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What’s on: events in Blackburn with Darwen

Published Friday 16 August 2019 at 12:40

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 25th August: Active August Challenge 2019, The Mall, Blackburn. See  www.themall.co.uk/blackburn  for details
  • Until 26th August: Street Band Workshops for the Summer Parade, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny Street, Various Dates 5:30pm -7:30pm
  • Until 31st August: Summer Holiday Club, Blackburn Youth Zone, Jubilee Street 8:30am -5:30pm
  • Until 1st September: Erin’s Place Pottery & Craft Studio, Victoria Court, The Mall (Monday -Saturday 9am -4pm, Sunday 11am -4pm)
  • Until 14th September: Industrialised: Art in Manufacturing, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12noon -4:45pm (Wednesday – Saturday 12 -4.45pm)
  • 19th -20th August: Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show, King George’s Hall (Monday 2pm, Tuesday 11am & 2pm)
  • 19th August: Let’s Make at Blackburn Market: Magical Story Jars/Story Mixing Station, Blackburn Market 2pm -4pm
  • 20th August: Trees, Plants & Nature Spirits –Free Summer Parade Costume Workshops, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny Street 10am -1pm, 2pm -5pm
  • 21st August: Guardians & Protectors –Free Summer Parade Costume Workshops, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny St 10am -1pm, 2pm -5pm
  • 21st August: Illustration Workshop with Sarah Horne, Blackburn Central Library 11am
  • 21st August -25th August: ‘Get Crafty’ Free Summer Holiday Arts & Crafts Sessions Week 4, Theme: Reptiles & Dinosaurs, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12noon -4pm
  • 21st August: Let’s Make at Blackburn Market: Just Imagine Musical Theatre Workshop, Blackburn Market 2pm -4pm
  • 21st August: ArtBurn, The Making Rooms 4.30pm
  • 22nd August: Free Stilt Walking & Circus Skills Summer Parade Workshops, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny St. Various times, for more information & to book tel: 07845964802
  • 23rd August onwards: Blackburn Rainworks, Prism Contemporary Gallery, 20 Lord Street West
  • 23rd August -1st September: PAW Patrol Brick Trail
  • 23rd August: Extinct & Endangered Creatures -Free Summer Parade Costume Workshops, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny St. 10am -1pm & 2pm -5pm
  • 23rd August: Let’s Make at Blackburn Market: Brian the Magician, Face Painting & Crafty Corner/Paper Crafts, Blackburn Market 2pm -4pm
  • 23rd August: Family Stories & Craft Sessions, Blackburn Central Library 2pm -3pm
  • 24th August: Trees, Plants & Nature Spirits –Free Summer Parade Costume Workshops, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny Street 10am -1pm, 2pm -5pm
  • 24th August: Powertex with Peter: Plaque Workshop, Mum’s Corner Kitchen Café, Darwen Street, Blackburn 10am -1pm
  • 25th August: Morphgate Festival, Northgate 11am -7pm
  • 25th August: Guardians & Protectors –Free Summer Parade Costume Workshops, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny St. 10am -1pm & 2pm -5pm

Darwen Town Centre

  • 19th August: Let’s Make at Darwen Market: Brian the Magician & Face Painting, Darwen Market 12noon – 3pm
  • 21st August: Illustration Workshop with Sarah Horne, Darwen Library 2pm
  • 23rd August: Family Stories & Craft Sessions, Darwen Library 11am -12noon
  • 23rd August: Let’s Make at Darwen Market: Retro Rewind/Games, Darwen Market 12noon -3pm
  • 23rd August: Let’s Make at Darwen Market: Just Imagine Interactive Theatre Show –Cinderella & Prince Charming 1pm -2pm
  • 23rd August: A Tribute to Elvis, Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street 7:30pm
  • 24th August: Darwen 1940’s Day, Darwen Market Square 10am -4pm

Other events around the borough

  • Until 25th August: BRFC Trust: Summer Holiday Activities. For full listings see www.brfctrust.co.uk
  • Until 1st September: Summer Family Activities with Re:Fresh, Witton Park Cycle Centre
  • 19th August – 23rd August: Summer Football & Activity Camps, Ewood Park 9am -3pm, for more details see www.brfctrust.co.uk
  • 19th August: Fun in the Parks: Roe Lee Park & Shadsworth Hub 1.30pm -4pm www.brfctrust.co.uk
  • 19th August: Free Story & Craft Sessions: Max’s Starry Night, Cherry Tree Library 2pm
  • 20th August: Fun in the Parks: Witton Park & Mill Hill Park, 1.30pm – 4pm www.brfctrust.co.uk
  • 21st August: Family Story Time: Tales & Treasure, Turton Tower, Turton 10:30am -12:30pm
  • 21st August: Guided Tour of Turton Tower, Turton 1pm, 01204 852203 to book.
  • 22nd August: Past Times Playtime, Turton Tower, Turton 1pm
  • 22nd August: Fun in the Parks, Bold Venture Park & Bangor Street 1.30pm – 4pm www.brfctrust.co.uk
  • 22nd August: Free Story Telling & Craft Sessions: Max’s Starry Night, Mill Hill Library 2pm
  • 23rd August -25th August: 2019 Beer Festival Weekend, Blackburn Golf Club, Beardwood Brow (Friday 6pm -11pm, Saturday & Sunday 1pm -11pm)
  • 23rd August: Fun in the Parks, Queens Park & Feniscowles Recreation Ground, 1.30pm – 4pm www.brfctrust.co.uk
  • 23rd August: Pop-up Gin Bar, Tockholes Village Hall 7:30pm
  • 24th August: Blackburn Canoe Trail Launch Party, Eanam Wharf, Blackburn 11am -3pm
  • 24th August: Blackburn Rovers vs Cardiff City, Ewood Park 3pm

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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