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Darnhill Festival is nearly here!

This year Darnhill festival will be on Saturday the 2nd of July at the usual spot outside the Darnhill Library,

OL10 3RY.

The event starts at 12pm and ends around 5pm. This years theme is "The Water Cycle" and we're hoping it'll be a big splash!


Link to Darnhill page

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

Darnhill Festival will take place on Saturday 2nd of July in and around Argyle Parade. We are currently planning the programme of school and community workshops in the run up to the festival.

If you would like to have a stall or perform at the festival please get in touch with festival co-ordinator Ben Turner (


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





Read our latest article Knocking down Barriers to Wellbeing 

Cartwheel Arts featured by Arts Professional article Demonstrating Impact. Read more here.

The Cultural Commissioning Programme, funded by Arts Council England and delivered by NCVO, has published a case study on Cartwheel's work in Art for Wellbeing funded by the Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group. You can read the case study here.

Cartwheel Arts' All Well and Good project has been Highly Commended as part as the Art, Mental Health & Wellbeing Award by the National Positive Practice Awards.

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

More information and lovely pictures on our blog






Scribble Magazine issue#19 is up for grabs!


The new edition of Scribble, the community issue, is out now and available in your local library if you live in Rochadle, Bury, Oldhgam, Bolton, Wigan or Blackburn. The online edition can viewed here


Scribble Magazine issue 20 - the wellbeing issue - will be published in April 2016.


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.

We are looking into the future with excitement and a collection of new projects so keep up to date through Facebook, twitter or sign for our newsletter here or sending an email with subject 'sign me up for newsletter.


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