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Arts Fri 2 Mar to Weds 21 Mar 2012
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Wardle Artists exhibition Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Local artists display their art work. Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: Weekdays 11am-4pm; Weekends 10.30am-5pm Enquiries: 01706 373421
Fri 23 Mar to Weds 11 Apr 2012
Rochdale Camera Club Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service Venue: Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough Time: Weekdays 11am-4pm, Weekend 10.30am- 5pm to the end of Mar; from Apr 9.30am-5pm daily
Enquiries: 01706 373421
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Concerts & Dances Tues 20 Mar 2012
Music Concert Organised by Falinge Park High School & Performing Arts College
A music concert by students of Falinge Park High School; come and listen to a wide range of musical pieces by our accomplished musicians from the Music department. An annual treat on our calendar and fun for all ages. Venue: Falinge Park High School & Performing Arts College, Falinge Road, Shawclough, Rochdale OL12 6LD Time: 7pm Price: Please telephone for details. Booking/enquiries: 01706 631246
Tues 27 Mar 2012, Tues 24 Apr 2012 & Thurs 31 May 2012
Lunchtime Concerts 2012 Organised by Littleborough Coach House Lunchtime concerts. Venue: Littleborough Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough Time: Concert 1pm-2pm Price: Small charge. Enquiries: 01706 378481
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 22 44 007, 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 22 44 007 or web site www.odeon.co.uk
Sat 17 Mar 2012 DMU Theme Day Organised by East Lancashire Railway These often overlooked diesel railcars were revolutionary for their time and are credited for saving many branch lines and socially-necessary routes from the Beeching Axe in the 1960's, as well as becoming the workhorses for many commuter routes. Venue: All stations Bookings/enquiries: 0161 764 7790 (10am-4pm)
Sat 24 Mar to Sun 25 Mar 2012
Residents' Weekend Organised by East Lancashire Railway If you are a resident of Bury, Rochdale or Rosendale, why not visit the East Lancashire Railway and discover the stunning countryside right on your doorstep? You pay the same heavily discounted rates that are enjoyed by holders of our Residents Permit. To qualify for your discounted ride, please bring along proof of residency in the form of a recent utility bill or a driving licence. Find out more about the Residents Permit at the station. Venue: All stations Bookings/enquiries: 0161 764 7790 (10am-4pm)
Sun 1 Apr 2012 & Sun 6 May 2012
Countryside & Parks Sat 24 Mar 2012
Spring Clean & BBQ
Help the countryside rangers and the Friends of Healey Dell prepare for summer, then relax and chat over a well earned BBQ lunch. Duration 2-3 hours. Venue: Healey Dell Ranger Office, Dell Road. Time: 10am Enquiries: 01706 350459
Sat 24 Mar 2012 Duck Race
Race your chosen duck down Boardman Brook in Alkrington Woods. Prizes awarded for the winning ducks. This is a free family event run by Friends of Alkrington Woods and Rangers - come and enjoy! Duration: 1-2 hours. Venue: Boardman Brook, off Manchester New Road, Middleton. Follow the path opposite Mainway. Time: 2pm
Bookings/enquiries through: 01706 350459
Open Day Open Day at Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum. Please refer to: www.ma
. Venue: Maclure Road, Rochdale Time: 10am-4pm Price: Free Enquiries: 01706 901227
Fri 6 Apr 2012
Classic Bike Rally Organised by East Lancashire Railway Please telphone for further details or refer to www.east-lancs-rly.co.uk
. Venue: East Lancashire Railway; please refer to the website or phone for further information. Bookings/enquiries: 0161 764 7790 (10am-4pm)
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May 2012
Day Out With Thomas Organised by East Lancashire Railway Thomas the Tank Engine returns this year with all his friends, with face painting, magic, circus and puppet shows, Thomas film screenings and much, much more. Visit our Thomas events page on www.eastlancsrailway.org/uk
. Venue: ELR Stations Bookings/enquiries: 0161 764 7790 (10am-4pm)
Among the Lilies by Edward Atkinson Hornel from the exhibition Echoes of the Edwardian Era
Echoes of the Edwardian Era
Sat 24 Mar 2012 to Sat 9 Mar 2013 Following on from the Gallery’s successful Victorian Stories exhibition in 2010, this is a chance to see Edwardian paintings from the Art Gallery collection alongside costume, objects and ephemera of the time from the Museum and Local Studies collections.
OPEN: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Free entry.
The Rochdale Pioneers To Dec 2012
This exhibition tells the story of the origins of the Co-operative Movement and how it started right here in Rochdale focusing on the lives of the local men who went on to become the Rochdale Pioneers. It will also showcase the exciting plans for the £3 million extension of the historic Toad Lane’s Pioneer Museum which will reopen in Dec 2012 to celebrate the Year of the Co-operatives.
Seven Sisters: Catherine Corlett and
Zachary Ingham To Sat 10 Mar 2012
They have dominated the Rochdale landscape for over 40 years; this year College Bank Flats, known locally as the Seven Sisters, are the focus of seven films created by artists Catherine Corlett and Zachary Ingham.
Cloud Nylon: The Jewellery of Nora Fok To Sat 10 Mar 2012
Nora Fok is a pioneering contemporary jeweller and 3D designer who works with ordinary materials to create extraordinary pieces from familiar forms to large wearable sculptures. The processes Fok uses – knitting, weaving, crocheting and knotting – transform linear nylon monofilament into complex structures, inspired by her fascination with the natural world and the mathematical models that underpin it. Touchstones Rochdale is the only North West venue for Nora’s exhibition.
Layers of Landscape
To Sat 10 Mar 2012 This selection of works from the Art Gallery’s permanent collection explores how artists capture different elements of landscape. Featuring both historic and more contemporary works, artists will include Adrian Berg, Ivon Hitchens and Mariele Neudecker. The exhibition includes activities in our under 5’s activity station linked to paintings on display and hands-on activities for 5-12 year olds and their families.
Colouredge: Paul Haywood & Maxine Kennedy
Sat 31 Mar to Sat 16 Jun 2012 Colouredge is the title of a public art commission celebrating the 10th anniversary of Littleborough Arts Festival. Artists Maxine Kennedy and Paul Haywood are designing a bespoke selection of colours that will represent the Pennine edge. They have become fascinated by environments and horizons that evidence the identity of a location through traces of colour that have been weathered by natural processes and human interactions and influenced by ambient conditions. This exhibition will specifically highlight the final architectural paint palette and bring the project to a wider audience. See more on www. colouredge.org
Gordon Cheung: Techno-Sublime
Sat 31 Mar to Sat 16 Jun 2012 Gordon Cheung’s mixed-media paintings depict epic, dream-like landscapes where the natural world collides with the structures of globalisation. Through his use of collaged Financial Times stock listings as the base for each painting, Cheung’s work raises questions about contemporary society, such as the impact of technology and whether a utopian vision of the future can still exist.
© Gordon Cheung. Courtesy Alan Cristea Gallery
Gallery One Shows Spring Bank Mill Collective
To Sat 14 Apr 2012 Artists Lewis Brownlie and Jonny Boxall curated a group show ‘Child’s Play’ at Spring Bank Mill in Whitworth in 2011 and now bring work by this informal collective to Touchstones Rochdale.
The Rochdale and Smocking Branches of the Embroiderers’
Guild: Don’t Lose The Thread Sat 21 Apr to Sat 9 Jun 2012 This exhibition is a showcase for the Rochdale and Smocking Branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild showing a large collection of artworks produced with needles and thread. We think that we are ordinary people doing extraordinary work, but what do you think?
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