What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen from Monday, 1st May to Sunday, 7th May 2017

Published Thursday 27 April 2017 at 12:19

Here’s our list of events in and around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 1st May – Sunday, 7th May 2017.

It’s the first National Festival of Making in Blackburn on 6th & 7th May and everyone is invited!  Find out details of the events that are taking place.

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

Blackburn Town Centre:

  • Until 13th May: Journey from Edgworth into No Man’s Land, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery,  Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Until 15th July: India’s Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai & Britain, Exhibition at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Until 28th Oct: Private Life of Books; exhibition by Edward Potten, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 -4.45pm
  • 2nd May: Guided Tour, Blackburn Cathedral 3pm
  • 2nd May: Blackburn Film Club “Easy Rider”, The Bureau, Victoria Street 7.30pm
  • 3rd May: Lunchtime Recital with Nicholas Prozillo from St. Giles, Oxford, at Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
  • 4th May: “Americana” American inspired food at Blackburn College Scholars Restaurant 6pm (Booking Required)
  • 5th May: Georges Comedy Club, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 8pm
  • 5th May: Absolute Heroes + Support, Blakey’s Café Bar, King Georges Hall 10pm
  • 6th & 7th May: The first National Festival of Making, Various venues in Blackburn – find out more.

Darwen Town Centre:

  • Until 12th May: In & Around Darwen, Exhibition of Paintings by Dave Gudgeon, Darwen Library
  • Until 12th Mat: Rabbits Galore, Exhibition by Darwen Textile Group, Drawen Library
  • 2nd May: Film “A Street Cat Named Bob”, Darwen Library Theatre 2pm
  • 3rd May: Afternoon Variety Show, Darwen Library Theatre 2pm
  • 3rd May: Meet the Author – AA Dhand, Darwen Library 7pm
  • 5th May: Scott Matthews +Fly Yeti Fly, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm
  • 6th May: Comedy at Darwen Library Theatre, 8pm

Other events around the borough:

  • 3rd May: Ribble Valley Piano Festival Launch Concert with Martin Roscoe, The Croston Theatre, Westholme School 7.30pm
  • 6th May: Blackburn Rovers Stadium Tour, Ewood Park 11am
  • 6th May: Trash & Treasure, The Barlow, Edgworth 10am -1pm

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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