News

Flanders and Swann – Classic and Joyously Frivolous

Join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins as they starch their beards and trim their dinner jackets, ready to bring you the wit and wordplay of those ingenious comedy songsmiths, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

Read More »

Freckle Productions present Tabby McTat at King George’s Hall

“Me, you and the old guitar,How perfectly, perfectly happy we are.MEEE-EW and the old guitar.How PURRRR-fectly happy we are!” Tabby McTat is a cat with the loudest of meee-ews and a best friend with a guitar, Fred. Together they sing their favourite songs delighting the crowds, until one day Fred disappears. Separated and alone, Tabby finds shelter and a new …

Read More »

Excitement builds as Martin Roscoe Launches Ribble Valley International Piano Week at Westholme School on May 9th

Now a regular and hotly anticipated event in the Northwest classical music calendar, Martin Roscoe’s Launch concert for RVIPW (in association with Westholme School) will delight the audience with a fabulous evening of piano music – he will perform pieces by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt and Dohnanyi. Plus in his role as Artistic Director he will give fascinating insights to …

Read More »

Devastating Fire at Bureau Arts Centre in Blackburn

A devastating fire that ripped through the former St John’s Church in Blackburn Lancashire early this morning (3 April 2019) was successfully brought under control by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. Nobody was injured during the fire. The building, which is over 200 years old, is owned by Blackburn Council and used as the Arts Centre, The Bureau, has been …

Read More »

Pupils in Blackburn enjoy a World Book Day with a difference!

Year 6 pupils at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Blackburn enjoyed a World Book Day with a difference this morning, one without books! Author Kate Brindle from Blackburn based teaching and learning platform ‘Learning by Questions’ came in to meet some the children enjoying her short stories and answering questions on digital devices. Together with their class teacher Emily …

Read More »

Specialist Befriending Volunteers Needed Urgently

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen are appealing for specialist befriending volunteers to support and visit older people in their local community. They require volunteers who are patient, caring and understanding of the issues facing older people, are good listeners and excellent communicators. Volunteers will be required to visit older people including those living with dementia in their homes and to …

Read More »

Age UK Urges Local Older People To Be Prepared During Current Cold Snap

Following Met Office cold weather alerts for Lancashire, Age UK Blackburn with Darwen is urging older people, to take extra precautions to stay warm and well during the current cold snap. Protection against the cold is vital for older people, who are particularly vulnerable to the impact of low temperatures. Age UK has developed four tips to protect people’s health …

Read More »

Talk on Lasting Powers of Attorney and Care Home Fees

Blackburn with Darwen Dementia Action Alliance are hosting a free talk by local solicitor Patrick Swanney on setting up a lasting power of attorney and care home fees. The talk will be held in meeting room 1, 1st floor Blackburn Library, on Thursday 28th February 2019 at 2pm. On the day, there will also be information about the local services …

Read More »

Older People’s Chance To Make A Will

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen is offering older people over 60 who have not made a will the opportunity to do so. The local charity has joined with local firm of solicitors, Roebucks, to offer a will-making session on Tuesday 12th March at Blackburn Central Library. Older people will be able to see a qualified solicitor who will take instructions …

Read More »

Make A Date To Join The Race For Life In Blackburn

30 PER CENT OFF THE JOINING FEE IN JANUARY! People in Blackburn are being encouraged to get January off to a great start by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. As an added incentive, there’s 30% off entry fees* during January with the code RFL30. This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is …

Read More »

Blackburn to Welcome Hampton by Hilton

Hampton by Hilton Blackburn joins nearly 50 Hampton by Hilton hotels trading or under development in the UK & Ireland. Hilton has signed a franchise agreement with Monte Hospitality Limited to bring a 150-guest room Hampton by Hilton to Frontier Park, Blackburn, one of Lancashire’s largest commercial developments. The hotel forms part of Monte Hospitality Limited’s business strategy to attract …

Read More »

TRIED AND TESTED: The Top Five Mince Pies in Blackburn

Unless you haven’t noticed, probably because of Brexit, it’s Christmas Day on Tuesday; a day traditionally filled with food, alcohol, tragic television and family arguments. Here at Blackburn Life, we understand how busy this time of year is, so, we thought it our duty to lend a festive hand and find the best mince pies Blackburn has to offer. We …

Read More »

This website uses cookies to give you the best experience. Agree by clicking the 'Accept' button. If you click 'Decline', you may continue to use the website, but it may not function correctly. To read our full privacy policy you can visit here.