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Willy Russell confirmed as literature festival guest

Willy Russell confirmed as literature festival guest

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2014 10:46 BST

Legendary dramatist, lyricist and composer Willy Russell will be amongst a host of big names at next month’s Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.

Library group in fresh search for classic readers

Library group in fresh search for classic readers

Press releases   •   Sep 03, 2014 09:47 BST

The Rochdale Library Classic Reads Group is looking to entice new members who share their interest and passion for classic literature.

Milnrow author launches tale of area’s WW1 heroes

Milnrow author launches tale of area’s WW1 heroes

Press releases   •   Aug 11, 2014 11:01 BST

Author Ralph Davidson, from Milnrow, unveiled a poignant new book during a special launch event and book signing at Rochdale Town Hall this week.

Bees and breakfast – Television presenter Bill Turnbull joins festival headliners

Bees and breakfast – Television presenter Bill Turnbull joins festival headliners

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2014 11:21 BST

Television presenter Bill Turnbull will be one of the headline speakers at this year’s Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.

International festival star confirms Rochdale performance

International festival star confirms Rochdale performance

Press releases   •   May 08, 2014 17:03 BST

Jackie Kay MBE has confirmed an appearance at Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival later this year.

Library Service on the Right Track for World Book Night

Library Service on the Right Track for World Book Night

Press releases   •   Mar 17, 2014 11:12 GMT

Trains and railway journeys have a long history in literature – whether in Thomas the Tank Engine, The Railway Children or Murder on the Orient Express. Now Rochdale Borough Libraries are taking to the tracks in a bid to help improve the literacy and kick-start a love of reading in residents and commuters on World Book Night.

Lucy and literature – singing star gives festival the x-factor

Lucy and literature – singing star gives festival the x-factor

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2014 11:48 GMT

Pop star Lucy Spraggan will be amongst the famous names taking part in Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival this autumn.

Audiobooks Available At Your Fingertips

Audiobooks Available At Your Fingertips

Press releases   •   Feb 01, 2014 09:00 GMT

If you think being read a story is just for children then it’s time to rethink during National Storytelling Week from 1-8 February. Bookworms on the go of any age can now download hundreds of digital audiobooks at the click of a button via a new free service being offered by Rochdale Borough Libraries.

Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival 2014 confirmed

Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival 2014 confirmed

Press releases   •   Jan 17, 2014 11:41 GMT

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival will return this year, with organisers promising another feast of events covering drama, dance, music, theatre, films, visual arts and children’s shows. The three day festival will be staged this October, with dates to be announced next month.

Librarian 'books' date with the Queen

Librarian 'books' date with the Queen

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2013 13:02 GMT

Librarian attends a reception at Buckingham Palace

Rochdale’s first Literature and Ideas Festival off to flying start

Rochdale’s first Literature and Ideas Festival off to flying start

Press releases   •   Nov 04, 2013 15:00 GMT

A passion for literature and ideas was there for all to see in Rochdale as arts lovers descended on the town at the weekend. Rochdale was full of inspiration, laughter and creativity from Friday to Sunday as the town staged their first Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.

Novel Idea

Novel Idea

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2013 10:42 BST

Visitors to the borough can ‘book’ a free place to meet award winning Lancastrian author Jenn Ashworth next week

Festival previews bring something different to libraries

Festival previews bring something different to libraries

Press releases   •   Sep 26, 2013 11:41 BST

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival is only weeks away, but you don’t need to wait - special free preview events are being held across the borough and further details of the first two have been announced.