Join us for The Festival of Rochdale Voices

On Saturday 17th June, Manchester Metropolitan University’s Co-operative Network, the Co-operative College and the Rochdale Pioneers Museum are hosting ‘The Festival of Rochdale Voices’, a FREE event in a celebration of all that is Rochdale!

The event will showcase talent and community spirit, with local performers including Skylight Circus, Rochdale Rock Choir, Oakenhoof Cloggers, dance and spoken word acts. We also have free children’s crafts activities, henna and face painting for younger visitors and for those who want to sit down and share memories for Rochdale over a free brew and cake.

Part of the festival is the ‘Co-operative Voices’ research project, where visitors will be asked about their experiences of living and working in Rochdale.
The research aims to focus on the positive, capturing voices (in various forms) that share how co-operation can benefit individuals and the wider society.

The research stems from discussions within the Co-operative Research Network at MMU, which brings together academics from across the university with partners from the Co-operative College, Rochdale Pioneers Museum and Co-operatives UK. The Network will consider the range and scope of responses, and what is excluded, to guide future events and longitudinal research in the town and inform future collaborative research proposals. For more information on the Co-operative Research Network email:

We hope to see you there!

Saturday 17th June, 1pm – 4pm
Rochdale Pioneers Museum, 31 Toad Lane, Rochdale, OL12 0NU and St Mary in the Baum Church.

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