What's on inDarwen

Welcome to Darwen

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Darwen - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Darwen to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Darwen

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TIG NOTARO - ‘BOYISH GIRL INTERUPTED’ TOUR 201
The Lowry

One of the greatest performances I've ever seen SUNDAY TIMES CULTURELive has now gone on to sell over 100000 units which is unheard of for comedyalbums these days. During 2012 and this album release Tig has been reviewedand profiled by The New…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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The Comedy Club Lancashire
The 180 Club

The Comedy Club Lancashire at The 180 Club Leigh on Saturday 6th September. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Host Comedian ‐ Tony SimpsonTony Simpson was Brilliant BBC Radio YorkTony is full of energy and improvisation a strong compere who can…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01942 672800
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Tom Stade "Decisions Decisions" Tour 2014
The Lowry Centre

A natural performer with a passion for storytelling Canadian born Tom Stade has steadily built himself a reputation as one of the most compelling and original stand‐up acts around. Tom Stade is one of a kind with a genuine flare for observation…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08432 086000
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Brass in Concert
Darwen Library Theatre

Brass in Concert at Darwen Library Theatre in Darwen on Saturday 06 September 2014. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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BURNLEY WEDDING FAIR
BEST WESTERN Oaks Hotel

The BEST WESTERN Oaks Hotel is set in a commanding position overlooking stunning gardens and grounds. The hotel boasts many stunning features which give a sense of grandeur and history including a breathtaking stained glass window towering over the original sweeping staircase.…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07742 609136
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PRESTON WEDDING FAIR
Beeston Manor Country Hotel

Beeston Manor is without doubt one of Lancashires finest wedding venues situated within a beautiful rural setting on the edge of the Ribble Valley. It is an exclusive use wedding venue and therefore highly sought after. Our wedding fair features many of…

Location: 6.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07742 609136
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Worsley Park Wedding Fayre
Marriott Worsley Park

Come and see a variety of the Northwest's premier wedding suppliers at one of our wedding fayres They are all on hand to offer advice and help make your wedding day a day to remember. We have two stunning catwalk shows showing…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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Creating the Ultimate Customer Journey Roadshow
The Lowry

At this one day conference we take a look at how creating the best journey for your customers involves many different internal and external factors and bringing them together effectively can be tough going So knowing the route to a successful customer…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07976 665094
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Pharrell Wiliams
MEN Arena

Pharrell Wiliams at MEN Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 09 September 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Pharrell Wiliams tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Pharrell Williams
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Pharrell Williams at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Tuesday 09 September 2014. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Pharrell Williams live in…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show
King George's Hall

Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 12 September 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Fawlty Towers The Dinner Show live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 3.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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September Steamings at Bolton Steam Museum
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and lovingly restored 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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The Grand Opening: Hollyoaks Danny Mac
Cameo, Preston

On Saturday 13th September 2014 Cameo and Vinyl welcomes a new twin scene clubbing experience in the heart of Preston. The hotly anticipated launch of the venue which has undergone a two hundred and fifty thousand pound refurbishment will open its doors…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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Social Welcome Party with Celebrity Big Brother's
Cameo, Preston

Its a massive welcome to the Freshers of 2014 to give them a taste of what we do here at SOCIAL the Official UCLAN Monday NightWith guest appearance from former hairdresser Ricci Guarnaccio hes been the star of reality shows Geordie Shore…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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World Black Pudding Throwing Championship
Ramsbottom Town Centre and Civic Hall

In this annual competition the ancient grudge between Yorkshire and Lancashire is played out again this time by hurling Black Puddings at a pile of Yorkshire Puddings on a 20‐foot high plinth. Competitors have three turns in an attempt to knock…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Bizarre

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FREE taster session at the Bury Rock Choir
The Met

The Bury Rock Choir is led by vocal teacher Maxine Cherrie. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Maxine. Rock Choir…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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Social Mondays: Freshers Ball
Cameo, Preston

Join us for the biggest night Freshers 2014Capacity by 11:00pm every yearDoors open 8:00pmOfficial UCLAN Monday NightPart of the UCLAN Freshers Experience PassJoin us for the first proper night of freshers and experience why Mondays are the biggest and best student night…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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FREE taster session at the Norden/Bamford Rock Cho
Norden Community Primary School

The local Norden choir is run by singerpianist Phil Reynolds. A local community choir first and foremost we are also part of the national Rock Choir network which provides some unequalled performances for choir members. Members of Rock Choir have had the…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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World of Wine Course
Holiday Inn, Preston

The 8‐week World of Wine Course is a practical introduction to the world of wine designed for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more. No previous experience required and the emphasis is on learning by tasting different varieties of…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01253 301934
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Aspects of Love
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society are delighted to be performing The North West Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webbers stunning internationally acclaimed award winning musical Aspects of Love in this our Diamond Celebration Year.Famous songs include Seeing Is Believing I Want to be the…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 447714
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FREE taster session at the Middleton Rock Choir
St Peter's Church Hall

The Middleton Rock Choir is led by Greater Manchester based musician Phil Reynolds. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members ‐ from performing at top music and arts venues like the Royal Albert Hall and on top…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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The Searchers
Darwen Library Theatre

Formed in Liverpool in the late 1950s 'The Searchers' grew out of the 'Mersey beat' era and emerged into mainstream popularity alongside the likes of 'The Beatles' and 'Gerry and the Pacemakers'. They are known…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Dave Spikey
Darwen Library Theatre

Daves hilarious new show examines many more situations in life where words really dont come easy . These include tongue‐tied parents explaining the facts of life ridiculous newspaper stories poems …

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Dave Spikey UK Tour Warm Up
Darwen Library Theatre

Dave Spikey UK Tour Warm Up will be performing live Comedy at Darwen Library Theatre on the Thursday 18 September 2014 in Darwen Lancashire. Buy tickets for Dave Spikey UK Tour Warm Up online.…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Classic Cuts: Featuring DJ Mark Freejack and Baby
Cameo, Preston

Join 97.4 Rock FMs DJ Mark Freejack as he brings the club version of his hit Sunday Radio Show Classic Cuts to Cameo.Performing live on the night will be Baby D best known for their UK 1 single Let Me Be Your…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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Macdonald Kilhey Court, Ntertain Event and Wedding
Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel

Imagine a top quality variety show combined with a wedding fayre giving you a great night out and chance to try your entertainment before you buy.Venue DescriptionLocated just 10 minutes drive from the M6 and M61 motorways and within easy reach of…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01942 530503
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T Rextasy I Love to Boogie
Burnley Mechanics

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTSwww.sweeneyentertainments.co.ukI LOVE TO BOOGIE WITH TREXTASYFriday 19th September 2014Burnley MechanicsIn 1973 a record was released which would bridge the generation gap and become a rock anthem to both young and old ‐ 20th Century Boy was written and composed by…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01282 664400
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Martin Stephenson
Darwen Library Theatre

Martin Stephenson appears live in Darwen Lancashire at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 19 September 2014. For ticket prices to watch Martin Stephenson at Darwen Library Theatre see the list of tickets available for Martin Stephenson.…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Jack Daniel's Birthday
Squires, Preston

Join us this Saturday for our big Jack Daniels birthday celebration Music lights and JD... What more do you needAnd why not streamline your experience by ordering your JD via the UKCN app Visit: http:app.ukcn.com for more information.Squires: Join DJ Shaggy as…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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BLACKBURN WEDDING FAIR
The Whitehall Hotel

The Whitehall Hotel is a privately owned traditional country house hotel in Darwen. The venue dates back to 1898 and successfully fuses many traditional period features with a newly‐refurbished stunning contemporary function suite.We have a collection of leading local bespoke wedding businesses…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07742 609136
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Tourist Attractions


British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell .It represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom.Over one milllion people in the UK are employed in some way with the road transport industry and its infastructure.Trucks carry more than 98 of the…

East Lancashire Railway

Where steam power meets breathtaking scenery Located in the heart of Bury Town Centre, the East Lancashire Ralway has been your gateway to great days out since 1846.From days out cycling, walking or wildlife spotting to afternoons at tea rooms nestled away in picturesque towns and villages. Get…

Salmesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall is a 14th Century Manor House. Over the years there have been many changes. It is administered by a registered charity known as the Samlesbury Hall trust whose aim is to maintain the Hall for the people of the area. The trust was founded in the…

Turton Tower

A Delightful Tudor House in Woodland Gardens A distinctive 15th century English country house. Set in relaxing woodlands on the edge of the popular walking area of the West Pennine Moors.Period rooms displaying a magnificent collection of decorative woodwork, paintings and furniture includes items loaned from the…

Whalley Abbey

Standing on the banks of the River Calder, Whalley Abbey has been a focal point for hospitality since the fourteenth century. It began its history as a community of Cistercian monks. The ruins that still stand in the grounds today remind visitors of St. Benedict's rule to receive…

Accrington & District Golf Club

Accrington & District Golf Club ‐ golf course in Accrington, Lancashire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01254 231091 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Accrington & District Golf Club golf courseclub.…

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