Heritage Festival



Information event for property owners
Tuesday 6th October 2015
5pm-7pm, BB1 Café, 72 Northgate, Blackburn

BB1 For Life Cafe, Northgate

An informal drop-in session for property owners and businesses in the area to meet the Gladstone’s View Team, find out more about the project and share ideas.

The event was well attended by a number of business property owners as well as a group of architecture students from Sheffield University who are involved in the Blackburn Live Project.


Blackburn Heritage Festival
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September 2015

The Gladstone’s View Project hosted a range of events and activities as part of the Blackburn Town Centre Heritage Festival this year:

Town Centre Heritage Exhibition (Old Town Hall)
An exhibition about the Gladstone’s View Townscape Heritage Project and the interesting history and heritage of the area. The event provided a rare opportunity to share the Council historic photographic records of the town centre which proved to be particularly popularMeet the Mayor of Blackburn and explore the Mayor’s Parlour and Council Chambers.

Gladstone’s View Talk and Tours
A short presentation about the project followed by a 10/20 min walking tour of the project area.

Gladstone’s View artists workshop (Northgate)
Around Gladstone’s statue, local community artist Rianon Francis will be helping members of the public to visualise what they would like Gladstone’s View to be in the future.

Paint The Town (from The Bureau)
A public challenge to create a painting in a day (Saturday), with a specific category focused on the Townscape Heritage Project area. Paintings to be exhibited and judged on Sunday at The Bureau Centre for the Arts. Prizes for junior, senior and our own special Townscape Heritage categories.

Pop-up Memory Café and Temperance Bar (BB1 at 72 Northgate)
To help inform development of the Townscape Heritage Project, people are invited to pop in to the Memory Café and share their memories and stories of the area around Northgate, Blakey Moor, Lord Street West and King Georges Hall. The Café will be also be celebrating the Temperance movement and as well as their normal offerings of Coffee and tea, they will also have a special menu of Sarsaparilla, dandelion and burdock, Eccles cakes, Lancashire cheese and black pudding nibbles and some old fashioned Stockleys sweets.


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