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Guided tours were just the ticket

Guided tours were just the ticket

Costumed guides led visitors through the story of Blackburn’s hidden past on vintage buses at this year’s Blackburn Heritage Festival. (12 & 13 September) The guides pointed heritage of the town in the historic buildings and at sites along the way. An outer circle bus…

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Junior clog dancers are stars of the festival

Junior clog dancers are stars of the festival

Pupils from St. Thomas’ school in Blackburn took centre stage at the Blackburn Heritage Festival last weekend (12 & 13 September) after completing their training as the town’s new clog dancing troupe. The town’s junior clog dancers showed off their newly acquired dancing skills on…

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Charity donation all sewn up at The Mall

Charity donation all sewn up at The Mall

The Mall Blackburn’s Heritage Festival celebrations brought together some of the town’s most talented craftspeople to raise vital funds for its nominated charity Nightsafe and Blackburn Foodbank. Master quilter Barbara Nichols spent the weekend sewing a patchwork quilt, which will be donated to Nightsafe when…

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Sewing Bee star has Blackburn Heritage Festival buzzing

Sewing Bee star has Blackburn Heritage Festival buzzing

Fashion designer, Patrick Grant, was greeted by fans of the BBC Great British Sewing Bee programme at the Blackburn Heritage Festival when he was in town to open a museum of sewing machines at Hobkirk. The designer was joined by one of the programme finalists,…

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Sunshine and smiles at the Blackburn Heritage Festival

Sunshine and smiles at the Blackburn Heritage Festival

It was sunshine and smiles for the second Blackburn Heritage Festival which has been hailed as another huge success for putting the town on the map.  Over 30 events and activities took place across the town centre including free walks, talks and tours, a vintage…

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Slice of history at Spiritualist Centre

Slice of history at Spiritualist Centre

An archive exhibition relating to the history of the Spiritualists in Blackburn will be open to the public as part of the Blackburn Heritage Festival on Saturday 12th September from 11am – 3pm. Visitors will be able to discover the new purpose-built building on Prince’s…

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Ready, Steady, Sew for The Mall’s Heritage Celebrations

Ready, Steady, Sew for The Mall’s Heritage Celebrations

A celebration of Lancashire’s rich roots in cotton will take place in The Mall Blackburn as part of the Heritage Festival celebrations this weekend. The Mall has teamed up with Mum’s The Word co-founder Caroline Fotios to bring the traditional crafts back to life in…

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Old Meet New for Heritage Festival

Old Meet New for Heritage Festival

One of the oldest churches and newest space for the arts will be open to the public as part of the Blackburn Heritage Festival on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September. Volunteers at The Bureau Centre for the Arts, formerly St John’s Church and more…

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One Weekend Three Festivals

One Weekend Three Festivals

Not one, not two but three festivals will converge in Blackburn town centre on the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. Organisations and businesses across the town centre will come together with the Blackburn BID (business improvement district) to stage the biggest event…

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Sewing Star late festival entry!

Sewing Star late festival entry!

Blackburn born Great British Sewing Bee finalist, Deborah Simms will be joining the line up at Blackburn Heritage Festival this weekend when she joins the popular designer, Patrick Grant at Blackburn Library this Saturday. The former pupil of St Bede’s school will be at the…

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