Musical opportunities for children
and young people in Blackburn with Darwen

Festival of making

It’s a FREE family festival with innovative arts installations, hands-on workshops, markets and of course, live performances. There are 8 streams:

Making history, making things, making a living, making place, making love, making tastes, making digital and of course, making music – which is what we’ll be doing, in and around Blackburn.

We’re planning to have drumming, steel pans and maybe even a choir, so keep checking this website and the Festival of making website for updates.

Come and join this new kind of festival for a new age of making.

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