What’s on in Blackburn with Darwen: Monday, 8th May – Sunday, 14th May 2017

Published Friday 5 May 2017 at 17:13

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
  • Until 30th June: “Capturing the Town’s Future on Canvas”, Art Exhibition by Catherine Hargreaves, 1st Floor, Blackburn Library
  • 10th May: Meet the Author “John Donoghue”, Blackburn Library 7pm
  • 11th May: Friendsof BMAG talk “A Work of Art” by Julia Swarbrick, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 2pm
  • 11th May: Drink & Draw, The Bureau, Victoria St. 6.30pm
  • 12th May: Jon Richardson “Old Man”, King Georges Hall 8pm
  • 13th May: Get Crafty, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, 12 -4 pm
  • 13th May: Screen Print your Own T Shirt, The Making Rooms 10am
  • 14th May: Omid Djalili “Shmuck For a Night”, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 8pm
  • 14th May: Car Boot Sale, Corporation Park 9am -1.30pm

Darwen Town Centre

  • Until 12th May: In & Around Darwen, Exhibition of Paintings by Dave Gudgeon, Darwen Library
  • Until 12th May: Rabbits Galore, Exhibition by Darwen Textile Group, Drawen Library
  • 11th May: National Theatre Live “Obsession”, Darwen Library Theatre 7pm
  • 13th May until 2nd June: Outside & Inside, Exhibition by David Stuart Tomlinson, Darwen Library

Other events around Blackburn with Darwen

  • 8th – 13th May: Blackburn Musical Theatre Co present “Oklahoma”, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 11th May: In conversation with John Mc Guinness, Croston Theatre, Westholme School, 7pm
  • 12th May: “Lightning Under Their Skirts”, Spot On Rural Touring, The Barlow, Edgworth 7.30pm
  • 13th May: Grand Plant Sale, Lammack Methodist Church, Lammack Rd. 10.30am -12noon
  • 13th May: Restricted Forest, Music Festival, Witton Country Park 3pm – 11pm
  • 13th May: The World Famous Elvis Show, Silverblades Ice Arena, Blackburn 6.30pm
  • 13th May: Iron Bell –The Music of Pink Floyd, Tockholes Village Hall 7pm
  • 14th May: Annual Sponsored Walk, The Barlow 11am

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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