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Comedy, Sing-a-longs and Art – All in Blackburn this week!

Rich Hall brings the comedy, Sing-a-Long-a the Greatest Showman and ArtBurn at the Making Rooms

Turn your Old Photographs into Digital Memories

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen is asking people to bring their old photographs to the Festival of Making this weekend to have them scanned and saved onto a CD so they can use them digitally.

Retailers enjoy ‘A Night at The Movies’

Film stars from across the decades packed into King George’s Hall to commend retailers from The Mall Blackburn!

Lots on this week including The Festival of Making

The Festival of Making returns to Blackburn this weekend on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June. Let’s get ready to make.

We’ve got it in the bag! – Tidy Town Day

VOLUNTEERS and staff from a range of businesses and organisations gave up part of their working day to take part in a community litter pick.

Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival to return in 2020

A spectacular flower festival which attracted thousands of people to Blackburn Cathedral is set to return in June 2020.

Is your business dementia friendly?

Blackburn with Darwen Dementia Action Alliance is calling on businesses in the Borough to follow the lead of the Blackburn branch of Santander and become a dementia friendly organisation by undertaking staff training and making some small changes to their premises

Power to electric car drivers at The Mall Blackburn!

Drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles can now park and charge at The Mall Blackburn.

Lots to do and see in Blackburn this week!

List of events in Blackburn Town Centre from Monday, 3rd June 2019 to Sunday, 9th June 2019. 5th June: Lunchtime Recital, Blackburn Cathedral 1pm -2pm 5th June: ArtBurn, The Making Rooms, Exchange Street 4:30pm -6:30pm 5th June: Free Guided Walk: Blackburn in the Cotton Famine, Clock Tower, King William Street 6:30pm 7th June: An Evening with Onjali Rauf, Blackburn Cathedral […]

Arts centre rises from the ashes to find new home

Blackburn’s Bureau Centre for the Arts has found a new base following the devastating fire which destroyed their former home.

Join in the “Tidy Town Day” on Wednesday 5th June 2019

As a busy summer for the town centre approaches, Blackburn BID are helping to organise a “Tidy Town Day” on Wednesday 5th June from 1pm.

What’s On in Blackburn Town Centre w/c Monday 27th May

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn & Darwen from Monday, 27th May 2019 to Sunday, 2nd June 2019.

Blackburn is Hiring

The ‘Blackburn is Hiring’ event will be running for its third year this year and will take place on Thursday 19th September 2019.

‘Roar’some fun at The Mall this half term

The Mall Blackburn will be taken over by prehistoric mega-beasts this May half term!

Blackburn Times Bar reopens following £150k refurb

A town centre pub that was once home to one of Blackburn’s newspapers has reopened after undergoing a £150,000 revamp.

What’s On in Blackburn Town Centre w/c Monday 20th May

What’s On this week in Blackburn Town Centre? Here’s all the information you need. Always check direct with venue for latest information. 4th May -8th June: Blackburn Artists’ Society Annual Open Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (Saturday 4th May 2pm, Wednesday –Saturday 12noon -4pm) 22nd May: Zulu: The Real Story of Rorke’s Drift (Talk), Blackburn Central Library 22nd May: […]

CALLING ALL Young, Talented Makers – Apply Now!

Be part of the ‘Young Creators Market’ as part of the National Festival of Making on 15 & 16 June 2019!!

The Sounds of the 60s – Just one of the events this week in Blackburn

Discover the events on this week (w/c 13 May 2019) in Blackburn Town Centre. Please always check direct with venues regarding tickets and any additional information. 4th May -8th June: Blackburn Artists’ Society Annual Open Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (Saturday 4th May 2pm, Wednesday –Saturday 12noon -4pm) Until 14th May: “By the Hand of” Icons Exhibition by Chris […]

A Taste of Hollywood at Blackburn College – Just one of this week’s town centre events.

