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Lancashire’s got style winners are runway ready

Lancashire’s got style winners are runway ready

The votes have been counted and the seven winners of The Mall Blackburn’s county-wide competition, Lancashire’s Got Style, are ready to make a real style statement! Three of the seven winners are from Blackburn, including Olivia Digner, 7, Natasha Shaw, 44, and Margaret Golding, who…

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Top Brass perform at Blackburn Heritage Festival

Top Brass perform at Blackburn Heritage Festival

One of the area’s oldest established brass bands have been invited to launch a showcase of some of most popular community performers when they perform at a specially installed ‘pop-up’ bandstand on the Cathedral green at Blackburn Heritage Festival. Blackburn and Darwen Band will be…

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BBC’s Heritage Festival Blast from the Past with Radio Blackburn

BBC’s Heritage Festival Blast from the Past with Radio Blackburn

The BBC is turning back the clock to take part in heritage activities in Blackburn. As part of the Blackburn Heritage Festival, BBC Radio Lancashire is celebrating its Blackburn Roots by staging an event that will happen both off and on air called “Radio Days”….

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The Blackburn Mermaid

The Blackburn Mermaid

Market traders and shoppers were stunned to see a living mermaid appear alongside the fresh fish and seafood at Mayers Fishmongers at Blackburn Market. The stunt has been arranged by the organisers of the Blackburn Heritage Festival to promote the Carnival of Curiosities – a…

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Soap Star and actor joins celebrity line up for Blackburn Heritage Festival

Soap Star and actor joins celebrity line up for Blackburn Heritage Festival

Autograph hunters in Blackburn for the Heritage Festival weekend, Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September will delight in the opportunity of meeting not one but two television celebrities as organisers have announced that Blackburn’s own Peter Gunn has joined the line-up.  Peter is well known…

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Want to volunteer? Blackburn Heritage Festival seeking general stewards

Want to volunteer? Blackburn Heritage Festival seeking general stewards

Blackburn Heritage Festival are seeking to recruit 10-20 volunteers to serve as general stewards for the event, which takes place on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th September. The role of the volunteers will be to direct customers to where they want to go and keep certain areas safe whilst working with the private security…

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Stacey Solomon Set For Mall Debut

Stacey Solomon Set For Mall Debut

The spine-tingling voice of Stacey Solomon is set to fill The Mall Blackburn when the yummy mummy makes a special guest appearance to celebrate Blackburn Heritage Festival. The former Queen of the jungle and X-Factor runner up will visit The Mall on Saturday 13th September…

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A Carnival of Curiosities

A Carnival of Curiosities

A young, creative entrepreneur from the Ribble Valley is bringing a cast of weird and wonderful vintage traders and performers to a Victorian style circus sideshow that will form the centre piece of a heritage festival which aims to attract thousands of people to Blackburn. Mark Andrews…

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Blackburn seeks ambassadors to be the “Talk of the Town”

Blackburn seeks ambassadors to be the “Talk of the Town”

Blackburn Heritage Festival has been awarded a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery to create an army of high quality street guides to engage with visitors during the history festival in September, and beyond. Harriet Roberts, event manager has launched a search for 16 people…

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Would you like to get involved with the Heritage Festival? We have a range of opportunities from main event sponsors to brochure advertising for businesses and plenty of openings for more Heritage open day partners.

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