Community Living Rooms re-open

Published Thursday 3 September 2015 at 13:28

The Community Living Room re-opens its doors at three libraries in Blackburn with Darwen this September.

There will be weekly programmes of free activities on offer and everyone is welcome.

Darwen Library hosts sessions on Monday mornings, from 10am to 12pm from September 7 and through October. The programme embraces jewellery making, singing and rag rugging.

At Mill Hill Library, the initial focus is on gardening, followed by sewing and willow weaving.  Here the sessions are on Tuesday mornings, 10am to 12pm, September 15 onwards.

Blackburn Central Library offers two programmes starting on Wednesday, September 16 – a photography course will run on Wednesday mornings, 10am to 12pm for six weeks.  It will explore different aspects including black and white photography.

Also, each Thursday morning at Blackburn Central Library, from September 17, there will be a varied programme of singing and jewellery making, which will lead on to a seven-part art course. Again these sessions are for two hours, 10am to 12pm.

Community Living Room is funded by Arts Council England to give people new experiences which may stimulate new interests and hobbies. It is also an opportunity for people to make new friends in a welcoming library setting.

Councillor Damian Talbot, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Young People, said: “These Community Living Rooms are a great way to find new hobbies and interests and make new friends, and it is a new way to get to know our fantastic libraries and all they offer – and the staff and volunteers who run them so well.”

For more information call in at your local library or contact either Blackburn Central Library on (01254) 661221 or Action Factory on (01254) 296075. You can also access information at

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