Here’s our list of events in Blackburn Town Centre from Monday, 6th May 2019 to Sunday, 12th May 2019. Blackburn Town Centre: 4th May -8th June: Blackburn Artists’ Society Annual Open Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (Saturday 4th May 2pm, Wednesday –Saturday 12noon -4pm) Until 14th May: “By the Hand of” Icons Exhibition by Chris Czainski, Blackburn Cathedral South […]

Dancing into town this week – A children’s production of Puss in Boots by Northern Ballet

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn Town Centre from Monday, 29th April 2019 to Sunday, 5th May 2019. Please note that you may need to purchase tickets for some of the events below. To avoid disappointment, please contact the venues to make sure that there are still tickets/places available if you are planning to attend any of […]

Footballing legend John Barnes to launch new menu

A tasty treat is in store for football fans as England and Liverpool football legend, John Barnes, is coming to Blackburn this Friday (26th April) to launch East Z East’s new season menu.

Kids get cracking with free crafts at The Mall

Children from across the county are having a cracking time getting hands on with free activities at The Mall Blackburn!

‘Let it Shine’ The People’s Parade wins £50K People’s Project Award

The organisers behind the Blackburn Festival of Light are celebrating their win in the Granada region’s People’s Project Award, thanks to the votes of local supporters.

The Specials in Blackburn – What’s on this week!

The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time have announced a 31-date European and UK tour and this week they come to Blackburn.

Easter Opening Times 2019 for Shops and Places to Visit in Blackburn Town Centre

With fabulous weather predicted, there is lots to do in Blackburn Town Centre over the Easter weekend 2019.

Lots to do in Blackburn for the week ending Sunday, 21st April 2019

Lots to do in Blackburn for the week ending Sunday, 21st April 2019 – Are you ready for some Easter fun? Until 20th April: Structures in Ceramics Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (open Wed – Sat 12noon – 4.45pm) Until 4th May: Blackburn: A film by Antony Barkworth-Knight, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (Showing Weds –Sat, 12noon -4:45pm) Until […]

The National Festival of Making Receives Two Years more Funding

The National Festival of Making has been awarded Arts Council England funding that will support the growth of the festival programme for the next 2 years

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 8th April 2019 to Sunday, 14th April 2019.

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn from Monday, 8th April 2019 to Sunday, 14th April 2019.

An Exciting Future for Blackburn town centre as BID Appoints New Manager

Blackburn Business Improvement District has announced the appointment of a new manager as they begin their second term supporting Blackburn Town Centre businesses.

Peter Jackson Jeweller enlists celebrity designer to launch student competition and find top talent

Peter Jackson Jeweller enlists celebrity designer to launch student competition and find top talent

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 1st April 2019 to Sunday, 7th April 2019.

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn from Monday, 1st April 2019 to Sunday, 7th April 2019.

Napthens Solicitors Wine and Cheese Quiz Raises over £2k for Blackburn Youth Zone

A charity Cheese and Wine Quiz organised by Napthens Solicitors has raised a staggering £2168 which will go towards Blackburn Youth Zone mentoring programme.

Free Mother’s Day Card with Every Mother’s Day Cake at Poundbakery

Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be tricky enough, which is why Poundbakery have decided to make things as easy as possible for customers!

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 25th March 2019 to Sunday, 31st March 2019.

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn from Monday, 25th March 2019 to Sunday, 31st March 2019.

Making Tax Digital – is your business ready?

Only seven per cent of businesses in the North West have so far signed up to a new and easier way of keeping business records and submitting digital VAT returns – before its introduction from April.

The Mall supports an ‘eggcellent’ cause!

From Monday 11th March until Wednesday April 10th the shopping centre is calling on shoppers to donate an Easter Egg at the Ask Me Point in Victoria Court.

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 18th March to Sunday, 24th March 2019.

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn from What’s On in Blackburn from Monday 18th March until Sunday 24th March 2019.

