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

11
FEB
Tame Impala
Manchester Arena

Tame Impala are excited to announce their return to Europe this October with a rapid run of dates to coincide with the release of the follow up to 2010s Innerspeaker.…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
FEB
All Time Low
Manchester Arena

Taking the pop‐punk music world by storm in 2006 with their first commercially available EP release Put Up Or Shut Up All Time Low is a self‐admitted mediocre high school band put together for the…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
FEB
Foals
Manchester Arena

Hailing from Oxford Foals have been on the dancepunkIndierock scene since 2005. A five‐piece band whose members include Yannis Philippakis Jack Bevan Jimmy Smith Edwin Congreave and Walter Gervers. They have been nominated for…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
FEB
'Animal Rescue' a workshop with Ann Scott from Pat
tottington library

A workshop with Ann Scott from Patrick GeorgeNominated for the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016This workshop is being run at Tottington Library on Tuesday February 16th 11am‐11.50amDuring February HALF TERM WEEKFor ages 4‐8 £3 per childMake shiny animal rescue badgeswatch as…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01612 536652
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27
FEB
Collabro
King George's Hall

Collabro at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 27 February 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Collabro live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
FEB
Lancashire Traditional $ Vintage ?wedding Fair
Darwen Golf Club Ltd

You are Invited to view our WEDDING FAIR Darwen Golf Club entertainment throughout the day Over 20 stands New 2016 Bridal CollectionsRefreshments from the bar A venue with a big heart Darwen Golf Club can accommodate wedding from 50 to 150 seated…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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05
MAR
CLITHEROE ANNUAL ANTIQUARIAN & SECONDHAND BOOKFAIR
ST MARY'S CENTRE

Thousands of antiquarian and collectable books maps and prints for sale from leading dealers from around the country. Refreshments available. Organised by the P.B.F.A.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01254 813559
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05
MAR
U2 2 at The Met Theatre
THE MET (MALT BAR)

U2 2 will be back at The Met theater March 5th 2016. Their only date in Bury. U2 2 are the worlds longest running tribute to U2. Formed by current members in 1992 under the name Achtung Baby. Known as…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01617 612216
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05
MAR
Wet Wet Wet
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

With an incredible back catalogue of songs including three UK No. 1's With A Little Help From My Friends' 1988; Goodnight Girl' 1991; and Love Is All Around' 1994 the Glasgow lads have made…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAR
Resolution Run 5/10/15k Heaton Park, Manchester
Heaton Park

Join us for this fantastic 5k10k15k run at the beautiful Heaton Park on Sunday 6th March 2016. You can run jog or walk the route ‐ Resolution Runs are for everyone If your New Years Resolution is to get more fit…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01617 487484
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07
MAR
Adele
Manchester Arena

Double Grammy Award winning singer first caught the attention of the worlds media after receiving the Critics Choice award at the prestigious Brit Awards ceremony back in 2008. Since then she has released two…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
MAR
NEyTCO - An Evening With...
Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa

Conference for the Early Years community titled an Evening with loosely based on a television talk show model.Have you ever wondered:What has inspired your favourite expertsWhat are they passionate aboutWhat has been their journeyWere pleased to announce that the line‐up of experts…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 00442089 798198
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12
MAR
Paul Carrack
Preston Guildhall

English singersongwriter and multi‐instrumentalist Paul Carrack has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with Ace Roxy Music Squeeze Mike and the Mechanics he has also released…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
MAR
X Factor Live
Manchester Arena

You've watched them perform on your telly and now you can see them LIVE on tour. That's right X Factor fans our final eight are coming to a stage near you in February 2014 ‐…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAR
Jason Donovan
King George's Hall

Jason Donovan at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Tuesday 15 March 2016. 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: 3.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
MAR
Mariah Carey
Manchester Arena

Mariah Carey at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Friday 18 March 2016. 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 us do the…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAR
Ellie Goulding
Manchester Arena

Elena Jane Goulding has her own unique blend of informal indie‐pop. On the music scene since 2008 she recently won the Critics Choice Awards at the 2010 BRITS. She writes and sings her own material…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
MAR
Little Mix
Manchester Arena

Little Mix are one of those bands that has had a rather unconventional career compared to most bands ‐ with their autobiography 'Ready to Fly' and a line of dolls and merchandise released before they…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAR
Aha
Manchester Arena

Aha at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Friday 25 March 2016. 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

03
APR
Lancashire Traditional &Vintage wedding Fair by Rc
Preston masonic hall

You are Invite to attend on Sunday 3 rd April 12 oclock .Preston city wedding Event 12.30 Welcome with Matt Philips wedding singer 1.30 Catwalk by the Bridal House .showing Alexa .Amanda Wyatt DH True Bride and Harbridge2.30 entertainment Showcase with Matt…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07538 425283
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05
APR
Janet Jackson
Manchester Arena

Janet Jackson at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 05 April 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Janet Jackson tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
APR
Muse
Manchester Arena

Hailing from Devon in Englands south west corner Muse are an alternative & progressive rock band comprising of Matthew Bellamy Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard.ppHaving released five top albums since 1999 Muse have gone strength…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
APR
Jeff Lynnes ELO
Manchester Arena

Jeff Lynnes ELO at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Sunday 10 April 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Jeff Lynnes ELO live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
APR
Macklemore Ryan Lewis
Manchester Arena

Macklemore Ryan Lewis at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 12 April 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Macklemore Ryan Lewis live in…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
APR
The Vamps
Manchester Arena

The Vamps are without a doubt the new band on everyone's lips.They have been causing a stir everywhere they go with legions of fans following and pandemonium at every turn. Now they announce their first…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
APR
WWE Live
Manchester Arena

WWE Live at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 19 April 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Sports

19
APR
WWE Live WrestleMania Revenge
Manchester Arena

WWE Live WrestleMania Revenge at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 19 April 2016. 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 the…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Sports

22
APR
5 Seconds of Summer
Manchester Arena

Aussie pop‐rock band 5 Seconds of Summer consist of Calum Hood Luke Hemmings Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin and formed in 2011 after meeting at the same school. After performing covers of pop songs…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
APR
Dixie Chicks
Manchester Arena

Dixie Chicks at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 30 April 2016. 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

01
MAY
May Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have worked hard to restore these old engines back to running order. We have a wide range of old mill engines; Our oldest is nearly 150 years old and most are now well over…

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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