October is always a busy month for us at Ainsworth Lord Estates. With the October half term just around the corner, it only seems like yesterday that the kids went back to school and now you’ve got the challenge of keeping them occupied over the next week! So we’ve put together the following list of East Lancashire activities to keep you and your family happy over the Halloween period:
Saturday 24th October 2015 – In Flanders Fields: Coope, Boyes & Simpson
For those of you who enjoy our local annual ‘1940’s Day’, this will be just up your street! This is set to be a wonderful evening of songs and stories from the trenches, at 7 Whalley Road, Mellor Brook, Blackburn this Saturday from 7.30pm. At just £13 a ticket, get ready for the biting humour of wartime observations. Purchase your tickets from the Britannia Gallery or phone Janet on 07791 558 554.
Saturday 24th October 2015 – Blackburn Music Society and Kathleen Ferrier Society Concert
In the stunning setting of Blackburn’s Cathedral, Blackburn Music Society are set to perform Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Premiering in 1846 at the Birmingham Festival, it depicts events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, taken from the Old Testament. With award-winning soloists from the Kathleen Ferrier Society, the Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra will accompany the choir and will be conducted by the dynamic Tom Newall. All tickets are £12, under-19’s get in for free and it begins at 7.30pm.
Monday 26th October 2015 – Get Creative Family Arts Festival
In the run up to this years All Hallows Eve here’s something a little different; a Scooby Doo Interactive Show at the Civic Arts Centre in Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. Help Shaggy and Daphne solve their biggest mystery to date. The show begins at 12:30pm, tickets are £9 for adult and child and then £4 for any additional members.
Friday 30th October 2015 – Get Creative Family Arts Festival – My Pet Monster & Me
Get yourself down to the Darwen Library Theatre in Knott Street for adventure on the farm, for young hearts and minds! With puppetry, music and songs galore, this hilarious new show promises plenty of laughs for all the family. Starting at 2pm, tickets are £6/£8 each. Get involved in this wonderful family occasion, brought to life by the acclaimed Blunderbus Theatre.
Saturday 31st October 2015/Sunday 1st November 2015 – Family Fun Sci-Fi Weekend
How about a fun Halloween weekend at The Mall, Blackburn? If you’re into science fiction or film sets then this event is just up your street! Featuring exciting prop displays, film paraphernalia, character costumers and even a chance to get autographs signed by some very special guest sci-fi stars. Make your own lightsabre via interactive sci-fi workshops, as well as some great chances to win spectacular prizes and money to spend in the Mall.
Halloween and beyond:
Saturday 14th November 2015 – Music 1945!
Another 1940’s inspired event, is the East Lancashire Concert Band presenting “Music 1945”, at Blackburn’s iconic Thwaites Empire Theatre in Aqueduct Road. Proudly celebrating the fantastic music of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End, 70 years ago the first peace-time Christmas after World War 2 was fast approaching. Get in the spirit and attend this fun event in full 1940’s attire (optional). Begins at 7.30pm to 10pm approx.
As you can see, community spirit is strong here in Lancashire; especially in the Darwen and Blackburn areas. Not only can you get to know your neighbours, but (more importantly) you’ll be supporting and strengthening your local economy too. As you can see from the events above, we have a real mix of local activities on offer this Halloween Half Term.
So why not get out there, get involved and maybe make some new friends in the process this Autumn?.