Pool, calling also at Rochdale Central Leisure centre and Middleton Arena. Decide what time you want to leave Heywood and which pool you’ll be visiting, then make a note of what bus you want to catch to get back to Heywood - make sure you know where the bus will stop on the way back.

Bus Timetable Bus leaves Heywood Sports Village

Calls at Rochdale Central

Calls at Castleton Pool

Calls at Middleton Arena

Returns to Heywood Sports Village

9.30am

9.45am

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10.45am

10.45am

11am

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12noon

12noon

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12.30pm

Arr: 12.45pm Dep: 1.15pm

1.30pm

1.30pm

1.45pm

2pm

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Dep: 2.30pm

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3pm

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4.30pm

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5.15pm

For weekend services visit: www.link4life.org/heywoodvillage

Castleton Pool Programme Monday-Friday Family Swim

10.30am - 12pm

Saturday-Sunday -

(all children must be with an adult)

Adults Only

12pm - 1pm

Public Swimming 1pm - 4pm

10.30am - 1.30pm

For Middleton and Rochdale pool details see the relevant sections


Middleton Sports Football, St Mary’s Astro-turf, Woodstreet Grab your boots and join in the training and matches. Every Friday from 30 July until 27 August, 6.30pm-7.30pm 11 – 19 years

Free

Multi-sports There’s plenty on offer to keep you active including football, trampolining and work out sessions in the gym, plus lots more! Every Friday from 30 July until 27 August at various locations and times as follows: Bowlee Sports Centre, Windermere Road, 8pm-9pm Middleton Arena, 6.30pm -8.30pm Cardinal Langley High School, 7pm-8pm 11 -19 years

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Football tournament, Hopwood Hall College, Middleton Campus Get into the World cup fever and take part in your own football tournament right here. Enter as a team or join one on the day. Every Wednesday from 11 August until 25 August,12.30pm-2.30pm 11-19 years

£1

Football, 3G pitch Hopwood Hall College, Middleton Campus Grab your boots and join in the training and matches on this special 3G pitch. Every Wednesday from 11 August until 25 August,12.30pm-2.30pm 11-19 years

£1.50

Unless contact details are specified, to book your place on these activities email the Youth Service: summeractivities@rochdale.gov.uk or call 01706 928844.


Tennis Learn new skills and compete in fun tournaments both singles and doubles. Boys and girls welcome, medals and prizes to be won. 1-3pm at the venues and dates below: Truffet Park, 10 and 12 August King George’s Park, 3 and 4 August 8-12 years Boarshaw Park, 5 and 6 August 5-8 years

Also check out these at Hopwood Hall College Various activities are happening at Hopwood Hall all summer such as arts and crafts, American football, self-defence, treasure hunts, basketball, tennis, badminton, cricket, indoor hockey, junior circuits and quizzes. Bouncy castles and a junior gym will be available for the juniors. Refreshments and snacks will be provided throughout the activity schemes. Booking is essential and places are limited on a first come, first served basis. Contact 0161 653 2070 for more details.

Parent/ guardian consent form must be completed before sessions start. Booking is essential on 01706 926231 or email jonathan.hayhurst@link4life.org £1.50

Get active and have fun in your local park this summer. There’s something for everyone! Check out Jubilee Park and Truffet Park, Langley. Don’t miss the events in the parks including: Make a mosaic Design and make a mosaic (a picture out of tiles) which will be displayed at Truffet Park on Bowness Road. 27-30 July 2010, 11am-2pm Free just turn up - but early because places are limited.

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Middleton team challenge, Rhodes Youth Centre Lots of fun and prizes to be won. 9 August, 12pm-4pm

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Fun day, Rhodes Youth Centre Action packed day involving sports, games, prizes and lots of fun. 14 August, 12pm-4pm

Free

Teddy bear’s picnic, Hall slope, Alkrington Woods, off Alkrington Park Road, Middleton Bring along your children and teddy bears for the friends of Alkrington Woods most popular annual event! Includes children’s entertainer Uncle Chris to keep the kids amused!

BBQ bangers Make sure your bangers are cooked, not you! Never leave a BBQ unattended and don’t get distracted by drinking alcohol.

25 August , 2pm Approx length of time: 2-3 hours Free, no need to book just turn up.

Free play sessions Fun and exciting activities and team games Parkfield/ Limefield 26-30 July and 16-20 August, 1.30pm-4.30pm King George V playing fields 2-6 August and 23-27 August, 1.30pm - 4.30pm No need to book just turn up under 6 with an adult.

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Family fun at your local children’s centre A huge variety of family friendly activities, support, information and advice for families with children aged 0 – 5 years including stay and play, art and craft sessions and special summer fun days. Older siblings also welcome during the school holidays. j Alkrington Children’s Centre, Kirkway, M24 1FL j Boarshaw Children’s Centre, Stanycliffe Lane, M24 2PB j Hollin Children’s Centre, Tintern Road, M24 6JP j Langley Children’s Centre, Windermere Road, M24 4LA

Clubs & groups Get together with your mates or make new ones at your local youth club. Offering games, arts and crafts, music, competitions, loads of fun trips and a place to chill. Rhodes Youth Centre, Kelvin Avenue Open on all the days below at various times: 28 and 29 July,

6pm - 8.45pm

2 and 3 August,

12.30pm - 4pm

4 and 5 August,

6pm - 8.45pm

10 August,

12.30pm - 4pm

11 and 12 August , 6pm - 8.45pm 16 and 17 August , 12.30pm - 4pm

Stanycliffe Social Centre, Stanycliffe Lane, Every Monday starting 26 July – 23 August 2010, 6pm - 8.30pm Hollins Surestart Centre, Tintern Road Every Monday starting 26 July – 23 August 2010, 5pm-7pm 11-19 years Boarshaw boys group, Stanycliffe Social Centre, Stanycliffe Lane Boys only! Games, pool, table tennis, football and loads more. Every Wednesday starting 28 July – 25 August 2010, 6.30pm - 9pm 11 – 19 years

18 and 19 August , 6pm - 8.45pm 23 and 24 August , 12.30pm - 2.30pm 25 and 26 August , 6pm - 8.45pm 11 – 19 years Girls groups Girls only allowed! Take part in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games and discussions.

Unless contact details are specified, to book your place on these activities email the Youth Service: summeractivities@rochdale.gov.uk or call 01706 928844.

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Sport zone

Full day of sports activities and fun, including multi-sports, a range of games and a fun pool session. Packed Lunch and swimming kit required. Lunch will be unsupervised. Starts 27 July until 31 August, 10am–3pm For 8-14 years

£2.50

Wednesdays Fit and Fun Take part in a gym, swim, and fun morning. Start the day with a pool session, followed by a workout in the SHOKK gym, finishing with SHOKK circuit skills and sports.

Arena challenge

Come and compete in Middleton Arena’s weekly tournament. Each week is a different sport. Medals and trophies to be won. 30 July, 6, 20 and 27 August and 3 September, 1pm-4pm For 8–14 years £2 Week 1: Week 2: Week 4: Week 5: Week 6:

Dodgeball Cricket Handball Football Mini Olympics (Includes swim session, swimming kit required)

Starts 28 July until 1 September, 10am -1pm For 8-15 years

£2

Thursdays

Active kids

Half a day of sports activities including multi-sports, games and a fun pool skills session. Drinks and swimming kit required. Starts 29 July until 2 September 10am–12.30pm 1.30pm-4pm For 5-7 years

These are sport centre pages. To book your place on activities listed, make sure you phone the centre.

£2 per session

Stuck on you Sticking with your mates this summer will not only be more fun but it’s safer than travelling or wandering around the borough on your own. Keep to well lit areas after nightfall and rather than hanging out on the street, go to your local youth club.

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Other activities Tennis Ace your way through these 2 days of tennis, learning the shots to play real tennis. Finish with a mini competition. Prizes and medals to be won. Training: 9 August, 1pm-3pm For 5-10 years Competition: 13 August, 1pm-3pm For 5-10 years £3 per session Trampolining Bounce, tuck, pike and even somersault in this fun trampoline session. On these dates only 26 July, 2, 16, 23 August, 1pm-2.30pm for 5-8 years 2.30pm-4pm for 8-14 years £2.50 per session Parent/guardian consent form must be completed before session starts Booking is essential. Call the Arena to book your place.

How the Koala learnt to hug Join Steven and a host of wild characters for some great stories, sing along songs, superb games and first class hugging. Tuesday 27 July, 2.30pm for 6-12 years. Tickects: £5, £6, £20 (family of 4)


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Aquatics For all courses please contact the centre in advance to book your place.

Stage 3 Must have stage 2

Discounts available for all learn to swim direct debit members – ask for details.

10-13 August and 17-20 August, 11.30am-12pm (8 days)

Learn to swim Learn with our qualified instructors and work towards a formal Amateur Swimming Association approved qualification.

24-27, 31 August and 2, 3 September, 11am-11.30am (7 days) For 5 years + Stage 4 Refine your swimming skills

30 minute lesson every day

24-27 August and 31 August 3 September, 11.30am-12pm (7 days)

8 day course (over 2 weeks): £31.60 or £24 with Passport to Leisure

For 5 years +

7 day course: £27.65 or £21 with Passport to Leisure Stage 1 For non-swimmers – no experience 27-30 July and 3-6 August, 11am-11.30am (8 days) For 3-8 years Stage 2 Must have stage 1 or be confident in water 27-30 July and 3-6 August, 11.30am-12pm (8 days) 10-13 Aug and 17-20 August, 11am-11.30am (8 days) For 5 years +

Rookie lifeguard bronze Enhance your lifesaving and survival skills over this 7 day course: 24-27, 31 August and 2, 3 September, 10am-11am For 8 years + £27.65 or £21 with Passport to Leisure Snorkelling Underwater fun using snorkels, masks and fins. 2 day course: Wednesday and Friday, for 8 -16 years 3 and 5 August, 9.30am-11am £6 2 day course: Wednesday and Friday, for 5-9 years 28 and 30 July, 4 and 6 August, 9.45am-1.45am £5

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Water skills Developing water confidence skills and abilities with fun, games and obstacle courses. Starts 27 July until 2 September Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-10.30am For 5-9 years

£2.50 per session

Aqua tots Supervised play session in the learner pool for babies/toddlers and carers.

