Free family fun this weekend in Darwen

Published Thursday 9 September 2021 at 11:58

There is a fun filled weekend of events coming up in Darwen Market Square on Saturday 11th September.

You can be entertained by the magic, giant bubbles that were so popular over the summer holidays. Sessions by our wonderful bubble-ologist will take place at 10am, 12pm & 2pm.

In between those performances, highly acclaimed theatre company Eye of Newt bringing The Cabinet of Curiosity to Darwen. The Cabinet is a mobile interactive theatre piece, designed to reward the curious and encourage audiences to actively engage with the story.

‘The Cabinet of Curiosity’ was commissioned by Spot On Lancashire and the Burnley Community Promoters Group and is brought to Darwen by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Here is an idea of the treat you are in for;

Sometimes adventure can be found right on your doorstep… 

Or inside a cupboard, under a pile of ironing, hidden behind a plant pot, next to the rubber duck. The Cabinet of Curiosity is a little bit familiar, but contains a lot of surprises. 

It’s easy to get stuck in a routine – jobs to be done, life gets so busy. The Cabinet has other ideas, it’s here to reward the curious and wants to play.  As the story begins to unfold, secrets are revealed and audiences will help to solve the Cabinet’s puzzles.  

Are you curious? Ready to explore? The adventure is waiting for you… 

The Cabinet of Curiosity theatre performances will take place on Saturday, in Darwen Market Square at 11am, 1pm, 3pm. Each performance is 40 minutes long and there is no need to book this free event.

The fun doesn’t end there!

On Sunday 12th September, Blackburn and Darwen Band are hosting the 6th Annual March & Hymn Tune Contest on Darwen Market Square from 12 noon until around 7pm.

This event is supported by Darwen Town Council and continues to grow with over 20 bands expected from all over the North West, Yorkshire and Cumbria. This is an opportunity for you to access free, highly talented performances from these bands, who are competing to be crowned winners.

Our local businesses will also be open as normal on Saturday, so pop in and support them whilst you are in town.

To cater for the audiences on Sunday, Sweet Vintage Sweet Shop & Tearoom and Deli Carlo Delicatessen & Café will be opening to offer refreshments, lunches and sweet delights too.

Come along and enjoy Darwen this weekend!

Don’t forget to support your local businesses and complete any Shop Darwen entry forms that you collect – you may find yourself the winner of £50 Shop Darwen Vouchers for September.

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