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23 July 2022 – 11 September 2022

Join us at Touchstones this summer for an exhibition like no other! Following a call-out to the people of Rochdale, community groups, artists, schools 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.

Throughout the year, artist Harry Meadley has been asking a simple question:

As this is your civic space – how would you like to use it?
Or rather – how could it be useful for you?

You’ve brought the ideas, we’ve provided the space, time and the support of our team, and the result is a packed seven weeks of events, exhibitions and more, celebrating the creativity and ambition of the borough of Rochdale.

Keep your eyes peeled for a full programme announcement in June.

Do you have an idea for an event?

There’s still time to submit your ideas via our online form here.

We Want Your Art! Free-For-All Artwork Open Call

As part of Free-For-All, we are inviting you to bring in your masterpieces, pictures, paintings, sketches, oils etc, to become part of an evolving public display of artwork.

Learn more about the Free-For-All Artwork Open Call