What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen 5th June 2016 – 17th June 2016

Published Thursday 2 June 2016 at 16:37

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: A Retrospective, Art Exhibition by Stephen Pickles, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wed –Saturday 12 – 4pm
  • Until 17th June: Local Places & Famous Faces, Art Exhibition by Adrian White, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wed –Saturday 12 – 4pm
  • until 31st Aug: The first four Complete Works of William Shakespeare on display, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 -4.45pm
  • until 10th June: “Collective”, Blackburn College Art & Design Degree Show, Blackburn Cathedral, the Victoria Building & The Bureau 10am – 4pm (Excluding Sundays & Mondays)
  • 6th June: Walk the Walk, Blackburn Bid’s tour of Blackburn Library 11am -11.30am
  • 7th June: Guided Tour, Blackburn Cathedral 2pm
  • 7th June: Walk the Walk, Blackburn Bid’s tour of Hobkirk’s Sewing Machine Museum, Darwen St. 2pm
  • 8th June: Lunchtime Recital by Jonathan Eye from Chester Cathedral, Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
  • 9th June: Drink & Draw, Karate Theme, The Bureau, 6.30pm
  • 11th June: Station to Station, in celebration of Queen’s 90th Birthday, walks & cycle rides linking local rail stations, Blackburn Rail Station. Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for further information & details of the walks/rides 01254 688040
  • 11th June: Get Crafty, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 -4pm
  • 11th June: The Inaugural David Shipway Lecture: Wine In Art, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 2.30pm
  • 11th June: Mozart’s Requiem –The Renaissance Singers 50th Anniversary Concert, Blackburn Cathedral 7.30pm

Darwen Town Centre

  • 6th June: Community Living Room, Darwen Larks, Darwen Library 10am
  • 8th June: Simon Weston CBE, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm
  • 9th June: Talk by author Nick Oldham, Darwen Library 2pm
  • 9th June: Dean Freidman in Concert, Darwen Library Theatre 7.30pm
  • 10th June: Ian McNabb + The Slydes, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm
  • 11th June until 31st July: A Year in Tockholes Wood & Others, exhibition by Jane Ball Summer, Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre, Thurs – Sunday 1pm -4.30pm
  • 12th June: Dead Men Walking, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm

Other events around the Borough

  • Until  18th June: Blackburn with Darwen Walking & Cycling Festival, call Blackburn Visitor Centre for a full programme of walks & rides for the whole family 01254 688040
  • 6th June: Monday Club, Thwaites Empire Theatre, 2pm
  • 9th June: Evening Stress Buster, 10 mile cycle ride with The Young Weavers, Knowles Arms, Pleckgate Rd. 7pm
  • 11th June: Blackburn Rovers Ground Tour, Ewood Park 11am – Stay & watch Euro 2016 match afterwards (01254 508110 to book)
  • 11th June: An Evening of Modern Magic by The Modern Mystic League, Blackburn Arts Club, Gibraltar Street Theatre 7pm
  • 12th June: Starman –The David Bowie Story, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 12th June: Blackburn Music Society’s Summer Concert “Songs of Summer”, Pleasington Priory 2.30pm
  • 12th June: Mad Hatters Tea Party, Afternoon Tea , Wellbeing Farm (01204 852113 to book)

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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