Aqua jets Twist and dive in the pool with fun sized motorised submersibles travelling up to 2mph. Starts 28 July until 2 September

Starts 27 July until 2 September

Every Wednesday and Friday,

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12.15pm-1.15pm

9.30am-10am

£3.50 or £2 with Passport to Leisure

For 8-16 years

£2.50

Canoeing Run by qualified instructors, take part in this fun canoe session. 10, 12, 17 and 19 August , 9.30am-11am For 8 years and above

£7

Public Pool Sessions Swim4free for under 17s (All sessions without an instructor) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Main pool 9am-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm 1.15pm-4pm, 5pm-7.30pm 11am-12noon, 1.15pm-2.45pm 11am-12noon,12.15pm-1.15pm, 1.15pm-4.30pm, 5.30pm-7pm 11am-12noon, 1.15pm-6pm 10.30am-11.30am,12.45pm-1.45pm, 3pm-5.30pm 10am-12noon,12noon-4pm

Learner pool 11am-2pm 1.15pm-4pm, 5pm-6.45pm, 8.15pm-9.45pm 1.15pm-2.45pm, 7.45pm-9.30pm 2pm-4.30pm, 5.30pm-9pm 1.15pm-6pm 9am-10.30am,11.30am-2pm, 3pm-4pm 9am-5.30pm * Bank Holiday opening times: 10am-5pm


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Sports Mondays Sports zone A wide range of sports activities over 4 hours Starts 26 July until 23 August, 12pm-4pm For 8-14 years Tuesdays Tri-golf indoor An introduction into mini golf for children indoors including fun games Starts 27 July until 24 August, 1pm-2pm

For 5-15 years Wednesdays Trampoline Starts 28 July until 3 September 12.30pm-1.30pm - for 5-8 years 1.30pm-2.30pm - for 8 years and over Wednesdays Boxer circuit classes On these dates only 28 July, 4, 25, August and 1 September 12.30pm-1.30pm - for 5-8 years 1.30pm-2.30pm - for 8 years and over

For 8-14 years

Thursdays

Tuesdays Multi-sports Every Tuesday from 27 July until 31 August, 2pm-3pm

1pm-2.30pm

Mini-Olympics

2.45pm-3.45pm

Football skills

For 5-8 years

Mini-Olympics and football skills Starts 29 July until 2 September

For 8 years and over

Tuesdays Little soccer stars Football skills in partnership with Langley Children’s Centre and Phil Gallimore, Sports in the Community.

Fridays Trampoline Starts 28 July until 3 September

Starts 27 July until 31 August, 3pm-4pm

11.30am-12.30pm - for 8 years and over

For under 5’s This sessions must be booked on 0161 653 9526 Free session

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Tuesdays Art classes Starts 27 July until 10 August 10.30am-12pm

10.30am-11.30am - for 5-8 years


Other activities SHOKK gym Shokk gym and dance mat sessions led by a qualified instructor. Every Monday to Friday starting 26 July until 3 September 11.30am-12.30pm, 12.30pm-1.30pm and 1.30pm-2.30pm For 8-15 years Football skills Football skills in partnership with Phil Gallimore Sports in the Community. Every Monday to Friday starting 26 July until 3 September 10am-12pm For 8 years and over This sessions must be booked on 07979683999. Free session * Closed on Bank Holiday Monday Part funded by Middleton Holiday at Home, Extended Schools and Middleton Family Fit project and working in partnership with Langley Children's Centre and Bowlee Park Community School.

1 Choose the activities you want to do 2 Contact the Centre to book your sessions 3 Pay a £5 booking fee for each child that’s 6 weeks of activities for just £5! Or pay 50p per activity.


Pennines Sports Football, Soccer Village Grab your footy boots for football training and matches.

18 August, 2pm – 6pm

Every Friday from 30 July until 27 August, 5pm – 7pm

Multi-sports at Wardleworth Community Centre There’s plenty on offer to keep you active including football, trampolining and work out sessions, plus lots more!

Every Saturday from 24 July until 28 August, 11am – 1pm 11 - 19 years Football competition, Firgrove playing fields Get into the world cup fever and take part in a boroughwide football tournament. Enter as a team or join one on the day. 26 July, 2pm – 6pm for 10-14 years 28 July, 2pm – 6pm for 15 -19 years Pool and air hockey tournament qualifiers, Firgrove Pavillion Youth Centre Compete against your mates. 29 July, 2 -6pm 12 – 19 years

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Softball/Rounders, Firgrove playing fields Get on the field for a friendly game 11 – 19 years

Girls only on 2 August, 12pm – 4pm Boys only on 4 August, 12pm-4pm 11 – 19 years


Clubs & groups

Unless contact details are specified, to book your place on these activities email the Youth Service: summeractivities@rochdale.gov.uk or call 01706 928844.

Get together with your mates or make new ones at your local youth club. Offering games, arts and crafts, music, competitions, loads of fun trips and a place to chill. Firgrove Youth Club, Firgrove Pavillion Youth Centre Open on the following days: 28 July 6pm – 9pm 29 July 5.30pm – 8.30pm b c lu 12 August 6pm -9pm h s t u i yo th 13 August 5pm – 8pm al like c 16 August 6pm – 9pm lo s ur rip 19 August 5pm – 8pm yo n t o in Jo go 30 August 5pm – 8 pm d an 1 September 6pm – 9pm 11 -19 years Youth session (girls only), Gower Street Girls only allowed! Mixture of activities including arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, discussions and fun. 2 and 9 August, 6pm – 9pm 11 -19 Years

Arts & crafts Centre based arts project, Firgrove Pavillion Youth Centre Take part in a variety of visual and performance art activities. 26, 29 July, 12, 16, 18 August, 2pm – 6pm 11 – 19 years

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Outdoor activities Mini-Olympics, Firgrove playing fields Get set for the 2012 Olympics by taking part in boroughwide Mini-Olympics. 13 August, 1pm – 5pm 11 – 19 years Littleborough’s Victorian Heritage walk starts at Littleborough Square Join the friends of Hollingworth Lake on this heritage walk through Littleborough’s Victorian past. 8 August, 1pm No need to book just turn up. Walk, Hollingworth Lake A scenic walk around Hollingworth Lake. 18 August, 11am 11 -19 years

Learning & life skills Cooking project, Firgrove Pavillion Youth Centre Become a whiz in the kitchen and join this cooking programme. 9 August, 2pm – 6pm, 12 August, 4pm – 6pm, 16 August, 3pm – 6pm, 18 August, 3pm – 6pm 11 – 19 years First aid course at Milnrow Youth Centre – Learn how to save lives and basic first aid techniques whilst gaining a qualification 16 August, 10am-5pm 13 -19 years

Free play sessions Fun and exciting activities and team games Hare Hill Park 26-30 July and 16-20 August, 1.30pm-4.30pm Milnrow Memorial Gardens 9 -13 August and 31 August - 3 September, 1.30pm - 4.30pm No need to book just turn up under 6 with an adult.

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Family fun at your local children’s centre A huge variety of family friendly activities, support, information and advice for families with children aged 0 – 5 years including stay and play, art and craft sessions and special summer fun days. Older siblings also welcome during the school holidays. j Littleborough Children’s Centre, Denhurst Road, OL15 9LD j Moorhouse Children’s Centre, Crossley Street, OL16 4DR

Get active and have fun in your local park this summer. There’s something for everyone! In your area why not visit: Milnrow Memorial Park Stannybrook Park Hare Hill Park Wardle Park

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Sports The summer programme lasts for 6 weeks. During this time there are loads of extra activities to keep you fit throughout the holidays. There’s something to do almost every day! We advise that you book your place to avoid disappointment. Mondays Cricket Supervised session to improve cricketing skills. You will be coached in areas of batting, bowling and fielding. Starts 26 July until 23 August 1pm-3pm 8-13 years

£2.50

Tuesdays Street dance Learn fun and funky dance routines to challenge your feet and work on your rhythm. Starts 27 July until 24 August 10am-11.30am 8-13 years

£2.50

Tuesdays Tag rugby A non contact fun session where you will learn new skills including passing, speed and agility. A fast team sport to get you fit. Starts 27 July until 24 August 1pm-3pm 8-11 years

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Wednesdays Mountain biking Structured session focusing on safety and skills. The session includes an obstacle course for the older participants. All bikes and safety equipment are provided on the day. Starts 28 July until 25 August 2pm-3.30pm 7-14 years

£5

Thursdays Athletics Mixed supervised session where you will be coached on numerous athletic disciplines including hurdles and foam javelins. A busy session with lots of variety. Starts 29 July until 26 August 11am-12.30pm for 5-8 years 1pm-3pm for 8-13 years £2.50 Fridays Toddler gym Supervised sessions for toddlers. Starts 30 July until 27 August 10am-11am 1-4 years

£1.25


Fridays Fundamentals Fun sports and games for younger children designed to develop essential movement skills. Starts 30 July until 27 August 10am-11am 5-8 years

ÂŁ1.55

Fridays Basketball Learn new skills in a great energetic team sport. Skills include passing, dribbling and speed work. Starts 30 July until 27 August 1pm-3pm 8-13 years

ÂŁ2.50

* Bank Holiday opening times: 10am-5pm

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Mini splash* Especially for the younger children, these sessions give you a chance to build confidence both in and on the water. These sessions are designed as an introduction to the water so swimming ability is not essential. Starts 26-28 July until 2 September Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 1.30pm-2.30pm or 3pm-4pm 4-6 years

£7.50

Multi activity* These courses are an ideal introduction to outdoor pursuits and an exciting and challenging way to spend 3 days of your holiday. The course consists of 1 session in sailing, windsurfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, team building and kayaking (subject to weather conditions). Starts 26 July until 25 August with the exception of 31 August 1, 2 September Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9.45am-1pm 7-14 years

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Splashout This summer holiday course offers a choice between sailing and Kayaking. The main emphasis of this session is to have fun but to challenge the children at the same time. Starts 29 July until 3 September Every Thursday and Friday 3.30pm-5pm 7-9 years

£22.50

Junior rock climbing An introduction to the challenging sport of rock climbing. Using indoor climbing walls and local outdoor climbing sites you will learn some of the skills required of modern climbers in a fun and relaxed way. Over 3 half day sessions, climbing techniques and safety awareness will be developed to allow the group members to support each other at some of the best climbing locations in the region. 2-4 July ,16-18 August and 31 August Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm-5.30pm 7-14 years

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Beginners Weekend kids clubs Our weekend kids clubs offer an introductory session in your chosen activity or a place to practice basic skills and build up your confidence. Sessions run throughout the summer season (depending on the weather conditions we reserve the right to change the activities provided at short notice) Booking is essential for these activities. Saturdays Kayaking Starts 31 July until 4 September 9.45am-11.30am 7-14 years

£10

Saturdays Mountain biking On these dates only 31 July, 14 and 28 August - 1.30pm-3.30pm 10-14 years

£10

Pre-requisites: must be able to ride a bike Sundays Sailing On these dates only 1, 15, 29 August 9.45am-11.30am 7-14 years

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Sundays Climbing 9.45am-12.30am For 7-14 years

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Sundays Windsurfing 9.45am-11.30am 10-14 years

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Intermediates Phone the centre for information and bookings on 017066 370499. On board Squad Hollingworth Hurricanes (Sailing) Paddle Squad Hollingworth Hawks (Kayaking) T15 Hollingworth Hunters (Windsurfing) 7-16 years 2 hours Every Tuesday starting 3 until 31 August Our advanced clubs in sailing, windsurfing and paddling are a fun and easy way to help children develop skills and knowledge in their chosen activity. By introducing more advanced skills and techniques they are able to progress quickly and get the opportunity to use the centre’s more advanced equipment. OnBoard Squad (Sailing) The OnBoard Squad is aimed at improving your sailing skills and learning the tactics of racing plus playing a few fun games.

