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

28
AUG
Summer 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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31
AUG
The Who
Manchester Arena

The Who at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Wednesday 31 August 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 The Who live in the knowledge…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
SEP
Evening with Soprano Jennie Marsden
The Croston Theatre

Enjoy an evening of song oratorio opera jazz & musical delights.Jennie studied voice at The RCM London and has sung with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen The London Symphony Orchestra BBC Radio 3 and BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall also…

Location: 4.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07951 474467
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04
SEP
Lecture: Health & 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: 07599 209293
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10
SEP
September 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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11
SEP
BIG Walkies Manchester
Clifton Country Park

Dogs and dog lovers of Manchester ‐ BIG Walkies is back and youre invited. Join us at Clifton Country Park on Sunday 11 September 2016 for more fun more trees and even more dogs. You can choose to walk a long or…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

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11
SEP
BIG Walkies Preston
Avenham Park

Dogs and dog lovers of Preston ‐ BIG Walkies is back and youre invited. Join us at Avenham Park on Sunday 11 September 2016 for more fun more trees and even more dogs. You can choose to walk a long or short…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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14
SEP
Guys & Dolls
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society presents: Guys & Dolls which is the famous Broadway musical by Frank Loesser. Its the sizzling New York tale of gamblers gangsters and nightclub singers and is a cornerstone of the musical comedy stage that continues to…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772804444Box Office
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16
SEP
Sportsmans Dinner
Ewood Park

Dean Saunders is a former Wales international footballer who played as a striker in a professional career which lasted from 1982 until 2001. He has also been involved in club management with Wrexham and Doncaster Rovers.He is probably best known for playing…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01704 823276
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16
SEP
Take That Tribute Night
Last Drop Village

Never Forget how great the boys are and when they did Rule the worldPray your not to late Reach out for the phone and call today01204 873500 £22.50 per person…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01204 873500
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17
SEP
G4 Back For Good Tour 2016
Guild Hall

Having reunited in 2014 G4 are now officially Back For Good.Hail the kings of Popera Daily MailA 5 masterclass in delivery tone and performance Celebrity RadioA pitch‐perfect performance Frost MagazineVocally Flawless Entertainment FocusSpecial Guests: G4 will join forces with the latest singing…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07989 302532
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21
SEP
The Tempest
Civic Arts Centre

Once powerful and respected ‐ then overthrown by Antonio ‐ Prospero is stranded on The Island a migrant camp in 2020. When a passing ship of politicians and dignitaries ‐ amongst them Antonio ‐ ventures close to The Island Prospero seizes an…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 398319
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23
SEP
Romesh Ranganathan
Preston Guildhall

Romesh Ranganathan at Preston Guildhall in Preston on Friday 23 September 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Romesh Ranganathan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

25
SEP
BIG Walkies Blackburn
Witton Park

Dogs and dog lovers of Blackburn ‐ BIG Walkies is back and youre invited. Join us at Witton Country Park on Sunday 25 September 2016 for more fun more trees and even more dogs. You can choose to walk a long or…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

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27
SEP
St George's Student Lock-In, Preston
St George's Shopping Centre

CALLING ALL STUDENTSShopping bags at the ready as the BEST student shopping experience is coming to St Georges Shopping Centre Preston this freshers2016 Prepare your student selves for a night full of MASSIVE discounts offers and giveaways; exclusively for the students of…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02920 647007
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27
SEP
World of Wine Course
Holiday Inn, Preston

Join us on a jaunt around the globe on Tuesday evenings starting 27th Sept as we visit a variety of wine‐making countries tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Argentine Malbec to Chablis and Champagne. If you want an in‐depth…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01253 301934
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30
SEP
A R Rahman
Manchester Arena

A R Rahman at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Friday 30 September 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 best…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
OCT
Fifth Harmony
Manchester Arena

Fifth Harmony at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Friday 07 October 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 for…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
OCT
Disney On Ice Frozen
Manchester Arena

Disney On Ice Frozen at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Thursday 13 October 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…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

15
OCT
Firewalk
The Legacy Rainbow House

£10 entry minimum sponsorship of £40 per personTraining sessions are given to each participant prior to the firewalk. Food & refreshments are available on the evening. Spectators welcomed & encouragedMinimum age to take part is 14.THIS EVENT IS KINDLY SUPPORTED…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01704 823276
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18
OCT
Steel Panther
Manchester Arena

Supersonic Sex Machine 17 Girls In A Row and It Wont Suck Itself. No not questionable late night films these are in fact just a few of the song titles from glam metal rockers Steel…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
OCT
Twopence To Cross The Mersey
Preston Guildhall

Helen Forresters Twopence To Cross The Mersey tells the true story of a young girl and her formerly wealthy family as they are suddenly thrown into poverty during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Leaving behind the nannies servants and comfortable middle‐class…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 804444
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19
OCT
Nickelback
Manchester Arena

Nickelback are a group of four Canadian performers who play an emogrunge style of music. Tickets for this event should sell out quickly due to Nickelbacks growing popularity here in the UK so if…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
OCT
Justin Bieber
Manchester Arena

Justin Drew Bieber is just 16 years old but has shot to fame as one of Canadas most currently successful singer‐songwriters. Discovered my his manager after Biebers mum posted videos of his R&B covers on…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
OCT
The Four Tops and The Temptations
Manchester Arena

The Four Tops and The Temptations at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 22 October 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…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
OCT
Bad Company
Manchester Arena

Bad Company at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Monday 24 October 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Bad Company tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
OCT
Bear Grylls Endeavour
Manchester Arena

Bear Grylls Endeavour at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Friday 28 October 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 Bear Grylls Endeavour live in…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

29
OCT
Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko
Manchester Arena

Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Saturday 29 October 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…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Sports

30
OCT
Maxwell Mary J Blige
Manchester Arena

Maxwell Mary J Blige at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Sunday 30 October 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Maxwell Mary J Blige tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
NOV
Selena Gomez
Manchester Arena

Selena Gomez at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Thursday 03 November 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

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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