New Arts Centre Opens Its Doors For Half-Term Event

Take part in a singing workshop or even try your hand at circus skills such as juggling and unicycling at Blackburn’s newest art venue.

The event taking place on February 19, at The Bureau Centre for the Arts, located in the St Johns centre on Victoria Street, will feature live entertainment, demonstrations and workshops covering everything from printmaking to lampshade making.

Visitors will also be able to watch demonstrations from three artists including oil painter and calligraphy artist, Nadeem Baghdadi, an artist who uses traditional techniques from the Islamic and Chinese tradition of mark making.

One of the directors at The Bureau Centre, Kerris Casey St-Pierre, said: “This is our first major community event and a pre-launch for the Centre for the Arts. We want people to come along and get involved in being creative and having fun. Another big part of this event is finding out exactly what people would like to get from an Arts Centre in Blackburn.”

Get Creative runs from 10.30am until 5pm followed by ArtSpace creative meet-up from 5-10pm, which will include live entertainment from a variety of performers including Blackburn People’s Choir and singer songwriter Ian Hodgson.

On the day work contributed by artists involved in setting up The Bureau will be auctioned off in a bid to raise money for the Bureau. The auction can be viewed in advance at

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