What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen: Monday, 6th March to Sunday, 19th March 2017

Published Thursday 2 March 2017 at 15:50

Here’s our list of events in and around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday 6th March to Sunday, 19th March 2017.

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:

  • 4th – 12th March: Various Events for International Women’s Day find out more information at 
  • Until 15th April 2017: Soul is Form: Books Printed in England from the Hart Collection, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 4.45pm
  • Until 29th April: Contemplating a Legacy Exhibition, Works in Print by Julia M Swarbrick, 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 to Saturday 12 -4.45pm
  • 7th March: Guided Tour of Blackburn Cathedral 2pm
  • 7th & 8th March: The 12th Blackburn with Darwen Schools Celebration of Dance, King Georges Hall 6.30pm
  • 7th March: Blackburn Film Club “8 ½” The Bureau, Victoria St. 7.30pm
  • 8th March: Lunchtime Recital by Nigel Morris from St Chads RC Cathedral, Birmingham, at Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
  • 9th March: The Dub Pistols, Blakeys Café Bar, King Georges Hall, 7.30pm
  • 9th March: Friends of Blackburn Museum Talk “The History of Blackburn Rovers” by Colin Brindle. Blackburn Museum & Art Galley 7pm
  • 9th March: Drink & Draw, Underwater themed, The Bureau, Victoria St. 6.30pm
  • 10th March: India’s Gateway, Cotton Connections Lunchtime Talk, Blackburn Museum & Art Galley 12 noon
  • 11th March: Found In Blackburn Exhibition, at various town centre venues including The Bureau, Blackburn Museum & Town Hall Square. 10am -4pm
  • 11th March: 3D Print your own USB stick, The Making Rooms, Exchange St. 10am (Booking Required)
  • 11th March: Get Crafty, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 -4pm
  • 15th March: Lunchtime Recital by Charles Edmondson from Grange Over Sands, at Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
  • 16th March: ArtSpace, the Bureau, Victoria St. 6.30pm
  • 16th March: St Patrick’s Day Evening, Scholars Restaurant, Blackburn College (01254 664642 to book)
  • 17th March: John Power, Blakeys Café Bar, King Georges Hall 7.30pm
  • 17th March: The Hero Light by Dominic Kelly, St Patricks Day Special, The Bureau, Victoria St. 7pm
  • 18th & 19th March: Get Scientific with Art, part of British Science Week, The Bureau, Victoria St. 11am – 5pm
  • 18th March: Get Crafty, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 -4pm
  • 18th March: Elgar “The Dream of Gerontius”, Blackburn Music Society, Blackburn Cathedral 7.30pm

Darwen Town Centre:

  • Until 10th March: Classic Collection, Exhibition of old masters reproduced by Anthony Rodshaw, Darwen Library
  • 9th March: Hedda Gabler, National Theatre Live Screening, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm
  • 11th – 31st March: Needle Felt Art Exhibition & Needle Craft Display , Darwen Library
  • 11th & 12th March: West Pennines Double Trail Marathon, Sunnyhurst Woods from 9am
  • 11th March: Volunteer Day, Sunnyhurst Woods 9.30am -12 noon
  • 11th March: Play Poo Sticks with Friends of Sunnyhurst Woods, meet at the Visitor Centre 11am
  • 11th March: Ga Ga – A Tribute to Queen, Darwen Library Theatre 8pm
  • 12th March: The Jackals Run, 10k & half marathon, Sunnyhusrt Woods from 9am.
  • 15th March: An Evening with Mervyn Stutter, Darwen Library Theatre 7.30pm
  • 16th March: Hancocks Half Hour, Darwen Library Theatre 7.30pm
  • 18th March: Sean McLoughlin, Darwen Library Theatre 8pm

Other events around the borough:

  • 6th March: Monday Club, Thwaites Empire Theatre 2pm
  • 7th March: Take Trip Down Memory Lane, Mill Hill Library 2pm
  • 7th March: Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff, Ewood Park 7.45pm
  • 9th March: Last Choir Singing, Croston Theatre, Westholme School 6.30pm
  • 9th March: An Evening with Declan Nerney, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 10th March: The Houghton Weavers, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 10th March: Ride Social “Lancashire Lanes”, 25.8 mile cycle ride, 16+ only, Witton Park main car park 9.45am
  • 11th March: Blackburn Rovers Stadium Tour, Ewood Park, 11am (01254 508110 to book)
  • 11th March: Supersonic 70’s Show, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 12th March: Wedding Open Day, Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth 12 -4pm
  • 12th March: Wedding Fayre, The Barlow, Edgworth 12 -4pm
  • 12th March: Ride Social “Go West”, 28.8 mile cycle ride, 16+, Meet at the bottom of Pleckgate Road. 10am.
  • 12th March: Junior Show Time, Thwaites Empire Theatre 2pm
  • 12th March: Blackburn Hawks v Solway Sharks, Silverblades Ice Arena 5.45pm
  • 14th to 18th March: Blackburn Arts Club “Silly Cow”, The Club House Theatre, Gibraltar St. 7pm
  • 14th March: Take Trip Down Memory Lane, Mill Hill Library 2pm
  • 17th March: Blackburn & Darwen Band presents Celtic Brass, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 17th March: Folk at The Barlow with Jess & Richard Arrowsmith, The Barlow, Edgworth 8pm
  • 18th March: The Giant Wiggle, Follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar & join in the free family fun, Witton Park Arena 1pm -3pm
  • 18th March: Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End, Ewood Park 1pm
  • 18th March: Mothership, Led Zeppelin Tribute, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 19th March: Blackburn Hawks v Solihull Barons, Silverblades Ice Arena 5.45pm

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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