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Tenpin Blackburn

Tenpin Blackburn

New bowling centre opens on 27th March 2017

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

The Mall Blackburn

Easter Fun at The Mall Blackburn

Head on down to The Mall Blackburn for an Easter full of fun for all the family. Don’t miss Harry Hopalot, the Thornton’s Bunny on 1st, 8th &...

Roy Orbison & Friends

Roy Orbison & Friends

On 7th April 2017 Thwaites Empire Theatre presents Roy Orbison and Friends at 7.30pm. Tickets £20.00  This celebration of The Big O’s musical...

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday, 7th April 2017 at 7.30pm.  Box Tale Soup’s version of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey has...

  • Thumbnail for India’s Gateway; Gujarat, Mumbai & BritainIndia’s Gateway; Gujarat, Mumbai & Britain 18/02/201718 Feb - 15 July - India’s Gateway; Gujarat, Mumbai & Britain exhibition at  Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery from Saturday, 18th February to Saturday, 15th July 2017. India’s Gateway is an exhibition that traces the history of Gujarat and Mumbai as age-old centres of trade and migration.
  • Thumbnail for Easter Fun at The Mall Blackburn Easter Fun at The Mall Blackburn 01/04/2017Head on down to The Mall Blackburn for an Easter full of fun for all the family. Give the children a break from shopping at one of the free craft activity days in Victoria Court from 10am - 5pm. Don’t miss Harry Hopalot, the Thornton’s Bunny on 1st, 8th & 15th April 2017. He’ll be hiding in shops & cafes surprising visitors with free chocolate!  Give the children a break from shopping at one of the free craft activity days in Victoria Court from 10am - 5pm.
  • Thumbnail for Northanger AbbeyNorthanger Abbey 07/04/2017Northanger Abbey at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday, 7th April 2017 at 7.30pm.  Box Tale Soup’s version of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey has been created and adapted entirely by the company. It features a cast of just two human performers and seven hand made puppets.

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March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

  • Contemplating a Legacy18/01/2017

    Artist Julia M. Swarbrick will be showcasing her incredible hand pulled prints created at Blackburn Museum starting this Saturday...

  • Transport and Parking in Blackburn and Darwen