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

26
SEP
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 Blackburn 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: 4.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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30
SEP
Christmas Shop Grand Launch
Botany Bay

Its going to be a Nutcracker of a Christmas Visit our magical displays for festive inspiration and create a wonderland of your own.Drumroll please March into Christmas 2017 with our Botany Bay Nutcrackers. Its time to officially open our Christmas shop and…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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30
SEP
Meet Kai at Hamleys with the LEGO® Ninjago™ Mov
Hamleys Manchester

The Finest Toy Shop in the World is teaming up with LEGO to celebrate the release of The Ninjago MovieYou wont want to miss out on meeting one of Ninjagos very own ninjas; Kai who is stopping by at Hamleys on his…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 03717 041977
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08
OCT
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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14
OCT
Real Deal Comedy Jam Autumn Tour 2017 - Preston
Evoque Preston

The Real Deal Comedy Jam is coming to your city with the hottest urban comedy stars taking the show on tour to five different venues in five different UK cities.The production will open on 29 September in Reading Berkshire before touring to…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07950 216833
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15
OCT
Comedy Stars: Stand up comedy night in Blackburn
Thwaites Empire Theatre

A stand up comedy show special not to be missedThe Comedy Stars come to Lancashire One special night onlyTake the Mike brings the future stars of comedy to Blackburn Lancashire Sunday 15th October 2017This special night of laughter features BBC stand up…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 685500
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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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04
NOV
Kids Planet Swinton Grand Opening
Kids Planet Swinton

Come along to our Grand Opening of our brand new nursery Meet our dedicated team view our fantastic facilities and more…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01925 753448
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08
NOV
James Meehan - As If I Hadn't Slept (FILMING)
Chorley Central Library

The Friends of Chorley Library Present...JAMES MEEHAN ‐ AS IF I HADNT SLEPTAlright James Meehan here. I have trouble sleeping. This stand‐up comedy show is about that amongst other things. Im filming it at the Chorley Library whilst also raising money for…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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18
NOV
Digital Kids Show
Eventcity

Days out with the family dont get any better than the Digital Kids Show. Theres no need to leave the teenagers at home for this one the WHOLE family can get involved because the show has something for everyone The all‐inclusive FULL…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08442 250650
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18
NOV
Sister Act Live Choir
King George’s Hall

See the brilliant film Sister Act like never before on a large screen whilst a live 35‐piece gospel choir and band accompanies the on‐screen nuns sing hit songs from the filmWatch the feel‐good musical film as the Uplifted Voices choir featured on…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: Email
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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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21
DEC
A Christmas Carol
Burnley Mechanics

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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