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Paddle Squad (Kayaking) The Paddle Squad is our junior kayak and canoe club. You’ll learn a range of new skills from rescue techniques to river running while improving your paddling and playing games like kayak polo. T15 Hollingworth Hunters (Windsurfing) The T15 Club is a fun and exciting windsurfing club for under 16s. You will learn new skills from racing to freestyle training and will get the opportunity to compete as part of the Hollingworth Squad in T15 events. Pre-requisites OnBoard Squad (Sailing) RYA Youth Stage 2 Paddle Squad (Kayak/Canoe) Paddlepower Passport Level 5 T15 Squad (Windsurfing) Youth Windsurfing Stage 2 You can also visit our website www.link4life.org/holwac for more details. *Normal opening hours on Bank Holiday.


Safe4summer fun in open water, Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre Try out kayaking, wind-surfing, sailing and rowing and learn how to keep safe whilst having fun in the water. Firefighters will giving educational talks and showing films that offer you lifesaving advice on how to save yourself if you encounter difficulties in open water before you take part in these free water sports.

Every Monday from 19 July until 23 August 2 sessions per day: 12.45pm – 3.30pm and 3.15pm – 6pm 11 -17 years

Remember This is a wet activity so spare clothing would be advisable, Refreshments aren’t provided so you might want to bring your own food. Book now call the Water Activity Centre on 01706 370499. Places are limited so booking is essential.

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FAMILY INFORMATION SERVICE For information about childcare and family activities in your area throughout

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01706 719900

 childcare.info@rochdale.gov.uk  www.rochdale.gov.uk/childcare Providing FREE information on a wide range of childcare and family services


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Dragonflies and Damselflies Dragonflies and damselflies, mayflies and midges – have-a-go at discovering the life cycles of these amazing water creatures.

To book your place on activities listed on this page please call the visitors centre on 01706373421.

22 July 1pm Duration 2-3 hours 11-14 years Booking essential Family pond dip Celebrate Rochdale Canal Festival and help with a new national Water Survey run by the OPAL ….and discover what wildlife lurks within our pond. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 24 July 2.00pm Duration 2 hours

WILD about Rochdale A biodiversity theme for these summer holiday activities. Parents and guardians always welcome. Entry by ticket only. Cost £1.50, payable on booking. 3 and 12 August Fun in the country 8 - 12 years.

County craft display day Traditional craft displays and demonstrations throughout the day. Come along and have a go.

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1 August 11.00am - 4.00pm

12 August 2.00pm Duration 2 hours

No need to book just turn up.

Adventure day Join us for another out of school adventure day.

11 - 14 years Wildlife fete A day of fun games, stalls and wildlife information at Hollingworth Lake Country Park. Organised by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. 15 August 11am - 4pm No need to book just turn up.

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Sports Football, Soccer Factory – 5 a side Grab your boots for 5-a-side football training and matches. Every Friday from 23 July until 27 August, 6pm-8pm 11 - 19 years Multi-sports There’s plenty on offer to keep you active including football, trampolining and work out sessions in the gym, plus lots more!

Every Thursday from 29 July until 26 August, 6pm – 7pm

Heybrook Primary School

Aquatics swimming club, Rochdale Central Leisure Centre Get wet and wild in the pool and enjoy our water slides.

30 July, 6pm – 9pm

30 July, 6pm – 9pm

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Badminton, Springhill sports academy Come for a game and learn new racquet skills on the court.

Boxing, Hamer Boxing Club Step into the ring and learn how to be a boxer.

Every Monday 26 July until 23 August, 6.15pm – 9pm

11 – 19 years

Kirkholt youth centre 29 July, 12, 19, 26 August, 5.30pm – 8pm

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Gym, Rochdale Central Leisure Centre Get fit and healthy this summer

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Get together with your mates or make new ones at your local youth club. Offering games, arts and crafts, music, competitions, loads of fun trips and a place to chill. Senior youth club, Kirkholt Youth Centre Every Monday from 26 July until 23 August, 5.30pm – 8pm 14 – 19 years Sparth youth group, Sparth Community Centre Every Wednesday from 21 July until 11 August 5.30 – 8.30pm 11 - 19 Years Sudden youth group, Sudden Community Centre Every Thursday from 29 July until 26 August, 5pm – 8pm 11 - 19 years Junior youth club, Kirkholt Youth centre Every Tuesday from 27 July until 24 August, 5.30pm – 8pm 11 – 14 years Syke youth club Every Friday from 30 July until 3 September, 5.30pm – 8.30pm 11- 19

Arts & Crafts Creative arts workshop, Kirkholt Community Centre Take part in a variety of visual and performance art activities Every Wednesday from 28 July until 25 August, 1pm – 3.30pm 11 - 19 Years

Top gear Don’t spoil the sound of summer with the noise of revving engines and petrol fumes from off-road biking. It’s illegal to ride mini motor bikes or quads on public roads or land. Illegal off-road bikers face having their bikes seized, or even crushed.Join a legitimate club.

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Outdoor activities Games, Springfield Park Pop to the park and take part in different games including rounders and football, plus more. 12 August, 11am 11 -19 years Games in the park, Greave Pop to the park and take part in different games including rounders and football, plus more. 18, 25 August and 1 September, 2pm - 6pm 11- 19 years Have-a-go fishing, Healey Dell station road car parks, Broadley Have-a-go at fishing on this ranger-led 45 minute taster session. Rods and reels provided. 26 August Booking essential and limited places available so book now on 01706 373421.

Learning & Life skills Community work, Kirkholt Youth Centre Do something good for the area where you live. Every Monday from 26 July until 23 August, 1.30pm – 3.30pm 11 – 19 years Junior Sports Leadership Award course, Oulder Hill and Falinge High School Take part in a fun course and develop skills to become a sports leader, whilst also gaining a national qualification. Every Tuesday from 27 July until 30 August, 10am – 5pm 11- 19 years

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Broadfield Park 2-6 August and 23-27 August, 1.30pm-4.30pm

Springfield Park Chesham Avenue 9-13 August and 31 9 -13 August and 3-31 August -3 Spetember, August, 1.30pm - 4.30pm 1.30pm-4.30pm No need to book just turn up under 6 with an adult.


Family fun at your local children’s centre A huge variety of family friendly activities, support, information and advice for families with children aged 0 – 5 years including stay and play, art and craft sessions and special summer fun days. Older siblings also welcome during the school holidays. j Belfield Children’s Centre, Samson Street, OL16 2XW j Castlemere Children’s Centre, Tweedale Street, OL11 2PL j Castleton’s Children’s Centre, Melville Street, OL11 2PL j Deeplish Children’s Centre, Hare Street, OL11 1JT j Greenbank Road Children’s Centre, Greenbank Road, OL12 0HZ j Hamer Children’s Centre, Albert Royd’s Street, OL16 2SU j Heybrook Children’s Centre, Park Road, OL12 9BJ j Howard Street Children’s Centre, Howard Street, OL12 0PP j Meadowfields Children’s Centre, Eafield Road, OL15 2TH j Meanwood Children’s Centre, Churchill Street, OL12 7DJ j Newbold Children’s Centre, Moss Street, OL16 5NL j Norden Children’s Centre, Edenfield Road, OL12 7QL j Sandbrook Children’s Centre, Hartley Lane, OL11 2LR First Aid Course Learn how to save lives and basic first aid techniques whilst gaining a qualification. Kirkholt Youth Centre 2 and 9 August, 10am – 5pm Mathew Moss Youth Centre 23 August, 10am – 5.30pm 13 -19 years

Get active and have fun in your local park this summer. There’s something for everyone! Visit the parks in this area: Balderstone Park Denehurst Park Falinge Park Rochdale Memorial Gardens Jubilee Park Packer Spout/ St Chad’s Gardens Broadfield Park Chesham Park

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Sports Mondays Junior Dance Mats, 26 July Junior Boxercise, 2 August

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Junior Circuit, 9 August SHOKK Gym Introduction

SHOKK gym open sessions Train hard, play hard in our great youth fitness centre.

16 August

Starts 26 July until 3 September

Once you’ve taken this introduction session you’ll be able to take part in the regular open sessions. You won’t be able to use the Shokk Gyms as a first time user without having taken part in any of our introduction sessions.

For 8-16 years £2.50, or free to members Booking required – ring the centre for details.

Junior Spinning Bike, 23 August All activities above: 11am-12noon For 8-16 years

£1.50

’Wasted’ Don’t spend the summer ‘wasted’. Avoid hangovers by getting together with your mates or make new ones down at your local youth club.

