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Diva Mix return to Blackburn Empire Theatre

Using the music of one of the most influential girl bands in the world, Diva Mix brings a show like no other. The show takes the audience on a journey through some of the greatest Little Mix hits from Wings, to Black Magic, Shout Out to My Ex, to Power. But what makes this show truly special is its aim to …

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ON SALE THIS FRIDAY! Rhod Gilbert at King George’s Hall

Following a six-year break from stand-up the multi-award-winning comedian is back with a brand new live show. The Welsh wonder is heading to King George’s Hall with his brand new tour in February 2019. As one of the UK’s leading stand-up comedy talents, he has enjoyed many successful years as a star of television and radio. He has amassed eight …

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Brush Off Your Blue Suede Shoes for a Night of Rock and Roll

It’s now or never to see one of the best tributes to Elvis Presley in the world. Paul Molloy will be serenading audiences at Blackburn Empire Theatre back to the era of rock and roll this August. Earning his apprenticeship in the pubs and clubs in the north of England before progressing on to TV and radio, Paul can now …

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Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales this summer at King George’s Hall!

This August at King George’s Hall, Freckle Productions presents Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, four terrific tales in one superb show. Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved titles: Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, …

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Luke Concannon Plus Guests at Darwen Library Theatre

This July, Luke Concannon, the man who gave Ed Sheeran work experience in the music industry, brings his acoustic set to Darwen Library Theatre. Luke is an English singer-songwriter who writes songs from his depths. Luke writes about people power, poverty, intimacy, and his grandmas. Best known for being the lead singer/guitarist with Nizlopi, who topped the charts with ‘The …

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Jools Holland brings his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra to King George’s Hall

Music taste maker Jools Holland brings his incredible 19-piece orchestra to King George’s Hall this July. The band leader, television host and new wave pioneer formed The Jools Holland Big Band – comprising himself and Squeeze band mate, Gilson Lavis – in 1987, and gradually metamorphosed into the current 19-piece Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. While the …

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Roy Orbison and the Travelling Wilburys Experience at King George’s Hall

With The Travelling Wilburys never going on tour, perhaps due to the untimely death of Roy Orbison in 1988, their fans never had the opportunity to see them in a live concert experience. But this July at King George’s Hall, this could be their opportunity. Music sounds different when the people creating it are naturally following their vocation and not …

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Break a Leg! Gyles Brandreth at Darwen Library Theatre

Curtain up! It’s show-time at Darwen Library Theatre this July as actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP, QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star Gyles Brandreth returns with his new one-man show, Break A Leg! A celebration of all things theatrical. This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he’s known and the theatre stories that have …

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Tony Stockwell – Psychic Medium

The star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, Tony Stockwell is long established as one of the top Intuitive Mediums and has shared the stage all around the world with international mediums including Colin Fry, James van Praagh and Lisa Williams. This August at Blackburn Empire Theatre, Tony Stockwell uses his gift to help people in …

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Get ready to rock out! Classic Rock USA at Blackburn Empire Theatre

Imagine a rock concert involving three of the biggest named rock stars of the 20th century! Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating and pulsating rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Bryan Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. You will be taken on an epic journey of all things rock, as the totally awesome cast and …

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Jake Bugg’s Solo Acoustic Tour at King George’s Hall

Following the release of his critically lauded new album ‘Hearts That Strain’ last year, Jake Bugg heads to King George’s Hall November 20th as part of his solo acoustic tour. The shows continue Jake’s ‘Hearts That Strain’ tour, a series of solo acoustic shows that included 15 dates across the country last November and a further 16 this spring. This …

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The Wagon Wheels at Blackburn Empire Theatre

This June, North West natives, The Wagon Wheels head to Blackburn Empire Theatre for a memorable night of folk foot-tappers. The six-piece Blackburn band share a diverse musical upbringing which has influenced their folk sound. Driven by swirling electric guitars, four-part harmonies and electronic samples, their mature sound bursts through in live shows and captures the audience. The Wagon Wheels …

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Last Choir Singing Final at King George’s Hall!

