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

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Cirque Surreal - The Voyagers
The Lowry Theatre

A dynamic fusion of circus dance drama and comedy will highlight the outstanding talents of world class artistes in this spectacular show for all the family this Easter at The Lowry.Leading performance artistes from over 10 countries have come together for the…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08432 086000
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Dub Rising Tour 2015
The Grand Venue

Dub Rising UK Tour 2015 presents a compelling mix of live roots rock reggae music and roots and culture sound systems…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01200 421599
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Betway Premier League Darts 2015
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Betway Premier League Darts 2015 at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 02 April 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Betway Premier League Darts 2015 tickets so weve done the legwork…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Sports

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Nicki Minaj
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Nicki Minaj is arguably one of the most popular female rappers of her generation. Though she is best known as a rapper but she also dances and is often seen on television. Minaj entered the…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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WWE Live
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

WWE Live at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Sunday 12 April 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest WWE Live tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Sports

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Paul Simon Sting
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Paul Simon Sting at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Monday 13 April 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 Paul Simon Sting…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Cbeebies Live
Manchester Arena

Calling all CBeebies fans Come and join the fun and make some music with your favourite CBeebies stars in a brand new show for Easter 2014 ‐ CBeebies Live The Big Band.Mixing‐up this fun filled…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Justin Friends
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Justin Friends at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Tuesday 14 April 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Justin Friends tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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PLAYS PLUS "Lear's Daughters"
Bolton Little Theatre

Lears Daughters by Womens Theatre group and Elaine Feinstein Director June GriceSisters born in a nursery‐rhyme world begin to play more and more dangerous games.After experiencing Shakespeares tragedy King Lear one may have unanswered questions: What happened to the Queen Who is…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204524469AgentTicketSourceon03336 663366
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Duke Special
The Met

For his thousands of fans he is known as Duke Special. But for his family friends and loved ones he is their dear Peter Wilson. Lisburn North Ireland witnessed the birth of this very…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Harlem Globetrotters
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Olly Murs
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Achieving second place on ITVs The X Factor in 2009 Olly Murs debut single named Please Dont Let Me Go hit the top spot on the UKs Singles Chart and his second single Thinking of…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Rainbow Ramble
Bishop Rawstorne High School

The Legacy Rainbow House 7th annual sponsored Rainbow Ramble event.Sign up and walk further for those who cantChoose to run or walk our 18 11 or 5 mile Rainbow Ramble routes. All start and finish at Bishop Rawstorne High School in Croston…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01704 823276
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The Vamps Union J
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

The Vamps Union J at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Saturday 25 April 2015. 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…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Sean Lock
Chorley Little Theatre

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Dave Spikey Punchlines
King George's Hall

Dave Spikey Punchlines at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 30 April 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Dave Spikey Punchlines live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Lancashire Wedding Showcase
Haigh Hall

See some of the North Wests best entertainers live on stage at one of the most beautiful stately homes in the north west of England. Haigh Hall plays host to dozens of incredible events every year.One of which being the Ntertain Wedding…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07734 805817
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Alan Carr
Preston Guildhall

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary stem 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: 01257 265003
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Witches of Eastwick
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society are performing this fantastic musical from 6th ‐ 9th May 2015 at Prestons Charter Theatre under the directorship of Peter Taylor from our stunning 2012 production of Mack and Mabel and choreography by Lorna Cookson. This promises…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772721835/07989 832721
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S Club 7
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

S Club 7 at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Friday 08 May 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…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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"Boy Gets Girl"
Bolton Little Theatre

Theresas blind date with Tony seems to go well and she agrees to dinner. She has a successful career in New York and it is easier for her to commit to work than another person. But when flowers arrive every day and…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204524469AgentTicketSourceon03336 663366
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Zoe Lyons - Mustard Cutter (Spring Tour)
The Lowry

Direct from last years Edinburgh Festival Zoe Lyons critically acclaimed solo show Mustard Cutter is set to tour the UK starting on 5th May at Bristols Lantern Theatre and culminating at the Colchester Arts Centre on 4th July. Mustard…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08432 086000
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J Cole
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

J Cole at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 14 May 2015. 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…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Classics The Halle
King George's Hall

Classics The Halle at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 16 May 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 Classics The Halle live…

Location: 3.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Mark Knopfler
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

One of the most respected rock guitarists Mark Knopfler is today a true benchmark forfans of his genre. Rewarded with an Edison Award in Holland and a Steiger prize in Germany for his outstanding achievements…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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 1920s…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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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

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Ghost Hunting and Tours with Ghost Hunt Live
Clitheroe Castle

Join Ghost Hunt Live at this very SPECIAL not for the faint of Heart locations.CLITHEROE CASTLE PENDLE HILL AND CLITHEROEFRIDAY 22ND MAY 2015FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INFAMOUS PENDLE WITCHESThe night is a must for any investigator history follower and thrill…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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Spring 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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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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