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Rossendale Heritage Festival


Various venues across Rossendale, Waterfoot, Lancashire, BB4 7HB

Tel: 01706 220241

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Rossendale Heritage Festival

9 days of events and activities celebrating the rich and diverse history of Rossendale at various venues across the Valley. Lots to see and do for all of the family at a variety of venues across Rossendale showcasing an array of incredible talent.

Sat 29th June  Haslingden Library - 11am - Ramadan Kareen - Interactive tale of Ramadan - Free

Sat 29th June    The Whitaker, Rawtenstall    6pm    Smash Bengali – British-Bengali Comedian    Free

Sat 29th June    Helmshore Textile Museum    10.30am - 4pm    Helmshore Midsummer Fair 1950’s themed mid-Summer fair    Free

Mon 1st July    Stubbylee Park, Bacup    11am – 4pm    Bacup & Stacksteads Carnival – traditional carnival procession with fun fair and stalls in the park    Charges

Mon 1st July    Annas, Weir    6pm    Monthly open acoustic night    Charges

Wed 3rd July    Bacup Library    1.30pm – 3.00pm    Rossendale Heritage Readings    Free

Thurs 4th July    Haslingden Library    10.30am – 12.00pm    Rossendale Heritage Readings    Free

Thurs 4th July    Rawtenstall Library    2.00pm – 3.30pm    Rossendale Heritage Readings    Free

Fri 5th July    Whitworth Library    2.30pm – 4.00pm    Rossendale Heritage Readings    Free

Wed 3rd July    The Whitaker, Rawtenstall    7.30pm    Acoustic Night    Charges

Thurs 4th July    The Boo, Waterfoot    6pm – 10pm    Earthquakes Ceilidh    Charges

Fri 5th July    The Boo & Old Library, Waterfoot    The Old Library food from 6pm

Comedy at The Boo 8pm    Dining and comedy    Charges 

Thurs 4th – Sun 7th July    Across Waterfoot    Various    Waterfoot Wakes - Theatre, street circus and music various venues throughout
Waterfoot    Free/ticketed 

Sun 7th July    Bacup Natural History Museum    10.30am – 2.30pm    100 years of Bacup Carnival    Free

Sun 7th July     Old Goodshaw Chapel    6pm    Larks of Dean Quire    Donations

Wed 3rd – Sun 14th July    The Whitaker    Various    Pop Up Heritage Festival & Customs    Free ​​​​

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The Boo, Waterfoot# Currently closed in line with government guidance.  Stay updated on our social media channels #  A wonderfully quirky, creative and buzzing family-friendly venue in Waterfoot, Rossendale. It is also the home of Horse + Bamboo makers of visually inventive theatre. “It’s just a lovely experience”.

The WhitakerThe Whitaker, RossendaleThe Whitaker (previously Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery) is set in a beautiful park in the centre of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire.

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