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Aquatics For all courses please contact the centre in advance to book your place Discounts available for all learn to swim direct debit members – ask for details Learn to swim Learn with our qualified instructors and work towards a formal Amateur Swimming Association approved qualification. 30 minute lesson every day

Try something different with the following activity courses: Bronze and silver swimming challenges Competent swimmers who are able to swim 400metres

5 day course: Monday-Friday

4 day course; 16,17,19 and 20 August, 9.15am-10am

£19.75 or £15 with PTL

For 7 years +

Stage 1 Aimed at non-swimmers

£15.80 or £12 with Passport to Leisure

26 July-23 August, 10am-10.30am For 1 week only, 26-30 July, 10.30am-11am For 3-8 years Stage 2 Must have stage 1 or be confident in water 2-23 August, 10.30am-11am For 1 week only, 26-30 July, 11am-11.30am For 5 years + Stage 3 Must have stage 2 or swim on front and back, 5metres without aids, 2-23 August, 11am-11.30am For 1 week only 26-30 July, 11.30am-12pm For 5 years +

Gold and honours swimming challenges Must have passed silver swimming challenge 23,24,26,27 August, 9.15am-10am For 7 years + £15.80 or £12 with Passport to Leisure


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Starts 2 August until 23 August 11.30am-12noon For 4 years + £3.95 or £3 with Passport to Leisure per session Swimmers Starts 2 August until 13 August 9.15am-10am For 6 years + £3.95 or £3 with Passport to Leisure per session Stroke improvement Improve your swimming stroke

Water skills Shallow water - improve your submerging, push and glides and floatation skills. Starts 3 August until 23 August Tuesday and Thursdays, 11.30am-12pm For 5 years + £3.95 or £3 with Passport to Leisure per session

26,27,29 30 July; 9.15am-10am

Deep water - improve your surface dives, treading water, submerging, jumping and diving practises.

For 6 years +

3,5,10 and 12 August,

£3.95 or £3 with Passport to Leisure per session

Tuesday and Thursdays, 9.15am-10am For 8 years + £3.95 or £3 with Passport to Leisure per session Kayaking Have fun and learn new skills with this kayaking lesson. Every Monday from 26 July until 23 August, 10.15am-11.45am For 8-16 years

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Aqua Tots Supervised play session in the learner pool for babies/toddlers and carers. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting from 26 July until 23 August 12pm-1pm Adult and child ÂŁ3.50 or with Passport to Leisure ÂŁ2

Family swim Family fun session in the large pool. All children must be with an adult.

This session is not free under 17s

Starting from 26 July until 3 September

Aqua Splash

Monday 5pm-7pm

Wet and wild fun session with floats and inflatables Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting from 26 July until 3 September 2.15pm-4pm

Friday 5pm-8pm Swimability Session for disabled people and their families in the small pool Every Thursday starting from 30 July until 2 September

Public Pool Sessions All sessions free for 16s and under and over 60s Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Large pool 9am-2pm and 4.15pm-7pm 9am-7pm 9am-2pm and 4.15pm-7pm 9am-7pm 9am-2pm and 4.15pm-7pm 9am-3.30pm 9am-12pm

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Mondays and Tuesdays Junior Football Camp Basic football skills and fun games for kids. Drinks provided. Starts from 26 July until 24 August, 10am-12pm For 8-13 years £2 per session or block book all sessions for £15 Fridays Athletics Camp Fun athletics activities varied over the 4 weeks with a Mini Olympics competition and certificates. Starts from 30 July until 27 August, 10am-12pm For 8-12 years £2.50 per session or block book all sessions for £10 Week 1 Sprints Week 2 Throwing Week 3 Jumping Week 4 Refresher Week 5 Mini Olympics

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Netball coaching sessions Fun netball coaching sessions including skills coaching, fun games and competitions. 2 - 6 August 10am-12pm for 8-11 years 1pm-3pm for 11- 14 years ÂŁ2.50 per 2 hour session Discount for pre booking 5 sessions (1 free ) Parent/guardian consent form must be completed on the first day of the event. Registration takes 10mins before each activity. * Closed on Bank Holiday Monday

Olympics Special Fun Day Saturday 24th July 11am-4pm A free fun event for all ages – just drop in any time. Taster sessions: badminton, martial arts, javelin, rowing, long jump, running, bike races plus Olympic village with refreshments, sport competitions and more.


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Touchstones Rochdale is an award winning arts and heritage centre with something for everyone.

For all enquiries and bookings ring Touchstones Rochdale on 01706 924492.

With four full restored galleries there’s an impressive collection of traditional and contemporary art. But the centre also offers much more that you can get involved with. Come along to Touchstones and take part in the following activities:Recycling arts Bottle tops, washing up bottles, cereal packs……it’s not rubbish but the first step to your exciting piece of art.

Pop up puppets Get the chance to make a pop up puppet in the character of your choice.

3 August, 10.15am-12.15pm

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For 5-12 years Have you got talent? Drama games, improvisation and acting workshop for all abilities. 3 August , 2pm-4pm For 5-9 years 19 August, 2pm-4pm For 9-12 years

Respect It’s not just your summer holidays, other people may be off enjoying activities and events or chilling in parks at the same time as you. Respect others around you - let’s all have a peaceful and happy summer 2010.

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Circus Jim Come along and watch Circus Jim’s amazing circus and magic show, then have a go at practising your own circus skills. 5 August, 2pm-4pm 17 August, 10.15am-12.15pm For 5-9 years Nature bingo Join our nature expert in Broadfield Park to take part in an exciting game of nature bingo! Based on the traditional game, cross off on your card as many birds, flowers, insects and trees as you can find to claim ‘full house’! 10 August, 10.15am-12.15pm 24 August,2pm-4pm For 5-12 years Pond dipping Investigate summer pond life in Broadfield Park. Use dipping nets to gather insects and identify them before returning them back to their habitat.

Balancing act Go on a balancing journey using equipment and each other. There will also be the opportunity to learn to walk on stilts of all sorts.

10 August, 2pm-4pm 24 August, 10.15am-12.15pm

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Kite making Create a kite and decorate it with your own design.

Booking Information: To avoid disappointment advance booking is recommended.

12 and 26 August, 2pm-4pm

There will be a very limited number of places held for families who turn up on the day. These will be released 15 minutes prior to the activity start time.

For 5-12 years Drumming in the bandstand Make something out of nothing by using recycled items to make some grooves. For the whole family to enjoy! 17 August, 2pm-4pm For 5-12 years FACT Sunday Join us for an afternoon of creative, fun activities for all the family. A free activity for all the family, there’s no need to book. 29 August, 1.30pm-3pm Summer holiday quiz Drop in during normal opening hours no booking required. Complete the quiz and you’re your chance to be entered into the free prize draw. For all ages! Thursday 22 July to Sunday 5 September

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You must pre-book early in person at Touchstones Rochdale reception. A non-refundable payment of £1 per child per activity must be made at the time of booking. Pre-booked places will only be held until 5 minutes prior to the activity start time - after this they will be given to families on the reserve list. Children MUST be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult (maximum 3 children per adult). For all enquiries ring Touchstones Rochdale on 01706 924492.


Exciting play activities in your area this summer! RADPAC are back in your area providing a wide range of fun, play-based opportunities in a safe environment for children ages 5-12, and up to 16 with a disability. This coming summer our mobile teams will be based at the following venues: ROCHDALE R Ashfield Valley Primary School R Spotland Primary School R Broadfield Primary School

26th July -6th August 9th August -20th August 23rd August -27th August

MIDDLETON R Little Heaton Primary School R Cleworth Road Activity Centre R Jumbo Social Centre, Grimshaw Lane

26th July -6th August 9th August -20th August 23rd August -3rd August

HEYWOOD R Back O’th Moss Community Centre R St Lukes’ Primary School R Woodland Primary School

26th July -30th July and 31st August -3rd September 2nd August -13th August 6th August -27th August

PENNINES R Littleborough Community Primary School R Moorhouse Church Hall, Milnrow Road R Kentmere Primary School

26th July -6th August 9th August -20th August 23rd August -27th August

NB. Temporarily located at Rydings School site You can register your child on the scheme from 1.15 pm, activities are from 1.30 – 3.30 pm Priority places are given to children who attend the local schools and the rest will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 30p per day for an individual child, or just 50p per family. All dates and venues are subject to change. Please phone Helen or Kay on 01706 621332 for more information.


Become a green volunteer

Help save the environment you live in. All you need to do is turn up, give it a go and enjoy yourself. Call 01706 922073


Competition Want to win a Wii? Win a Nintendo Wii fit by telling us in no more than 100 words about an activity you went to over the summer. Tell us what you did at the activity, what you thought about it and send us a photo of you or you with your mates at the activity. Email your entries to: summeractivities@rochdale.gov.uk Or post entries to: Freepost LOCAL MATTERS Don’t write anything else on the envelope – and you don’t need a stamp either. (Unfortunately we can’t return any hard copy photographs you send in to us by post)

To enter you need to live in the borough of Rochdale, be aged under 19 and send us your creative answers, along with your name, address and telephone number – so we can get in touch with you if you’re the winner! The deadline is Friday 27 August 2010.

Remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it!


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Key to symbols Where the information has been provided, we have given symbols alongside the listings to help you decide if the event or activity meets your needs. Family Friendly

Facilities for the disabled

Countryside & Parks Sunday 11 July 2010 Queen’s Park Friends 21st Birthday Party Organised by Friends of Queen’s Park Supported by Rochdale Youth Orchestra Venue: Queen’s Park, Heywood Time: 12noon Bookings/enquiries: 0845 226 1800

Sunday 18 July 2010 Dog Show Organised by Friends of Queen’s Park Venue: Queen’s Park, Heywood Time: 1pm Bookings/enquiries: 0845 226 1800

Thursday 22 July 2010 Adventure Day – Dragonflies and Damselflies Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Dragonflies and damselflies, mayflies and midges; have a go at discovering the life cycles of these amazing creatures. Aimed at children between 11-14 years. Booking is essential. Duration: 2-3 hours. Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: 1pm Bookings/enquiries: 01706 373421

Free admission

Discounts for Passport to Leisure Members

Saturday 24 July 2010 Family Pond Dip Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Celebrate Rochdale Canal Festival and help with a new national Water Survey run by OPAL. Discover what wildlife lurks within our pond. Children must be accompanied by an adult; booking is essential. Duration: 2 hours. Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: 2pm Bookings/enquiries: 01706 373421

Sunday 1 August 2010 Country Craft Display Day Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Traditional craft displays and demonstrations throughout the day. Come along and have a go. Look out for details. Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: 11am-4pm Drop In Bookings/enquiries: 01706 373421

Tuesday 3 August 2010 & Thursday 12 August 2010 WILD about Rochdale Wildlife Activities for Children Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service A biodiversity theme for these summer holiday activities for children. Parents and guardians always welcome.

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Entry by ticket only. Duration of sessions: 2 hours Tuesday 3 August 2010: Fun in the Country for children aged 8-12 years. Thursday 12 August 2010: Adventure Day for children aged 11-14 years. Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: 2pm Price: £1.50 payable on booking Bookings/enquiries: 01706 373421

Sunday 15 August 2010 Wildlife Fete Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service A day of fun & games, stalls and wildlife information at Hollingworth Lake Country Park in support of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. Look out for details. Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: 11am-4pm Drop In Bookings/enquiries: 01706 373421

Wednesday 25 August 2010 Teddy Bears Picnic Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Bring along your children and teddy bears for the Friends of Alkrington Woods most popular annual event! Children’s entertainer, Uncle Chris will keep the children amused! This is a free event; no booking required.


Sunday 30 August 2010 Punch & Judy Organised by Friends of Queen’s Park Venue: Queen’s Park, Heywood Time: 2pm Bookings/enquiries: 0845 226 1800

Sunday 12 September 2010 Through the Lens Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service An opportunity to find out more about the latest equipment available for recording wildlife direct from the manufacturers. Organised by Pennine Photographic and Binocular Centre. Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: 11am Drop In Enquiries: 01706 373421

Exhibitions & Visual Arts Saturday 3 July 2010 to Monday 30 August 2010 Rochdale Landscapes: Neil Ashton Organised by Touchstones Rochdale An exhibition of paintings by Neil Ashton who has worked extensively in the Ashworth Vale and Healey Dell areas of Rochdale over the past four years capturing the local landscape. Venue: Gallery One, Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12noon-4.30pm Sun/Bank Holidays Enquiries: 01706 924492

To Sunday 4 July 2010 Knit One, Purl One: Contemporary Knitting and Crochet Organised by Touchstones Rochdale

This exhibition brings together artists working in contemporary knitting and crochet. Exploring traditional crafts through innovative materials, concepts and techniques. Including artists: Anita Bruce, ArtYarn, Karl-Christian Gellef, Sophie Horton, Kate Jenkins, Rachel Matthews, Claire Platt, Freddie Robins, Elizabeth Smith, Sally Spinks and Shane Waltener. Venue: Gallery Four, Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12noon-4.30pm Sun/Bank Holidays Enquiries: 01706 924492

To Sunday 4 July 2010 Eighties, Nineties & Noughties: Contemporary Works from the Art Gallery Collection Organised by Touchstones Rochdale This small display from the permanent collection focuses on contemporary works which have been made or acquired since the 1980’s. The exhibition will include paintings by Manijeh Yadegar, David Gledhill, and a recently acquired landscape by Alan Rankle presented by the Tramman Trust through The Art Fund, together with work in other media, including a Paul Rooney sound piece and an artist’s book by Chris Taylor. Venue: Gallery Three, Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12noon-4.30pm Sun/Bank Holidays Enquiries: 01706 924492

Thursday 15 July 2010 to Thursday 29 July 2010 Artzeimers Organised by Rochdale Countryside Services An exhibition by Artzeimers. Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: 9.30am-5pm daily Enquiries: 01706 373421

Paintings & mixed media exhibition by Wardle Art Group. Venue: Littleborough Coach House, Littleborough Time: Mon-Fri 1.30pm-4pm, Sat 11am-4pm Enquiries: 01706 378481

Saturday 17 July 2010 to Sunday 3 October 2010 Tanvi Kant – ‘the shape of things’ Organised by Touchstones Rochdale Tanvi Kant draws from the subconscious influence of her Indian Gujarati cultural heritage. The tradition of weaving fine gold wire fabrics, gold work embroidery and the incorporation of precious stones with fabric within costume and ethnographic textiles will be explored in her new jewellery made for the shape of things. Venue: Gallery Three, Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12noon-4.30pm Sun/Bank Holidays Enquiries: 01706 924492

Saturday 17 July 2010 to Sunday 3 October 2010 Taslim Martin: Disparate Nature Organised by Touchstones Rochdale Disparate Nature is a significant new body of work by the artist Taslim Martin. This show investigates cultural identity by looking at archetypes and hierarchy, and by experimenting and playing with materials and process. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to contribute to an ongoing collaborative work by creating their own symbols, patterns, marks or designs to be incorporated into the work throughout the period of the show. Venue: Gallery Four, Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12noon-4.30pm Sun/Bank Holidays Enquiries: 01706 924492

To 17 July 2010 Wardle Art Group Organised by Littleborough Coach House

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Duration: 2-3 hours. Venue: Hall slope, Alkrington Woods, off Alkrington Park Road, Middleton Time: 2pm Bookings/enquiries: 01706 350459


Film

Saturday 24 July 2010 to Saturday 21 August 2010 Shahida Dolan & Alan Mellalieu Exhibitions Organised by Littleborough Coach House Exhibitions by Shahida Dolan & Alan Mellalieu. Venue: Littleborough Coach House, Littleborough Time: Mon-Fri 1.30pm-4pm, Sat 11am-4pm Enquiries: 01706 378481

To August 2010 ‘The Life and Works of Edgar Wood’ Organised by Middleton Heritage & Conservation Group Venue: Middleton Arena, Corporation Street, Middleton Time: Daily Enquiries: 0844 855 4020

Sunday 1 August 2010 to Sunday 15 August 2010 Lancashire Wildlife Trust Photo Competition Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: 9.30am-5pm daily Enquiries: 01706 373421

Tuesday 17 August 2010 to Tuesday 7 September 2010 Middleton Artists Exhibition Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Local artists display their artwork. Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: 9.30am-5pm daily Enquiries: 01706 373421

Monday 6 September 2010 to Saturday 18 September 2010 Littleborough Lacemakers Organised by Littleborough Coach House Venue: Littleborough Coach House, Littleborough Time: Mon-Fri 1.30pm-4pm, Sat 11am-4pm Enquiries: 01706 378481

Thursday 9 September 2010 to Wednesday 29 September 2010 Schools Out! By Hollingworth Lake Ranger Service Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service An exhibition by Hollingworth Lake Ranger Service. Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: 9.30am-5pm daily Enquiries: 01706 373421

To Sunday 26 September 2010 History, Mystery & Myth - Local Stories & Storytellers Organised by Touchstones Rochdale From folklore through to dialect writing and modern fiction, the borough of Rochdale has a unique storytelling tradition spanning hundreds of years. Take a look at some of the weird and wonderful stories that have become part of the heritage of the borough, highlighting many of the local writers past and present. Venue: Heritage Gallery, Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12noon-4.30pm Sun/Bank Holidays Enquiries: 01706 924492

To Sunday 3 Ocober 2010 A Slice of Life Organised by Touchstones Rochdale This display of turn of the century photographs is being mounted to compliment the Art Gallery exhibition ‘Victorian Stories’. Staff from Arts & Heritage have been asked to find an evocative photograph from the Local Studies Collection and say why they chose that image. When you visit the display you can select your favourite Victorian image and your choice will be included on our Slice of Life online gallery. Venue: Local Studies Centre, Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat Enquiries: 01706 924492

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To Sunday 3 Ocober 2010 Victorian Stories Organised by Touchstones Rochdale This exhibition brings together Victorian paintings with a selection of Victorian objects and photographs from our collections. The exhibition will include our well-known painting A Special Pleader by Charles Burton Barber alongside works by Alice Havers, Frank Holl and John Gregory amongst others. Venue: Gallery Two, Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12noon-4.30pm Sun/Bank Holidays Enquiries: 01706 924492

Sunday 29 August 2010 to Sunday 5 September 2010 Littleborough Arts Festival 2010 Organised by Littleborough Arts Festival Committee This successful event attracts artists and visitors from all over the UK. Open to artists of all levels. This week long event aims to promote art within the local community and provide selling opportunities for artists. The week will include craft workshops and musical ventures. Venue: Littleborough Coach House, Littleborough Enquiries: 01706 378481/ 01282 779281

Film Cinema listings Organised by Rochdale Odeon Cinemas For full details of our current films and times, or to make a credit card booking please call 0871 224 4007, or visit our website at www.odeon. co.uk. Calls charged at national rate. Senior Screen (over 50’s) - event every Wednesday morning. Baby Odeon (parent and baby screening) every Wednesday morning. Venue: Rochdale Multiplex Cinema, Sandbrook Park, Rochdale. Time: various Bookings/enquiries through: 0871 224 4007 or website www.odeon.co.uk


Walks organised by Rochdale Countryside Service are graded to help you choose walks suitable to you:EASY – A gentle stroll, usually on fairly even ground. MEDIUM – A more energetic walk, possibly involving some hill and moor land walking. HARD – Strenuous walk, often all day, requiring a high standard of fitness. Saturday 3 July 2010 Rochdale Town Hall Guided Tour Organised by Rochdale Borough Blue Badge Tourist Guides. A guided tour of the magnificent Grade 1 listed Victorian Gothic town hall, designed by W.H. Crossland. The modern stainedglass windows are some of the finest to be found in the country. Duration: 2 hours. Venue: Meet at the foyer of Rochdale Town Hall. Time: 2pm Price: £3 Bookings/enquiries through: 01706 924928 TIC/01706 655986

Saturday 3 July 2010 The Summit to the Edge Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Join Ranager Adam Clayton on this wildlife themed walk from Summit Quarry to Blackstone Edge and back. As this is a wildlife walk, regrettably no dogs allowed. Bring a packed lunch and wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Booking is essential. Duration: 3-4 hours, 6 miles. Graded: Medium (one steep incline) Venue: Summit Quarry Car Park, off Todmorden Road, Summit, Littleborough Time: 10am Bookings/enquiries: 01706 373421

Sunday 4 July 2010 Wild Flowers of Healey Dell Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Join the Rangers and local enthusiast David Winnard looking at the ground flora of Healey Dell Nature Reserve. Duration: 1-2 hours. Graded: Easy Venue: Healey Dell Rangers Office Time: 1pm Bookings/enquiries: 01706 350459

Tuesday 6 July 2010 Rochdale Town Centre Heritage Trail - A Guided Walk Organised by Rochdale Borough Blue Badge Tourist Guides. From the 12th century to the present day, Rochdale has an abundance of listed buildings, history & architecture. Duration: 2 hours. Venue: Meet at the foyer of Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 2pm Price: £3 Saturday 10 July 2010 Coach trip: Prees Heath and Whixall Moss, Shropshire Organised by Rochdale Field Naturalists’ Society A coach trip looking at butterflies, dragonflies & flowers. Venue: Depart from the cul-desac at the bottom of Manchester Old Road, Rochdale Time: 9am Price: Members £12, Non-members £14 Enquiries: 01706 644394 Saturday 10 July 2010 ‘Heywood , Past & Present’ Organised by Rochdale Borough Blue Badge Tourist Guides An interesting heritage trail about the town, this town centre guided walk includes a visit to St. Luke’s Church; a fine listed building rich in history. Duration: 2 hours. Venue: Meet outside Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street, Heywood Time: 2pm Price: £3 Bookings/enquiries through: 01706 924928 TIC/01706 655986

