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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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This could be Rotterdam or anywhere Liverpool or King George’s Hall! Celebrate The Beautiful South’s Legacy

Join us at King George’s Hall this March to celebrate the legacy of The Beautiful South. When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments. Two years later, singers Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler, alongside life long members Damon Butcher (keys), Gaz Birtles …

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You’ll Wish You Were Here! Eclipse: A Pink Floyd Experience at King George’s Hall

This March, prepare for the ultimate Pink Flyod experience at King George’s Hall with Eclipse. Eclipse, brings together a wealth of musical talent with David Crilly on guitar (Mothership/SeYes), Toni Hughes on keyboards (Mothership) with Martin Byrne on bass and vocals (The Last Waltz/Mothership). Daz Jones (Capone, AZ/DC and Rock of Ages Experience) is on drums with Frank Ryan (Dr. …

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The Joni Mitchell Songbook comes to Darwen Library Theatre

“Condemned to wires and hammers, strike every chord that you feel. That broken trees and elephant ivories conceal.” Joni Mitchell, Judgement of the Moon and Stars This March, the music of singer, songwriter, painter, poet, activist and voice of a generation, Joni Mitchell, is brought to Darwen Library Theatre in The Joni Mitchell Songbook. She grew up with folk music …

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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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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 …

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Blackburn Gilbert and Sullivan Society present the ‘supernatural opera’ Ruddigore this February at Blackburn Empire Theatre

Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse, was the 10th collaboration between Gilbert and Sullivan. The “supernatural opera” opened on January 21, 1887 at the Savoy Theatre and ran for 288 performances. It was not revived until 1920 when it was substantially cut and provided with a new overture arranged by Geoffrey Toye. The opera is a parody of the stock melodrama …

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Mind Reading Double Act, DNA, head to Darwen Library Theatre

Andrew and Darren, best known as mind reading double act DNA, head to Darwen Library Theatre this February with a brand new show featuring never before seen material! The duo took the nation by storm when they appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017 with their incredible telepathic ability known as ‘The Gift’. Wowing the judges, live audience and viewers …

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I Swear To… Tom Stade at King George’s Hall

Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, Canadian comedy legend, Tom Stade, heads to King George’s Hall. Welcome back to I Swear To…, picking up just where he left off as an hour simply wasn’t long enough! Direct from the Edinburgh Festival, join Tom as he attempts to figure out exactly where he fits into this emerging new world of feelings and FaceTime. …

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Izzy Wizzy Let’s Get Busy! Join Sooty at King George’s Hall this February!

Join Sooty and friends for his brand new laugh out loud Magic Show this February at King George’s Hall! Direct from their hit ITV series, Sooty, Sweep and Soo, TV’s Richard Cadell will amaze you with impossible tricks and sidesplitting jokes! Be astounded at Sooty’s flying car, Soo’s singing unicorn and Sweep’s levitating sausage! With special guests circus star Michael …

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