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

05
MAY
Betway Premier League Darts 2016
Manchester Arena

Betway Premier League Darts 2016 at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Thursday 05 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Betway Premier League Darts 2016 live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Sports

06
MAY
Bryan Adams
Manchester Arena

Bryan Guy Adams now 50 years old is Canadas best selling male rock artist. As a musician singer‐songwriter he has seen major successes and also has become a fairly famous photographer and social activist more…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAY
Mum2Mum Nearly New Market Accrington
St Christopher 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: 6 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07595 177893
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07
MAY
Citizen Khan
Manchester Arena

Citizen Khan at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 07 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Citizen Khan live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
MAY
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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08
MAY
The Sessions
Manchester Arena

The Sessions at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Sunday 08 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch The Sessions live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
MAY
The Sessions at Abbey Road
Manchester Arena

The Sessions at Abbey Road at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Sunday 08 May 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 Sessions at…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAY
James
Manchester Arena

English rock band James hail from Manchester and have been on the music scene since 1982. Perhaps best known for their success in the 1990s with singles such as Sit Down and Laid James have…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAY
Il Divo
Manchester Arena

Dont be put off by the Syco Music tag this isnt one of Cowells reality wannabes Il Divo are true talent as is proved by eight years in the industry and 26 million albums…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
MAY
Wiggle 4 Counties
Withy Grove Park

In a brand new event series Pennine Event and Wiggle bring you Wiggle 4 Counties; a challenging yet rewarding sportive offering the very best of the North West. Taking in sections of road within all four of the immediate North West counties…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01772 447979
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19
MAY
Healing Horticulture & the Dig In Project
Astley Coach House Conference Room

Find out how horticultural therapist Donna Rowe‐Green harnesses the healing power of gardening and her work with military veterans in Preston and Chorley.Tickets £3 including refreshments. To book a place contact astley.hallchorley.gov.uk or call 01257 515151.Talk takes place in Astley Coach House…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01257 515151
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21
MAY
Grand opening EAST MEETS WEST Weekend wedding Show
The Royal Banquiting Hall

GRAND Opening WEEKEND WEDDING SHOW .The Dual Cultural Bridal Event is hosted by The Royal Banqueting Hall .London Rd .Preston a stunning refurbishment has just been completed to showcase all types of weddings .whether Asian or English Traditional this…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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21
MAY
Busted
Manchester Arena

Busted at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 21 May 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Busted tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and Stubhub…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAY
Sarah Millican
King George's Hall

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: 3.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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

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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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

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

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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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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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