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

26
MAY
Take That
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Take That is without a doubt the biggest come‐back of any boy band in the world. Were particularly excited to see Robbie back in the band for their Progress tour in 2011. Tickets…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
MAY
300 to 1
The Met

Monkey Poets stand‐up poetry' is topical relevant hard‐hitting dark rude and cheek achingly funny. Following the Bill Hicks line of Social comment with dick‐jokes' he tackles themes such as; Nationalism homophobia misogyny porn religious bigotry wealth inequality war and inept politicians whilst…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01617 612216
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29
MAY
Swingtime Big Band - A Tribute to the Jazz Divas
Leigh Miners Welfare Institute

Swingtime Big Band presents ‐ A Tribute to the Great Jazz Divas. Come and see this exciting and dynamic 17 piece Swinging Big Band with special guest vocalist Emma Holcroft. Playing all your Big Band and Swing favourites from the likes of…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07957 716286
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30
MAY
DAVID SEDARIS Summer 2015 Tour
Venues across the UK

STAR OF BBC RADIO 4 AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR spell‐bindinga master at work' HERALD America's best‐selling literary funnyman David Sedaris has announced a full UK and Ireland book tour. The 17‐date run starts in Cork Ireland on May…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01273 709709
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30
MAY
U2 2
Henighans bottom Bull

U2 2 are the worlds premier U2 show. Formed by current members under the name Achtung Baby the band are now established 23 years Name‐checked by Bono past clients include BBC1 ITV1 RTE SKY TV Blackberry 2012 Olympics Pernod and more.The band…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07593 579663
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01
JUN
Maroon 5
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

American rock band Maroon 5 hail from Los Angeles and are believed to have sold over 15 million records worldwide between their beginning in 2002 and present day. Their debut album Songs about Jane was…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Ariana Grande
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Ariana Grande at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 04 June 2015. 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: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Ariana Grande Rixton
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Ariana Grande Rixton at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 04 June 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
The Courteeners
Heaton Park

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
JUN
5 Seconds of Summer
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Aussie pop‐rock band 5 Seconds of Summer consist of Calum Hood Luke Hemmings Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin and formed in 2011 after meeting at the same school. After performing covers of pop songs…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Fleetwood Mac
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Fleetwood Mac have a history of producing highly successful records that appeal to a large section of music lovers. A British band who were formed in 1967 they have undergone a number of changes…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
JUN
"We'll Always Have Paris"
Bolton Little Theatre

Three women of a certain age' gravitate to Paris. There's Nancy a retired headmistress determined to throw off the shackles; Anna recently widowed and free after years of nursing a sick husband; and Raquel a divorcee in search of eternal…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204524469AgentTicketSourceon03336 663366
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20
JUN
Kylie Minogue
Haydock Park

Aussie singer songwriter and actress Kylie Minogue has come an extremely long way since we first saw her appear in Neighbours way back in the 80's. Now an astonishing 45 years old yeah really…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
JUN
Taylor Swift
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Taylor Swift at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Wednesday 24 June 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Taylor Swift tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
JUN
Frankie Valli The Four Seasons
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Frankie Valli The Four Seasons at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Friday 26 June 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Frankie…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
JUN
John Legend
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

John Legend at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Saturday 27 June 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
JUL
Madness
Haydock Park

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUL
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire

Vibrant Vintage are organising 5 fabulous vintage and retro craft fairs at the impressive stately Haigh Hall during 2015. The fairs have a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating from 1920's…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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09
JUL
Neil Diamond
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

A favourite of BritEvents US singer and songwriter Neil Diamond appears in the UK again on a very welcome tour. Neil who was born in 1941 is famous for his crooning signature songs which…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Bette Midler
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Bette Midler at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Saturday 11 July 2015. 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…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
JUL
The Stranglers
King George's Hall

The Stranglers are pleased to announce a full UK tour in March 2012 the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording their seventeenth studio album which is due for release next year.…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
JUL
Key 103 Summer Live 2015
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Key 103 Summer Live 2015 at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Sunday 19 July 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Key 103 Summer Live 2015 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
AUG
Kaiser Chiefs
Haydock Park

Although best known through their seat in Alternative Musics class of 2005 Kaiser Chiefs originally began life as the less successful Parva in 1996. Their reinvention a decade later saw them take the country by…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
AUG
Wigan Athletic FC Business Academy
DW Stadium

Monthly Business networking event at the famous DW Stadium.Business Academies is a ground breaking and innovative means of bringing businesses and consumers together.Through our unique partnerships with professional sports clubs and the businesses surrounding those clubs we have the means to engage…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01623 884900
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14
AUG
Jimmy Carr
King George's Hall

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
AUG
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
King George's Hall

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Friday 14 August 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
AUG
The Secret Garden
Hoghton Tower

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncles house deep in the Yorkshire countryside where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden. This most enchanting story loved…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 669187
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21
AUG
Ghost Hunts at Haigh Hall
Haigh Hall

In partnership with Haigh Hall UK Shadow Seekers are offering a Ghost Hunt that may turn your hair greyHaigh pronounced Hay Hall is located in Wigan Lancashire.A Grade II listed building built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay the 7th Earl…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01942 832895
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30
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 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 only.…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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10
SEP
The Doppel Gang
THE MET (MALT BAR)

A new comedy play inspired by the legendary Marx Brothers embarks on a nationwide tour this autumn. Just Some Theatre Company are the talented young bunch behind The Doppel Gang a new comedy by Dominic Hedges which will tour 12 venues.The…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01517 085158
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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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