What's on in & around Blackburn 20th June to Sunday, 26th June 2016

Two BIG festivals over one weekend! Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival 23rd June to 26th June & Countryside Comes to Town on 26th June. Something for everyone! See you there…. 

On Saturday, 26th June there will be a free Park & Ride operating from Ewood Park 9.30am -6.30pm

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 the events below. For more information see www.visitblackburn.co.uk or contact Blackburn Visitor Centre tel: 01254 688040/ email: visit@blackburn.gov.uk

Blackburn Town Centre:

Until 17th June: Local Places & Famous Faces, Art Exhibition by Adrian White, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wed –Saturday 12 – 4pm

Until 31st Aug: The first four Complete Works of William Shakespeare on display, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 -4.45pm

Until 17th Sept: Collecting Faces Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (Weds –Sat 12 -4.45pm)

20th June until 26th July: Urban Room Blackburn, a programme of art, workshops, exhibition in various venues see www.urbanroomblackburn.co.uk for more information.

20th until 26th June: Limited Exhibition, Blackburn Open Walls Street Art Festival  www.facebook.com/BlackburnOpenWalls

22nd June until 25th June: Weavers Wheel, Exhibition of art work for the Weavers Wheel Cycle Route, The Bureau 12 -5pm

22nd June: Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival Preview Evening, 6.30pm Ticket only

23rd to 26th June: Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival: Thurs –Sat 10.am – 6pm & Sunday 12 -4pm. Tickets available from Blackburn Visitor Centre.

22nd June until 13th August: Blackburn Rave Culture 89-90 Exhibition, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 -4.45pm

22nd June until 13th July: Blackburn with Darwen commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of The Somme with various events across the borough, see www.visitblackburn.co.uk  or contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for a full programme 01254 688040

22nd June: Alf Wrights Afternoon Variety Show, Somme Special, Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall 2pm

22nd June: The Iconography of our First World War Public Memorials, a lecture by Prof. Mark Connelly, Blackburn Cathedral 7.30pm

23rd June until 23rd July: Hidden Talents, Children’s Art Exhibition, part of Refugee Week, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Wednesday – Saturday 12 -4.45pm

24th June: Walk the Walk, guided walk around Blackburn with Blackburn Bid, start Blackburn Visitor Centre 11am & a second walk at 2pm

24th June: Secret Garden, Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival’s late night opening with Tipitina jazz band, Tickets only.

25th June: Countryside Comes to Town: Lots of free family events with a countryside theme, CBeebies Mr Bloom returns & Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off will be in town, events are all around Blackburn Town Centre, Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for a programme/map of all the events 01254 688040 (Free Park & Ride from Ewood Park 9.30am -6.30pm)

25th June: Get Crafty ,Arts & Crafts with a  Bug Theme 11-4pm, Creepy Crawly Roadshow 11 -1pm & 2-4pm, Natural History Trail 11 -4pm, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery Open 11am – 4.45pm

25th June: I Fagiolini in Concert “La France et les Fleurs”, Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival 7.30pm Tickets only

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