What’s on: events in Blackburn with Darwen

Published November 9, 2018 at 12:02

Events in and around Blackburn & Darwen.

Please see the attached list for all the events happening around the borough to Commemorate the end of WW1.

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 or contact Blackburn Visitor Centre tel: 01254 688040/ email:

Blackburn town centre

  • Until 20th April 2019: Structures in Ceramics Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (open Wed – Sat 12noon – 4.45pm)
  • Until 18th Nov: Art in the Crypt, Exhibition by Blackburn Artists’ Society, Blackburn Cathedral (Mon –Sat 10am -4pm/ Sun 11.30am – 3.30pm)
  • Until 1st Dec: World War 1 Exhibition, Blackburn Central Library (Mon 10am -7pm, Tues –Fri 10am -5pm, Sat 10am -2pm)
  • 12th Nov: Samba & Street Band Grooves, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Victoria Street 5:30pm -7:30pm
  • 13th Nov: The Oddfellows, The Salvation Army, Vicar Street 12noon
  • 13th Nov: Interfaith Wedding Event, Blackburn Cathedral 10am -2:30pm
  • 14th Nov: Lunchtime Recital, Blackburn Cathedral 1pm -2pm
  • 16th Nov: Illuminated Community Dance Group Session, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Victoria Street 5:30pm -7:30pm
  • 16th Nov: Zumbathon for Children in Need, Blackburn Cathedral 7pm -9pm
  • 16th Nov: Royal Northern Sinfonia, King George’s Hall 7:30pm
  • 16th Nov: The Soul Convicts, King George’s Hall 8:30pm
  • 17th Nov: Blackburn Festival of Light Lantern Making Workshop, Blackburn Market 11am -4pm
  • 17th Nov: ‘Get Crafty’ Art & Craft Sessions, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12noon -4pm
  • 17th Nov: Julia Swarbrick Print Workshop: Lino Reduction in a Day, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 10am -4pm
  • 17th Nov: Blackburn Comic Con, King George’s Hall 9:30am
  • 17th Nov: Saturdays @ The Bureau: Winter Clay Decorations, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Victoria Street 2pm -4pm
  • 17th Nov: The Big Blind, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Victoria Street 7:30pm
  • 17th Nov: Performance of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthews Passion, Blackburn Cathedral 7:30pm
  • 17th Nov: Stone Foundation, The Electric Church, Northgate 7:30pm
  • 18th Nov: Blackburn Festival of Light Lantern Making Workshop, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Victoria Street 11am -5pm

Darwen town centre

  • Until Dec: WW1 Exhibition, Darwen Heritage Centre (open Wed 10am -12.30pm, Fri 10am -3,30pm & last Sat of month 11am -3pm)
  • 14th Nov: Flower School Darwen: Handbags, Dolly’s Tea Room, Darwen 7pm -8:30pm
  • 17th Nov: Darwen Christmas Lights Switch On, Market Square, Darwen from 2pm
  • 17th Nov: GaGa, Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street 8pm
  • 18th Nov: Lest We Forget Cemetery Tour & Sunday Lunch, Thompson Street, Darwen 2pm

Other events

  • 13th Nov: Flower School Blackburn: Moss & Rose Egg Designs, St Marks Club, Preston Old Road, Blackburn 7pm -8:30pm
  • 15th Nov: Shakespeare School Festival, Blackburn Empire Theatre 7pm
  • 16th Nov: MeatLoaf The Show, Blackburn Empire Theatre 7:30pm
  • 16th Nov: Folk at The Barlow with Brian Peters, The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth 8pm
  • 17th Nov: Autumn Fair, St Silas Church Parish Centre, Preston New Road, Blackburn 11am -2pm
  • 17th Nov: Flanders to Fish – Remembering WW1, Edgworth Methodist Church 2pm -3:30pm
  • 17h Nov: Blackburn Rovers Stadium Tour, Ewood Park 11am
  • 17th Nov: Secret Santa’s Christmas Party, Premier Suite, Ewood Park 8pm -1am
  • 17th Nov: Baby, I Need Your Lovin’, Blackburn Empire Theatre 7:30pm
  • 18th Nov: East Lancs Hospice Christmas Fayre & Festive Fantasy Land for Children, Park Lee Road, Blackburn 12noon -3pm
  • 18th Nov: Blackburn Hawks vs Solihull Barons, Blackburn Ice Arena, Lower Audley Street 5:30pm.

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:

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