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Scribble Festival 2014

Join us for Scribble Festival, Tell Us Another One and Cartwheel Arts’ annual literature celebration and one of several contributions we are making this year to the Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.

THURSDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2pm - 9pm Refreshments provided
MIDDLETON ARENA LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way Middleton M24 1AG
FREE tickets available from

For more information about Cartwheel's programme of activities at the Literature Festival click here

And for information about all the fabulous activity at the Literature Festival, check out the website









Link to Darnhill page
Link to Tell us another one page

Cartwheel Arts promotes social inclusion, cohesion, diversity and regeneration through community participation in vibrant, innovative, high-quality arts projects.

We use a wide range of media to initiate, and respond to, project opportunities in Rochdale and surrounding areas, as well as promoting the development of the arts and examples of good practice across the North West.















First Aid training only £15 including lunch!

Monday 10th November at Heywood Sports Village. Details here

New issue of Scribble out now!

The print version may not quite be with us but you can read the Winter 2014 edition online right now at

Art for Wellbeing

Wellbeing Dominos is a project to develop and trial a 'wellbeing game' and run a training programme for community groups supporting peoples wellbeing through creative engagement. We are working with Lighthouse Project and Crimble Croft Community Centre on this project.

Purani Yaadein/ Old Memories is a creative support project for people with dementia and their families and carers.  This is a collaborative project with BME Health Matters.

Don’t miss The SELF exhibition at Communitea Rooms,

Rochdale, OL16 2DP, running until until the 31st of October.

More information and lovely pictures on our blog

Art & Soul begin a busy exhibition period.  The group sculpture, Columns of Reflection, is now on permanent display at Springhill Hospice.

Art & Soul are an art group for adults living or working in Rochdale Borough who have experienced mental health issues. For more information about the group please contact

Kerry on 01706 361300 or

Another Darnhill Festival Success!

This year’s theme was the Festival of Invention inspired by the European Year of the Brain. The festival was a huge success, enjoyed by all.

We would like to thank the Darnhill Festival Association, all the volunteers, stallholders, artists, local businesses, the schools that took part, and the fabulous community for all their involvement. We are already looking forward to next year!   Find out more about the festival here.

Look at this year's photos on Flickr

We recently completed another fabulous project with Barnardo'sYoung Persons' Forum. Read all about it here.

We have lots of beautiful publications available for you to download, including all the back issues of Scribble magazine. Some books and magazines are out of stock, but others are available by post -  let us know if you want a print copy.



Like what we do?

You can now donate by

text to Cartwheel Arts! Simply text CART22 followed by the amount that you would like to donate (so text CART22 £2 if you want to donate £2)

to 70070.
All of the money that you donate will come straight to Cartwheel, so that we can carry on doing all the fabulous things we do!



















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