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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Darwen

21
JAN
God Only Knows
Bolton Little Theatre

His birth his mission his crucifixion and his resurrection. But What ifOn holiday in the Tuscan countryside two couples are enjoying the tranquillity when a stranger appears with a fantastic story. Could it be the truth and he is being pursued by…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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21
JAN
Donny Osmond
Manchester Arena

Donny Osmond is a real life American legend. He has been entertaining audiences of both screen and stage for more than 50 years. From teen idol to radio DJ Donny Osmond has done it all.…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
JAN
Black Sabbath
Manchester Arena

I think the only way to describe this band is legends Black Sabbath have been around since 1969 and they are still one of the most entertaining bands to see live today. You dont even…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
JAN
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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25
JAN
Workplace Pensions and Benefits: Managing a modern
Adelphi House

Throughout the Workplace Pensions and Benefits: Managing a modern workforce Conference delegates will have the chance to put their questions directly to speakers with a wealth of knowledge in these complex areas and network with other delegates who share the same interests.…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1612 958150
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26
JAN
Marvel Universe Live
Manchester Arena

Marvel Universe Live at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Thursday 26 January 2017. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Marvel Universe Live live in…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

29
JAN
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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02
FEB
The Allied Health Professionals Conference and Exh
Adelphi House

The Allied Health Professionals Conference 2017 boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from across the health sector. Each one has been handpicked based on their expertise and achievements ensuring that delegates enjoy only the highest quality presentations. A wide number of topics…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1612 952385
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15
FEB
Demonstration of |Mediumship
Penwortham Community Centre

Your mediums for this evening are Hilary from St Annes Pam from Poulton and Jean from Wigan. These ladies have studied trained and practise their Mediumship to the high standards set by the Spiritualist National Union.this promises to be an…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

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17
FEB
Jack Whitehall
Manchester Arena

Big Brother and Mock The Week star Jack Whitehall continues to impress his fans across the UK on his continuing tour. Just 21 years of age Jack has often been compared to Russell Brand…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

19
FEB
Pet Shop Boys
Manchester Arena

British post‐modern synth pop that's sold 50 million records world wide earning the award from the Guinness Book of World Records no less of being the most accomplished English duo in the history of U.K.…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
FEB
The Academies Event 2017: The future of state scho
AJ Bell Stadium

The Academies Event 2017 boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from the education sector. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant high‐quality presentations. Throughout the Academies Event 2017 delegates…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +4401612 958150
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04
MAR
Bernard Wrigley
Peel Park Hotel

From starting in folk clubs as a child bride then writing & performing at the Octagon theatre in Bolton Bernard Wrigleys career has always combined singing and acting. From TV programmes and films such as Coronation Street Emmerdale Phoenix Nights Dinnerladies Alan…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07724 118575
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06
MAR
Wyrd Sisters
Bolton Little Theatre

Something is rotten and really quite stinks in the Kingdom of Lancre. Best selling novelist Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeares Hamlet Macbeth and King Lear stirs them up a bit and then turns the; heat up. Its all there wicked Duke and…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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09
MAR
Kidscan Firewalk Fundraising Challenge
Media City UK

Dare to walk on firePut your bravery and courage to the test and take on this ultimate challenge..Walk on fire for Kidscan Childrens Cancer Research as we want EVERY child with cancer to survive and thrive. We are looking for thrill‐seeking fundraisers…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01612 953206
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14
MAR
Ecommerce Conference 2017: The future of mobile re
Adelphi House

The Ecommerce Conference 2017 boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from the world of online retail. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant high‐quality presentations.Throughout the Ecommerce Conference 2017…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1612 950115
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27
MAR
Rick Astley
Preston Guildhall

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
MAR
Russell Howard Round the World
Manchester Arena

Russell Howard Round the World at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Friday 31 March 2017. 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

01
APR
Absolute Bowie
53 Degrees

There 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 Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 893000
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02
APR
The Wedding Show
Preston masonic hall

FREE County Brides FREE entry .Free advice on everything for your wedding..See LIVe Funk Soul city Band 12noon & 3pmCatwalk 12.30 See the new 2017 collections of bridal wear with the fabulous veil collections.ask our professionals their advice on all things wedding…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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04
APR
The Smart Cities Conference 2017: Inspiring urban
Adelphi House

The Smart Cities Conference 2017 boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from across both public and private sectors. Each one has been handpicked based on their expertise and achievements ensuring that delegates enjoy only the highest quality presentations. A wide number of…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1612 952385
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05
APR
The Earthly Paradise
Bolton Little Theatre

Peter Whelan has conjured an entertaining play out of a curious Pre‐Raphaelite mnage trios and has here unearthed is the strange drama played out at Kelmscott Manor in the early 1870s between Morris his wife Janey and Dante Gabriel…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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05
APR
The Who
Manchester Arena

The Who at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Wednesday 05 April 2017. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
APR
Diversity
Manchester Arena

Best known for winning the third series of Britains Got Talent Diversity are a phenomenal street dance group that have won numerous awards since they became famous. They appear at this venue to show…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
MAY
Third Week in August
Bolton Little Theatre

When Sue decides to try and get away from everybody on a solo caravan holiday little does she realise that shes booked into the caravan site from hell She is soon taken under the wing of expert but inadequate caravanner Neville when…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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21
MAY
Professor Brian Cox Live
Manchester Arena

Now coming to even more venues across UK and Ireland in Spring 2017 its the hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time delving into high science…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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21
MAY
Professor Brian Cox
Manchester Arena

Professor Brian Cox at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Sunday 21 May 2017. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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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

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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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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