Sunday 11 July 2010 Wildflower Wander Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Join the Rangers and local enthusiast David Winnard on this leisurely wander and discover the wealth of wildflowers within Rochdale’s countryside. Bring suitable clothing and a picnic. Duration: 3-4 hours. Graded: Easy Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitors Centre Time: 10am Bookings/enquiries: 01706 373421

Sunday 11 July 2010 Waugh’s Well That Ends Well Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Join Ranger David Hogg on this walk to Waugh’s Well, returning via Knowl Hill and Naden reservoirs. Duration: 6 hours, 12 miles. Graded: Hard Venue: Healey Dell Rangers Office Time: 10am Bookings/enquiries: 01706 350459

Saturday 17 July 2010 ‘In Store – In Rochdale’ Organised by Rochdale Borough Blue Badge Tourist Guides A short guided walk from St. Chad’s Parish Church to Rochdale’s Art & Heritage Resource Centre - with everything to offer from Egyptology to Gracie Fields. Limited places so booking essential. Duration: 2 hours. Venue: Meet outside St. Chad’s Church main entrance Time: 1.30pm Price: £3 Bookings/enquiries through: 01706 924928 TIC/01706 655986

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Guided Walks & Tours

Guided Walks & Tours


Guided Walks & Tours

Sunday 18 July 2010 Sponsored Walk for Life Organised by Rochdale Support Group Raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care by taking part in the sponsored Walk for Life around Hollingworth Lake. Individual or team entries welcome. Starting at the Littleborough Rugby Club from 11.30 am Venue: Littleborough Rugby Club, Littleborough Enquiries: Christine Morgan on 01706 669779/07811 082867 or email: chris.a.morgan@ntlworld. com for a entry/ sponsorship form

Saturday 17 July 2010 The Waugh’s Well Gathering A get together of walkers, dialect enthusiasts and Edwin Waugh fans for a local history chat & poetry at Waugh’s Well. Venue: 1.30pm for a 4 mile Waterfoot walk; 3pm at Waugh’s Well. Bookings/enquiries: 01706 874119

Sunday 18 July 2010 Bug Hunt Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Join Ranger David Whittle on this enjoyable family stroll in Healey Dell and discover more about some of the smaller inhabitants of the Nature Reserve. Graded: Easy Venue: Station Road Car Parks, Broadley Time: 1.30pm Bookings/enquiries: 01706 350459

Sunday 18 July 2010 Wildflower Walk Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Join the Friends of Alkrington Wood for a walk around the woods and fields to observe the best flowers the summer has to offer! Duration: 2 hours. Graded: Easy Venue: Lever Bridge, off Alkrington Park Road Time: 2pm Bookings/enquiries: 01706 350459

Saturday 24 July 2010 A Walk - Rixton Clay Pits, Warrington Organised by Rochdale Field Naturalists’ Society A local walk looking at dragonflies,flowers and butterflies. Free. Pace: Easy ramble. New members welcome. Venue: Depart from the cul-de-sac at the bottom of Manchester Old Road, Rochdale Time: 10am Bookings/enquiries: 01706 658260

Saturday 31 July 2010 History, Mystery & Myth – A Guide Walk & Visit to Touchstones Rochdale Organised by Rochdale Borough Blue BadgeTourist Guides Hear some strange local tales & unusual facts on a stroll around the town centre plus a visit to Touchstones Rochdale to view the special storytelling exhibition. Duration: 2 hours. Venue: Meet at the Clock Tower, Rochdale Town Hall Time: 1.30pm Price: £3 Bookings through: 01706 924928 TIC/01706 655986

Saturday 7 August 2010 Rochdale Town Hall Guided Tour Organised by Rochdale Borough Blue Badge Tourist Guides A guided tour of the magnificent Grade 1 listed Victorian Gothic town hall designed by William Crossland. The modern stainedglass windows are some of the finest to be found in the country. Duration: 2 hours. Venue: Meet in the foyer at the Rochdale Town Hall Time: 2pm Price: £3 Bookings through: 01706 924928 TIC/01706 655986

Sunday 8 August 2010 Littleborough’s Victorian Heritage Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service

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Join Rae Street from Friends of Hollingworth Lake on this heritage walk through Littleborough’s Victorian past. Duration: 2 hours. Graded: Easy Venue: Littleborough Square Time: 1pm Bookings/enquiries: 01706 373421

Saturday 14 August 2010 Coach Trip – Hartington, Derbyshire Organised by Rochdale Field Naturalists’ Society A coach trip looking at birds, dragonflies, flowers and butterflies. Venue: Depart from the cul-desac at the bottom of Manchester Old Road, Rochdale Time: 9am Price: Members £12, Nonmembers £14 Bookings/enquiries: 01706 644394 Tuesday 17 August 2010 ‘A Victorian Holiday’ – A Guided Walk Organised by Rochdale Borough Blue BadgeTourist Guides A guided walk around Hollingworth Lake - whether you spent a day or a week at the Lake, the Weighvers’ Seaport offered entertainment, accommodation and plenty to do. Duration: 2 hours. Venue: Meet at Hollingworth Lake Visitors Centre, off Rakewood Road. Time: 1.30pm Price: £3 Bookings through: 01706 924928 TIC/01706 655986

Saturday 28 August 2010 A Walk – Ripponden area, Yorks Organised by Rochdale Field Naturalists’ Society A local walk to look at birds, flowers and butterflies. Free. Pace: Easy ramble. Venue: Depart from the cul-desac at the bottom of Manchester Old Road, Rochdale Time: 10am Bookings/enquiries: 01706 658260


Thursday 9 September 2010 History Trail Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service A closer look at the diverse history of Healey Dell with Ranger Richard Whittle. Linked to Heritage Open Days. Suitable for all ages and abilities, including pushchairs and motability vehicles. Duration: 2 hours, 1 1/2 miles. Graded: Easy Venue: Station Road Car Parks Time: 1.30pm Bookings/enquiries: 01706 350459

Saturday 11 September 2010 A Coach Trip – Cockersands and Glasson, Lancashire Coast Organised by Rochdale Field Naturalists’ Society A coach trip looking at birds & flowers. Venue: Depart from the cul-de-sac at the bottom of Manchester Old Road, Rochdale Time: 9am Price: Members £12, Non-members £14 Bookings/enquiries: 01706 644394 Sunday 12 September 2010 Out of Alkrington Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Join the Friends of Alkrington Woods for a walk along the Rochdale Canal from Middleton to Hollingworth Lake.

The walk showcases the connectivity of many of our greenspaces and shows some of the best accessible greenspaces Rochdale has to offer. Bring train fare for the journey back as this is a one way walk! Bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing. Duration: 4-5 hours. Graded: Hard Venue: Mills Hill Train Station, Middleton Time: 10am Bookings/enquiries: 01706 350459

Saturday 25 September 2010 A Walk – Bolton Reservoirs Organised by Rochdale Field Naturalists’ Society Free, easy pace ramble looking at birds & fungi. Venue: Depart from the cul-desac at the bottom of Manchester Old Road, Rochdale Time: 10am Bookings/enquiries: 01706 658260

Heritage Attractions Thursday 16 September 2010 Pennine People & Places Organised by Rochdale Countryside Services As part of the South Pennine Walking Festival, join Rae Street from Friends of Hollingworth Lake on this heritage walk discovering more about Littleborough’s history. Booking is essential. Duration: 3-4 hours, 5-6 miles. Graded: Medium. Venue: Littleborough Square Time: 1pm Bookings: 01706 373421

Saturday 18 September 2010 Edible Hedgerow Organised by Rochdale Countryside Services Hunt for various berries and other late summer goodies with David Winnard. Duration: 2-3 hours. Graded: Easy. Venue: Healey Dell Ranger Office Time: 10am Bookings: 01706 350459

Sunday 19 September 2010 Walk through the Pennines Organised by Rochdale Countryside Services Join Ranger Peter Hill on this long walk over to Piethorne reservoir meeting up with the Pennine Way and returning along the Roman Road to the Victorian Lake. Duration: 5-6 hours, approx. 10 miles. Graded: Hard Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitors Centre, Littleborough Time: 10.30am Bookings/enquiries: 01706 373421

Wednesday, Thursday Afternoons (Tuesdays by special arrangement) To Thursday 26 August 2010 St. Chad’s Churchwatch Sessions Organised by Rochdale Parish Church, St. Chads Rochdale’s magnificent Parish Church is open to drop-in visitors on Wednesday & Thursday afternoons until Thursday 26 August 2010. Arrangements to visit on a Tuesday afternoon can be made by special arrangement. There has been a church on the hill overlooking the town for at least 1,000 years. “A church from Saxon times still serving the Rochdale of today. Medieval stonework, splendid stainedglass. Guides on duty and guidebooks available. Groups by arrangement. Venue: St. Chads Parish Church, Sparrow Hill, Town Hall Square Time: 2pm-4pm Enquiries: 01706 644224

Friday 2, Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 July 2010 Diesel Event Organised by East Lancashire Railway Venue: ELR Stations, Bury & Heywood Time: 10am-4pm Price: Contact ELR for details Bookings/enquiries: 0161 764 7790

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Saturday 4 September 2010 Bat & Moth Night Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Join Rangers and local bat expert Jim Taylor on a bat walk and discover what local moth expert Ian Kimber has caught. Please bring a torch and wear sensible clothing. Weather dependent therefore booking essential. Duration: 2-3 hours. Graded: Easy. Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: Walk starts 7.15pm Bookings/enquiries: 01706 373421


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Sunday 4 July 2010 Open Day Organised by Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum Museum Open Day. Refer www. manchesterfire.gov.uk/museum. Venue: Maclure Road, Rochdale Time: 10am-4pm Price: Free Enquiries: 01706 901227

Sunday 4 July 2010 In Steam & Northern Meccano Society Organised by Ellenroad Steam Museum Experience the awesome power of the world’s largest working mill engine in full steam and on public display. Also on show this month are exhibits from the Northern Meccano Society. Please refer to www.ellenroad.org.uk Venue: Ellenroad Steam Museum, Elizabethan Way, Milnrow, Rochdale Time: 12noon - 4pm Price: £3 adult, £2.50 concessions, £8 family ticket, under 5’s free. Enquiries: 0778 980 2632