Turtle Bay Launch Special Mother’s Day ‘Koko Bellini’ Cocktail – And Give Diners the Chance to Win Koko Kanu Goodies

Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, have created a specialist rum cocktail designed to treat mums this Mother’s Day.

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 11th March to Sunday, 17th March 2019.

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn from What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 11th March until Sunday 17th March 2019.

The HIVE Blackburn with Darwen Business Awards: Categories Open for Entry

Don’t miss the chance to enter into the HIVE Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards, submit your entry forms here.

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 4th March 2019 to Sunday, 10th March 2019.

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn from What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 4th March 2019 to Sunday, 10th March 2019.

Work has started to open up traffic around Northgate in Blackburn town centre

Groundworks are in progress and have started to unearth the old Northgate section of Highway.

Blackburn BID’s Annual General Meeting – Get Set for a Second Term

Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at The University Centre at Blackburn College.

Free fun February lined up at The Mall Blackburn

The Mall Blackburn is promising a week of crafty free fun during the school half term holiday!

Free February Holiday Fun Let’s Make at Blackburn Market

Calling all parents, grandparents, childminders and carers – FREE holiday activities are back at Blackburn Market.

Time is running out for charity applications

Time is running out for not for profit organisations to apply to become The Mall Blackburn’s Charity of the Year!

Celebrate ‘One Love’ At Turtle Bay… Welcome To Valentine’s Day, Caribbean Style…

Turtle Bay have launched an epic new Valentine’s menu… and it’s not just for lovers.

Lancashire Police aims to raise awareness of modern slavery within homeless community

Lancashire Police, along with partners, including health, local authorities, charities and faith groups, will be out in towns and cities across Lancashire w/c 28 January, to raise awareness of modern slavery and how it can affect the homeless and rough sleeping community.

The Mall hunts for new charity after record year

The Mall Blackburn is looking for its next Charity of the Year as it celebrates a record-breaking period of fundraising for its current beneficiary!

Turtle Bay’s January Offer: A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That

Four free small plate dishes when you spend £25.

PJ Masks saved the day for Blackburn girl

Catboy & Owlette from PJ Masks really did save the day for a seven-year-old girl from Blackburn after visiting The Mall.

Blackburn BID Manager Vacancy

We have an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to further their career and drive positive change in Blackburn’s award winning town centre.

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 25th February 2019 to Sunday, 3rd March 2019.

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn from Monday, 25th February 2019 to Sunday, 3rd March 2019.

PJ Masks will be coming to save the day at The Mall Blackburn

The Mall Blackburn is kicking off 2019 with a treat for little shoppers by giving them a chance to meet Catboy and Owlette from PJ Masks on Sunday 6th January.

Turtle Bay Launch Secret Cocktail Menu For Christmas

Turtle Bay offers the ultimate, alternative festive vibe, with a Christmas that caters for celebrations of all sizes, duration and budgets.

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 17th December to Sunday, 23rd December 2018.

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn from Monday, 17th December to Sunday, 23rd December 2018. 

The Mall (and Santa) gear up for busiest week of the year!

The Mall Blackburn is braced for its busiest week of the year with extended Santa’s Workshop hours, late night shopping and a charity gift-wrapping service.

Blackburn has their say on Brussels

The people of Blackburn have had their say on Brussels (sprouts), with 64% voters saying they DO love sprouts.

Doors open on new Clintons store!

The new Clintons store in The Mall Blackburn celebrated its official launch on Saturday 8th December. 

The Mall Blackburn embraces the season of giving!

The Mall Blackburn is partnering with a number of charity initiatives during the season of giving!

It’s Not Christmas, It’s My Birthday! Turtle Bay Give Away Birthday Gifts To Those Born In December!

Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar are here to sooth those December birthday blues as they finally thrust December born babes back into the spotlight where they belong with a free cocktail (or two if it’s happy hour) for every diner whose big day falls in December.

