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

01
JUL
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

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

04
JUL
Cameo & Vinyl Presents: Michael Parr
Cameo, Preston

Join us this Saturday 6th June for 2 nights rolled into 1...We have an extra special guest joining us for a special meet & greet session ‐ Emmerdales very own Michael Parr aka Bad Boy Ross Barton.Before 11:00pm we bring that bar…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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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
2376 (Bamber Bridge) Squadron Banner Dedication
Our Lady & St Gerards Church

After a period of fundraising 2376 Bamber Bridge Squadron Air Training Corps have purchased a new ceremonial banner. Before it can be used in an official capacity such as on Remembrance Sunday it must be Dedicated in a church service.This dedication ceremony…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01772 491136
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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

25
JUL
Kids Planet Salford - Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Salford

Come along and join us for our open day on Saturday 25th July 11am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus we have lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle face painting tombola raffle refreshments and moreKids Planet Salford…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01617 368788
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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

08
AUG
Kids Planet Higher Broughton Summer Fair Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Higher Broughton

Come along and join us for our summer fair and open day on Saturday 8th August 11am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle face painting tombola raffle and moreKids Planet Higher…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01617 927457
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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

15
AUG
Kids Planet Prestwich - Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet Day Nursery Prestwich

Come along and join us for our summer fair and open day on Saturday 15th August 11am ‐ 2pm.Meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities. Plus lots of activities ‐ bouncy castle face painting tombola raffle and moreKids Planet Prestwich…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01617 738989
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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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05
SEP
Blackburn Rovers Zipwire
Blackburn Rovers Football Club

Are you ready to flyCalling all daredevils.. Fancy taking part in the first ever zipwire happening at Blackburn Rovers Football Club on Saturday 5th September 2015 Why not join Blackburn Youth Zone for this fantastic exhilarating event where youll be taken to…

Location: 2.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01254 292000
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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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12
SEP
September 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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18
SEP
Sportsmans Dinner
Ewood Park

Join us for our first charity Sportsman Dinner. To be held in Jacks Lounge at Ewood Park on Friday 18th September. Arrive 7.30pm for 8pm sitting. Included in the £32 ticket price is a delicious 3 course meal by…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01704 823276
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18
SEP
Florence and the Machine
Manchester Arena

Florence and the Machine have been going from strength to strength since their chart topping album Lungs in 2009 and unavoidable cover of Youve Got the Love ‐ the latter partly aided by Dizzee Rascal…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
SEP
Nuclear Operations and DECOM Summit 2015
AJ Bell Stadium

UNITING ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS WITHIN THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRYThe Institutions globally recognised DECOM event has been rewritten There is increasing demand on the nuclear industry to plug the gap and opportunities within the sector will continue to grow as new builds start. Newstations however…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 02079 731258
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25
SEP
Wigan Event & Wedding Showcase
Macdonald Kilhey Court

Ntertain is delighted to have been invited back to Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel after a fantastic showcase in September 2014. For 2015 we are bringing an even bigger and better selection of entertainers for your entertainment pleasure. You will experince 8 live…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01942 530503
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26
SEP
Brian Wilson
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Brian Wilson at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Saturday 26 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Brian Wilson 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

29
SEP
Ed Byrne Outside Looking In
The Met

Ed Byrne Outside Looking In at The Met in Bury on Tuesday 29 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Ed Byrne Outside Looking In live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
OCT
One Direction
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

One Direction is becoming one of the newest worldwide hits. This young boyband came about on 2010 when each of the members joined UKs The X Factor solo for boys category. Although they werent able…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
OCT
LEGENDS LIVE TOUR 2015
Manchester Arena

Tony Denton Promotions are proud to announce the Legends Live Tour 2015 this unique tour brings together the cream of international soul acts on one stage for the very first time. Dionne Warwick Roberta Flack The Drifters & Mary Wilson of The…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01273 709709
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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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