Festivals & events

Manchester Waterside Festival

August 19th, 2016

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September, 11.00am – 4.00pm ALL COMPLETELY FREE Come and join us in the Centre of Manchester, along the Rochdale Canal for a weekend of waterside entertainment. Discover art, music and creative technology on the canal during this new 2-day fun filled, explorative and innovative festival. Build an underwater robot*, create floating digital artwork*, participate in… Read more

Call for volunteers

August 8th, 2016

Help needed for Manchester Canal Festival – Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September. The event will commence from 11.00–4.00pm, along Rochdale Canal in Manchester City Centre from Lock 87 to Lock 92 (Dukes 92). We would love to welcome and have you on board to assist with various ‪volunteer‬ duties. Possible tasks include: manning information hubs, stewarding event activity points,… Read more

Get moving this summer with a series of free guided bike rides in and around East Manchester on the Ashton & Rochdale Canals in August and September To book or for more information visit http://walking-works-tfgm.eventbrite.co.uk

This year’s urban-twist on the Rochdale Canal Festival in Manchester city centre is happening in a few weekends time on Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September in Piccadilly Basin, on the edge of the Northern Quarter. There’s a waterside pop-up cinema, live local bands, DJ sets, family entertainment, street food: more details:https://www.facebook.com/events/490182194405180/ & at manchestercanalfestival.co.uk

Discover the history of the Rochdale Canal Sunday 1 September 2.30pm and Thursday 5 September 10.30am “A History of the Rochdale Canal” – an easy walk along the canal towpath led by Diana Monahan, from Hebble End, Hebden Bridge to Fallingroyd Tunnel. Distance about 1.5 miles, time about 1.5 hours. Return to the starting point by bus or walk back… Read more

 Discover the history of the Rochdale Canal Sunday 1 September 2.30pm and Thursday 5 September 10.30am “A History of the Rochdale Canal” – an easy walk along the canal towpath led by Diana Monahan, from Hebble End, Hebden Bridge to Fallingroyd Tunnel.  Distance about 1.5 miles, time about 1.5 hours. Return to the starting point by bus or walk back… Read more

Have a go at fishing with Heywood Angling Society in a FREE taster session and competition. Enjoy the Rochdale Canal and it’s relaxing surroundings. Free bait and use of fishing tackle are provided. For ages 6 – 18 years. Places are limited, call 07905 906261 to book Taster Sessions: Sunday 18th August between 11 – 3pm Come to Lock 54… Read more

Have a go at fishing with Heywood Angling Society in a FREE taster session and competition. Enjoy the Rochdale Canal and it’s relaxing surroundings. Free bait and use of fishing tackle are provided. For ages 6 – 18 years. Places are limited, call 07905 906261 to book Taster Sessions: Sunday 18th August between 11 – 3pm Come to Lock 54… Read more

Have a go at fishing with Heywood Angling Society in a FREE taster session and competition.    Enjoy the Rochdale Canal and it’s relaxing surroundings.  Free bait and use of fishing tackle are provided. For ages  6 – 18 years.  Places are limited, call 07905 906261 to book Taster Sessions: Sunday 18th August between 11 – 3pm                                                                                         Come to Lock 54… Read more

Try kayaking or canoeing with the instructors at Hollingworth Lake with a fantastic FREE taster session. For ages 7 – 16 years. Places are limited, call 01706 370499 to book Sunday 25th August at 10am-12pm or 1-3pm Monday 2nd September at 1-3pm Activities are kindly supported by Rochdale, Middleton and Pennines Township Grants. FREE ADMISSION.