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

09
DEC
Lightwaves
The Quays

This season Quays Culture will host the UKs biggest digital light festival at Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. The annual festival Lightwaves 2016 will run from Friday 9 December until Sunday 18 December and will feature a collection of outdoor light exhibitions. Featuring…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01612 760364
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09
DEC
Key 103 Christmas Live 2016
Manchester Arena

Key 103 Christmas Live 2016 at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Friday 09 December 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Key 103 Christmas Live 2016 tickets so weve done the legwork for you.…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
DEC
Indulgence
Cameo, Preston

Join us every Saturday night for best in entertainment Party hard or groove along to the classics in Cameo.Cameo is an exciting new venue offering unrivaled levels of customer service. Indulge in a wonderful world of freshly made cocktails extraordinary spirits &…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL:
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11
DEC
Manford's Comedy Club
Oswaldthistle Civic 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 televisionhttps:www.facebook.commanfordscomedyhttps:twitter.comManfordsComedy…

Location: 4.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 398319
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13
DEC
The 1975
Manchester Arena

The 1975 at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 13 December 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

14
DEC
Cinderella
The Hopwood Theatre

The classic tale of Cinderella comes to Hopwood this Christmas ‐ with our own twist of courseA firm family favourite and suitable for all ages ‐ a tale of romance princes glass slippers and fairy godmothers. This unique retelling of the childrens…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01616 437560
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14
DEC
The Breath + Kirk McElhinney
The Grand

Born out of the ferment of Manchesters thriving music scene The Breath is the new band project of former Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum and singer and lyricist Rioghnach Connolly. Along with McCallums fellow Cinematic alumni pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07748 917201
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16
DEC
Madness
Manchester Arena

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
DEC
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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19
DEC
Status Quo
Manchester Arena

Also known as 'The Quo' of simple 'Quo' the band is synonymous with their own unique style of 'boogie rock' and 'shadow step' guitar riffs. Status Quo was founded in the early 1960s by Francis…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
DEC
The Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza
Preston Guildhall

Due to overwhelming public demand and to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year Tony Denton Promotions are proud to announce the return of the Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza for the second year running starring THE OSMONDS. This dazzling must‐see holiday…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 804444
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22
DEC
Andr Rieu
Manchester Arena

Andr Rieu at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Thursday 22 December 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: Miscellaneous

28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
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
DEC
New Year's Eve 2016 at Pesto
Pesto at the Dicconson Arms

Two fabulous leading ladies from Londons glittering West End will sing a range of musical hits opera classics as well as boogie‐woogie favourites to make this a wonderful evening.Tickets are just £60 per person and include a fabulous Pesto dinner entertainment and…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01257 252733
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21
JAN
Donny Osmond
Manchester Arena

Donny Osmond is a real life American legend. He has been entertaining audiences of both screen and stage for more than 50 years. From teen idol to radio DJ Donny Osmond has done it all.…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
JAN
Black Sabbath
Manchester Arena

I think the only way to describe this band is legends Black Sabbath have been around since 1969 and they are still one of the most entertaining bands to see live today. You dont even…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
JAN
Workplace Pensions and Benefits: Managing a modern
Adelphi House

Throughout the Workplace Pensions and Benefits: Managing a modern workforce Conference delegates will have the chance to put their questions directly to speakers with a wealth of knowledge in these complex areas and network with other delegates who share the same interests.…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1612 958150
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26
JAN
Marvel Universe Live
Manchester Arena

Marvel Universe Live at Manchester Arena in Manchester on Thursday 26 January 2017. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Marvel Universe Live live in…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
FEB
The Allied Health Professionals Conference and Exh
Adelphi House

The Allied Health Professionals Conference 2017 boasts a variety of outstanding speakers from across the health sector. Each one has been handpicked based on their expertise and achievements ensuring that delegates enjoy only the highest quality presentations. A wide number of topics…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1612 952385
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12
FEB
The Wedding Show
Preston masonic hall

FREE County Brides FREE entry .Free advice on everything for your wedding.See the new 2017 collections of bridal wear with tne fabulous veil collections.ask our professionals their advice on all things wedding .Learn about wedding cakes how to order the right choices…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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17
FEB
Jack Whitehall
Manchester Arena

Big Brother and Mock The Week star Jack Whitehall continues to impress his fans across the UK on his continuing tour. Just 21 years of age Jack has often been compared to Russell Brand…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

19
FEB
Pet Shop Boys
Manchester Arena

British post‐modern synth pop that's sold 50 million records world wide earning the award from the Guinness Book of World Records no less of being the most accomplished English duo in the history of U.K.…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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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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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

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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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 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

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

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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