What’s on in Blackburn and Darwen – 21st November to 27th November 2016

Published Friday 18 November 2016 at 10:15

Don’t Forget: Darwen’s Christmas Lights Switch On in Market Square on Saturday, 19th November 4pm -7pm

Blackburn Big Christmas Light Switch On is on Saturday, 26th November with Rock FM from 4pm & the first acts on stage from 5pm in King William Street.

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 15th April 2017: Soul is Form: Books Printed in England from the Hart Collection, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Until 9th Dec: Conscience & Conviction, WW1 themed exhibition, Blackburn Central Library
  • Until 14th Feb: Blackburn Artists Society Autumn Open Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • 22nd Nov: “The History of Whalley” talk by Patrick Brown, Blackburn Library 2pm
  • 23rd Nov: Lunchtime Recital by Daisy-Belle Dumsday (Soprano) – a former Choral Scholar, Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
  • 23rd Nov: Alf Wright’s Afternoon Variety Show, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 2pm
  • 24th Nov: Child Action NW “1200 Lights” Concert, Blackburn Cathedral 6.30pm Lights switch off 8.30pm
  • 25th Nov – 24th Dec: Father Christmas’ Grotto open in The Mall Blackburn
  • 25th Nov: Blackburn Classics – BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, King Georges Hall 7.30pm.
  • 25th Nov: “Throw me to the dogs” & “The Truants” – short films by Aaron Dunleavy, The Bureau, Victoria St 7pm
  • 26th Nov: Get Crafty, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 – 4pm
  • 26th Nov: Blackburn Comic Con, King Georges Hall 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • 26th Nov: Blackburn’s Big Christmas Light Switch On, King William St. from 4pm – 6pm
  • 26th Nov: Comic Con After Show, The Napier 7pm -3am
  • 26th Nov: The Lancashire Hotpots, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 7pm
  • 27th Lantern Making Workshop , The Bureau, Victoria St. 10am -4pm
  • 27th Nov: Christmas Table Top Sale Extravaganza, Blackburn Youth Zone 9am -1pm
  • 27th Nov: Advent Procession with Carols, Blackburn Cathedral 6.30pm

Darwen Town Centre:

  • 24th Nov: Spillikin, Darwen Library Theatre 7.30pm
  • 25th Nov: The Houghton Weavers Christmas Show, Darwen Library Theatre 7.30pm
  • 26th Nov: Festive Coffee Morning with Darwen Ladies Choir plus crafts, book sale & refreshments, Darwen Library 10am -12 noon

Other events around the borough:

  • 23rd – 26th Nov: Blackburn Drama Club “A View from the Bridge”, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 23rd Nov: Skyride, Towpath Trails, 12mile cycle ride, Meet Witton Park Cycle Centre 10am
  • 26th Nov: “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” Themed Autumn story walk & fun activities, Witton Park Pavilion 1pm -3pm
  • 26th Nov: Blackburn Rovers FC, Stadium Tour, Ewood Park 11am (01254 508110 to book)
  • 26th Nov: Blackburn Hawks v Solway Sharks, Blackburn Ice Arena 5.45pm
  • 27th Nov: Wedding Barn Open Day, Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth 10am -1pm
  • 27th Nov: Young Weavers Family Cycle Ride, 3.9 mile, meet Witton Park Cycle Centre 1.15pm

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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