What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen from Monday, 2nd May to Sunday, 8th May 2016

Published Thursday 28 April 2016 at 15:33

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen

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, Weds –Saturday 12 – 4pm
  • 3rd May: Guided Tour, Blackburn Cathedral 2pm
  • 3rd May: Blackburn Film Club “Children of Heaven” (PG) , The Bureau 7.30pm
  • 4th May: Lunchtime Recital, Richard Walker from St Chads, Shrewsbury, at Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
  • 5th May: Community Living Room, Art Class, Blackburn Library 10am
  • 5th May: Blackburn Cathedral Inaugural Series on Science & Faith “Stephen Hawing, Quantum Physics & the Death of Materialism”, with Prof. Keith Ward, Christchurch, Oxford, in the North Transept, Blackburn Cathedral 7.30pm
  • 6th May: Georges Comedy Club, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 8pm
  • 6th May: Save the Napier, Blakeys Café Bar, King Georges Hall 8.30pm
  • 7th May: Get Crafty, Art & Craft sessions, Blackburn Museum, 12-4pm
  • 7th May: Origins by Animikii’s , The Bureau, 7.30pm
  • 7th May: From The Jam – featuring Bruce Foxton, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 7.30pm

Darwen Town Centre

  • Until 5th June: Exhibition of Arts & Crafty by Judith Herring & Sue Gardiner, Sunnyhurst Wood Visitor Centre, Thurs – Sundays 1pm – 4.30pm
  • 4th May: Don Banks Afternoon Variety Show, Darwen Library Theatre 2pm
  • 5th to 29th May: All Creatures Great & Small, Art Exhibition by Eileen Briscoe, Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre Thurs – Sundays 1pm – 4.30pm
  • 7th May: Comedy Club, Darwen Library Theatre, 8pm
  • 8th May: Darwen Aquathon, Darwen Leisure Centre 9am

Other Events around the Borough

  • 2nd May: Turton Tower Fair & Dog Show, Turton Tower 11am -4.40pm (Park & Ride from Turton High School)
  • 2nd May: Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music & Drama  – Dance Section, Westholme School
  • 3rd May: Community Living Room, Gardening, Livesey Library 10am3rd May: Restoration Fortnight: Music & My Life with Mike Falcon, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 4th May: Restoration Fortnight: Quizmaster with CJ de Mooi, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 4th May: Martin Roscoe Piano Recital, Westholme School 7.30pm
  • 5th May: Restoration Fortnight: Geoff Hilton & Friends –The Best of Country Music, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 7th May: Blackburn Rovers v Reading, Ewood Park 12.30pm
  • 7th & 8th May: Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music & Drama – Dance Section, Westholme School
  • 7th May: Restoration Fortnight: Children’s Party Time with Punch & Judy & Friends 2pm – 4pm

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

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