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

29
MAY
Pendle Powerfest
Nelson & Colne College

Lancashires Premier Family Charity Motoring Event.The 2016 show has an Italian Job Theme with a selection of the main vehicles from the film on Display.TV & Film Cars including Knight Rider and Mad Max add to the theme plus a 50 vehicle…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07850 075796
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29
MAY
Spring Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have worked hard to restore these old engines back to running order. We have a wide range of old mill engines; Our oldest is nearly 150 years old and most are now well over…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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29
MAY
Hans Zimmer
Manchester Arena

Hans Zimmer at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Sunday 29 May 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Hans Zimmer tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
JUN
Busted
Manchester Arena

Busted at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Friday 03 June 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices all…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
Sarah Millican
Preston Guildhall

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

11
JUN
Jacked presents Lenny Fontana & Twism
The Bleachworks

Jacked returns to the Bleachworks for a night of the finest house and disco. With special guests Lenny Fontana & Twism all the way from New York City. With support from Mr H Sandro Valentino Marlz Sam and of course Keef &…

Location: 5.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07803 422165
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12
JUN
Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room,

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 Bruno Groening: There is no incurable God is the greatest physician has…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07599 209293
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15
JUN
Barry Manilow
Manchester Arena

For a veteran such as Barry Manilow taking it easy may seem an acceptable idea. However this isnt on the horizon for the Billboard friendly legend. Manilow released his Super Hits album in April…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
JUN
British Franchise Exhibition
Event City

All eyes are fixed on Manchester awaiting this summers essential event The British Franchise Exhibition with more national franchise opportunities than ever before. Sponsoring the event for a second year is Anytime Fitness the worlds No.1 global franchise. Also in attendance will…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02074 203550
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22
JUN
Jeff Lynnes ELO
Manchester Arena

Jeff Lynnes ELO at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Wednesday 22 June 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Jeff Lynnes ELO live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
JUN
Mum2Mum Nearly New Market Darwen
Darwen Vale High School

SELL quality second hand baby childrens 0‐6years and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds. Sign up for our free decluttering tips at www.mum2mummarket.co.ukget‐free‐tips.htmlBook a stall http:www.mum2mummarket.co.ukbook‐a‐stall.html…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07595 177893
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27
JUN
Don Henley
Manchester Arena

Don Henley at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Monday 27 June 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Don Henley tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
JUN
Lionel Richie
Manchester Arena

Lionel Richie is THE legendary soul singer songwriter and record producer from the USA who has sold an astonishing 100million albums throughout his successful career.…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
JUL
Dogs Trust Manchester Summer Fun Day
Heaton Hall

Dogs Trust Manchester Summer Fun DayTrade Plots Available Would you like a trade plot at our Fun Day this yearIf you have a business doggy related or not why not think about having a trade plot at our Fun DaySunday 3rd JulyHeaton…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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03
JUL
Lecture: Health & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room,

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 Bruno Groening: There is no incurable God is the greatest physician has…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07599 209293
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09
JUL
Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko
Manchester Arena

Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 09 July 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Sports

10
JUL
Arijit Singh
Manchester Arena

Arijit Singh at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Sunday 10 July 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison service.…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
JUL
HMS Pinafore
The Lowry

The much‐loved highly‐acclaimed all‐male H.M.S. Pinafore is embarking on an extensive UK Tour to ensure no‐one misses the boat. Join the hilarity of Gilbert and Sullivan with the award‐winning company that brought you the all‐male productions of The Pirates of Penzance…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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16
JUL
Key 103 Summer Liver 2016
Manchester Arena

Key 103 Summer Liver 2016 at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 16 July 2016. 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…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
JUL
Funny Women Awards 2016 Heat
The Lowry, Pier 8

See some emerging comedy acts before they go stratospheric help raise vital funds and awareness for domestic violence charity Refuge and grab some Benefit Cosmetics goodies while youre at it The Funny Women Awards have been promoting female comics for over…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07904 631438
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13
AUG
Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Manchester Arena

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 13 August 2016. 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…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
AUG
Summer Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have worked hard to restore these old engines back to running order. We have a wide range of old mill engines; Our oldest is nearly 150 years old and most are now well over…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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31
AUG
The Who
Manchester Arena

The Who at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Wednesday 31 August 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch The Who live in the knowledge…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
SEP
September Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have worked hard to restore these old engines back to running order. We have a wide range of old mill engines; Our oldest is nearly 150 years old and most are now well over…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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14
SEP
Guys & Dolls
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society presents: Guys & Dolls which is the famous Broadway musical by Frank Loesser. Its the sizzling New York tale of gamblers gangsters and nightclub singers and is a cornerstone of the musical comedy stage that continues to…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772804444Box Office
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23
SEP
Romesh Ranganathan
Preston Guildhall

Romesh Ranganathan at Preston Guildhall in Preston on Friday 23 September 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Romesh Ranganathan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

13
OCT
Disney On Ice Frozen
Manchester Arena

Disney On Ice Frozen at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Thursday 13 October 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
OCT
Steel Panther
Manchester Arena

Supersonic Sex Machine 17 Girls In A Row and It Wont Suck Itself. No not questionable late night films these are in fact just a few of the song titles from glam metal rockers Steel…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
OCT
Twopence To Cross The Mersey
Preston Guildhall

Helen Forresters Twopence To Cross The Mersey tells the true story of a young girl and her formerly wealthy family as they are suddenly thrown into poverty during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Leaving behind the nannies servants and comfortable middle‐class…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 804444
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19
OCT
Nickelback
Manchester Arena

Nickelback are a group of four Canadian performers who play an emogrunge style of music. Tickets for this event should sell out quickly due to Nickelbacks growing popularity here in the UK so if…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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