What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen from 27th June to 3rd July 2016

Published Thursday 23 June 2016 at 16:00

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 27th June to Sunday, 3rd July 2016

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 31st Aug: The first four Complete Works of William Shakespeare on display, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 -4.45pm
  •  Until 17th Sept: Collecting Faces Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (Weds –Sat 12 -4.45pm)
  • Until 26th July: Urban Room Blackburn, a programme of art, workshops, exhibition in various venues see for more information.
  • Until 13th August: Blackburn Rave Culture 89-90 Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 -4.45pm
  • Until 31st August: Somme Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wed – Sat 12 -4.45pm
  • 22nd June until 13th July: Blackburn with Darwen commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of The Somme with various events across the borough, see  or contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for a full programme 01254 688040
  • 27th June until 11th July: Every Man Remembered Statue, to commemorate all those who lost their lives in WW1, in Town Hall Square, King William St.
  • 27th June: Lunchtime Concert, The Kings Division Band playing WW1 favourites , Town Hall Square, King William St 1pm
  • 27th June: Professor Robert Winston, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 7.30pm
  • 27th June: “War Memorials”, Talk by Michael Coyle, Blackburn Library 2pm
  • 28th June: Blackburn Film Club “Desperately Seeking Susan” (15), The Bureau 7.30pm
  • 29th June: Walk The Walk, Blackburn Market Tour, meet Blackburn Visitor Centre 11am
  • 29th June: Lunchtime Recital, with Blackburn Cathedral Choral Scholars, Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
  • 29th June: “The Life of a Tommy”, Talk by Dominic Butler, Blackburn Library 2pm
  • 29th June until 30th July: World War 1 Trail, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wed –Sat 12-4.45pm
  • 29th June until 9th July: Weird Stuff, An exhibition of strange and unusual objects from the depths of Blackburn Museum’s archives. Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, wed – Sat 12 -4.45pm
  • 29th June: “Jim & Jack, my Grandfathers in WW1”, Talk by Eric Nolan & Coffee Morning, Blackburn Library 10.30am
  • 30th June: “Women at War”, Talk by Shelley Whitehead, Blackburn Library 2pm
  • 30th June: Night at the Museum, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery **Sold Out**
  • 1st July: The Battle of The Somme, IWM Film, Blackburn Library, 2pm
  • 1st July: “A Painting as a Memorial? Diana or Christ” Talk by Dr Kate Nichols, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 2pm (booking essential 01254 667130)
  • 1st July: Georges Comedy Club, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 8pm
  • 1st July: Save The Napier, Live Music & Disco, Blakeys Café Bar, King Georges Hall 8.30pm
  • 2nd July: The Last Try, a play for children, Blackburn Library 2pm
  • 2nd & 3rd July: Get Crafty, WW1 themed Arts & Crafts, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 -4pm
  • 3rd July: Battle of the Somme Centenary Service, Blackburn Cathedral 12 noon.
  • 3rd July: Freedom Parade, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, start Blackburn Cathedral 1.30pm
  • 3rd July: Military Music Concert, The King’s Division Band, Cathedral Square 2.30pm -4pm
  • 3rd July: Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery Special Opening 12 – 4.45pm
  • 3rd July: Afternoon Tea in the Park, to Commemorate the Battle of The Somme, Garden of Remembrance, Corporation Park 1pm -3pm

Darwen Town Centre:

  • until 31st July: A Year in Tockholes Wood & Others, exhibition by Jane Ball Summer, Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre, Thurs – Sunday 1pm -4.30pm
  • 27th June: The Battle of The Somme, Talk by Steve Williams, Darwen Library 2pm
  • 28th June: The Battle of The Somme, IWM Film, Darwen Library Theatre 2pm
  • 29th June: WW1 Somme Commemoration Concert with Blackburn People’s Choir & The Honour Choir, Darwen Library Theatre 7.30pm
  • 2nd July: The Last Try, a play for children, Darwen Library 11am
  • 2nd July: Comedy Club with Paul Sinha, Darwen Library Theatre 8pm

Other Events around the borough:

  • 28th June: Community Living Room, Gardening, Livesey Library 10am
  • 1st July: Skyride, Pedal Round the Park, 2 hour cycle ride, meet Witton Park Cycle Centre 1pm
  • 2nd & 3rd July: Guys & Dolls, Thwaites Empire Theatre Saturday: 1.30pm & 7pm, Sunday: 1.30pm
  • 2nd July: Flea Market, The Barlow, Edgworth
  • 2nd July: St Georges Scout & Guide Group Summer Fair, St Georges Church, Mill Hill 11am -1pm
  • 3rd July: Skyride, Wharf to Witton Wanderer, 7 miles cycle ride, Start Eanam Wharf Car Park 2pm

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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