Get Ready….Get Set…Ho Ho Ho – Blackburn Santa Dash Picture Gallery

Over 200 people from across the region took part in the Blackburn Charity Santa Dash today (Sunday 9th December) as part of Blackburn’s BIG Christmas celebrations. The 5K run, jog or walk attracted people of all ages including families and people from local running groups. Harry Catherall, Chief Executive of Blackburn with Darwen Council, headed the starting line in full […]

Blackburn Market Kitchen opens for Christmas this Saturday!

Blackburn Market will welcome MasterChef finalist, Moonira Hinglotwala, for a cookery demonstration this Saturday.

Get Christmas wrapped up at exclusive Debenhams event

Christmas is about to come early for beauty lovers in Blackburn as Debenhams prepares to host one of its popular Beauty Club events in time for the party season! 

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 10th December to Sunday, 16th December 2018.

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn from Monday, 10th December to Sunday, 16th December 2018.

Magical Parade adds some Christmas Sparkle to Blackburn

Nothing could dampen the Christmas sparkle that came to Blackburn today (Saturday 1st December 2018) when a magical Christmas Parade took to the streets.

Blackburn Sisters Meet X Factor Star

X Factor fans from Blackburn were over the moon to meet a 2017 finalist at The Mall Blackburn as part of the town’s BIG Christmas Light Switch On event. 

A cavalcade of magical characters and mischievous elves bring Christmas Family Parade to town

Blackburn’s packed Big Christmas programme continues this weekend with the Christmas Parade.

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 26th November to Sunday, 2nd December 2018.

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn from Monday, 26th November to Sunday, 2nd December 2018.

BIG Christmas Lights Switch On brings thousands to town!

A two hour musical extravaganza brought thousands of people into Blackburn Town Centre to see the traditional Christmas Lights Switch On. The event organised by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council with Blackburn BID and The Mall Blackburn was hosted by Rock FM. We were “graced” with the stunning voice of our very own Grace Davies, who reached the X Factor […]

JMWM Hussain Foundation continues to support Blackburn Youth Zone

JMWM Hussain Foundation has confirmed its continued financial support to Blackburn Youth Zone.

Blackburn’s BIG Christmas – What’s On Guide

Our new, pocket-sized guide to the packed programme of festive events is now available to pick-up & download

Turtle Bay Launch Secret Cocktail Menu For Christmas

On 19th November Turtle Bay launch their Christmas celebrations and it’s all about serving up the magic of the Caribbean.

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 19th November to Sunday, 25th November 2018.

Here’s our list of events in & around Blackburn from Monday, 19th November to Sunday, 25th November 2018.

Peter Jackson the Jeweller opens stunning new store

Peter Jackson the Jeweller opened their fantastic new store in a glittering fanfare of sparkle!

‘Best Christmas experience ever’ back by popular demand!

The Mall Blackburn is set to welcome what shoppers described as ‘the best Christmas experience ever’ back for 2018.

X Factor star set to ‘Grace’ Blackburn’s Christmas lights switch-on

Saturday 24th November, King William Street, 4.30pm to 6.30pm Blackburn’s Christmas lights will be switched on this year by the town’s very own singing sensation Grace Davies. Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in partnership with Blackburn BID and The Mall have organised this year’s jam-packed festive programme, with Grace set to take centre stage. The 21-year-old songstress first won local […]

The Mall Blackburn celebrates Purple Tuesday

The Mall Blackburn joined retailers across the nation in marking Purple Tuesday, the UK’s first accessible shopping day.

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 12th November to Sunday, 18th November 2018. 

Here’s our list of events in Blackburn from Monday, 12th November to Sunday, 18th November 2018. 

100 Years of Remembrance: Events being held throughout Blackburn Town Centre

100 Years of Remembrance: Events being held throughout Blackburn Town Centre

Peter Jackson The Jeweller set to launch new store in The Mall!

