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Blackburn Market’s Festival Fun

Blackburn Market’s Festival Fun

Vintage pastimes, peg dollies and dressing up will feature as part of the activities at Blackburn Market during the Blackburn Heritage Festival. Family activity group, The Young Weavers will be providing free craft sessions for children based on Victorian toys and old fashioned peg dolls….

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Town’s treasures on show at Blackburn history festival

Town’s treasures on show at Blackburn history festival

Blackburn BID (Business Improvement District) Manager, Harriet Roberts has praised the Councillors and staff at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council for making sure the town’s civic buildings are open for business with free activities for the public at this year’s heritage festival. The Blackburn Heritage…

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Town Hall Street Fair Returns

Town Hall Street Fair Returns

The final Town Hall Street Fair of the summer takes place on Saturday, 12 September as part of the Blackburn Heritage Festival. Stalls from local artists, designers and makers will be showcased in a pop up market alongside Blackburn Library in an event organised by…

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Blackburn’s Cultural History in the Making

Blackburn’s Cultural History in the Making

Blackburn’s place in cultural history will be celebrated at this year’s Blackburn Heritage Festival with a range of activities taking place across the town centre on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. The life and work of internationally famous contralto, Kathleen Ferrier will be celebrated…

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All the fun of the fair

All the fun of the fair

Vintage fairground rides dotted around the town centre will be a key feature of this year’s Blackburn Heritage Festival as part of a drive to encourage visitors to explore different parts of the town on foot. The Blackburn Business Improvement District (BID) has subsidised the…

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All Aboard for Eanam Wharf!

All Aboard for Eanam Wharf!

Visitors to Blackburn Heritage Festival will be encouraged to take a vintage bus ride to Eanam Wharf, Ewood Park and all stops in between on Saturday, 12 and Sunday, 13 September. Following visitor feedback from last year’s event, the Blackburn BID (Business Improvement District) have…

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Heritage Festival’s Passport to History

Heritage Festival’s Passport to History

Blackburn Heritage Festival has published its printed highlights programme in the form of a passport sized fold out guide which is designed to be a handy size for visitors using the free vintage ‘hop on hop off’ buses to visit the many venues staging Heritage…

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Do something new in Blackburn

Do something new in Blackburn

1000 people in 4 hours – welcome to the Blackburn Heritage Festival! Harriet Roberts, the festival coordinator talks us through it… 1. How long have you been involved in Heritage Open Days? Heritage Open Days came alive for me in 2007 when I led a group of volunteers…

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Last Hurrah for Heritage as Deadline Approaches

Last Hurrah for Heritage as Deadline Approaches

Organisers of the Blackburn Heritage Festival at the Blackburn BID (Business Improvement District) are reminding Blackburn organisers that time is running out to register their participation if they are planning to stage an activity in September.  Registration closes on 1 August for the national Heritage Open…

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Get on board a magical history tour

Get on board a magical history tour

Amateur actors, confident speakers and those who love to share their passion for local history are being recruited to take part as tour guides in this year’s Blackburn Heritage Festival.  Organisers are auditioning local people with a flair for dramatic expression and sharing their knowledge to…

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