‘That was the best night of my life.’ This is just one of the comments received from the thousands of children who have performed in the Last Choir Singing competition over the last 3 years. Now in its 4th year, the Last Choir Singing continues to bring joy to many children. 11 choirs have made it through the heats to …

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King George’s Hall welcomes rockney duo Chas & Dave

King George’s Hall are proud to welcome music legends, Chas & Dave, on their All Seasons live tour. In the 45+ years that Chas & Dave have been together they’ve never been off the road, averaging at least one show a week in that time. For 2018, they’ve decided to do something a little different. Joining forces with AEG Presents, …

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The WestEnders sing The World’s Greatest Musicals at King George’s Hall

This June, King George’s Hall presents The WestEnders; an unmissable show featuring the world’s most iconic musical hits. This outstanding concert is presented by six West End professional performers, who between them, have appeared in over twenty of the most prestigious West End musicals. Delivered with style and panache, this exceptional cast under the musical direction of Jae Alexander, current …

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Soul Time! The Northern Soultrain at Darwen Library Theatre

Now in their eleventh year as the UK’s leading Northern Soul band, The Northern Soultrain return to Darwen Library Theatre this June for what promises to be yet another big soul party. The nine piece North West group had already been filling dance halls and dance floors with their powerful live shows when in 2013 the band decided to focus …

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Don’t tell him, Pike! – Dad’s Army Radio Show at Darwen Library Theatre

This June, the nation’s favourite comedy one liner, “Don’t tell him, Pike” comes to Darwen Library Theatre with Dad’s Army Radio Show. Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson and Jack Lane present a selection of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of …

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Classic Rock USA at Blackburn Empire Theatre

Imagine a rock concert involving three of the biggest rock stars of the 21st Century. This July at Blackburn Empire Theatre, get ready to rock out and party on with Classic Rock USA! Classic Rock USA is a heart pumping, drum beating, pulsating rock extravaganza featuring over 25 hits from Brian Adams, Jon Bon Jovi and The Boss himself, Bruce …

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Sarah Millican brings Control Enthusiast to King George’s Hall

This June, Sarah Millican brings her latest tour, Control Enthusiast, to King George’s Hall. Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning …

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Top of the World! Carpenters Gold at Blackburn Empire Theatre

The iconic voice of Karen Carpenter and the magical music of The Carpenters comes to Blackburn Empire Theatre this June. Carpenters Gold is a feel-good tribute authentically performing the much-loved hits of the 70s legends, such as Close to You, Top of the World, and Mr Postman, whilst recreating the exceptional look and sound of their world tours, including ‘Karen …

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Jason Manford brings Muddle Class to King George’s Hall

This June at King George’s Hall, Jason Manford is back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show, but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. ‘Muddle Class’ promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, …

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Steve Ellis and the Norman Beaker Band at Darwen Library Theatre

This June at Darwen Library Theatre, mod icon Steve Ellis joins forces with Blues Hall of Fame legend, Norman Beaker for one of the finest collaborations of blues and soul. Steve Ellis began his career as a teenager with The Love Affair, and their hit classic Everlasting Love, and quickly became an icon of the Mod and Northern Soul genre. …

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King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys at Darwen Library Theatre

This June at Darwen Library Theatre, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys celebrate a remarkable 30 years on the road. More than the greatest jump, jive and swing band on the planet, they’ve become an institution! In their three decades, the band have delivered nearly 6500 performances in 21 countries, played on 36 radio shows and made 73 television appearances, …

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“What the African Said” Daliso Chaponda at King George’s Hall

Britain’s Got Talent star and Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act comedian Daliso Chaponda heads to King George’s Hall this May with ‘What The African Said…’. The Malawian born comedian was a standout star of 2017’s BGT, capturing the nations hearts and garnering over eight million Facebook views and nine million on YouTube. Daliso also hosts his own Radio 4 series …

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A roar-tastic show is stomping into the Blackburn Empire Theatre!

‘In an old abandoned laboratory setting Doctor Stone is awaiting the arrival of Professor Flint from the world-renowned Dinosaur Museum to see the findings in a part of the building which appear to be some remnants from the Jurassic age.’ A fun filled afternoon for all the family is set to march to The Blackburn Empire Theatre this June. The …

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Grimethorpe Colliery Band at Blackburn Empire Theatre

This June, Blackburn Empire Theatre welcomes the legendary Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Formed in 1917, during the First World War, Grimethorpe Colliery Band is a British institution. National and British Open Champions on numerous occasions, the band’s contest successes remain legendary. Their accomplishments include 16 Brass in Concert Championship titles, 11 times Yorkshire Regional Champions, two English National Championship victories, four …

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Top of the World! Carpenters Gold at Blackburn Empire Theatre

The iconic voice of Karen Carpenter and the magical music of The Carpenters comes to Blackburn Empire Theatre this June. Carpenters Gold is a feel-good tribute authentically performing the much-loved hits of the 70s legends, such as Close to You, Top of the World, and Mr Postman, whilst recreating the exceptional look and sound of their world tours, including ‘Karen …

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Free activities in Dementia Action week

The Blackburn with Darwen 50+ Partnership and Blackburn with Darwen Dementia Action Alliance are hosting two free activities in national Dementia Action Week 2018 to raise awareness of dementia and the support available for people living with the condition. Monday 21st May 1.30pm to 3.00pm free 1950’s tea party for those living with dementia and their carers at Age UK …

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