Home >> News >> What’s On (page 3)

What’s On

What’s On in Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington, Whalley and Clitheroe, News stories about events taking place and things to do around East Lancashire

Free property marking for electrical items in Blackburn

Police in Blackburn are offering to mark your expensive electrical items as part of a campaign to reduce thefts in the town. Members of the local neighbourhood policing team will be at Revidge Allotments, off Revidge Road, between midday and …

Read More »

For a Happy Halloween – Police issue the Halloween Code – Poster to Download

Lancashire Police have issued advice to everyone about how to enjoy Halloween safely. It includes guidance for those going trick or treating and also for people who do not want to take part. A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary said, “Halloween …

Read More »

Remembrance Day Events in Blackburn & Darwen

Rememberance Day

Remembrance Day Events to remember those who fought for our freedom during the two World Wars and also those who have lost their lives in more recent conflicts will take place on 10th & 11th November 2012 in Blackburn and Darwen. …

Read More »

Blackburn and Darwen Libraries celebrate Black History month

Blackburn Library

Darwen with Blackburn libraries come together to celebrate Black History Month. October has been established for several years as Black History Month, to celebrate the art, culture and literature of various communities in the United Kingdom. Throughout the half term …

Read More »

Men wanted for “Can’t cook won’t cook” chilli competition

Nick Evans from Pumping Marvellous is looking for five cant cook wont cook male volunteers. Contestants will prepare and cook their own chilli at Mens Health event at Bank Top neighbourhood learning centre on Saturday, October 6 from 10am – …

Read More »

Take a look round the cells at Blackburn Police HQ

Greenbank Police Station is opening its doors to the public on Sunday 16 September 2012 for the public to take the chance to see behind the scenes. People will be given a rare opportunity to tour the communications department, CCTV …

Read More »

Courses being offered at Pleckgate High School

A range of courses will commence in September at the Pleckgate High School in Blackburn. Spanish for beginners, from September 8 for eight weeks. Each class is two hours per class and costs  £37 per person. Free Aromatherapy and an …

Read More »

Free publicity for your events – Now even easier

It is now even easier to get free publicity for your events. Blackburn Life has today added an Event Registration facility to the website. You can advertise as many events as you want and they will be included on our …

Read More »

RSPCA Family Fun Day at Altham

The local branch of the the RSPCA in Altham are hoping for a day of fun and interest when they stage their Family Fun Day at the end of July. The events takes place on Sunday 29th July 2012 between …

Read More »

999 Fun Day for Darwen

Police are encouraging local people to come along and lean about the work of the emergency services in Darwen town centre this weekend. Emergency services will host a community fun day in the town on Saturday 7 July between 10am and …

Read More »

Hospice forced to cancel biggest fundraiser of the year – Loss could mount to £93,000

St Catherine’s Hospice have been forced to cancel their main fundraising event of the year. “Symphony at the Tower” was due to take place this weekend at Hoghton Tower and was billed as an evening of music and fireworks. Bosses …

Read More »

Open Day invitation to the new Pleckgate School

The public will get a chance to see the new Pleckgate High School Mathematics & Computing College in Blackburn on Saturday 7th July 2012. The open morning will be an opportunity to see the state of the art facilities at the new …

Read More »

Join in and Love your Local Market in Blackburn

Blackburn Market are hosting a range of activities and tastings to celebrate “Love Your Local Market” fortnight. “Love Your Local Market” is a new campaign to showcase markets of all types from around the UK. Many markets will feature special …

Read More »

Council say the “world’s eyes will be on Blackburn” for Olympic torch

The world’s eyes will be on Blackburn this Saturday as the Olympic torch visits the borough. Don’t miss this historic opportunity to be part of this once in a lifetime event. Come out and line the streets or take part …

Read More »

Final Preparations for visit of olympic torch to Blackburn

The Olympic Torch arrives in Blackburn this Saturday and final preparations are under way to celebrated the event. The celebrations organised by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council will see a packed programme of displays and demonstrations taking place in front of …

Read More »

Ribchester Field Day fun despite the rain

For every organiser of an outdoor event, the one thing they cannot plan is the weather. The organisers of this year’s Ribchester Field Day must have been disappointed that the sun made rare appearances and the rain at times was torrential. The …

