The Fringe


We are working on our plans for this years fringe, if you have an idea or proposal that might be relevant please let us know.

Poetry reading by Keisha Thompson

Sunday 21st October 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Gallery Frank, Ebor Studios, William Street, Littleborough OL15 8JP

Admission £5.00 Tickets available via Eventbrite (Suitable for 14+)

In partnership with Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival, Keisha Thompson reads “Lunar”.

Keisha Thompson is a Manchester-based writer, performance-artist and producer, currently the young people’s producer and manager at Contact Young People’s Company.

Last year, Keisha premiered her solo show, Man on the Moon, to sell-out audiences in Manchester. The show went on to receive the Manchester Theatre Award for best studio production. Whilst writing the play she developed a collection of associated poems. The play and poems use mathematical and scientific references to explore the Black British experience, masculinity and mental health all through the lens of Keisha’s relationship with her father.

Having already been published in collections by Suitcase Press and Peepal Tree Press, Lunar poignantly frames the emotive work and compelling story of Keisha’s relationship with her dad.

Visit Keisha Thompson’s website (external link).

Art Junkies

Monday 22nd October 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Littleborough Library, Hare Hill Park Littleborough OL15 9HF

Admission £3.00 Tickets available via Eventbrite (Suitable for 7+)

In partnership with Manchester Science Festival we are delighted to bring Art Junkies to Littleborough Library.

It’s not junk, it’s art. Or at least it soon will be… Join artist and recycling junkie Maryanne Royle and Dr Karl Williams, the Director for the Centre for Waste Management, as they teach you how science can turn everyday rubbish into art. Explore the scientific approach to recycling and discover how a few tricks can turn one person’s garbage into another’s masterpiece. The workshop will look at how mundane objects people throw away can be turned into art, and everyone who attends will be able to take home their own creations.

Littleborough Arts Festival is a registered charity: 1156946