Let’s celebrate 1973 – Events happening today at King George’s Hall

1973 poster

This fantastic event includes a surprise performance from a group who have been meeting and working hard at The Bureau, some fabulous banners made by The Bureau and Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio School, and theatre performance by young people from Darwen Youth Theatre working with Action Factory Community Arts, as well as live music from young people and local band Sky Valley Mistress. All for the 1973 price of £1.20

Free activities also happening 1-4pm in Blakey’s and King George’s Hall.

Don’t miss it!!

The Bureau Weekender is almost here!!

Woohoo! Here we go! Here is your invite to our Bureau Weekender Party, celebrating 2 years of The Bureau.

From the 9th-11th June we are pulling out all the stops to pack in EVERYTHING that the Bureau has to offer. Expect live music from Roosevelt Room and Good Foxy, performance from Abooo Theatre and our steel pan drummers, we’ve got Drink & Drawing, dark room workshops, a jacob’s joint, an art auction, a cinema screening, and as much else as we can possibly squeeze in!

Its going to be an incredible weekend and an incredible tour through Blackburn’s art scene. Check out the programme below for loads of FREE activities, or book some tickets to help fund our future events.


Bureau Fundraiser- Art Auction donations wanted

At The Bureau we are having a full weekend of celebrating and fundraising to celebrate being up and running for 2 years.

We are looking for people to support us in this by donating art work for the auction. Please get in touch with sonny@bureaublackburn.co.uk if you are up for donating work. Works will be exhibited over the weekend and the we’d love anyone donating to come along at the opening night to talk to  people about their work.

Thanks in advance- your support really does make all the difference to us.


TONIGHT!! 3Troubadours- Last night of the UK tour


3Troubadours are a trio of storytellers from Norway, Finland and Belgium. Tonight is the last night of their UK Tour- Let’s fill the house and give them a great send off!! Scroll down for more info and to buy tickets…



Saturday 29th April Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start. Age 15+
Tickets £9/£7/£5
3 Troubadours- Mobile Dreams


Mobile Dreams is a poetic, funny and warm storytelling performance about the everlasting human search for truth and connection, freedom and beauty. In a playful stream of English spiced with their native tongues (Norwegian, Finnish and Dutch) the three performers behind “Mobile Dreams” tell a string of tales both mythical and personal all connected by the language of dreams. In a Europe with sharper borders and increasing protectionism 3Troubadours invites people into the world of our shared imagination, focusing on the strength of vulnerability, wonder and sharing.

3Troubadours are three storytellers with different qualities and strengths.Markus Luukkonen, Finland / Tom Van Outryve, Belgium / Torgrim Mellum Stene, Norway. 
Three performance storytellers in their mid-thirties from three different countries decide to meet in the Belgian city of Ghent and start a collaboration. They were all concerned with similar questions –
Why do we tell stories?
What is actually important in our life?
Where does the road go from here?
They walked together through parks and along rivers, talking and sharing dreams, myths and personal experiences for the better part of a week.
The result was… Mobile Dreams
Mobile dreams has been on tour round Europe in the last year and a half and is now coming to BlackburnOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Running time 60 mins, interval, 30 mins.
3 Troubadours- Mobile Dreams




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!!