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23 July 2022 – 11 September 2022

Artist Harry Meadley likes to turn whole galleries into works of art and thinks public spaces are for everyone, so he’s turned the gallery spaces of Touchstones over to the people of Rochdale!

Following a public call-out to schools, community groups, artists and, well, everybody, Free-for-All has blossomed into a programme of family events, crafts, film, wellbeing and more, all devised and run by you.

But it doesn’t stop there…

This is a very different type of exhibition where the boundaries between audience, artist, participant or performer have been purposefully broken down, so come along and find out more.

Final Celebration
Saturday 10 September, 12 – 4pm

Join us at Touchstones for a celebration of the communities, audiences and artists of Free-for-All!

Over the last seven weeks, the people of Rochdale have brought in over 100 of their artworks, and put on and attended over 50 performances, workshops, activities and events. To say thank you, we’re hosting a special event for everyone to get together and celebrate Free-for-All.

This celebration event will feature special performances, music, food and activities by some of the wonderful people who have come forward as part of Free-for-All. Expect singing, dancing, bubbles and more!

All are welcome to this free event, no booking is necessary, just drop in.

There’s still time to take part in the final week of Free-for-All – see the remaining activities and events below:

What’s On

With Art Fund support