We Have Moved!

The Bureau Centre for The Arts has a new home!

In case you've not been in to see us for a while and haven't seen us huffing, puffing, sweating and sighing as we move heavy boxes or seen the news already - it's finally happened!

We have moved! From our second home on Penny Street to the former Lewis Textile Museum on Exchange Street.

The Lewis Textile Museum was opened in 1934 and was bequeathed to the people of Blackburn by a local cotton industrialist, Thomas Boys Lewis.

This wonderful building holds a special place in the hearts of generations of people in the borough and beyond, and we are thrilled to be its latest custodians and bringing it back into creative community usage.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council have invested passion, time and money into helping us secure this space following the news that the building on Penny Street had been sold for development and we would like to thank them for their continued support.

Whilst The Lewis is smaller than our existing home, it has lift access across three of the four floors and there is plenty of room for our current programme as well as future plans (including a veggie/vegan cafe).

We are now situated next to The Making Rooms, round the corner from Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery and over the road from The Exchange, so even more opportunities for collaboration!

We are so excited to get going in our new home and hope you will come and visit us soon!

The Bureau's Directors stood outside our new Home!

Read all about the move in this article, including comment from Cllr Phil Riley (Leader of BwD Council) in The Shuttle here!