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Come And Join In Our Party Day, Says Local Charity

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen is holding its annual Christmas stock launch at its Darwen shop on Friday 30th November 10am to 4.30pm.  So if you’re looking for something new for the festive season why not call in to see if you can pick up a bargain or two! A wide range of party wear for all the family, bags, …

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Experience Bon Jovi at King George’s Hall this December!

This December, King George’s Hall welcomes The Bon Jovi Experience, the worlds only Bon Jovi tribute to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself. In 1994 a group of friends from Crewe, Nantwich and Dudley formed a small tribute band to Bon Jovi. Performing in pubs and clubs, they had no idea that they would become, not …

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It’s an Awfully Big Adventure at Blackburn Empire Theatre this Christmas!

This Christmas, Blackburn Empire Theatre and Pendle Productions proudly present the pantomime, Peter Pan, playing from Friday 30th November 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Peter Pan takes the Darling children and the audience on a magical journey to Never Never Land in this classic British pantomime. Peter, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, …

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Get ready for a blockbuster night with The Sweet at King George’s Hall!

British rock music phenomena, The Sweet, have announced their 50th-anniversary world tour, including a stop at King George’s Hall this December. A must-see show for 2018! With over 55 million records sold and 34 number one hits worldwide, they are quintessential glam rockers who brought androgynous looks and crunching guitar pop to the masses. One of the most influential British …

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New Tai Chi Class for Over 50s In Darwen

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen are starting a new Tai Chi class for the over 50’s led by a qualified tutor. “Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise which helps improve mobility, balance and general overall fitness. It is suitable for all levels of ability including people with mobility problems. We would encourage people to come along and try …

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Blackburn with Darwen Library Newsletter, November 2018

Multi award winning author to promote the first ever “Great North West Read” at Darwen Library In a first of its kind, public library authorities across the North West region will be promoting one book during November. Sharon Bolton’s “The Craftsman” is a tense thriller with a young female police constable investigating a series of murders in Lancashire in the 1970s, …

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National Theatre Live: Alan Bennett’s Allelujah! at Darwen Library Theatre

Allelujah! by Alan Bennett ‘Leaves you bobbing on a wave of happiness’ Independent Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this ‘rousing chorus line for the NHS’ (Observer) at Darwen Library Theatre this December. The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave …

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An Evening with Britain’s Strongest Man, Eddie Hall, at Darwen Library Theatre

This November, Darwen Library Theatre welcomes Britain’s Strongest Man and star of hit Netflix documentary, Strong Man, Eddie Hall. From truck mechanic to superstar, it’s been an incredible journey for Eddie, taking him across the globe breaking world records. Eddie won the World’s Strongest Man competition in 2017, the first Brit for 24 years, and remains the only person ever to …

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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 this November 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 stripped back …

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Stone Foundation bring their Midlands funk and soul tradition to Blackburn

This November, Stone Foundation bring their Midlands funk and soul tradition to King George’s Hall. Think of Sly and the Family Stone, Dexys Midnight Runners and The Specials. Then think again, because the clue’s in the name! Their sound is a fine blend of all that has come to pass; from the blues and early R’n’B, through to soul and …

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Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to Darwen Library Theatre this November

Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to Darwen Library Theatre this November, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights, Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage …

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The 2018/19 Blackburn Classics season welcomes the Royal Northern Sinfonia at King George’s Hall

Debussy Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune (arr. Farrington) Françaix Wind Quintet No.1 Ravel Introduction and Allegro Saint–Saëns Fantaisie for violin and harp Debussy La Mer (arr. Farrington) Kyra Humphreys director/violin This November, King George’s Hall welcomes the Royal Northern Sinfonia with a spectacular concert of French music as part of the 2018/19 Blackburn Classics season. The concert begins with …

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Free, fun filled spook fest lined up at The Mall!

The Mall Blackburn has lined up a whole host of ghoulish goings on for the scariest school holiday of them all! From Monday 22nd October until Sunday 28th October the shopping centre’s Victoria Court will be transformed into a free, fun filled spook fest. Ghosts, ghouls, witches and wizards will provide hours of entertainment with spine-tingling stories, action-packed activities and …

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Iron Bell – The Music of Pink Floyd return to Darwen Library Theatre

“The tolling of the iron bell calls the faithful to their knees to hear the softly spoken magic spells.” Iron Bell – The Music of Pink Floyd returns to Darwen Library Theatre this November after headlining in the theatre at Darwen Live in 2017. The six piece band brought a packed ecstatic crowd to their feet after a tour de …

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Kimberley Russel re-imagines Joyce Grenfell’s iconic creations this Saturday at Darwen Library Theatre

“George don’t do that.” Joyce Grenfell was a British comedienne, and queen of the comic monologue. An acclaimed comedy performer on stage, radio and television. This October at Darwen Library Theatre, Kimberley Russel re-imagines her iconic creations in a one woman show, performing Joyce’s monologues and songs, as she takes us on a journey through smiles and thoughts and tears. …

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Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray comes to Darwen Library Theatre this November

“What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” This November, the award winning Box Tale Soup (Northanger Abbey) present Oscar Wilde’s haunting story of evil, debauchery and scandal, featuring puppetry and a powerful original soundtrack at Darwen Library Theatre. Dorian Gray, young and exceptionally beautiful, sinks deep into a frivolous lifestyle …

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