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

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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25
NOV
ComedySportz Birthday Show!
Chorley Little Theatre

ComedySportz is the all ages all action all improvised comedy show where two teams compete for laughs using audience suggestions to weave gags games sketches and songs. Its fast its fun and its completely unpredictable. Theres a referee on hand to keep…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01257 264362
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25
NOV
Santa's Grand Arrival by Husky Driven Sled
Botany Bay

Watch as Santa arrives on his sled led by Siberian Huskies on Saturday 25th November at 12 noon to officially open his Land of Sweets Grotto which looks good enough to eat On arrival he will be greeted by his Elves where…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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26
NOV
Santa's 'Land of Sweets' Grotto
Botany Bay

Meet Santa in his magical Land of Sweets Grotto at Botany BayGrotto Dates;Saturdays ‐ 2nd 9th 16th & 23rd December 2017Sundays ‐ 26th November 3rd 10th & 17th December 2017Friday ‐ 22nd December 2017Open 10am ‐ 5pm each dayLocated in our outdoor…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 443515
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02
DEC
Demonstration of Evidential Mediumship
Penwortham Community Centre

Our mediums for this evenings demonstration are International Medium Angela McInnis Platform Medium Hilary Butler and Pam Drury Platform medium. All three ladies serve the many Spiritualist Churches in around and beyond Lancashire. Our aim is to bring the proof that…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07742 876747
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02
DEC
Kids Planet Billinge Christmas fair
Kids Planet Billinge

Come along to our Christmas fair and open day lots of activities including visit from Santa gingerbread decorating face painting bouncy castle water or wine stall make your own reindeer food and more.…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 893500
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02
DEC
Let's See What Happens
The Kings Arms,

Lets See What Happens when audience suggestions inspire a guest comedian to tell true stories which in turn spark improvised sketches and scenes. Its the show where stand up improv and theatre collide and no two shows are the same. Dont miss…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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05
DEC
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 Bury 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: 10.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03000 112233
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09
DEC
A Day of Mediumship learning & participation.
Preston Ethical Spiritualist Church

A day of participation and activity as we experience the practical processes of working with Spirit and also an exploration outside our usual experiences that will stimulate participation and discussion.Bon is a well‐known demonstrating medium with over 20 years experience in…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01772 492162
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09
DEC
A Special day of Philosophy and Discovery
Preston Ethical Spiritualsit Church

. An opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of other dimensions in a relaxed and informal atmosphere in our lovely Spiritualist Church which has disabled facilities.Bob Dawson is a well‐known demonstrating medium with over 20 years of …

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01772 492162
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10
DEC
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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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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20
JAN
ComedySportz Workshops
The Kings Arms,

Since 2001 CSzUK have performed and taught Improv and performance skills across the UK and the US. A regular face at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 10 years this expert group are ready to teach you the core tenets of improvised performance.…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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24
FEB
DANE BAPTISTE | G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)
The Lowry Theatre

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Dane Baptiste takes his third smash hit show G.O.D. Gold. Oil. Drugs. on an extended World Tour in 2018His UK leg features 21 dates including…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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10
MAR
The National Wedding Show at EventCity Manchester
Event City

Try buy book and hire everything you need for your special day at the UKs biggest & best wedding event at Event City Manchester this spring With hundreds of wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and photographers this is…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02077 728377
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27
MAY
Pendle Powerfest
Nelson & Colne College

Lancashires Family Motorshow returns to Nelson & Colne College celebrating 50 years of the film BullittWe are gathering together famous movie and television chase vehicles into a spectacular static displayOn top of this we will have our ever popular range around 250…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07850 075796
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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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