Here’s the list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 14th October 2019 to Sunday, 20th October 2019.

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:

Local Events
18th Oct Ewood Community Association and Cllr  ward surgery. 6.30pm Blackburn Rover Indoor Centre Top of the Croft
An advance date for your diary The West Primary Care Network (which includes Ewood ward) are holding a “Taking Care of your health and Wellbeing Day” at Blackburn Library and Care network 10am -2om on Nov 20th. There will be lots of information stalls etc. More details to follow.

Blackburn Town Centre:
Until 25th July 2020: V&A; William Morris Wallpaper, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12noon -4:45pm
Until 20th Oct: British Textile Biennial: Adidas Spezial Blackburn, The Exchange, King William Street (Monday – Friday 4pm -8pm, Saturday & Sunday 12noon -8pm)
Until 3rd Nov: British Textile Biennial: Katab: Quilting Stories, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (Wednesday – Sunday 12noon -4:45pm)
Until 3rd Nov: Aaron Dunleavy –Community Clothing, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (Wednesday –Sunday 12noon -4:45pm)
Until 3rd Nov: British Textile Biennial: Transform and Escape The Dogs, 50 -54 Church Street (Wednesday –Friday 4pm -8pm, Saturday & Sunday 12noon -8pm)
Until 3rd Nov: British Textile Biennial: Cult | Culture | Subversion, Blackburn Cathedral Crypt & Prism Contemporary (Wednesday – Sunday 12noon -5pm)
15th Oct: Dynamo at Spezial Gallery Blackburn, Cotton Exchange, King William Street 4pm & 5:30pm
16th Oct: Community Voices Event, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny Street 12noon -3pm
16th Oct: Lunchtime Concert, Blackburn Cathedral 1pm
16th Oct: ArtBurn, The Making Rooms, Exchange Street 4.30pm -6.30pm
17th Oct: Rock for Heroes, King George’s Hall 7:30pm
17th Oct -2nd Nov: British Textile Biennial: Patches of Positivity Exhibition, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny Street (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 11am -4pm)
18th -19th Oct: Zombie Nightmare, The Mall (Various timed slots)
18th Oct: Forbidden Nights, King George’s Hall 7:30pm
19th Oct: ‘Get Crafty’ Free Arts & Crafts Sessions, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12noon -4pm
19th Oct: Primal Scream & Guests, King George’s Hall 9pm

Darwen Town Centre: 
16th Oct: Film: The Keeper (15), Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street 2pm
16th Oct: DLHS: Snippets from “Echoes of the Past”, Holker House, Railway Road 7:30pm
16th Oct: An Evening with Rick Buckler, Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street 7:30pm
17th Oct: NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street 7pm
18th Oct: Andy Fairweather Low, Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street 7:30pm
19th Oct: Northern Soul at Darwen Market, Darwen Market Hall 1pm -5pm

Other Events around the Borough:
16th Oct: Turton Tower Guided Tour, Chapeltown Road, Turton 1pm -3pm
18th Oct: Folk at The Barlow: Wayward Jane, the Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth 8pm
18th Oct: This is Merseybeat, Blackburn Empire Theatre 7:30pm
19th Oct: Organ Recital, St. Silas Church, Preston New Road, Blackburn 10:30am
19th Oct: Blackburn Rovers vs Huddersfield Town, Ewood Park 12:30pm
19th Oct: Right Place! Wrong Time! Blackburn Empire Theatre 7:30pm
20th Oct: Lunchtime Music Session, The Barlow, Bolton Road, Edgworth 12:30pm -1:30pm
20th Oct: Blackburn Hawks vs Solway Sharks, Blackburn Ice Arena, Lower Audley Street 5:30pm

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: