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

27
APR
Absolute Bowie come to Prestwich
The Longfield Suite

David Bowies evolving image has mesmerised fans since the early 70s and for the first time ever Absolute Bowie will take audiences on a trip that presents all his best‐loved personas in all their glory. Absolutely wicked. As one who was there…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01612 537227
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27
APR
Local Women In Business Bolton Networking Event
Last Drop Village

Announcing our Bolton Local women in business networking event taking place from 7:30pm on 27th April 2018 at the The Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa BoltonGuest speaker Sam Flynn ‐ Social Media Trainer Speaker and Author giving valuable advice on the…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 07769 355298
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04
MAY
Audio Farms Masters of Detroit House and Techno
Hidden

Audio Farms Masters of Detroit House and Techno Its all about the music Friday 4th May ‐ Bank Holiday Weekend LINE UP DJ BONEDJ ROLANDOMIKE HUCKABYROBERTOAUDIO FARMERS TICKETS ‐ On Sale from 26th Jan 10am £12‐20 Entry…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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05
MAY
Manford's Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little Theatre plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the UK touring circuit and television.facebook.commanfordscomedytwitter.commanfordscomedy…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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06
MAY
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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06
MAY
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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07
MAY
Shop 'n' Bop
Botany Bay

Join us this bank holiday for a day of shopping music and dancingPut your best foot forward at our Afternoon Swing Dance on Monday 7th May 12pm ‐ 4pm. Go back in time with the amazing A‐Train Swing and enjoy music from…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01257 261220
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09
MAY
Monty Python's SPAMALOT
Preston Guild Hall

Monty Python and the Holy Grail tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail. Monty Pythons SPAMALOT features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights flatulent Frenchman…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 804444
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11
MAY
Absolute Bowie come to Preston Guildhall
Preston Guild Hall

Absolute Bowie are proud to present a brand new stage show 50 Years of Bowie; a musical journey through the iconic singers ever changing personas.. Absolutely wicked. As one who was there watching Absolute Bowie put me back there again. For anyone…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 804444
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13
MAY
Sweeney Entertainments Presents The Best of Wham!
Thwaites Empire Theatre

.SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS THE BEST OF WHAMStarring CRAIG WEBB Sweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK featuring the very best of George Andrew Pepsi and Shirlie The Best of WhamCan it really be 37 years since…

Location: 2.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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16
MAY
John Smith
The Grand

. Other than the name there is nothing commonplace about John Smith. John has played to audiences all over the world in living rooms festival tents and sold‐out concert halls with a powerful singing voice that critics have compared to the likes…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01200 421599
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26
MAY
Club Tropicana - Preston's Biggest 80's Night!
Preston Guild Hall

. With music from ABC to ZZ top expect 6 hours of 80s heaven.9pm ‐ 3am. 6 hours of 80s heavenTICKETS: £5 each or 4 for £15 group bookingExpect to hear:Wham Duran Duran Frankie Goes To Hollywood Erasure …

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01179 450996
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27
MAY
Pendle Powerfest
Nelson & Colne College

Lancashires Family Motorshow returns to Nelson & Colne College celebrating 50 years of the film BullittWe are gathering together famous movie and television chase vehicles into a spectacular static displayOn top of this we will have our ever popular range around 250…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07850 075796
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27
MAY
Spring Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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07
JUN
Sense and Sensibility
Burnley Mechanics

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award‐winning writer Laura Turner this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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09
JUN
Parklife Festival 2018 w/ The XX, Liam Gallagher
Heaton Park, Manchester

. The 2018 festival will host the homecoming performance from Liam Gallagher who makes his first return to Heaton Park since Oasis famous shows in 2009 plus headline appearances from grime pioneer Skepta indie trio The XX Pharrells original band NERDGeneral tickets…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 076545 678765
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22
JUN
The Northern Franchise Exhibition
Eventcity

A major new report examining business growth in the UK reveals that the North West generated £165bn GVA Gross Value Added in 2016 a figure exceeded only by London and the South East. The research shows further potential for growth in the…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02083 945294
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05
AUG
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Hoghton Tower

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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26
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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26
AUG
Botany Bay Canal Fest
Botany Bay

The Botany Bay Canal Fest is BACK for its third yearWe are happy to confirm our Canal Fest is set for August bank holiday weekend Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2018Join us for two fantastic days of festivities and entertainment…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01257 261220
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06
OCT
Hal Cruttenden 'Chubster' UK Tour 2018
The Lowry

After a 2 year hiatus from touring one of the UKs most popular TV and live comedians is back with a new show entitled Chubster and nationwide tour this autumn. This hotly anticipated show premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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27
OCT
Autumn Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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15
DEC
The Floyd Effect
Bacup Royal Court Theatre

Pink Floyds recording career spanned almost three decades and for its 10th Anniversary The Floyd Effect has chosen two of the bands most remarkable albums to create The Bell And The Moon tour 2018. Spotlighting the music of The Division Bell 1994…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01706 551570
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28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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Tourist Attractions


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…

Samlesbury 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…

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…

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…

J2

J2 Nightclub in Bolton, Lancashire. Contact venue on telephone number 01204 392391 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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