Sunday 1 August 2010 Summer Museum Open Day Organised by Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum Museum Open Day with a range of fire engines and attractions. Refer www.manchesterfire.gov. uk/museum . Venue: Maclure Road, Rochdale Time: 10am-4pm Price: Free Enquiries: 01706 901227

Sunday 1 August 2010 In Steam & Gerald Cottell’s Miniature Working Models Organised by Ellenroad Steam Museum Experience the awesome power of the world’s largest working mill engine in full steam and on public display; also on show this month are miniture working models from the famous Gerald Cottell. Please refer to www.ellenroad.org.uk Venue: Ellenroad Steam Museum, Elizabethan Way, Milnrow, Rochdale Time: 12noon-4pm

Price: £3 adult, £2.50 concessions, £8 family ticket, under 5’s free. Enquiries: 0778 980 2632

Price: £3 adult, £2.50 concessions, £8 family ticket, under 5’s free. Enquiries: 0778 980 2632

Saturday 7 August 2010 & Sunday 8 August 2010 Family Event Days Organised by East Lancashire Railway Venue: East Lancashire Railway, Bury Time: 10am-4pm Price: Please telephone for further details. Bookings/ enquiries: 0161 764 7790

Sunday 5 September 2010 Museum Open Day Organised by Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum Museum Open Day with visiting preserved fire engines and attractions. Refer www. manchesterfire.gov.uk/museum. Venue: Maclure Road, Rochdale Time: 10am-4pm Price: Free Enquiries: 01706 901227

Sunday 15 August 2010 SELNEC Bus Gathering Organised by East Lancashire Railway Venue: East Lancashire Railway, Bury Time: 10am-4pm Price: Please telephone for further details Bookings/enquiries: 0161 764 7790

Monday 30 August 2010 Teddy Bear’s Picnic Organised by East Lancashire Railway Bring your Teddy and travel to the picnic by train. Children accompanied by a fare paying adult and their Teddy travels FREE. Venue: Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom + all stations Time: Please phone for details. Bookings/enquiries: 0161 764 7790

Sunday 5 September 2010 In Steam & Rochdale Photographic Society and Display of Vintage Cameras Organised by Ellenroad Steam Museum Experience the awesome power of the world’s largest working mill engine in full steam and on public display. Also on show this month is a display of work by members of the Rochdale Photographic Society with a display of vintage cameras. Please refer to www.ellenroad.org.uk . Venue: Ellenroad Steam Museum, Elizabethan Way, Milnrow, Rochdale Time: 12noon-4pm

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Thursday 9 September 2010 to Sunday 12 September 2010 Heritage Open Days Venues and times to be confirmed. Times: Various Enquiries: Rochdale TIC 01706 924928 Friday 10 September 2010 to Sunday 12 September 2010 Long Street Methodist Church – Heritage Open Days Organised by Long Street Methodist Church/Middleton Heritage & Conservation Group Edgar Wood’s beautiful building Long Street Methodist Church will be open to visitors Friday & Saturday: 10am-4pm, Sunday 12.30pm-4pm. Guided walks to some of Edgar Wood’s other buildings at 2pm on each day. Please refer www.edgarwood.com. Venue: Long Street Methodist Church, Middleton Enquiries: 0161 643 5228

Sunday 12 September 2010 Vintage Transport Gathering Organised by East Lancashire Railway Venue: East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street, Bury Time: 10am-4pm Enquiries: 0161 764 7790

Saturday 25 September 2010 & Sunday 26 September 2010 1940’s Wartime Weekend Organised by East Lancashire Railway


Live Music Concerts & Dances Saturday 3 July 2010 Indian Classical Music Concert Organised by Heywood Civic Centre For further information please contact the Box Office. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street Enquiries: 01706 624104

Sunday 25 July 2010 Blackley Brass Band Organised by Friends of Queen’s Park Venue: Queen’s Park, Heywood Time: 2pm Bookings/enquiries: 0845 226 1800

Saturday 31 July 2010 AURA in concert with special guests Organised by Middleton Arena - in aid of Christie’s Hospital Aura are a Manchester based band with soaring potential, matched only by their harmonies and hooks. With inner turmoil giving way to creative bliss they are fast attracting attention across the North West with their sell out gigs. Venue: Middleton Arena, Corporation Street, Middleton Time: 7.30pm Price: £6 all tickets Bookings/enquiries: 0844 855 4020 & check www.myspace.com/auabanduk

Sunday 1 August 2010 Celebration Band Concert – 150th Anniversary Edgar Wood Organised by Middleton Heritage & Conservation Group In conjunction with Friends of Jubilee Park and Middleton Band. Please refer to www.edgarwood.com. Venue: Jubilee Park (the Bandstand) Middleton Time: 2pm-4pm Bookings/enquiries: 0161 643 5228

Sunday 8 August 2010 Heywood’s Got Young Talent Organised by Friends of Queen’s Park Venue: Queens Park, Heywood Time: 2pm Enquiries: 0845 226 1800

It’s Behind You! A great family entertainment show launching Middleton Arena’s great pantomime 2010

Sunday 26 September 2010 | 2pm-3.30pm Music, Magic and More - Don’t miss it

Prizes to be won

TICKETS FREE

FREE face painting - from 1.30pm

from the Arena Box Office and available on the day (subject to availability)

A Mark Andrews Production in association with Middleton Arena Middleton Arena, Corporation Street, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1AG

www.middletonarena.com Arena Box Office: 0844 855 4020

Live Music Concerts & Dances

Featuring military re-enactments, wartime troop train, military and civilian stalls, military vehicles and full line train service. Venue: ELR Stations (Bury & Heywood) Time: Contact ELR for details Price: Contact ELR for details Enquiries: 0161 764 7790 between 10am–4pm


Markets & Fairs

Sunday 22 August 2010 & Sunday 29 August 2010 Blackley Brass Band Organised by Middleton Culture, Leisure, Tourism & Community Cohesion Working Party Venue: Jubilee Park, Middleton Time: 2pm-4pm Enquiries: Refer website www. blackleyband.co.uk

Saturday 18 September 2010 Broadway & Beyond Organised by Middleton Arena ‘Broadway & Beyond’ offers a scintillating selection of song and dance from a century of Broadway’s finest shows. This uplifting celebration of the best of musical theatre is presented in an engaging and entertaining package by one of the country’s newest, brightest production companies, Clearer Productions. A stunning performance to set your feet tapping, your heart singing and leave you wanting more… Venue: Middleton Arena, Corporation Street, Middleton Time: Doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm Price: £15 adults, £13 concessions Bookings/enquiries: 0844 855 4020

Friday 24 September 2010 Abba Tribute in support of The Samaritans Organised by Heywood Civic Centre For further information and tickets please contact Mrs Marshall on 01706 642139. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street Enquiries: 01706 624104

Markets & Fairs Sunday 4 July 2010, Sunday 1 August 2010, Sunday 12 September 2010 Car Boot Sale Organised by Friends of Queen’s Park Time: From 12.30pm Venue: Queen’s Park, Heywood Price: £10 car, £12 van Enquiries: 0845 226 1800

Sunday 11 July 2010, Sunday 25 July 2010 Sunday 15 August 2010, Monday 30 August 2010 Sunday 26 September 2010 Rochdale Town Hall Car Boot Sales Organised by Rochdale Town Centre Management Company Car Boot Sale - second hand goods only. Get rid of your old stuff and earn some cash doing it!!!! Venue: Rochdale Town Hall Car Park, The Esplanade Time: 8am-1pm Price: £12 car, £20 van. Bookings through: No booking necessary, just turn up. Enquiries: 01706 926676

Tuesday 10 August 2010 Toy Fair Organised by Heywood Civic Centre One of the biggest and best around, café and licensed bar available. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street Time: 7pm-9pm Price: £1.50 adults, £1.20 concessions, 1st child £1.20 Bookings through: 01706 624104 Enquiries: 01706 624104

Sunday 12 September 2010 Craft Fair Organised by Rochdale Rotary Club In support of the Heritage Open Days 2010 event. Venue: Rochdale Town Hall, The Esplanade Time: Stall holders from 8am; opening time for the public - to be confirmed. Stall enquiries: For stall information contact David Acton on 01706 631188 General enquiries: 01706 924928 (Rochdale TIC)

Nightlife Friday 2 July, Friday 6 August & Friday 3 September 2010 Soul Night Organised by Heywood Civic Centre Dancing into the early hours with some of the best Northern Soul in the region. Late bar available. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street

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Time: 8pm-1.30am Price: £5 - on the door. Enquiries: 01706 624104

Saturday 17 July, Saturday 21 August & Saturday 18 September 2010 Motown Night Organised by Heywood Civic Centre Venue: Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street Time: 8pm-1.30am Price: £5 - Pay on the door Enquiries: 01706 624104

Saturday 7 August 2010 Headbangers Ball Organised by Heywood Civic Centre Venue: Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street Time: 7.30pm till late. Enquiries: 01706 624104 Bookings: For tickets contact Jon Hanson 0797 648 0523

Saturday 25 September 2010 Saturday Evening Dance with Neil Gibbons Organised by Heywood Civic Centre Contact the Box Office for further details. Venue: Heywood Civic Centre, Church Street Time: 7.30pm-11pm Bookings/enquiries: 01706 624104

Sports Sunday 11 July 2010 World Cup Final - Screening Organised by Middleton Arena Contact the Arena for further details. Venue: Middleton Arena, Corporation Street, Middleton Time: To be confirmed Bookings/enquiries: 0844 855 4020

Monday 26 July 2010 to Friday 3 September 2010 Summer Holiday Junior Activities Organised by Link4Life Contact your local centre for what’s on during the school holidays.


