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Be swept away this October with The Nutcracker at King George’s Hall

The Vienna Festival Ballet present The Nutcracker. This October at King George’s Hall, be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time – The Nutcracker. With its combination of enchanting choreography and unforgettable music, this fabulous ballet is a treat like no other. Set to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score, the traditional tale …

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Back from Vegas! The Mick Miller Show at Blackburn Empire Theatre!

This October at Blackburn Empire Theatre, Mick Miller returns to the UK with his Back from Vegas tour! In 2017, ITV offered Mick chance to perform at a major showroom in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas as part of their 2018 show. Last Laugh in Vegas. He was a part of a team nine British showbiz stars …

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Fleetwood Bac + Too Petty this October at King George’s Hall

This October at King George’s Hall, prepare to relive the magic of Fleetwood Mac with the world’s first and one of the best tribute bands. Endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself and raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, Fleetwood Bac are one of the only Fleetwood Mac tribute band in the world to authentically replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick Rumours line-up. With rave …

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The Day Is Coming…Come, Join Us, Let’s Celebrate Together

The Older Peoples Forum (Blackburn with Darwen) is hosting a Civic Ceremony on Monday 1st October (12:30 pm outside Darwen Town Hall) to mark the annual United Nations Day of Older Persons. During the morning there will be activity raising awareness on Older Peoples Issues (10:30am TO 12:30pm in Darwen Market), and followed by refreshments at the Darwen Library Theatre …

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The Giant Killers come home! This October at Darwen Library Theatre

The Giant Killers, the inspiring true story of Darwen FC, heads to Darwen Library Theatre this October. Set in the early years of Association Football, The Giant Killers follows a ragtag bunch of Lancashire mill workers who defied all odds to become the first working-class team in the country to play in the FA Cup. Left tired and despondent from …

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‘Your Wrong!’ Phil Nichol this October at Darwen Library Theatre

This October, Darwen Library Theatre welcomes the second best reviewed show of Edinburgh Festival 2017 from award winning star of the West End hit Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Phil Nichol. Trump. Your wrong. Brexit. Your wrong. Facebook. Your wrong. Tinder. Your wrong. Religion. Your wrong. Fashion. Your wrong. Grammar. Your wrong! We are being watched. Whether it’s the grammar Nazis on …

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Celebrate 50 Years of The Three Degrees this October at King George’s Hall

This October, The Three Degrees head to King George’s Hall with original members Helen Scott & Valerie Holiday, along with Freddie Pool, for their 50th Anniversary Tour! The Three Degrees are an American female vocal group, formed in Philadelphia in 1963. The group has remained a trio with two original members since Sheila Ferguson left many moons ago. A firm …

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He writes the songs: The Manilow Songbook at Blackburn Empire Theatre!

This October at Blackburn Empire Theatre, prepare yourselves for hit after hit in this blockbuster show paying tribute to the one and only Barry Manilow. Worldwide performer, Vancouver born Bryant Olender takes audiences on a musical journey through the life of this megastar. This outstanding vocalist genuinely loves Barry’s music and has, by his own admission, been a fan for …

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Seriously Dead at Blackburn Empire Theatre!

From the team that brought you Dirty Dusting, this brand-new comedy will make you die laughing this October at Blackburn Empire Theatre! Seriously Dead is an up-lifting tale guaranteed to make you feel like there is nothing serious about being dead at all, because life’s party never ends! It simply moves to another location. The show tells the hilarious tale of deceased bank …

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Wanna Be Starting Something? Michael Starring Ben at King George’s Hall

This September at King George’s Hall take a journey back in time as we remember the man, the music, the magic: Michael Jackson. Michael starring Ben is the latest smash hit theatre production from renowned producer James Baker and features the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. James not only looks and sounds like Michael Jackson but has …

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Acoustic blues pioneer Catfish Keith comes to Darwen Library Theatre this October

World-touring acoustic blues pioneer Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time, and this October he’ll be taking to the stage at Darwen Library Theatre. Catfish’s innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over. He has reinvented the guitar with great power …

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Roy Orbison and Friends this October at Blackburn Empire Theatre!

Join us at Blackburn Empire Theatre this October for a celebration of Roy Orbison’s musical legacy! This show is quite simply unmissable as Barry Steele takes audiences on a specially revamped journey; from the early sun years through to the late 80’s, plus a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys and Jeff Lynne. The show …

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Fred’s House this October at Darwen Library Theatre

Fred’s House met whilst working on a show at Darwen Library Theatre; this October we’ll be welcoming them back! Fred’s House make summery 70’s West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now. This group of musicians have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous harmonies, moving lyrics, …

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Limehouse Lizzy this October at Blackburn Empire Theatre!

Join us at Blackburn Empire Theatre this October for one of the most highly rated tribute acts on the circuit: Limehouse Lizzy. Renowned for an action-packed pyrotechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. Attention to detail, playful audience …

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Joanna Lumley brings It’s All About Me to King George’s Hall this November!

The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first ever live tour, It’s All About Me, with a stop at King George’s Hall this November. Joanna will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures, from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories. She will also be joined on stage by friend and …

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Join Irish wildlife cameraman, Colin Stafford-Johnson, at Darwen Library Theatre

This October Irish wildlife cameraman and television presenter, Colin Stafford-Johnson, shares his hair-raising stories at Darwen Library Theatre. Colin is one of the world’s most acclaimed and internationally awarded filmmakers. Throughout his legendary career, Colin has won countless awards from wildlife festivals and events around the world. He’s lived first hand with tigers for many years in India, filmed some …

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No, No, No, No, No, No, No. Yes. The Vicar of Dibley at Blackburn Empire Theatre

The Vicar of Dibley by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter The stage adaptation of the television programme takes its source, primarily, from the first two series of the show, aired between 1994 and 1998. This September, Blackburn Empire Theatre welcomes the stage adaptation of one of Britain’s greatest comedy series, The Vicar of Dibley. The show begins after the death …

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The Shadow of Cliff at Blackburn Empire Theatre

With special guest Vicky Jones as Cilla. This September, the UK’s official Cliff Richard tribute heads to Blackburn Empire Theatre for an evening honouring one of the world’s greatest stars. As winner of The National Tribute Music Award 2018, Jimmy Jemain has been hailed as Europe’s finest tribute to Cliff Richard. Having met Sir Cliff and The Shadows on many …

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Hope and Social this September Darwen Library Theatre

This September at Darwen Library Theatre, Hope and Social celebrate 10 years of making music, merriment and magical moments. Eight years, five albums, thousands of gigs, Glastonbury, Leeds Arena, and many a pub and front room up and down the country – Hope & Social do the things every band does. But then so much more! A people’s band at …

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This September, the ultimate gamers experience comes to Darwen Library Theatre

Quest is a radically eclectic show that sustains fast action with great choreography as well as being totally immersive. This September at Darwen Library Theatre, Breaking Tradition, the UK’s leading folk and hip-hop dance company, comes together with award-winning folk powerhouse ‘The Demon Barbers’ to invite families, gamers, live music and dance lovers of all ages on an unforgettable adventure. …

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Darwen Library Theatre welcome Spear of Destiny this September!

This September, eighties rock band, Spear of Destiny celebrate their 35th anniversary at Darwen Library Theatre. Spear of Destiny were formed in 1983 after the demise of Kirk Brandon’s post punk iconic rockers Theatre of Hate. Brandon was also the main man in every punk rocker’s favourite band of the era, The Pack. The current line-up of Spear of Destiny …

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They Will Rock You! Freddie and The Queen Experience at Blackburn Empire Theatre

This September, a premier tribute to the legendary Freddie Mercury heads to Blackburn Empire Theatre, performing with a live Queen tribute band and professional Brian May tribute, Craig Farley. Along with the many fans who mourn the loss of Freddie Mercury, Freddie and The Queen Experience, aim to celebrate the wealth of talent that came together in Queen by recreating, …

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Wigan Casino at 45: Soul All Nighter at King George’s Hall this September

The North West’s Longest Running Soul Night is back for a celebration of Wigan Casino 45th year with a double header of Mr M’s 44th year. This September, King George’s Hall is excited to welcome Wigan Casino’s Soul All Nighter for the 45th anniversary of the celebrated club first opening its doors. The Wigan Casino first opened its doors on …

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