What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen: 18th – 24th April 2016

Published Thursday 14 April 2016 at 12:02

Don’t forget: St George’s Day on Saturday, 23rd April, when there will be lots of fun around Blackburn town centre with “Here be Dragons” &  Darwen Market will be celebrating with entertainment & music.

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 or contact Blackburn Visitor Centre tel: 01254 688040/ email:

Blackburn Town Centre

  • Until 11th June: Stephen Pickles: A Retrospective, Art Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wed –Saturday 12 – 4pm
  • Until 7th May: Ian Lord, Art Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wed –Saturday 12 – 4pm
  • Until 24th April: The King of Cats, Exhibition of Lancashire tales creatively explored, The Bureau, Wed – Sat 11am-5pm
  • Until 22nd April: Magic Sand Art & other crafts, The Mall Blackburn 10am – 4pm
  • 19th April: Blackburn Film Club “Naked Lunch”, The Bureau 7.30pm
  • 20th to 23rd April: Holiday Arts & Craft Sessions, St George Themed, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12-4pm
  • 20th April: Kids Workshops, Art Session 9 am -12 noon & Circus Workshop 12.30pm – 4,30pm, The Bureau Centre for the Arts
  • 20th April: Afternoon Variety Show, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 2pm
  • 21st April: Community Living Room, Art Class, Blackburn Library 10am
  • 21st April: ArtSpace, The Bureau 6.30pm
  • 21st April: Michael Chapman with BJ Cole & Sarah Smout, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 8pm
  • 21st April: Tom Slade “You’re Welcome” Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall  8pm
  • 21st April: This Town, a mini film festival celebrating Blackburn film makers, The Bureau 7pm
  • 23rd April: Here Be Dragons, a fun family day out to celebrate St Georges Day, 5 Giant Dragons will be around Blackburn town centre, plus clog dancing, Thwaites’ shire horses, Fun Fair, distribution of red rose, food stalls & much more 10am to 5pm
  • 23rd April: Soul Night, King Georges Hall, 9pm to 4am

Darwen Town Centre

  • Until 5th June: Exhibition of Arts & Crafty by Judith Herring & Sue Gardiner, Sunnyhurst Wood Visitor Centre, Thurs – Sundays 1pm – 4.30pm
  • 18th April: Community Living Room, Crochet, Darwen Library 10am
  • 19th April: “Suffragette” film, Darwen Library Theatre 2pm
  • 19th April: NT Connections, Darwen Library Theatre 6.30pm
  • 20th April: Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Darwen Library Theatre 2pm
  • 22nd April: Outsider + Laura Murray, Darwen Library Theatre 8pm
  • 23rd April: St Georges Day Celebrations, minstrels, entertainment, horse & knight, donkey rides, Darwen Brass Band & much more, Darwen Market
  • 23rd April: David Holt –Spirit Medium, Darwen Library Theatre 7.30pm
  • 24th April: Les Tour de Lancs, 23 mile cycle ride, Whitehall Park Gates,10am ( )

Other Events around the Borough

  • 19th April: Community Living Room, Gardening, Livesey Library 10am
  • 20th April: Blackburn Rovers Stadium Tour, Ewood Park 11am (01254 667130 to book)
  • 23rd April: Blackburn Rovers V Bristol, Ewood Park 3pm
  • 23rd April: Gala Choral & Orchestral Concert, Westholme School 7pm
  • 24th April: Wedding Open Day, Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth 10am-4pm

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:

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