Sport, culture & leisure

Artwork commissioned in Blackburn Museum shortlisted for Turner prize

Published on Wednesday 15 May 2024 at 4:50 pm

An artist whose work was featured in both Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery and was commissioned for Blackburn’s biannual ‘British Textile Biennial’ is one of four shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2024.

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Gary Aspden – a Spezial story!

Published on Wednesday 20 March 2024 at 7:47 pm

We’ve all seen the Blackburn SPZL trainer, the pics of Liam Gallagher performing at King George’s Hall and the giant adidas mural in Darwen town centre. 

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Darwen’s iconic Jubilee Tower set to celebrate its 125th birthday!

Published on Thursday 21 September 2023 at 2:34 pm

Sunday will mark 125 years since Darwen Tower was officially opened – read our special Shuttle feature written by celebrated Darwen historian, Harold Heys:

September 24th marks the 125th anniversary of the official opening of Darwen Tower after 16 months of hard graft by a small team on the windswept moors.

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Tributes paid to volunteers who ‘made things happen’ at the National Festival of Making

Published on Sunday 30 July 2023 at 7:25 pm

The Mayor and Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council both joined crowds at Blackburn Library on 19 July in a celebration of almost 100 volunteers who helped ensure the recent success of Blackburn’s fifth National Festival of Making, and its first as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

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New Go Ape swings into action in Blackburn!

Published on Thursday 20 July 2023 at 11:44 am

The brand new Go Ape Treetop Adventure in Witton Park is now open!

Our Leader, Deputy Leader, Chief Executive and Deputy Mayor were amongst those invited to the official opening on Saturday (July 15th).

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