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Blackburn is Open

Blackburn is Open

Pop up Arts Centre for workshops, events, exhibitions & meetings.

Welcome to Blackburn & Darwen

Welcome to the official website guide to Blackburn and Darwen. 
The borough is a vibrant, happening place to be with great food, good sport and a fashionable heritage as well as two town centres that are creative, entrepreneurial and entertaining places to be.

For more information  contact Blackburn Visitor Centre 01254 688040 or keep up to date by joining our mailing list.

Event Highlights

  • Thumbnail for Hittites - A British Museum ExhibitionHittites - A British Museum Exhibition 08/02/2014This special Exhibition at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, on loan from the British Museum, explores the ancient Anatolian people - The Hittites. The exhibition will be open from 8th February to 24th May 2014.
  • Thumbnail for Gerry Cross The MerseyGerry Cross The Mersey 25/04/2014“Gerry Cross The Mersey” is a journey down memory lane with Gerry performing all the great songs from his repertoire interspersed with stories and anecdotes from his days on the road...
  • Thumbnail for Martin Roscoe Piano RecitalMartin Roscoe Piano Recital 01/05/2014Westholme School and Ribble Valley International Piano Week invite you to come and hear international concert pianist Martin Roscoe perform at the Westholme Theatre on Thursday, 1st May 2014 .
  • Thumbnail for Blackburn & Darwen's Strongest Man Blackburn & Darwen's Strongest Man 03/05/2014Come down and watch the areas biggest heavyweights lift all they can to take the title of Blackburn with Darwen's Strongest Man 2014! With lots of East Lancashire Hospice family fun stalls, fair rides and slides. Darwen Market Square from 10.30am

Latest News

April 2014

  • The Mall - Shopping as it should be
  • Transport and Parking in Blackburn and Darwen