Explore Darwen’s history with Three Loud Knocks by Beggars Belief Collective

Beggars Belief Collective describe themselves as “a ragtag gang of makers, artists and creatives based in Darwen.” Based at Darwen Library Theatre, the collective is a collaboration between performers and theatre makers, Guy Hargreaves and Nicky McRoy, and Darwen based renowned sculptor and artist, Marjan Wouda. Their latest work, Three Loud Knocks, is a series…

Market’s School Meals Campaign Receives Praise from Marcus Rashford

Darwen Market and Blackburn Market are supporting families with children eligible for free school meals via vouchers, which can be used to buy quality food from the markets. The Darwen Market traders involved are pleased to be part of the initiative, and it’s even received praise from Marcus Rashford. Blackburn with Darwen Council are behind…

New “Shop Darwen” campaign for independent businesses

Calling all independent Darwen businesses! If you own an independent business based in Darwen town centre, Blackburn with Darwen council are inviting you to sign up to their new marketing initiative, Shop Darwen. The campaign’s purpose is to support local businesses, give Darwen’s daytime economy a helping hand and encourage shoppers back to the high…