What’s on in Blackburn

Blackburn BID organise a range of events across the town and the Visit Blackburn website contains details of all other events in Blackburn along with a range of useful information about leisure facilities, entertainment, restaurants and places to stay.

Blackburn: A Town and Its People – A Retrospective Exhibition

Saturday, 10th February, 2018 - Saturday, 5th May, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Blackburn Lancahsire

Blackburn: A Town and Its People – A Retrospective Exhibition by Christopher John Ball at Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery from Saturday, 10th February until Saturday, 5th May 2018. Blackburn Museum is open Wednesday – Saturday 12 -4.45pm.

Christopher John Ball first exhibited ‘Blackburn: A Town and its People’ in 1985. A social commentary captured through photographs taken between 1979 and 1985, it was a personal interpretation of life in Blackburn and the impact of the political climate of the time.

33 years later, Christopher John Ball has revisited the original negatives, and, through combining old and new technologies, has restored, revived and refreshed his original images and brought them back to Blackburn in this 2018 retrospective.

Focussing on images of the people of Blackburn, Chris revisits and reflects on life and culture within the town against a backdrop of economic and political change.

Christopher John Ball BA (Hons) MA is a widely exhibited and published, Blackburn born, London based fine arts photographer, campaigner, writer and lecturer. His work is held within public and private collections worldwide.


International Women's Day 2018

Thursday, 8th March, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blackburn College, Blackburn Lancashire

International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. #PressForProgress

Blackburn with Darwen are holding a number of events to across the Borough to celebrate IWD 2018.

Thursday, 8th March:

Blackburn College are holding an event at their Scholars restaurant for women to socialise and network with other business women from across the North West in celebration of International Women’s Day. The Evening begins at 4pm with a 2 course meal & followed by 3 inspiring guest speakers. Tickets must be booked in advance:  £20pp or £144 for a table of 8.

More information here. 


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