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

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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07
MAR
Big Data and Internet of Things Conference
Adelphi House

The Internet of Things and Big Data Conference boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from multiple sectors. 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 Internet of…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1612 952385
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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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12
MAR
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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12
MAR
Manford's Comedy Club
Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Theatre

Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and television.facebook.commanfordscomedytwitter.commanfordscomedy…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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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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18
MAR
Old Skool Disco music concert
Culcheth sport club

Elliott Brass prepares to take you back to your youth at their Old Skool Disco concert.The Elliott Brass Ensemble will be hosting an Old Skool Disco themed evening in March which they say will be guaranteed to take you back to your…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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25
MAR
Preston Jam: 25-Hour Day
Media Factory

There will be a variety of musicians and a range of music styles dropping in throughout the event to jam with each other and create a unique musical narrative. Drop in at any time during the 24‐hour performance to open your mind…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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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

30
MAR
Preston Jam: Avant Garden
The Ferret

Come and join us to hear this live music collaboration which will be something a little different to what you may be used to.An excellent evening of varied music‐making featuring the jazz‐fusion guitar legend and ex‐Isotope band leader Gary Boyle. A central…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Danny Saul/Kinder Meccano/Third City
The Continental

Danny Saul is an experimental musician performer and composer from Manchester UK. Recently awarded a PhD in electroacoustic composition Danny works within areas of electroacoustic composition and laptop performance. He has toured throughout the UK Europe USA and Japan. He runs the…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Music and Freedom Symposium
UCLan Media Innovation Studio (MISt)

Leading Civil Rights scholar and author of the landmark text Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues Black Consciousness and Race Relations Professor Brian Ward from Northumbria University will give the keynote address on Freedom Sounds: Music and the Civil Rights Movement.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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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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01
APR
Preston Jam Music Festival: Rhythm Alley Jammin
Preston Flag Market

First up are the Worldwise Samba Drummers and Preston Samba Dancers community groups based at UCLan as part of the Something for Everyone project. Their infectious high‐energy performances combine traditional rhythms and dance moves with original material.Come and take part in some…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
APR
Preston Jam: Django Performance Seminar
Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Professor Stuart Hampton‐Reeves ‐ presenting Stuart Hampton‐Reeves ‐ guitar Paul Murphy ‐ rhythm guitar John Wilton ‐ double bass James Goodwin‐Hudson ‐ lead guitarThis will be an illustrated performance of Djangos music by a quartet specialising in Hot Club‐style gypsy jazz. Django…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
APR
Preston Jam: Preston Jam at 53
Venue 53

A pre‐Ribble Valley Jazz Festival Fringe Event partnered by the University of Central Lancashire & Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues in a stunning 3 band production from 6.30pm to midnight with Soweto the multi award winning UK king of jazz and hip‐hop.…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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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

07
APR
Forbidden Nights
Bacup Royal Court Theatre

A thrilling spectacle of desire passion and excitement as the one and only cast perform heart‐racing tricks in an electric fusion of daring routines acrobatics and provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden Tease.Forbidden Nights is like nothing youve seen or imagined before.…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08456 432176
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08
APR
Winter Wilson
Peel Park Hotel

Having honed their craft during many years as semi‐professional musicians Winter Wilson went full time in 2012 and havent looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self‐penned songs telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07724 118575
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14
APR
We're going on a Bear Hunt!
Botany Bay

Were going on a Bear HuntJoin us this Easter weekend Fri Sat Sun Mon for a bear filled family adventure at Botany Bay. Hunt to find all our cuddly teddy bears hidden around the mill find them all to claim a FREE…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261221
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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

30
APR
May Day Steamings
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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03
MAY
"Priscilla Queen of Desert" The Musical
The Guild Hall

Preston Musical Comedy Society presents Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with this hilarious and heart‐warming Tony Award winning Broadway musical.Based on the Oscar award winning film Priscilla tells the story…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 804444
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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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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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