Fabulous Fun for Kids with Fabularium and Fox mask making today!

Three shows: 11am, 1pm and 3pm All tickets £5 available on the door or online.
Make a fox mask workshop just £2 when booked with show ticket- Workshops are 12-1pm and 2-3pm (after the first show,and before the second; after the second show and before the third show.

The Fabularium

The tale of Reynard the Fox follows the woodland’s most infamous scoundrel who prides himself on being the trickster of the forest. But when the Woodland Court announces the theft of the King’s Crown Jewels the animal kingdom immediately blame the fox. Reynard must do everything he can to prove his innocence and avoid certain death…

A new piece of engaging theatre for family audiences of all ages, using The Fabularium’s unique aesthetic, strong imagery and all performed upon their traditional wooden cart. Features storytelling, puppetry, original live music and bespoke animal headpieces.

Suitable for ages 3+

The cafe will also be open for refreshments.

Get Scientific with Art!

Explore colour; Create your own cell; Make an LED lantern out of recycled materials.
Experiment with Glow in the dark neon artwork; Solve a crime and have a go at some photographic techniques and more more more!!
An exciting weekend filled with fun, FREE hands on arts and science activities for all, as part of British Science Week.
Come along down for as long as you like and join in, 11 am- 5pm Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March.

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Workshops, talks, activities and more…..
Suitable for all ages
Kindly funded by the British Science Association and the National Lottery Celebrate!
Tell all your friends, bring your granny and don’t miss it!!

Dreams for our Daughters- International Women’s Day events


Here at The Bureau we have an arts workshop  open to all for International Women’s Day

International Women' Day


Come along and make a prayer flag, a dreamcatcher or decoration with a message of positive wishes for women. This will be added to our Wishing Tree outside the Cathedral on Wednesday 8th March.

Other events for International Women’s Day can be found here all in one place thanks to Visit Blackburn.

Arts and Science Opportunities- deadline extension

****The deadline for the artist/ scientist’s proposals has been extended to Monday 13th Feb at midnight, so you know what you need to do this weekend!
Look forwards to reading them all…..*****


Some exciting opportunities for Arts and Science practitioners, as well as for community members with a passion for Arts and Science.

Read on……


Art and Science call out

**Please note **Submission deadline for proposals: 10th Feb 

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Community call out

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The Chef show is Coming- Get your tickets now!

              Sunday 12th February 3pm 

A fusion of play and cookery demonstration.


 Two actors play all the roles in the story of a busy night in the local curry house. They are also joined by guest chef Yazi from Aamaali- offering a spicy cookery demonstration. Includes a chance to share food and  conversation with your local chef and the cast.

                          Deliciously entertaining for all the family!

Tickets: £9/£7/£5

The Chef Show

The story of The Chef Show centres on father and son Abdul and Kamal on a particularly busy night in their restaurant.  As they struggle to deal with all of the customers ‘out front’ and the staff in the kitchen they also have to decide on the future of the family business.  Will Kamal carry on the family business, or is this the end?  Much of the fun of the show comes from seeing just two actors having to play multiple roles – in the same scene!

Comments from our invited audiences during our workshops:

Very entertaining. It’s something really different.”

                        “Food, theatre – what’s not to like!”

                        “Great idea – original, funny, moving.”


This is a comedy inspired by interviews with real people working in the ‘Indian’ restaurant trade.  We have found that many rural curry houses and takeaways are run by people who commute long distances and so there can be a lack of knowledge and understanding between them and the local community.

We want to give audiences an entertaining night out, with a delicious taste of food and the chance to learn more about the lives of people who are running these restaurants.  We feel this is important in these unsettling times, when hate crimes are on the increase and where world events can lead to a fear of ‘the other’.



1973 and all that…..

1973Free. All welcome.

A Heritage Lottery funded project set to uncover and celebrate the 1973 year of concerts at King George’s Hall

A reminiscence and memorabilia event ‘1973 And All That’ on Saturday 4th February, 1.00 – 5.00pm at The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Victoria St. Blackburn.

image002This is a chance for interested music fans and those who attended any of the 1973 gigs to bring their own objects – tickets, posters, photos – to share and be documented for the project. It is also an opportunity to sign up to take part in oral history interviews of their memories and experiences of 1973 concerts at KGH.

The free event includes a new presentation and Q and A by musicDr. Toby Manning, music author and academic, 1973 The Year Bowie Came to Blackburnauthor and academic, Dr. Toby Manning on the 1973 music era and the bands who played KGH. Music and heritage fans will also have the opportunity to see rarely seen films and footage of the era from the archive of the project’s oral historian, Ian Alderson, who also attended a number of the concerts, including Bowie, in 1973. Ian is one of the fans who started the project after the death of David Bowie.

David Bowie and Slade 1973 Concerts Lancashire Evening Telegraph Newspaper AdvertIan said:
‘The drop in event is a chance to meet people who have stories and objects to share and tell us about in a relaxed and informal setting at The Bureau. Many people have already come forward to tell us they still have their tickets and programmes and so on, so we’re really looking forward to welcoming them and any others who are interested in finding out more about this fascinating heritage to the event on Saturday.’

The event is free. All our welcome. Tea and cake will be provided1973