Project Evaluation Opportunity

TNLHLF_Colour_Logo_English_RGB_0_0Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to evaluate the Blakey Moor Townscape Heritage Project.

Much of the initial desk work will be ideal for people currently having to work from home.

Quotes upto a max of £8,000 are being invited via The Chest North West procurement portal, where full details can be found.

Closing date: 22 April 2020.

Peepers pop-up – re-imagining a lost cultural scene


Prism Contemporary Gallery, 14 Lord Street West on Friday 31 January 2020,

Peepers is a pop-up event which through the use of memory and imagination aims to archive a cultural scene in Blackburn from nearly 30 years ago. A youth rock disco called ‘Peepers’ that was located in the basement of a property on Richmond Terrace/Museum Street.

In response to the collective memory of an online community of people who used to attend Peepers in the 1970’s and 80’s, local artist Christian Bell has re-imagined a place in time and is inviting its old attendees to an event which remembers and imagines Peepers.

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Gladstone’s Axe

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Really interesting programme about Gladstone aired on BBC Radio 4 this morning, but available to listen again online here – The Prime Ministers. By today’s standards, we might think he had some questionable views, but in context of the time wasn’t all bad.

Nick Robinson, BBC Political Editor explains how his axe and public displays of tree-felling helped him win the support of working people.

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Clayground at Festival of Making

Clayground-1200x410We’ve teamed up with the festival team and Darwen Terracotta to help bring ‘Clayground’ to this year’s National Festival of Making, 12th and 13th of May.

A tonne of raw Staffordshire modelling clay will be dropped off in Blackburn by the Clayground Collective in a FREE, drop-in event for everyone aged 5 and up.

Come and help us fashion Blackburn’s biggest ever communal sculpture!

Saturday and Sunday 11am-4.30pm, King William Street, Blackburn.

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