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Circus Sensible Comes to Town

Circus Sensible Comes to Town

One of the UK’s best loved circus skills companies will be taking to the streets of Blackburn on Saturday 18 July as part of the Blackburn BID’s monthly Town Hall Street Fair. Circus Sensible will entertain the fair crowd with their ‘mix and mingle’ walkabout…

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Bernard takes centre stage in Heritage Celebrations

Bernard takes centre stage in Heritage Celebrations

The Thwaites Empire Theatre takes centre stage in history celebrations taking place across Darwen and Blackburn during the heritage festival activities planned for the weekend of 13 & 14 September. Heritage tours clog dancing, vintage buses, steam engines and brass band competitions will attracted visitors…

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School for Clogs

School for Clogs

The Blackburn BID events team is searching for a primary school based in East Lancashire to perform in the town centre at the Blackburn Heritage Festival this September with one of the UK’s top clog dancers. The search is for a group of Year 5 pupils…

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Do you want to become the ‘Talk of the Town?’

Do you want to become the ‘Talk of the Town?’

Ten more chatty types with pride in the town centre are being recruited to help welcome visitors to Blackburn, as the BID team gears up for two large festival events being organised for later this year. As part of the Heritage Lottery funded project each of the new recruits…

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Festival Guides are the Talk of the Town

Festival Guides are the Talk of the Town

Uniformed volunteers who appeared at the Blackburn Heritage Festival earlier this month, have been praised for their contribution to the success of the event.  Heritage Lottery funded ‘Talk of the Town Guides’ project recruited and trained a team of three men and three women from…

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Heritage events fit for a King

Heritage events fit for a King

Churches and community buildings in one of the oldest areas of Blackburn have joined together to form a heritage quarter for history lovers visiting the area this weekend. On Saturday 13th September, volunteers at various community sites in the King Street area will be holding…

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Lifesize Puppet will bring the Blackburn Giant’s Soul to Life

Lifesize Puppet will bring the Blackburn Giant’s Soul to Life

A life size puppet of Fred Kempster the Blackburn Giant will rise from the grave this weekend as part of Blackburn Heritage Festival. ‘Look Up’ is the title of a promenade theatre production funded by the Heritage Lottery which will be presented by members of…

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Clogs and Canals

Clogs and Canals

Lancashire’s aficionado of clog dancing will be taking to the streets this weekend as part of Blackburn Heritage Festival. Alex Fisher from Chorley is recognised widely as being an expert in the traditions of Lancashire step dancing and has connections with clogging across the country….

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Snap up a £100 Mall Voucher this weekend

Snap up a £100 Mall Voucher this weekend

Snap happy Tweeters and Facebook followers with mobile phones could win £100 Mall vouchers by capturing the spirit of the Blackburn Heritage Festival this weekend. Festival organisers have set the challenge to visitors taking part in over 100 activities at 50 venues across the two…

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Heritage Open Days – Blackburn festival of family fun

Heritage Open Days – Blackburn festival of family fun

‘Who says history can’t be fun?’ ask the organisers of the biggest celebration of heritage being staged by a town or city in the North West.  Blackburn Heritage Festival takes place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September with more Blackburn venues and activities listed…

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