Sport, culture & leisure

THIS SATURDAY: Blackburn Pride 2022

Published on Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 12:25 pm

We’re so proud to welcome Blackburn’s first ever official Pride event on Saturday 18th June.

Don’t miss out on what will be a spectacular day of fun and celebrations.

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THIS WEEKEND: National Festival of Making

Published on Friday 10 June 2022 at 12:56 pm

Who’s ready for National Festival of Making this weekend?

WHAT: National Festival of Making
WHEN: Sat 11th & Sun 12th June, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Blackburn Town Centre

Come and join us in a unique celebration of making, from the kitchen table to the factory floor.

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Olympic facility set for official opening in Darwen

Published on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 10:37 am

The £1.2m transformation of a skate park in Darwen is just weeks away from completion.

And, already two international events have been booked at Junction 4 Skatepark – which is set to host Olympic trials and attract visitors from around the world.

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LGBT+ History Month 2022

Published on Wednesday 23 February 2022 at 4:51 pm

This LGBT+ History Month, we’re highlighting the fantastic services and support available across our borough for this community.

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Ben’s behind Chile connection goal

Published on Monday 7 February 2022 at 4:46 pm

Sport is recognised as a great way to connect people for the greater good. And thanks to the performance of Blackburn Rovers player Ben Brereton Diaz, Blackburn could soon been making closer links with a city in Chile.

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Kicking off 100 years of King George’s Hall!

Published on Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 11:18 am

Last week marked the beginning of birthday celebrations for Blackburn’s King George’s Hall, kicking off with a fun-filled centenary party and an exclusive concert from the prestigious Hallé Orchestra, who opened the venue exactly 100 years ago.

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Roarsome response to the Brickosaurs

Published on Thursday 26 August 2021 at 9:49 am

The Brickosaurs have arrived in Blackburn – and the response has been roar-some.

Fifteen amazing brick model dinosaurs are hiding in businesses in Blackburn town centre for visitors to find.

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Drowning prevention week 2021 #BeWaterAware

Published on Wednesday 28 April 2021 at 9:34 am

Blackburn with Darwen Council are joining Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services (LRF) in backing the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) #BeWaterAware campaign as part of drowning prevention week, taking place from 26 April – 2 May 2021.

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#ChooseToChallenge this International Women’s Day

Published on Friday 5 March 2021 at 4:53 pm

As International Women’s Day approaches, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council are encouraging all residents to strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose, showing commitment to building a more gender-equal world – with the chance to win a free afternoon tea from Dolly’s Tearoom!

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