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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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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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Make a Memory with Bon Jovi Forever at Blackburn Empire Theatre

This November head to Blackburn Empire Theatre for the only Bon Jovi tribute show you need to see! A high energy electric packed show guaranteed to raise your hands! Bon Jovi Forever are committed to reviving the 80/90s style show. Selling out venues across England, Scotland and Wales, receiving rave reviews from fans and venue’s Bon Jovi Forever guarantee an …

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Subscribe and Save with a Season of Classics at King George’s Hall

King George’s Hall presents a spectacular programme of worldwide acclaimed performers for a brand-new season for Blackburn Classics. Joined by The Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Royal Northern Sinfonia, this five-part season is packed with well-loved symphonies and moving arias. The Hallé begin the 2018/19 Classics Series with Andrew Manze and Jian Wang, two distinguished performers, teaming up with the Hallé …

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National Theatre Live: Sir Ian McKellen stars in King Lear this November at Darwen Library Theatre

Encore performance from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear at Darwen Library Theatre this November. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and …

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Last Chance To See The Show That Got 120,000 Feet Tapping! Brendan Cole brings his 10th Anniversary tour, All Night Long, to King George’s Hall

The one and only Brendan Cole is to bring back his spectacular and critically acclaimed production All Night Long to King George’s Hall this October for one night only. Created and hosted by Brendan himself, All Night Long takes audiences on a journey through dance, music, comedy, passion, intimacy and all things ballroom as Brendan is joined on stage by …

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Be Swept Away with the Music of Mozart this October at Blackburn Empire Theatre

This October, Blackburn Empire Theatre invite you to a splendid evening of Mozart’s masterpieces with Magical Mozart. From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous show immerses audiences in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting and of course, candles, The …

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Halloween Panto! Pirates of the Spooky Lagoon at Blackburn Empire Theatre

Ahoy there ship mates! Get dressed up, climb aboard Captain Knickerbockers vessel, the good ship Naughty Nellie and join family favourites Double Trouble in their timber shivering adventure? Live on stage at Blackburn Empire Theatre this Halloween, Pirates of the Spooky Lagoon features hilarious comedy, sensational circus performers, barrels full of laughter and so much more! Will the evil Captain …

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SpookTAZtic is back at Blackburn Empire Theatre this October!

Back at Blackburn Empire Theatre this October by popular demand: SpookTAZtic, the sell-out family show! Now in its third year, SpookTAZtic, brings together one of the UK’s best family and children’s entertainers, Taz and his partner in crime, Marvyn, star of CBBC’s hilarious BAFTA winning Class Dismissed. SpookTAZtic is crammed full of comedy, magic, music and gunge! Members of the …

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That’s Entertainment! From The Jam this October at King George’s Hall

This October, From the Jam bring The Jam’s greatest hits to King George’s Hall. From The Jam is comprised of legendary former The Jam bassist, Bruce Foxton, vocalist & guitarist, Russell Hastings, drummer, Mike Randon, and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano. The Jam had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their …

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