The Whitaker Cinémathéque 19/20
Sep
19
to 18 Jun

The Whitaker Cinémathéque 19/20

Now in its 5th season, The Whitaker Cinémathéque ‘Film Club’ returns this September bigger and better than ever. Every 3rd Thursday of the month we bring you a cinematic feast, showcasing 10 ‘must-see’ films throughout the season. Viewers get to indulge in the most recent award winners alongside independently produced art house movies on limited release. This really is an eclectic mix of cinema for all film lovers to enjoy.

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Halloween Half Term: Pumpkin Trail
Oct
12
to 31 Oct

Halloween Half Term: Pumpkin Trail

Join us on the hunt for pumpkins from Saturday 12th until 31st October.

Ten pumpkins have been hidden around our park and we need to get them back by Halloween night! Can you help us find them? Pick up a pumpkin trail sheet from one of our Front of House staff, solve the clues to find all 10 of the wiley pumpkins and you may earn yourself a sweet reward!


£2 per child entry. Please be aware that this may be a soggy task, we advise wear appropriate clothing (boots, wellies, coats, etc). We also encourage a warming drink in our restaurant area to follow.

We also have events taking place on Wednesday 23rd (Pumpkin Painting), Thursday 24th October (Mask Making) and Friday 25th October (screening of ‘Frankeweenie’) - see separate listings for details.

Check out our other Halloween events here.

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Acoustic Night
Dec
4
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

The first Wednesday of every month our intimate venue becomes a hub for the best acoustic music from in and around the valley. Hosted by Liam Spencer, a songwriter and performer with Joan & The Wad, the evening always guarantees quality live music.

 

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Acoustic Night
Oct
2
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

The first Wednesday of every month our intimate venue becomes a hub for the best acoustic music from in and around the valley. Hosted by Liam Spencer, a songwriter and performer with Joan & The Wad, the evening always guarantees quality live music.

 

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Acoustic Night
Sep
4
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

The first Wednesday of every month our intimate venue becomes a hub for the best acoustic music from in and around the valley. Hosted by Liam Spencer, a songwriter and performer with Joan & The Wad, the evening always guarantees quality live music.

 

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Beasties and Botanicals Workshop
Aug
14
1:00 pm13:00

Beasties and Botanicals Workshop

Due to the high demand we have had this Summer for our amazing kids activities we’ve added 2 more workshop days for your little ones to get creative with the wild.

In this new fun and interactive session (across 2 different dates to choose from) children will decorate provided laser-cut shapes through applying colour and basic embroidery techniques.

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Acoustic Night
Aug
7
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

The first Wednesday of every month our intimate venue becomes a hub for the best acoustic music from in and around the valley. Hosted by Liam Spencer, a songwriter and performer with Joan & The Wad, the evening always guarantees quality live music.

 

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Beasties and Botanicals Workshop
Aug
7
1:00 pm13:00

Beasties and Botanicals Workshop

Due to the high demand we have had this Summer for our amazing kids activities we’ve added 2 more workshop days for your little ones to get creative with the wild.

In this new fun and interactive session (across 2 different dates to choose from) children will decorate provided laser-cut shapes through applying colour and basic embroidery techniques.

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Kids Summer Activities: Run Wild at the Whitaker
Aug
1
to 25 Aug

Kids Summer Activities: Run Wild at the Whitaker

This August we’ve got a whole host of great activities for kids to enjoy inside and out to keep everyone entertained this Summer. We’re taking an exploratory journey through nature, and getting inspired from the the native species found in our surrounding parkland. A botanical festival for kids age 4 - 11. (*please check individual

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Exhibition: The Art & Craft Guild of Lancashire
Jul
20
to 1 Sep

Exhibition: The Art & Craft Guild of Lancashire

The Arts and Craft Guild of Lancashire is an association of artists, designers and makers who are selected for the quality and originality of their work. Set up in 1986, it was established to provide a support network for professional artists who are self-employed, creating and selling their own designs. Exhibition opens Saturday 20th July 2pm.

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Acoustic Night with Guest Performer
Jul
3
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night with Guest Performer

This July as part of the Rossendale Heritage Festival we'll be bringing you another amazing Acoustic Night hosted by the hugely talented Liam Spencer, songwriter & performer with Joan the Wad, along with special guest performance from Sid Calderbank, Chairman of the Lancashire Society, and collector of songs, stories and poems of old Lancashire for over 40 years.

 

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Friendship Festival: International Refugee Week
Jun
23
12:00 pm12:00

Friendship Festival: International Refugee Week

In the UK refugee week is a nationwide programme of Arts, Culture and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

This year at the Whitaker we’ll be celebrating ‘Refugee Week’ and ‘The Great Get Together’ with a great picnic for the whole community on Sunday 23rd June from 12pm to 5pm.

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Family Yoga & Mindfulness In The Park - FUNtastic YOGA
Jun
13
to 11 Jul

Family Yoga & Mindfulness In The Park - FUNtastic YOGA

FUNtastic YOGA family classes are all about children and their grown-ups having FUN whilst using adapted yoga poses and techniques to build self esteem, reduce stress, boost the immune system, improve concentration and much, much more. In a typical class the children are encouraged to be creative with their bodies whilst we play games, act out stories and discover techniques to relax and focus.

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Acoustic Night
Jun
5
7:30 pm19:30

Acoustic Night

The first Wednesday of every month our intimate venue becomes a hub for the best acoustic music from in and around the valley. Hosted by Liam Spencer, a songwriter and performer with Joan & The Wad, the evening always guarantees quality live music.

 

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Ride Active: Cycling Challenge for Beginners
May
24
3:00 pm15:00

Ride Active: Cycling Challenge for Beginners

Ride active is free, fun and promotes healthy living. It starts Friday the 24th of May 2019 for 9 weeks (8 weeks of training and the 9th week (19thJuly) will be the POP (pedal our parks). It is a cycling challenge for those who are beginner riders or people who have never rode a bike to make themselves more comfortable as well as getting fitter.

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“ After 7 Years And Later ” -  The Art of Richard Fitton Exhibition
May
11
to 30 Jun

“ After 7 Years And Later ” - The Art of Richard Fitton Exhibition

The Whitaker is delighted to host an exhibition exhibiting paintings by visionary Oldham born artist, Richard Fitton. Richard Fitton is widely considered to be one of the most exciting young painters in the country.  Since bursting onto the north-west art scene several years ago, he has gone on to establish a much wider reputation thanks to critical acclaim and high profile exhibitions.

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