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What’s on in Blackburn and Darwen – 5th September to 11th September 2016

Published Thursday 1 September 2016 at 14:22

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 5th September to Sunday, 11th September 2016

As well as the usual events & activities taking place it’s also Heritage Open Days 8th to 11th September 2016.  This year more than 25 buildings across Blackburn & Darwen are opening their doors, giving you a unique opportunity to see inside & discover more about the area’s history & people.  You can find out more information here

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 17th Sept: Collecting Faces Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Until 21st Oct: Nightsafe Homeless Series, Photography Exhibition by Caroline Guthrie, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • 5th Sept: Walk the Walk, Library Tour, meet Library Foyer 11am
  • 6th Sept: Walk the Walk, Tour of Hobkirks Sewing Machine Museum 2pm
  • 6th Sept: Guided Tour Blackburn Cathedral 2pm
  • 6th Sept: Blackburn Film Club “A Taste of Honey”, The Bureau 7pm
  • 7th Sept: Lunchtime Recital by Samuel Hudson, Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
  • 8th to 11th Sept: Heritage Open Days – find out more information here
  • 8th Sept: Community Living Room, Printing, Blackburn Library 10am
  • 8th Sept: Drink & Draw, Alice in Wonderland theme, The Bureau 6.30pm
  • 10th Sept: Spice Fest, Outside Blackburn Market, Church St. from 11am
  • 10th Sept: Cool as Folk, Blakeys Café Bar, King Georges Hall 8pm
  • 10th Sept: Get Crafty, Art & Craft Session, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 -4pm

Darwen Town Centre:

  • Until 25th Sept: Exhibition of Needle Felt by Sharon Saul, Sunnyhurst Wood Visitor Centre, Thurs –Sun 1pm to 4.30pm
  • Until 16th Sept; Watercolour Exhibition by Donald Fenton, Darwen Library
  • 5th Sept: Community Living Room, Tincraft or Singing Darwen Library 10am
  • 7th Sept: Don Banks Afternoon Variety Show, Darwen Library Theatre 2pm
  • 8th to 11th Sept: Heritage Open Days – find out more information here
  • 9th Sept: Jake Quickenden, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm

Other events around the borough:

  • 5th Sept: Monday Club, Thwaites Empire Theatre 2pm
  • 5th Sept: Skyride, Pedal Around the Park, 2 hour cycle ride, meet Witton Park Cycle Centre 2pm
  • 6th Sept: Community Living Room, Gardening, Livesey Library 10am
  • 7th Sept: Skyride, Towpath Trails, 12 mile cycle ride, meet Witton Park Cycle Centre 10am
  • 7th Sept: Skyride, Pedal Around the Park, 2 hour cycle ride, meet Witton Park Cycle Centre 1pm
  • 9th Sept: The Everlys & Friends, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 9th Sept: Skyride, Pedal Around the Park, 2 hour cycle ride, meet Witton Park Cycle Centre 1pm
  • 10th Sept: One Night with You, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 11th Sept: Adult only (18+) 25 mile Cycle Ride, with Young Weavers, meet Knowles Arms 2pm
  • 11th Sept: Wedding Open Day, Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth 2pm -5pm
  • 11th Sept: Blackburn Hawks v Billingham Stars, Blackburn Ice Arena, 5.45pm
  • 11th Sept: Frankie goes to … London, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm

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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