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

28
MAY
Pendle Powerfest
Nelson & Colne College

Lancashires Family Motorshow returns to Nelson & Colne College with a Mud & Motorsport Theme this year.Celebrating the end of the Land Rover Defender production with a guard of honour featuring a wide range of this ever popular vehicle. Supporting this will…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07850 075796
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28
MAY
Spring Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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02
JUN
The Sessions
Manchester Arena

The Sessions at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Friday 02 June 2017. 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

03
JUN
Exhibition Evening: Swinley Group
The Old Courts

The Swinley Group are a new Wigan‐based art collective dedicated to promoting representational and figurative Art showcase 2D drawings and paintings. The group already has several superb artists involved as members many from Wigan itself including Laura Quinn Harris Anthony Barrow David…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01942 834747
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03
JUN
Manfords 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 touring circuit and television.facebook.commanfordscomedytwitter.commanfordscomedy…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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04
JUN
Lecture: Help & 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: 01524 409345
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06
JUN
Stop - Don't take your PC to the tip!
Computers 4 Africa

This repurpose alternative is both a green and free solution so the charity urges the local community in Preston to donate their unwanted working IT equipment.From PCs laptops and TFT monitors to mice smartphones keyboards and leads all will be welcome at…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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10
JUN
Be My Baby
Bolton Little Theatre

Bundled off to St Saviours a Church of England‐run mother and baby home her concerned mother has arranged for Marys baby to be adopted immediately it is born. The girls in the home find comfort in each others friendship but ultimately they…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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15
JUN
What I did at School Today
Culcheth Sports Club

Culcheth Players June 2017 show is What I did at School Today an Adult Comedy by John Mee which looks behind the staffroom door of Lloyd George Junior School with a dysfunctional female staff who are going to all lengths to get…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07548 598898
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16
JUN
The British Franchise Exhibition
Eventcity

EventCity Manchester welcomes all aspiring business owners to The British Franchise Exhibition on 16 & 17 June. The event will provide visitors with the opportunity to gain exclusive information from experts about the lucrative franchising industry.The British Franchise Exhibition is proudly the…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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24
JUN
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
Bacup Royal Court Theatre

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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29
JUN
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
Preston Guild Hall

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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01
JUL
Absolute Bowie: 50 Years Of Bowie
The Grand

Absolutely wicked. As one who was there watching AB put me back there again. For anyone who missed it or fans who want to relive it I definitely recommend it. As close to the real thing that youll get. Enjoy. ‐ Woody…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01200 421599
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20
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Hoghton Tower

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

26
AUG
Burnley Canal Festival
Sandygate Square

Join us for this free family friendly event with something for all ages. Music dance performance and spectacle fun fair food workshops craft stalls and waterborne activities to take you on a trail of magic and discovery through Burnleys unique canalside environment…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01282 421986
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27
AUG
Botany Bay Canal Fest
Botany Bay

The Botany Bay Canal Fest is BACKAfter the success of last years celebration we are happy to confirm Canal Fest 2017 is set for Bank Holiday Weekend ‐ Sunday 27th and Monday 29th August.Join us for two fantastic days of festivities and…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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27
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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28
AUG
Great Expectations
Stonyhurst College

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens unforgettable story of love family and friendship set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent to the bustling streets of Victorian London this epic tale follows the fortunes of a young…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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19
OCT
LEGENDS LIVE TOUR 2017
Manchester Arena

Tony Denton Promotions are delighted to bring these four iconic artistes together for the Legends Live arena tour 2017 the tour features Suzi Quatro David Essex The Osmonds & Hot Chocolate. This not to be missed tour will be kicking off at…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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28
OCT
Autumn Steamings
Bolron Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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24
NOV
Absolute Bowie
King George's Hall

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01254 582579
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28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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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…

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…

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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