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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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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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