Peter Jackson The Jeweller is set to launch their glittering new store in The Mall Blackburn on Friday 9th November as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations.

Blackburn BID – Blackburn Businesses Celebrate! It’s a “YES” for five more years of investment

Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) are celebrating a “YES” vote from town centre businesses for five more years of investment. A massive 86% were in favour of continuing the work of the BID.

Flower Power! Blackburn celebrates triple award success with Britain in Bloom

Blackburn was celebrating for the third year running when the town won three awards at the NW Britain in Bloom Awards, which were hosted in Southport on Friday 2nd November. The success of the partnership between Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council was recognised with Gold Medals in the Town / City Centre and BID […]

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 5th November to Sunday, 11th November 2018

Here’s our list of events in Blackburn from Monday, 5th November to Sunday, 11th November 2018.

Befriending Volunteers Needed Urgently

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen are appealing for befriending volunteers to support and visit older people in their local community.

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 29th October to Sunday, 4th November 2018

Here’s our list of events in Blackburn from Monday, 29th October to Sunday, 4th November 2018.

Vote YES – Deadline approaches for BID Renewal Voters The choice is clear – It’s time to vote for five more years of investment

Businesses in Blackburn Town Centre are being reminded that ballot papers for the renewal vote for Blackburn Business Improvement District must be returned by Friday 2nd November.

Small Business Saturday begin their bus tour in Blackburn!

Small Business Saturday rolled into town on Thursday as part of their Small Business Saturday bus tour. 

Bumper Festive Calendar with Christmas Market, Parades and Dashing Santas

Blackburn with Darwen Council in partnership with Blackburn BID have announced a packed programme of festive fun for Christmas 2018 kicking off with the Christmas Lights’ Switch On Show on Saturday 24th November 2018.

Free, fun-filled fright fest kicks off at The Mall

The half-term holidays got off to a spooktacular start at The Mall Blackburn!

Blackburn to have extra security this Christmas thanks to the Blackburn BID

The Blackburn Business Improvement District have announced a period of extended security support for key shopping areas of the town. The annual initiative has been extended this year to give retailers extra support in the busy shopping days running up to Christmas. The extra patrols will cover the Townsmoor area as well as key leisure destinations around Vue Cinema and […]

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 22nd October to Sunday, 28th October 2018.

Here’s our list of events in Blackburn from Monday, 22nd October to Sunday, 28th October 2018.

“Tech or Treat” fun this Half-Term in Blackburn Market

Blackburn Market is dusting away any signs of Hallowe’en cobwebs this Half-term with FREE hi-tech workshops for kids in the Market. The Market have teamed up with Blackburn’s Making Rooms to bring children the opportunity to make and create as part of our “Make it on the Market” series with a week of “Tech and Treat.” The pop-in workshops will […]

Marketing & Promoting Blackburn with Events and BID Initiatives

Blackburn businesses value marketing and promotional events that increase visitors into the town. We will work in partnership with a range of organisations to develop a calendar of events to attract visitors into the town centre. IF THE BID IS RENEWED WE WILL: Plan and deliver a range of high quality events in partnership with a range of organisations to […]

What’s On in Blackburn from Monday, 15th October to Sunday, 21st October 2018.

Here’s our list of events in Blackburn from Monday, 15th October to Sunday, 21st October 2018.

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!

Thank God It’s Christmas! Xmas Party Packages Available at Electric Church Club!

Have your Christmas party with Electric Church Club in jolly GOOD COMPANY!!

Children are taking over The Mall Blackburn!

Year six children from Roe Lee Park Primary School in Blackburn are getting ready to take control of The Mall Blackburn.

BIG support for the YES Vote

The giant YES, supporting the BID YES Vote is now out and about around the town. The giant letters will be visiting businesses, organisations and locations across the town over the coming weeks. If you want the ‘YES’ to visit your business to show your support contact us by email at info@blackburnbid.co.uk

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