What’s On in Blackburn and Darwen – 14th November to 20th November 2016

Published November 10, 2016 at 15:29

Here’s our list of events in and around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 14th November to Sunday, 20th November 2016.

The borough’s 2016 Christmas festivities start with Darwen’s Christmas Lights Switch On in Market Square on Saturday, 19th November 4pm -7pm.

Please note that you may need to purchase tickets for some of the events below. To avoid disappointment, please contact the venues to make sure that there are still tickets/places available if you are planning to attend any of the events below. For more information see our web site www.visitblackburn.co.uk or contact Blackburn Visitor Centre tel: 01254 688040/ email: visit@blackburn.gov.uk.

Blackburn Town Centre

  • Until 15th April 2017: Soul is Form: Books Printed in England from the Hart Collection, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • 8th to 16th Nov: Papergirl Exhibition, The Bureau, Victoria St., Blackburn
  • 15th Nov – 9th Dec: Conscience & Conviction, WW1 themed exhibition, Blackburn Central Library
  • 15th Nov: Blackburn Film Club “Taxidermia”, The Bureau 7pm
  • 16th Nov: Finds Identification Day, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 -2pm
  • 16th Nov: Lunchtime Recital by Jordan English from the RNCM at Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
  • 16th Nov: Professor Robert Winston, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 7.30pm
  • 17th Nov: ArtSpace, The Bureau, Victoria St., 6.30pm – 10pm
  • 18th Nov: Absolute Bowie, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 7pm
  • 18th Nov: Ross Noble, King Georges Hall 8pm
  • 19th Nov – 14th Feb: Blackburn Artists Society Autumn Open Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • 19th Nov: Papergirl – Big Public Giveaway, commences at 1pm
  • 19th Nov: Get Crafty, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 -4pm
  • 19th Nov: Blackburn Music Society Autumn Concert – “Puccini’s ‘Messa di Gloria’ and Duruflé’s ‘Requiem’”, Blackburn Cathedral 7.30pm
  • 19th Nov: Get Yourself Together – Josh Cotes, An autobiography, The Bureau, Victoria St., 7.30pm
  • 19th Nov: Sean Lock “Keep It Light”, King Georges Hall, 8pm
  • 20th Nov: Festival of Light Lantern Making Workshop, The Bureau, Victoria St.,  10am -4pm

Darwen Town Centre

  • Until 20th Nov: “Prom, Prom, Prom”, exhibition showing different perspectives of Morecambe sea front, Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre (Thurs – Sun 1pm -4.30pm)
  • 14th Nov: Songs From The Woods – Acoustic Open Mic Night, The Olde England Kiosk, Sunnyhurst Woods 8pm
  • 15th Nov: Talk on Stanley Webb Davis – Family, Friends & Furniture, Darwen Heritage Centre, Railway Road 7pm
  • 15th Nov: “Trumbo”(15), Darwen Library Theatre 2pm
  • 16th Nov: “A trip to Switzerland –A little know aspect of WW1” a talk by Tony Foster, Darwen Library 6pm
  • 16th Nov: Laurence Jones, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm
  • 18th & 19th Nov: Joe Brown, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm **Both Concerts are Sold Out**
  • 19th Nov: Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On, Market Square 4pm – 7pm
  • 20th Nov: Walshstock, Darwen Library Theatre 1pm

Other events around the borough

  • 14th Nov: Swinging at The Cotton Club, Westholme School Concert Series, 7.30pm
  • 16th Nov: Skyride, Towpath Trails, 12mile cycle ride, Meet Witton Park Cycle Centre 10am
  • 17th Nov: Spot On Rural Touring “In Skriker’s Footsteps”, The Barlow, Edgworth 7.30pm
  • 18th & 19th Nov: Danzwize –The Dance Factory, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 18th Nov: Folk at The Barlow present Peta Webb & Ken Hall, The Barlow, Edgworth 8pm
  • 19th Nov: Blackburn Rovers v Brentford, Ewood Park 3pm
  • 20th Nov: East Lancs Hospice Christmas Fayre, Park Lee Road 11.30am – 3.30pm
  • 20th Nov: Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea Party, Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth (booking essential 01204 852113)

We try our best to keep up to date with what’s going on around the borough but if you know of any other events please let us know so that we can add them to our listings. If you know of anyone else who would like to receive our weekly updates please email us their details: visit@blackburn.gov.uk.

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