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New for 2016

New for 2016

See beautiful and imaginative floral displays at Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival

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 / 669187 or keep up to date by joining our mailing list.

Event Highlights

Painting by Vera Duxbury

Vera Duxbury: "This & That" Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition by Vera Duxbury at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery from 6th February to 5th March 2016. Local artist Vera Duxbury, is an...

The Stones

The Stones

On Friday, 12th February, 2016 The Stones bring to the stage all the energy and excitement of a live Rolling Stones concert, with a front man who...


Talon - The Acoustic Collection

13th February 2016 Talon - The Acoustic Collection Jonny, Chris, Peter and Keith, in a setting more intimate than the usual perform a selection of...

  • Thumbnail for Don Banks Afternoon Variety ShowDon Banks Afternoon Variety Show 02/03/2016Don Banks Afternoon Variety Show at Darwen Library Theatre on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4.30pm. Join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane back to those good olde days with a show packed with song & music.
  • Thumbnail for Johnny Hates JazzJohnny Hates Jazz 04/03/2016Johnny Hates Jazz will be performing at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday, 4th March 2016 at 7pm. Tickets: £22.50 Their double-platinum album "Turn Back The Clock" is regarded by many as one of the definitive albums of the 1980's.

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February 2016

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