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

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APR
Sean Lock
Chorley Little Theatre

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
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The Shires
King George's Hall

The Shires at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Tuesday 28 April 2015. 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 Shires live in the…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
APR
Dave Spikey Punchlines
King George's Hall

Dave Spikey Punchlines at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 30 April 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Dave Spikey Punchlines live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
MAY
Molly Bloom || Ten Foot Wizard || Pist
Buchanan Sports and Social Club

Burys finest making a rare appearance in Ramsbottom alongside two of manchesters best up and coming acts.Molly BloomMolly Bloom are a quaint English town descended into lunacy; Red Riding Hood torn apart by wolves; Alice trapped down the rabbit hole plagued…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07807 233965
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01
MAY
Lancashire Wedding Showcase
Haigh Hall

See some of the North Wests best entertainers live on stage at one of the most beautiful stately homes in the north west of England. Haigh Hall plays host to dozens of incredible events every year.One of which being the Ntertain Wedding…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07734 805817
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01
MAY
Alan Carr
Preston Guildhall

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
MAY
"Ladies Night with the X-Men" Bank Holiday Special
Cameo, Preston

Join us Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd May as we do Ladies Night9:00pm ‐ Open with 50 off all drinks before 11:00pm10:00pm ‐ Show time with X‐Men Strip Show11:00pm ‐ Party the night away until 4:00am to the best Chart RnB Pop &…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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03
MAY
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary stem engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01257 265003
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06
MAY
Witches of Eastwick
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society are performing this fantastic musical from 6th ‐ 9th May 2015 at Prestons Charter Theatre under the directorship of Peter Taylor from our stunning 2012 production of Mack and Mabel and choreography by Lorna Cookson. This promises…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772721835/07989 832721
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08
MAY
S Club 7
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

S Club 7 at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Friday 08 May 2015. 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…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAY
"Boy Gets Girl"
Bolton Little Theatre

Theresas blind date with Tony seems to go well and she agrees to dinner. She has a successful career in New York and it is easier for her to commit to work than another person. But when flowers arrive every day and…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204524469AgentTicketSourceon03336 663366
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09
MAY
Extreme stunt Show
DW Stadium

Awesome Monster Trucks High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer as our boys hit the air flying You'll be keeping your feet firmly on level ground as the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08444 771000
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09
MAY
Johnny Cash Revisited
Gracie Fields Theatre

Come and join the fabulous Starkville City a live 6 piece band with a stunningly authentic sound featuring Rick McKay and Jodie McKay performing as Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Together they will take you on a fun filled trip through…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08432 081835
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10
MAY
Zoe Lyons - Mustard Cutter (Spring Tour)
The Lowry

Direct from last year's Edinburgh Festival Zoe Lyons' critically acclaimed solo show Mustard Cutter' is set to tour the UK starting on 5th May at Bristol's Lantern Theatre and culminating at the Colchester Arts Centre on 4th July. Mustard…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08432 086000
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14
MAY
J Cole
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

J Cole at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 14 May 2015. 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: Live Music & Concerts

16
MAY
300 to 1
The Lowry

Monkey Poets stand‐up poetry' is topical relevant hard‐hitting dark rude and cheek achingly funny. Following the Bill Hicks line of Social comment with dick‐jokes' he tackles themes such as; Nationalism homophobia misogyny porn religious bigotry wealth inequality war and inept politicians whilst…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08432 086000
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16
MAY
Classics The Halle
King George's Hall

Classics The Halle at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 16 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Classics The Halle live…

Location: 3.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
MAY
Mark Knopfler
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

One of the most respected rock guitarists Mark Knopfler is today a true benchmark forfans of his genre. Rewarded with an Edison Award in Holland and a Steiger prize in Germany for his outstanding achievements…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAY
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire

Vibrant Vintage are organising 5 fabulous vintage and retro craft fairs at the impressive stately Haigh Hall during 2015. The fairs have a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating from 1920's…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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21
MAY
Take That
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Take That is without a doubt the biggest come‐back of any boy band in the world. Were particularly excited to see Robbie back in the band for their Progress tour in 2011. Tickets…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
MAY
Ghost Hunting and Tours with Ghost Hunt Live
Clitheroe Castle

Join Ghost Hunt Live at this very SPECIAL not for the faint of Heart locations.CLITHEROE CASTLE PENDLE HILL AND CLITHEROEFRIDAY 22ND MAY 2015FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INFAMOUS PENDLE WITCHESThe night is a must for any investigator history follower and thrill…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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22
MAY
Help For Heroes Charity Night Irish Music Band
Whitefield Conservative Club

Full Irish music set with 4 piece band and disco in aid of Help for Heroes. Starting the evening with traditional Irish songs and then moving on to more recent Irish band covers such as The Undertones and Mumford and Sons. Well…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01617 662030
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23
MAY
Indulgence
Cameo, Preston

Join us every Saturday night for 2 rooms of entertainment Party hard in Cameo or groove along to the classics in our Retro Room Vinyl.If thats not enough then you have the chilled out feel of the Lounge where we have our…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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24
MAY
Quincey's Soul Night
Cameo, Preston

Were back for more. Bigger and better than before Quinceys Soul Night brings you a decadent night of soulful music for a classy and discerning crowd.Featuring:‐ Rick Starr ‐ Specialist DJ in Soul RnB Reggae Urban Music Genresand our…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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24
MAY
Spring Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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30
MAY
DAVID SEDARIS Summer 2015 Tour
Venues across the UK

STAR OF BBC RADIO 4 AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR spell‐bindinga master at work' HERALD America's best‐selling literary funnyman David Sedaris has announced a full UK and Ireland book tour. The 17‐date run starts in Cork Ireland on May…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01273 709709
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30
MAY
U2 2
Henighans bottom Bull

U2 2 are the worlds premier U2 show. Formed by current members under the name Achtung Baby the band are now established 23 years Name‐checked by Bono past clients include BBC1 ITV1 RTE SKY TV Blackberry 2012 Olympics Pernod and more.The band…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07593 579663
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01
JUN
Maroon 5
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

American rock band Maroon 5 hail from Los Angeles and are believed to have sold over 15 million records worldwide between their beginning in 2002 and present day. Their debut album Songs about Jane was…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Ariana Grande
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Ariana Grande at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 04 June 2015. 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…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Ariana Grande Rixton
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Ariana Grande Rixton at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Thursday 04 June 2015. 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…

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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