Paint the Town @ Home workshops


To help inspire people to get involved in Paint the Town @ Home, we are really pleased to have been able to support our friends at The Bureau to commission a series of on-line creative workshops that will be available to view on their new YouTube channel Continue reading

Blakey Moor scheme to be submitted for Planning Approval


Our long-talked about plans to transform the historic Blakey Moor Terrace are finally taking shape, as Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund agree the revised designs to be submitted for formal Planning Approval this month.

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Paint the Town @ Home

FCB02273-9FE6-4FEB-B2D6-6A6A7160DE56We are delighted that despite the current lockdown restrictions, we have found a way to make sure this year’s Paint the Town competition can still take place.

With a few little tweaks and a bit of technical assistance, the amazing team at The Bureau (supported by Blackburn BID, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and us here at the Townscape Heritage Project) have given the competition a social distancing make-over and launched ‘Paint the Town @ Home’!

The one-day, live and interactive on-line event to be held on 30th May 2020, invites people to join in and create an artwork that celebrates the town and it’s people from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
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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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