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Guided Magical History Tour

Guided Magical History Tour

Costumed guides will lead visitors through the story of Blackburn’s hidden past on vintage buses taking visitors on a tour of the town’s oldest park areas as part of the Blackburn Heritage Festival. The guides will point out the heritage of the town in the…

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Two chances to see BBC Sewing Bee Patrick Grant!

Two chances to see BBC Sewing Bee Patrick Grant!

Organisers of the Blackburn Heritage Festival at Blackburn Library are reminding people that there are two opportunities to meet the designer, Patrick Grant who is the VIP guest at the event this Saturday. The celebrity judge of the BBC Great British Sewing Bee will be talking about his…

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Treasure Trove of Classic Cars at Blackburn Heritage Festival

Treasure Trove of Classic Cars at Blackburn Heritage Festival

Blackburn College will be opening the doors of its high tech RATH building to showcase some classic cars, vintage motorcycles and obsolete technology as part of the Blackburn Heritage Festival this year. The stunning new facility on the corner of Feilden Street and Montague Street…

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Time Travelling Machine Visits Heritage Festival

Time Travelling Machine Visits Heritage Festival

A converted ambulance with a treasure trove of redundant technology will feature as one of the star attractions at this year’s Blackburn Heritage Festival on Saturday, 12 and Sunday, 13 September. Visitors are invited to step aboard a time travelling machine to see how the…

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Hart of the Town

Hart of the Town

The Blackburn BID is hosting a visit by a leading curator when she comes to the Blackburn Heritage Festival to launch a new exhibition coming home to Blackburn Museum after receiving rave reviews in London. Dr Cynthia Johnston will be presenting a talk at the…

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School children clog their way to the top!

School children clog their way to the top!

Pupils from St. Thomas’ school in Blackburn will be taking centre stage at the Blackburn Heritage Festival in September after completing their training as the town’s new clog dancing troupe. The Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) ran a competition earlier in the year to recruit…

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TV Sewing Bee Patrick Grant to Open Sewing Machine Museum in Blackburn

TV Sewing Bee Patrick Grant to Open Sewing Machine Museum in Blackburn

Fashion designer, Patrick Grant, known to millions as a celebrity judge on the BBC Great British Sewing Bee programme, is to visit the Blackburn Heritage Festival to open a museum of sewing machines next week. The designer, author and businessman will visit the festival on…

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Festival Highlights at Farewell Celebration

Festival Highlights at Farewell Celebration

A festival farewell party is being planned for the close of the Blackburn Heritage Festival on Friday, 18 September.  The celebration event, which takes place from 7.30pm – 10pm at the Cathedral Crypt, will bring together partners from across the town for an evening of…

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Businesses open their archives on Darwen Street

Businesses open their archives on Darwen Street

Some of Blackburn’s oldest, established family businesses will be showcasing their heritage as part of the Blackburn Heritage Festival, which takes place on Saturday, 12 and Sunday 13 of September. Ainsworth’s Jewellers has organised a display of archives and exhibits from the family owned business…

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Local band trumpets the arrival of heritage festival

Local band trumpets the arrival of heritage festival

Backing from the Blackburn BID has helped to support one of the oldest brass bands in the country celebrate their 175th anniversary in grand style at the launch of this year’s Blackburn Heritage Festival. The BID have supported the hire of the main hall at King Georges…

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