Thursday 26 August 2010 Adventure Day – Have-A-Go Fishing Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Have-A-Go Fishing on this Ranger- led 45 minute taster session. Rods and reels provided. Booking essential and limited places. Venue: Healey Dell Station Road Car Parks, Broadley Time: 11am-4 pm Drop In Enquiries: 01706 373421

Saturday 11 September 2010 Tour of Britain Cycle Race Organised by RMBC/Tour of Britain The 8-day Tour of Britain Cycle race kicks off from Rochdale this year. 96 international cycle riders from 16 professional teams will be keyed-up at the start of the 1,200Km of tough, competitive cycling. The first stage to Blackpool covers 130km and gives Britain’s cycling fans their first chance to see Team Sky take on the world’s best on British roads. The Rochdale section will include the first sprint of the race. Tour of Britain is the biggest free-to-watch sporting event in the UK and there’ll be lots of activities happening around the event in Rochdale on the Friday evening and on the Saturday. Refer to www.visitrochdale.com to keep up to date. Pre-race action starts at 8am when spectators can mingle with the world’s top riders as they prepare to sign-on. We’re planning an autograph hunt competition for under 18’s. ITV4 will be covering the event. Venue: Outside Rochdale Town Hall, The Esplanade Time: From 8am; Race starts at 10.30am Enquiries: 01706 924928

Street Events & Festivals Sunday 18 July 2010 Middfest Venue: Limefields Park, Middleton Family fun for all – talent show, side shows & funfair. Enquiries: Please contact Rochdale TIC for further information 01706 924928 or 0845 602 4993

Friday 23 July 2010, Saturday 24 July 2010 & Sunday 25 July 2010 Littleborough Rushbearing Festival 2010 Organised by LEAF/Rochdale Countryside Service Meet up with the Rushcart as it progresses around the area. Singers & musicians are invited to join an informal start to the weekend with a folk sing-a-round at the Conservative Club, hosted by Steve Lister from Littleborough Lions. Saturday sees the Rushcart procession start at the King William IV pub at the top of Shore at 10am, arriving at Hare Hill Park at 1pm. The festival in the park will have fun activities for all the family, including a fun fair. The Rushcart arrives at its’ final destination at the Wine Press, Hollingworth Lake at 3.30pm. Sunday sees the Rushcart procession start at Hollingworth Lake at 11am to arrive at Littleborough Square at 2.15pm. The festival will centre around Littleborough Square with music, dancing, circus performances and attractions for all the family. The fairground rides will be at Hare Hill Park from noon. Please refer to website www.leaf4you.co.uk & local press www.littleboroughlocal.co.uk Venue: Hare Hill Park, Littleborough Square & Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: Please telephone for details, as may be subject to change. Enquiries: 01706 373421/01706 924928

Saturday 24 July 2010 to Sunday 1 August 2010 Rochdale Canal Festival 2010 Organised by Special Projects Partnership & Regeneration Service Rochdale Canal Festival - All welcome. Daily events. Venue: Littleborough Time: various Enquiries: 01706 924928/01706 373421/ 0161 242 8216

Saturday 24 July 2010 & Sunday 25 July 2010 Castleton Carnival This two day event includes: Saturday - A Children’s Fun Day and Car Boot Sale; Sunday - Parade from Chesham Avenue Castleton to Springfield Park at 1pm, with various stalls in the park. Venue: Springfield Park Enquiries: 01706 525564/01706 924928 TIC

Sunday 1 August 2010 Summer Festival Organised by Sparth Community Centre A mixture of stalls, bouncy castle, fun activities to be enjoyed! A multi-cultural Summer Festival. Please refer to www. sparthcommunitycentre.co.uk . Venue: Sparth Community Centre, Norman Road, Rochdale Time: 1pm- 4pm Price: Free Enquiries: Kenny Farrar 01706 527276

Friday 13 August 2010 and Saturday 14 August 2010 Feel Good Festival The Rochdale Feel Good Festival will return this summer - bigger and better than ever. The celebration of entertainment, food and culture is now in its third year. There’s an exciting line-up planned bringing many high profile live music acts to the two day event in Rochdale Town Centre. Visit www.rochdale.gov.uk/events for more information.

Rochdale Heywood Middleton Pennines Preview Summer 2010

Street Events & Festivals

Venue: Sports Centres and Pools Boroughwide Enquiries: 01706 924928 or www.link4life.org


Theatre & Performing Arts

Sunday 14 August 2010 Heywoodstock Organised by Friends of Queen’s Park Music from some of the best local bands. Venue: Queen’s Park, Heywood Time: 11am Enquiries: 0845 226 1800

Saturday 25 August 2010 & Sunday 26 August 2010 Woodland Weekend Festival Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Celebrating our local woodland, a weekend packed full of woodland courses and events for all the family. On Saturday book yourself on for one of our walks, talks or courses. On Sunday come along and enjoy a family day out with fun activities, stalls and woodland demonstrations. Look out for details. Venue: Alkrington Nature Reserve Time: 11am-4pm Drop In Enquiries: 01706 373421

Sunday 5 September 2010 Heywood Charities Fete Organised by Friends of Queen’s Park The highlight of the year for Queen’s Park. Venue: Queen’s Park, Heywood Time: From 1pm Enquiries: 0845 226 1800

Theatre & Performing Arts Saturday 18 September 2010 Magic of Motown Organised by Gracie Fields Theatre Coming back to the Gracie Fields Theatre by popular demand. This show features hits from the Temptations, Diana Ross, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & many more. Venue: Gracie Fields Theatre, Rochdale Time: Doors 7pm Price: £13-£15 Bookings: www.graciefieldstheatre.com or Bookings/enquiries: 01706 716689

Workshops Classes & Talks Creative Writing Workshops Touchstones Rochdale is offering any would be or existing writers, the opportunity to open up a whole new world of creative expression. Through these sessions of creative writing, we will explore the techniques and styles professional writer’s use, to bring words to life which leaves us with memorable impressions. Whilst drawing inspiration from the rich and intriguing arts & heritage collection, the group will also join in some amusing and vibrant workshops. Ring for further details. Venue: Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Enquiries: 01706 924932

Last Tuesday of the Month Knitty Gritty Organised by Touchstones Rochdale No booking required. Join our monthly knitting circle in the café. Bring along your own knitting projects, share ideas or start something new. Younger knitters are welcome in school holidays. Venue: Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 2 pm-3.30pm Enquiries: 01706 924492

Second Tuesday of Every Month Friends of Rochdale Art Gallery For many years the Friends have been helping the Art Gallery to conserve and acquire paintings for the collection. Talks by invited speakers about art history and craft are held most months with the occasional trip to visit other art collections. Talks cost £2 per person including refreshments payable on the door. No booking required. All welcome. Ring for further details. Venue: Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: Tea/Coffee from 12.15pm; talk at 12.45pm Enquiries: 01706 924492

Summer 2010 Preview Rochdale Heywood Middleton Pennines

HEYWOOD Wednesday 14 July 2010-Friday 16 July 2010 PENNINES Monday 16 August 2010 Tuesday 17 August 2010 ROCHDALE Wednesday 29 September 2010-Friday 1 October 2010 Recycled Teenagers Festivals 2010 Organised by Rochdale MBC Recycled Teenagers Festivals are a series of free events and activities for the over 50’s held across the borough. Events take place in various locations and full brochures will be available nearer the time. For further information please contact 01706 924334. Venues: Various Enquiries: 01706 924334 & 01706 924928 Rochdale TIC

Saturday 17 July 2010 Workshop with Tanvi Kant Organised by Touchstones Rochdale An Adults Event – Join artist Tanvi Kant from the shape of things exhibition to explore her textile-based jewellery practice, see demonstrations and have a go at some techniques yourself. Booking essential. Venue: Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 11am-4pm Booking/enquiries: 01706 924492

Thursday 22 July 2010 to Sunday 5 September 2010 Summer Holiday Quiz Organised by Touchstones Rochdale Drop in during normal opening hours - no booking required. Complete the quiz and get a chance to be entered into a free prize draw. Venue: Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 12noon-4.30pm Sun/Bank Holidays Enquiries: 01706 924492


Wednesday 4, 11 & 18 August 2010 Create: Consult-Summer Sessions Organised by Touchstones Rochdale A Young People’s event aged 14-19. A series of workshops linked to a forthcoming exhibition of prints and drawings from the Gallery’s collection. Work with Gallery staff and artists to help choose pieces for display; look at how the work will be presented and create your own artwork to take away. Booking required. Venue: Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 1pm-4pm Booking/enquiries: 01706 924492

Thursday 5 August 2010 & Friday 6 August 2010 Theatre Workshop Organised by Starstruck Theatre School Starstruck Theatre School are opening their doors to children aged 5-16 for a two days summer drama workshop. The workshop will be run by Rochdale professional actor Colin Meredith and Choreographer Ann Parkinson. The aim of the two day workshop is to help young people develop enthusiasm & confidence through fun-filled drama activities. No previous experience necessary. Reservations/enquiries: Colin 01706 710810 or email: colin. meredith@btinternet.com.

Friday 10 September 2010 ‘Edgar Wood in Context’ – An Illustrated Talk Organised by Middleton Heritage & Conservation Group An illustrated talk by local historian Geoff Wellens followed by potato pie supper. Please refer to website: www.edgarwood.com. Venue: Long Street Methodist Church, Middleton Time: 7pm Price: £5 - tickets available from Jon Miguel Middleton Shopping Centre, S Wellens & Sons, 121 Long Street, Middleton or by emailing: enquiries@edgarwood.com Enquiries: 0161 643 5228

Someone for parents to talk to...

Call in at any of these venues:

The Parenting Support Team are going to be holding a series of Parent Drop-In sessions as part of the Safe4Summer campaign.

Thursday 15th July - 1pm – 4pm Middleton Gardens

We will be using the Youth Bus to host the sessions at different locations across the Borough. Parents are invited to drop in for an informal chat, advice and support, and be able to find out about parenting courses that we run throughout the year. They will be able to ‘have a go’ at some of the activities that we use on our courses, including inter-active computer programmes. The Drop-in sessions will be staffed by members of the Parenting Support Team, who will be able to offer advice around all aspects of parenting, and will also offer support if parents are concerned that their children and young people may be getting involved in risk taking behaviours, such as anti-social behaviour, drugs and alcohol.

Friday 16th July - 9am – 12noon Wardle - to be confirmed Monday 26th July - 9am – 12noon Morrison’s Car Park, Rochdale Tuesday 27th July - 12noon – 3pm Morrison’s Car Park, Heywood For further information please contact: The Parenting Support Team Telephone 0845 226 5533

Workshops Classes & Talks

Sunday 25 July 2010 & Sunday 29 August 2010 FACT Sundays – Family Activity Creative Time Last Sunday of Every Month Organised by Touchstones Rochdale Join us for an afternoon of creative, fun activities for all the family. A free activity for all the family; there’s no need to book. Venue: Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade Time: 1.30pm-3pm Enquiries: 01706 924492


This booklet contains details about activities and events happening across Rochdale borough this summer. If you would like a copy in a different language or an alternative format, please telephone 01706 925645.

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