The Exchange Blackburn

Embracing the past to transform the future

ABOUT

Re:Source charity was set up by Re:Ignite Church to purchase, restore and manage “The Exchange” (former Apollo Cinema and Tiggis’ restaurant) in September 2015 to transform it into a vibrant, diverse destination for the town. The derelict Grade II listed building is rich in history but holds promise for the future.

It’s time for The Exchange to stand for something new; it’s time for it to become a destination again.

WHO’S WHO

Our Vision

The transformation of Blackburn

VISION

To play a significant role in the fulfilment, wellbeing and transformation of Blackburn.

HISTORY

Our Mission

To bring the Exchange back into sustainable use

MISSION

To bring the Exchange back into sustainable use as a vibrant and diverse venue and to deliver activities which inspire hope, creativity and excellence for people and communities.

Working with the local community and business partners, the building will once again come alive and flourish.

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MISSION AND VISION

Our Values

We think and dream big

HONOUR

We treat others as we would like to be treated! We recognise that each person is unique, has value and should be treated equally with dignity and respect

INTEGRITY

We always strive to do the right thing! We value honesty, openness, trust and personal responsibility in all our interactions, behaviour and practices

EXCELLENCE

We bring our best! We are committed to continuous improvement to create the best possible outcomes and face challenges with optimism

INNOVATION

We think and dream big! We are open to new ideas, embrace change and celebrate bold creativity

EMPOWERMENT

We believe in people and their dreams! Creating an environment which helps develop and encourage each person to reach their full potential and achieve their ambitions

TEAMWORK

We are stronger together! We value relationships, and encourage a spirit of collaboration, mutual support and fun

Our Themes

At the heart of Blackburn’s cultural history

Arts, Culture and Heritage

The Exchange is at the heart of Blackburn’s cultural history. As an iconic, awe-inspiring building, providing one of the largest performance and exhibition events spaces in Lancashire, it will be a place to inspire, create, entertain and be entertained.

Community and Cohesion

Cotton manufacturing is at the root of our history. Our heritage as The Cotton Exchange links us intrinsically with the diversity of communities and generations that make up the population of Blackburn with Darwen. The Exchange will be a place for projects that bring about cohesion, conversations and collaboration.

Health and Wellbeing

The Exchange aims to become a venue which can host a variety of health and wellbeing organisations, programmes and workshops, including dance, fitness and wellbeing training and education events. We will work in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and other agencies in support of the local health and well-being strategy
“Start Well, Live Well, Age Well”.

Learning and Enterprise

The charity, Re:Source will run The Exchange as a commercially viable business, generating income through venue hire, ticketed events, merchandising, concessions and sponsorship for the ongoing running and maintenance costs of the building.

Gallery

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Contact

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OUR LOCATION

71-73 King William Street,
Blackburn, BB1 7DT.

CALL US

+44 7377 630033

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