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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…

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Free Family Fun this Easter with Darwen & Blackburn Markets

Darwen Market, Blackburn Market and Let’s Make are hosting lots of fantastic free virtual events for children in Blackburn with Darwen over the Easter holidays; from witchcraft and wizardry lessons with Professor Potter, to caricature drawing and everything in between! It’s going to be brilliant. We know how tricky it’s been to keep children entertained…

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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…

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