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A Celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday this Friday – Lot’s more events in the What’s on Guide

The Hallé return to Blackburn this Friday as part of the 2019/2020 Classics Series to celebrate the 250th birthday of Beethoven.

Blackburn Town Centre:

Until 25th July 2020: V&A; William Morris Wallpaper, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12noon -4:45pm

Until 16th May: Holding the Vision, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday –Saturday 12noon -4:45pm

2nd Mar – 12th Mar: Blackburn Cathedral’s Music Outreach Present: Sing Together, King George’s Hall (Mon – Fri 6pm, Sat 5pm)

11th March: Lunchtime Recital by John Hoskins (Organ) & Olivia Hunt (Soprano), Blackburn Cathedral 1pm

12th March: Talk “The Forge” – a painting by James Sharples, by Jamie Holman, Friends of Blackburn Museum, at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 2pm

12th –   29th March: Blackburn College presents “Ending the Stigma”, The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Penny Street

13th March: Blackburn Classics – The Halle “Beethoven 250th Celebration”, King Georges Hall 7.30pm

13th March: Family Film Time “A Land Before Time” (U), Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 4pm (Book on line at

14th March: Artisan Market, Outside Blackburn Market on Ainsworth Street 10am -4pm

14th March: Get Crafty for British Science Week, Nature in the City/Dinosaur Face Masks, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery 12 -4pm

14th March: Lipstick on Your Collar, King Georges Hall 7.30pm

Darwen Town Centre: 

10th March: History of Crown Paints – a talk by Geraldine Huxley, Darwen Heritage Centre 7pm

11th March: Stephen Bailey, Darwen Library Theatre 7.30pm

11th March: Flower School “Luscious Lime Design”, Dolly’s Tea Room 7pm

14th March: Cloudbusting – The Music of Kate Bush, Darwen Library Theatre 7.30pm

Other Events around the Borough:

10th March: Buzzing Group Workshop – Happa Zome (Plant Material Print Making) Cherry Tree Library 10am -12 noon. Call to book 01254 611221 (free)

10th March: Talk on The History of Stakes Hall & the Astley Family, Cherry Tree Library 2pm

11th March: How to Garden – an evening with Sue Jefferies, The Barlow, Edgworth 6.30pm (part 1 of 4 weekly sessions)

12th – 14th March: “Just one More Time” by Sutcliffe School of Dance, Blackburn Empire Theatre, 7pm

14th March: Blackburn Rovers V Bristol City, Ewood Park 3pm

14th March: Witton Park & Canal Breeze, Cycle Ride for Women, Meet Witton Park Arena 10am

14th March: Blackburn Hawks V Whitley Warriors, Planet Ice Blackburn Arena 5.30pm


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