What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen from Monday, 22nd May – Sunday, 28th May 2017

Published Thursday 18 May 2017 at 17:08

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 22nd May – Sunday, 28th May 2017.

Don’t Forget on Saturday, 20th May it the first Blackburn Street Fair, organised by Blackburn Bid, on King William Street from 10am – 5pm. There’ll be lots of fun for all the family with crafts, food, entertainment, live music & a 360° cinema dome showing specially created films. Free Town Centre Guided Walks 11.30am & 2.30pm from Blackburn Visitor Centre.  And … Blackburn Market is holding a Kids Concert from 12 -3.30pm. 

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 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
  • Until 30th June: “Capturing the Town’s Future on Canvas”, Art Exhibition by Catherine Hargreaves, 1st Floor, Blackburn Library
  • 23rd May: Fire Spinning & Juggling Workshop, The Bureau, Victoria St. 7pm
  • 24th May: Lunchtime Recital by Pawel Wrobel from Poland, at Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
  • 25th May: The Bentley Effect, The Bureau, Victoria. St. 6pm
  • 26th May: The Chorister Entertain, Blackburn Cathedral, 7pm
  • 27th May -10th June: Doodlism –The Next Chapter, Art Exhibition by Johnathan David Hughes, The Corridor Gallery, The Bureau, Victoria St.
  • 27th May: CNC Your own Stool, The Making Rooms, 10am
  • 27th May: Get Crafty, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 -4pm
  • 27th May: Ska Face, Windsor Suite,King George’s Hall 7pm

Darwen Town Centre:

  • Until 2nd June: Outside & Inside, Exhibition by David Stuart Tomlinson, Darwen Library
  • 26th May: Blackburn with Darwen Big Band, pre Darwen Live Concert, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm
  • 27th & 28th May: Darwen Live 2017, Free live music festival – featuring Sham 69 & T’Pau. Main stage in Market Square, also at Darwen Library Theatre & other venues around the town centre

Other Events around the borough:

  • 24 – 26th May: Blackburn Arts Club Present “Postcards from the Past”, at Gibraltar St. Theatre 7pm
  • 26th May: Whispers from Heaven with Derek Acorah, Thwaites Empire Theatre, 7.30pm
  • 27th May: Blackburn Rovers Stadium Tour, Ewood Park 11am
  • 27th May: Buddy Holly & The Cricketers, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 27th May: Breeze Blackburn “ Witton & Weavers Wheel Long Loop, 16.5 mile cycle ride (16+) Meet On Yer Bikes, Whalley New Road,  10am
  • 28th May: Revolting Dirty Stew, Thwaites Empire Theatre 2pm & 6pm

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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