What’s On

Blackburn Cathedral Choir singing in Blackburn Market this Saturday

Blackburn Cathedral Choir

As a special Christmas treat, the choir from Blackburn Cathedral will be giving a morning performance at Blackburn Market this Saturday, December 17. They will also be handing out literature at a stall in the market. The choir used to perform in the shopping centre many years ago around Christmas, but this is the first time that the choir have performed in a public …

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Advertise your local events on our new calendar with Blackburn Life

We have relaunched our events calendar and you can include your events for free. Send your events to events@blackburnlife.com It doesn’t matter who you are – charities, amateur dramatics, churches, organisations, clubs, choirs, bands, schools and businesses. We are happy to include any kind of event and pubs and restaurants can submit regular themed nights or live music events. If your event …

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Darwen’s Firefighters Organise Fire Safety Event at Darwen Market

On 11th November, firefighters from Darwen are hosting a fire safety event at Darwen Market, on Croft Street from 10:00 until 15:00. With Friday being Remembrance Day, the firefighters will take part in a short service and two minutes silence in front of the market to commemorate the armed forces who have died in battle since World War 1. Throughout the …

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Emergency Services host 999 community fun day in Darwen in August

EMERGENCY services will host a community fun day in Darwen next month. Organised by Darwen’s Shared Neighbourhood Team, which includes both police officers and council staff, the ‘999 day’ will take place outside Darwen Market on Saturday 6 August between 10pm and 3pm. The event will see representatives from different organisations such as the police, fire and ambulance service, as …

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Blackburn College launch Summer Slam for 11 – 16 year olds

Blackburn College has created the ultimate cure for the summer holiday blues. With activities, which range from Glee style workshops, bushcraft and survival skills and sports, to art and cookery, Blackburn College has formulated Summer Slam 2011. Summer Slam is two full weeks of exciting, free activities for 11 to 16 year olds in the local area. Corwynne Whitehead, School Liaison …

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Crime Author Neil White to visit Blackburn Library

Crime Writer – Neil White Crime author Neil White, returns to Blackburn library on Tuesday, 19th July at 7pm, to talk about his 5th novel, Cold Kill. Tickets £1 available from Blackburn library. He’ll stuff your jaws till you can’t talk He’ll bind your legs till you can’t walk He’ll tie your hands till you can’t claw And he’ll close …

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What’s On this weekend – Everything from Real Ales to Zumba

A busy weekend in the What’s On calendar is on the cards. Events include a Zumbathon for East Lancashire Hospice, a Real Ale Festival in Clitheroe, Blackburn Music Society singing Elijah at the cathedral and Showaddywaddy. There may be a football match to watch as well…just the one point would do! Check out our What’s On calendar for more events …

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Dragons’ Den Success to speak at Blackburn dinner

Kirsty Henshaw, who was one of the most notable Dragon slayers in the BBC TV programme Dragons’ Den, is due to speak in Blackburn. Young mum to Jacob, Kirsty established Worthenshaws in 2009, a frozen dessert free from allergens, artificial colours and flavourings. Jacob was and still is the inspiration behind the Freedom range. After learning Jacob suffers from a …

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All the Fun of the Fair – Witton Park 2011

The Easter Fair at Blackburn continues until next week. Blackburn Life visited today and was surprised how quiet it was. Has the fair lost its sparkle? Everywhere was very clean but the crowds were lacking. Do you have memories of the Easter Fair when it was based in the Market Square or at Ewood? It may be that just as we …

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What’s On Today

The Easter Fair Continues in Witton Park. Also a Holy Week concert in Blackburn Cathedral. See our What’s On Guide for more information. http://www.blackburnlife.com/?page_id=100

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