What’s on Monday, 26th October 2015 to Sunday, 1st November 2015

Published Friday 23 October 2015 at 10:31

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 26th October 2015 to Sunday, 1st November 2015

It’s Half Term & Halloween next week and there are lots of activities & events throughout the Borough to keep everyone entertained!

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:

  • 26th – 30th Oct: Halloween Fun, Blackburn Mall 11am – 4pm (Special guest appearances on 29th Oct – Snow Queen & Haunted Fairy 12 -3pm)
  • 27TH Oct: Britannia Rules the Waves, a Royal Exchange Theatre tour, Blackburn Youth Zone 6pm
  • 27th Oct: Blackburn Local History Society “Blackburn’s Poets”, talk by Dr Andrew Hobbs, Blackburn Library 7.30pm
  • 27th Oct: Blackburn Ghost, Murder & Mystery Walking Tour, with Simon Entwistle, meet Blackburn Rail Station entrance 7pm
  • 28th Oct – 31st Oct: Halloween Themed “Get Crafty”, Blackburn Museum 12 -4pm
  • 28th Oct: Wellybobs Road Show, Blackburn Market, Church Street 10am – 4pm
  • 28th Oct: Family Craft Workshops, Blackburn Library 2pm -3pm
  • 28th Oct: Hoosiers, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall, 7pm
  • 28th Oct: Zombie Zumbathon, Blackburn Youth Zone 6.30 – 8.30pm
  • 29th Oct: Snow Queen & Haunted Fairy, Blackburn Mall 12 -3pm
  • 29th Oct: Tree Fu Tom, King Georges Hall 1pm
  • 29th Oct: Dig It Halloween Special, live music for under 20s, Blakeys Café Bar, King Georges Hall 7pm
  • 30th Oct: Junior Halloween Party, Blackburn Youth Zone 6.30pm
  • 30th Oct: Phantom of the Opera with live score by Minima, The Bureau 8.30pm
  • 31st Oct: Halloween Face Painting, Blackburn Market 11am -4pm
  • 31st Oct & 1st Nov: Out of This World Family Sci- Fi Event, Blackburn Mall Shopping Centre
  • 31st Oct: Pilgrimage part III: Dance of the Dead, by Gypsy Carrot, The Bureau 10pm -4am
  • 1st Nov: Paddy McGuinness, King Georges Hall 7.30pm
  • 1st Nov: Diversity Family Halloween Party, Blackburn Youth Zone 10am-1pm
  • 1st Nov: Blackburn Hawks v Sheffield Senators, Blackburn Ice Arena 5.45pm
  • Until 8th Nov: The Life of Jesus Christ, Exhibition by Emma J Horsfield, Blackburn Cathedral
  • Until 14th Nov: Cotton To Gold, Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery
  • Until 31st October: Pop-up Art Exhibition by Johnny Berthol & Catherine Kaufman, Blackburn is Open Shop (Thursday –Saturday)

Darwen Town Centre:

  • 28th Oct: Family Craft Workshops, Darwen Library 10.30am – 11.30am
  • 30th Oct: My Pet Monster & Me, Darwen Library Theatre 2pm
  • 30th Oct: Halloween at Junction 4 Skatepark, 5pm – 11pm
  • 31st: Halloween Family Fun, all day at Darwen Market
  • 31st Oct: 6 Halloween Films, Darwen Library Theatre 12noon – 12 midnight
  • 31st Oct: Halloween Evening, Olde England Kiosk, Sunnyhurst Woods, 6pm
  • Until 6th Dec: NW Federation of Art Societies Exhibition, Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre 01254 66976 for opening times
  • Until 6th Nov: Exhibition by Darwen Days, Darwen Library

Other Events around the borough:

  • 26th to 30th Oct: Spooky Half  Term Fun, Halloween themed healthy activities at Blackburn Central High School, Pleckgate High School & Witton Park Arena (Book: 01254 666970)
  • 26th Oct: Children’s Holiday Party, Thwaites Empire Theatre 2pm
  • 26th – 31st Oct: Halloween Experience, Wellybobs Farm (Various Times) Booking 01254 772884
  • 27th Oct: Hansel & Gretal, Thwaites Empire Theatre 2pm
  • 28th Oct: Skyride cycle ride, Towpath Trails (8 miles) meet Witton Park Cycle Centre 10am
  • 28th – 31st Oct: Halloween Experience, Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth 2 -4.30pm (Booking Essential)
  • 29th Oct: The Dressing Room by Bobby Ball, Thwaites Empire Theatre 7.30pm
  • 30th Oct: Dracula by Ribcage Productions, Thwaites Theatre 7.30pm
  • 30th Heavy Halloween, in aid of East Lancs Hospice, St Pauls WMC 7pm
  • 31st Oct: Witton Halloween Fest, Witton Country Park 3 -5pm
  • 31st Oct & 1st Nov: The Twitts by The Empire Theatre Players, Thwaites Empire Theatre 1.30 & 6pm
  • 31st Oct: Halloween Family Party, Wellybobs Farm (Booking essential)
  • 1st Nov: Skyride cycle ride: Copster Green, Chipping & back via Chaigley with The Young Weavers (38 miles – Adult only) meet Witton Park Arena 9.30am

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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