What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen: Monday, 15th May – Sunday, 21st May 2017

Published Thursday 11 May 2017 at 14:59

The first Blackburn Street Fair is being held on King William Street on the 20th May 1000-1700. There’ll be lots of fun for all the family with crafts, food, entertainment, live music & a 360° cinema dome showing specially created films.

Blackburn Market is holding a Kids Concert featuring CBeebies Kate Ashworth, 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
  • 16th May: Blackburn Film Club “Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas”, The Bureau, Victoria St. 7.30pm
  • 16th May: Jobs Fair, Blackburn Youth Zone, 11am – 2pm
  • 17th May: Lunchtime Recital by Tim Easter from Harpenden, at Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
  • 17th May: Alf Wrights Afternoon Variety Show, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 2pm
  • 18th & 19th May: A Taste of the Future, Café Northcote, 7.30pm
  • 18th May:  Count Arthur Strong, King Georges Hall 8pm
  • 18th May: ArtSpace, The Bureau, Victoria St.  6.30pm
  • 19th May: Wellbeing Walk by Pure Gym (1 hr), Meet at the Ask Me Point, The Mall Blackburn 1pm
  • 19th May: Blackburn Classics, The Hallé, King Georges Hall 7.30pm.  Pre Concert talk by James Feddeck at 6.30pm
  • 20th May: Blackburn Street Fair, crafts, food, entertainment, 360° cinema dome, King William St. 10am -5pm
  • 20th May: Kids Concert, magic show, balloon modelling, face painting, sing along, outside Blackburn Market 12 -3.30pm
  • 20th May: Make your own Operation–Style Game using Code Bug! The Making Rooms, 10am
  • 20th May: Get Crafty, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 – 4pm
  • 20th May: Blackburn Film Club “Duel”, The Bureau, Victoria St. 7.30pm
  • 20th May: Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, King Georges Hall 7.30pm
  • 20th – 21st May: Volunteer Make Over Weekend, volunteers required to help give The Bureau, Centre for the Arts on Victoria Street a make-over, 10am -6pm

Darwen Town Centre

  • Until 2nd June: Outside & Inside, Exhibition by David Stuart Tomlinson, Darwen Library
  • 18th May: National Theatre Live “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Darwen Library Theatre 7pm
  • 19th May: Tom Molineaux, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm
  • 20th May: The Great Train Robbery, Darwen Library Theatre 7.30pm
  • 21st May: Family Fun Day, Olde England Kiosk, Sunnyhurst Wood, 11am -4pm

Other Events around the Borough

  • 19th May: Folk at The Barlow with Bob Fox, The Barlow, Edgworth 8pm
  • 20th May: Blackburn Rovers Stadium Tour, Ewood Park 11am
  • 20th May: An Evening with Eric Bristow, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 21st May: Diva Mix, Thwaites Empire Theatre 2pm & 6pm
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