Also At The Bureau

The Bureau is also home to other creative organisations and activities!

Blackburn Festival of Light

Blackburn Festival of Light is an annual community project and light event which brings light, music and performance to town in December each year.

Find out more about the project on their website.

Obscura Darkroom

Obscura Darkroom is an artist-led traditional photographic darkroom situated in the heart of Blackburn town centre in Lancashire!

Find out more on their Facebook page or website or click the image above!


We Are Blackburn Together

We Are Blackburn Together, is a group of Blackburn residents working to bring people together and celebrate our town's diversity through regular social events, where culture and stories are shared. Find them on Facebook.

Bolton Music Service

Bolton Music Service works in Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen working with all sectors of the local community to increase access to quality music making, to raise standards of music education across all schools and academies and to provide exciting musical pathways for children through tuition and music ensembles.

They teach around 8,000 children weekly to play a musical instrument, teaching the music curriculum in over a third of our local primary schools and running 45 weekly out-of-school bands, choirs and orchestras, including the recently launched T-Rock for budding rock musicians. Many of their students come through the Music Service and then go on to play in regional ensembles like the Halle Youth Orchestra and the Greater Manchester Youth Brass Band and in national groups like the National Youth Choir/ Brass Band / Orchestra.

They pride themselves in looking after the needs of each child and providing the specialist tuition required for each child to realise their potential.

Want to find out more? Click on the picture above to head over to their website or email

Bolton Music Service - Blast Off Ensemble
Thursdays 4.30pm-6pm

Term time only. For beginners and young people with limited experience. No need to read music or have an instrument, just book your place and come along!