Weekly Sessions


Youth Art Group
4.30 - 6.30pm

Downstairs in The Long Room
Term time only
Ages 16-25yrs
Drop in

Work with artist Leonie Stephenson on a 6 week block of printmaking with the theme ' Creative Riot' and Protest Print!
Meet new people and make new friends.
Gain work experience for college.
Drinks, snacks and art materials provided!

Shared Sounds
Early Years Music Sessions
(Term Time Only - Back in January)
10 - 10.45am (mixed)

Free for first time attenders, suggested donation of £3 per session (£18 per 6 week block) for returning families.
10am - 10:45am (mixed)

Fun interactive classes for children aged 0-4 and their parents/carers with songs and musical activities as well as free play with musical instruments. More info on our website here.


Inspired By ART
1pm - 3pm

Term time only
For adults in recovery. Free.

A relaxed visual art and craft session for adults in recovery and any adults who feel they would benefit from being in this environment.

For more information or to enquire about a place email Kerris@bureaublackburn.co.uk


Place of Welcome
Wednesdays 9.30am-11am
All year!
Free. Downstairs in the Long Room

Join us every Wednesday at The Bureau for a brew, toast and a chat. Drop in to meet people and find out what's going on at The Bureau.

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Bubbles and Felt
Early Years 0-4

Term time only.
Blocks of 6 weeks.

Arts, crafts, stories, music and movement session where we will explore creative activities specially designed for children aged 0-4 years.

Creative Writing Course
New 6 week block starts Wednesday 1st November
1.30pm - 3pm

Runs for 6 weeks.
£6.50 per session/£36 for the whole course

Relaxed, friendly classes. Make friends, meet new people. No previous experience necessary and don’t worry about spelling or grammar!

Sessions taught by an experienced theatre and short story writer. This course is not delivered by The Bureau.
For more info on the course and how to book your place, click on the image above or here.


Guitar Ensemble

For children from age 8.
Term time only.

£15/month from October to June. This fee allows access to all music centre ensembles/ workshops. Bursaries are available for low income households.

Contact music.service@bolton.gov.uk to sign up or for more info.

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Blackburn Festival of Light
Adult/Community Street Band

Suggested donation £3.
Downstairs in the Long Room

Term time only. Free but donations to support the continuation of the group are welcome.
To find out more email sue@bureaublackburn.co.uk

Thursday Art Group
12.30 - 2.30pm

07/12/23 - join Cath Ford (aka Cath in the Attic) to create winter wreaths using scraps of felt and fabric. Learn how to use different techniques and experiment with embellishing and decorating your wreath.
These are relaxed social sessions which will provide an opportunity to let go, to explore, to play, & to be creative!

For more info and to book your space click here!


Blast Off Ensemble
4pm - 5.30pm

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!

Contact music.service@bolton.gov.uk to sign up for September or for more info.

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Acoustic Folk Night
Suggested donation of £3.

Acoustic Folk Night in partnership with Music For All. Come along and join in with some traditional folk tunes led by Alex Lord.
Sheet music provided or Learn by Ear! Open to all ages, but mainly an adult group.
Bar open for hot and cold drinks.
Bring your own melodic instruments- wind, strings, accordions etc and take part in the fun.
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Public Living Room
Fridays 10am-Midday
All year!
Downstairs in the Long Room

Camerados is a social movement, people who think that being a bit more human is a good idea, and the main way they do that is through Public Living Rooms.

We have joined with them to open a Public Living Room here at The Bureau, a welcoming, no-agenda place for folk to sit down with a cuppa, have a chat, and feel more human. Fancy getting creative? Why not bring down something you are working on and enjoy the company, or use some of the group's resources.


Chair Yoga with Karen
Fridays 4pm - 5pm
£3 suggested donation
Ground floor in the Long Room

A relaxing and enjoyable class, suitable for people of all levels of experience and ability. Karen adapts all of the moves to suit individual needs.

Please email Cath if you are interested in attending or call 01254 664215 for more info.



Path Of Wuji
Fridays 6.30pm - 8pm

An innovative approach to internal and core martial training using traditional concepts coupled with the scientific method, to strike a real balance with old and new.

This session takes place on the first floor of the building and unfortunately we do not have a lift or stair lift. For more information contact Stephen on pathofwuji@gmail.com