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20 April 2022 – 1 May 2022

Your Space

During lockdown, many of us enjoyed re-discovering nature in our parks and green spaces, and many of us took up a creative activity to pass the time and combat the isolation. It turns out that doing something creative – knitting, drawing, playing the piano – helps our mental wellbeing. But we knew that, right?

Last year, Rochdale Borough Council put together a report about how creativity supported our local residents through lockdown. It tells how our local organisations changed the way they ran their projects to support their participants; and it tells how local people used creativity to get them through.

This exhibition features some of those stories alongside contact details of local groups you could join to stay creative now lockdown is over.

Click here to read the full report

Tour Dates

After opening at Touchstones, the Public Health Report exhibition will visit:

Tuesday 31 May – Friday 17 June
Number One Riverside

Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

Saturday 18 June – Thursday 30 June
The Croft Shifa Health Centre

Belfield Road, Rochdale, OL16 2UP

Friday 1 July – Thursday 14 July
Heywood Library

Lance Corporal Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LL

Friday 15 July – Thursday 28 July
Hare Hill House

Hare Hill Road, Littleborough, OL15 9HE

Friday 29 July – Friday 12 August
Bowlee Pavilion

Heywood Old Road, Middleton, M24 4DS

Monday 15 August – Wednesday 31 August
Venue to be confirmed

Thursday 1 September – Thursday 15 September
Middleton Arena
Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton, M24 1AG

Friday 16 September – Friday 30 September
Rochdale Infirmary

Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB