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Stairway to King George’s Hall: Led Zeppelin Tribute this April

Described in Classic Rock Magazine as ‘the most authentic-sounding Led Zeppelin tribute in the UK’, Mothership present a brand new show celebrating the music of the greatest rock band in history, this April at King George’s Hall. Join us to celebrate more than two hours of live classic Zeppelin, complete with fantastic light show and multi-media support. Kashmir, Going to …

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You’re Invited on a Bear Hunt this April at King George’s Hall!

We’re going to the theatre We’re going to see a bear hunt What a beautiful play! We’re not scared! Based on the book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated By Helen Oxenbury. See the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt this March at King George’s Hall and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the much-loved picture book by …

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National Theatre Live at Darwen Library Theatre: All About Eve

By Joseph L Mankiewicz Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to Darwen Library Theatre this April from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. …

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Join The Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley this April at Darwen Library Theatre

Tove Jansson’s much-loved Moomins is brought to life this April at Darwen Library Theatre in Get Lost and Found’s charming interactive puppetry show. Discover the world of the Moomins where anything is possible! Be sure to pack your imagination and join us on an unforgettable journey to Moominvalley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful. Based on …

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The Hallé at King George’s Hall: A special concert to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Charles Hallé, the orchestra’s founder.

Beethoven Overture: Leonora No.3 Mozart Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K453 Hallé orch. C. M. Wagner Souvenir and Scherzo Sibelius Symphony No.5 Jonathon Heyward conductor | Heejae Kim piano This special concert celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth, on 11 April, of Sir Charles Hallé, the orchestra’s founder. As well as being a pianist and conductor, Sir Charles was …

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You’re My World: A Celebration of Cilla Black and The Beatles from The Cavern to The London Palladium

You’re My World, a celebration of Cilla Black and The Beatles, heads to Darwen Library Theatre this April. This fun packed show celebrates the Brit-Pop music scene of the 1960s, recreating the atmosphere of The Cavern Club and glamour of performing to royalty at The London Palladium. During the show Cathryn Osborne captures Cilla’s infectious personality and brings you all …

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The Most Magnificent and Enigmatic of Performers: Jack Lukeman at Darwen Library Theatre

This March, head to Darwen Library Theatre to experience first-hand the unique talent of Jack Lukeman. From clubs to concert halls, theatres to festivals, Lukeman has the performing power and compelling presence to win over the most demanding of crowds. Jack Lukeman is an Irish singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. A platinum-selling, critically acclaimed artist in …

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Thrilling tales from a modern day journeyman: Ben Fogle at King George’s Hall

From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben Fogle will take the audience on an inspiring adventure this March at King George’s Hall. Ben has climbed Everest, been swimming with crocodiles, saved elephants, dodged pirates, been marooned for a year on an uninhabited island, walked to the South Pole, crossed the Empty Quarter with camels, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, tracked …

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The Stars of Les Misèrables bring Barricade Boys to King George’s Hall

After sell out performances in London’s West End, an appearance on Broadway and many international dates, the exceptional Barricade Boys bring their show to King George’s Hall for one night only this March! Fabulous harmonies, incredible vocals, dashing good looks and fantastic personalities; The Barricade Boys showcase the UK’s finest male voices from the world’s longest running musical: Les Misérables. …

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Blackburn Drama Club present My Mother Said I Never Should at Blackburn Empire Theatre

This March, Blackburn Empire Theatre are proud to welcome Blackburn Drama Club with My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley. My Mother Said I Never Should explores the difficult relationships between mothers and daughters; the themes of independence, growing up and secrets through the lives and relationships of four generations of women. Doris, Margaret, Jackie and Rosie: their loves, expectations, …

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The New Grass Cutters head to Darwen Library Theatre for a rip-roaring performance of blues-grass music

This March, Pete Brown (son of Rock ‘n’ Roll veteran Joe) together with his internationally renowned band, The Newgrass Cutters, head to Darwen Library Theatre for a rip-roaring performance of blues-grass music at its finest. Featuring the same superb musicians who tour with Joe Brown at his sell-out gigs: the incredible Nashville recording artist and banjo/mandolin virtuoso, Richard Collins; Mike …

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An Evening With Snooker Legend Dennis Taylor at Darwen Library Theatre

One of the most instantly recognised faces on television, Dennis Taylor is one of snookers real entertainers; this March, he’s heading to Darwen Library Theatre for an evening of famous stories and untold tales. Now 68, Dennis is known as the famous snooker player with the upside down glasses who beat Steve Davis to become World Snooker Champion in 1985. …

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The ‘World’s First Genetically Modified String Quartet’ comes to Blackburn Empire Theatre this March

Stringfever,  the ‘world’s first genetically modified string quartet’, travel to Blackburn Empire Theatre this March with their signature stage show, featuring ‘The History of Music in 5 Minutes’, ‘The Very Best of Tchaikovsky’, their ‘Motown Tribute’ as well as old favourites, ‘Ravel’s Bolero’ and ‘The Devil Went Downtown Georgia’. This highly entertaining quartet of brothers (and one cousin), Giles, Ralph, Graham and …

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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 …

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Free February Holiday Fun Let’s Make at Blackburn Market

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February, 10am – 2pm Calling all parents, grandparents, childminders and carers – FREE holiday activities are back at Blackburn Market. It feels like we have barely got over the January hangover, with resolutions either cemented in as the norm or abandoned as a bad idea. The year is now really beginning to take off, routines …

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The Northern Joker Returns! Justin Moorhouse at Darwen Library Theatre

Following his highly anticipated return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, award-winning comedian Justin Moorhouse brings his brand new tour to Darwen Library Theatre this March. These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer …

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