What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen – 25th April to 1st May 2016

Published Friday 22 April 2016 at 11:27

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 25th April to Sunday, 1st May 2016.

Don’t forget: St George’s Day this 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
  • 26th April: A year as High Sheriff of Lancashire, a talk by Ann Dean, Blackburn History Society, Blackburn Library 7.30pm
  • 26th April: Citizen Khan, King Georges Hall 7.30pm
  • 27th April: Lunchtime Recital by Anthony Gritten, Royal Academy of Music, at Blackburn Cathedral 1pm.
  • 27th April: Sami Yusuf, King Georges Hall 6pm
  • 28th April: Community Living Room, Art Class, Blackburn Library 10am
  • 29th April: The Hallé, King Georges Hall 7pm
  • 30th April: Storytime, Blackburn Library 2 -2.30pm
  • 30th  April: Open Day, Hobkirks Sewing Machines, Activities, Networking & Advice 10am -3.30pm
  • 30th April: Billy Ocean, King Georges Hall 7pm
  • 30th April: Club Tropicana, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 10pm
  • 30th April: Confessional Festival 2016, Holy Trinity Church, 12 noon to 12 midnight

Darwen Town Centre

  • Until 5th June: Exhibition of Arts & Crafty by Judith Herring & Sue Gardiner, Sunnyhurst Wood Visitor Centre, Thurs – Sundays 1pm – 4.30pm
  • 25th April: Community Living Room, Willow Weaving, Darwen Library 10am
  • 1st May: Conspectus by Company 22. Darwen Library Theatre 7pm

Other events around the borough

  • 25th April: Restoration Fortnight –  Jimmy Cricket, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 26th April: Community Living Room, Patchwork, Mill Hill Community Centre 10am
  • 26th April: Meet the Artist, Carl Jacobs, Chetham Arms, Turton 7.30pm
  • 27th April: Restoration Fortnight – Acoustic Feel Good Show, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 28th April: Evening Stress Buster, with The Young Weavers, Adult only cycle ride, Knowles Arms 7pm
  • 28th April: Restoration Fortnight – Pub Quiz, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 29th April to 1st May: Blackburn Beer Festival, Blackburn Rugby Club, tickets & details:
  • 30th April: Restoration Fortnight – Alice in Wonderland, Thwaites Empire Theatre 1pm & 3pm
  • 30th April – 2nd May: Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music & Dance, Dance section, Westholme School
  • 30th April: Blackburn Rovers Ground Tour, Ewood Park 11am, 01254 508110 to book
  • 1st May: Ride Social, 35 mile cycle ride, Leo’s Carpets, Whalley New Rd. 9.30am
  • 1st May: May Day Fun Day, Roe Lee Park 12-4pm
  • 1st May: Restoration Fortnight – Sunday Night at The Empire, 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:

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