Read More »

Church want children to help choose the next Bishop of Blackburn

blackburn diocese

Blackburn Diocese are asking families with young children to help them make recommendations for the next Bishop of Blackburn. The current Bishop will retire in October and the next Bishop will be chosen by the  Crown Nominations Committee. If you have primary school aged …

Read More »

Could the BBC help you discover your family tree

The BBC‘s Inside Out programme is joining forces with Child Action Northwest to help discover lost family trees. Were you a resident of Blackburn Orphanage or are you closely related to somebody who lived there? Would you like the BBC …

Read More »

Blackburn Library welcomes visiting authors

Blackburn Library have lined up several visiting authors over the coming weeks. June 12th at 7pm sees Crime writer Diane Janes talking about her writing. Diane’s book ‘The pull of the moon’ was a finalist in the New Blood Dagger Awards …

Read More »

Jubilee Celebrations – What’s On over the Bank Holiday Weekend

Diamond Jubilee Union Flag

There is so much on over the coming weekend that it is hard to decide what to do but here are just some of the highlights of the events you may want to take part in. Let us know what …

Read More »

Olympic Torch Routes – Blackburn and Accrington – All the information

On Saturday 23 June 2012, the Olympic Torch Relay will head through Blackburn and Accrington. The full routes are shown below for both towns. Police have already warned people not to obstruct the route with parked cars, which they may …

Read More »

Just one month away from the Starlight Walk – Girls’ Night Out with a difference

It is exactly one month until the annual Starlight Walk in aid of East Lancashire Hospice. This is a ladies only sponsored walk which starts at 10pm on 30th June 2012, starting and ending at the Soccerdome near Guide in …

Read More »

As Blackburn Rovers’ turmoil continues – Fans bid to buy club with first open meeting

The Blackburn Rovers’ Supporters Investment Trust or BRSIT hold their first public meeting this Saturday 26th May 2012 in Blackburn, as they aim to buy Blackburn Rovers from Venky’s. As mystery and confusion surrounds the position of manager Steve Kean and …

Read More »

The Blackburn Youth Zone opens its doors to local young people

The Blackburn Youth Zone will open its doors fully to young people aged 8 – 21 from Monday 11th June 2012. Their website has announced that they “will be opening its doors fully, from 3.30pm until 10.30pm, playing host to …

Read More »

Darwen Live 2012 – Amazing line up for 2 day festival

The Darwen Live 2012 music event will take place this year on Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th June. Spreading the event to 2 days means a much wider choice for music fans. The headline act on Sunday is the “1-Stop-Experience”. …

Read More »

Walk from Blackburn to Blackpool in memory of Vicky Harrison

Vicky Harrison

[caption id=”attachment_235160″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Vicky Harrison”][/caption] A group of family, friends and supporters are aiming to raise money for charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide. The parents, fiancée and cousin of Vicky Harrison are walking from Witton Park in Blackburn to Blackpool Tower …

Read More »

New Wrestling Show débuts in Blackburn

The organisers of a new wrestling show, which will take to the stage at St Paul’s Working Men’s Club on Montague Street, Blackburn this Friday, hope to attract a new audience to the ACCW show. Acid City Championship Wrestling (ACCW) say the …

Read More »

Witton Park Country Fair this weekend

Witton Park will host a range of activities this Sunday when the Country Fair returns featuring a jam packed programme of family themed activities. The events will include animal displays, demonstration, tractor rides and environmental displays. Attractions include: Range of exotics, …

Read More »

Blackburn is in Blackburn and live on Radio 2

Tony Blackburn gives up his Saturday studio chair to tread the boards of Blackburn’s very own Empire Theatre for a special edition of Pick Of The Pops for 2DAY on Thursday 10th May 2012. BBC Radio 2 is turning the …

Read More »

Psychic Sally Morgan returns to Blackburn – Do you believe?

Sally Morgan is one of Britain’s best know psychics and regularly filled large concert halls months in advance. Her show in Blackburn on Wednesday 2nd May 2012 still has tickets available (around 130 when last checked) so could still be a full …

Read More »