We are proud to be a partner venue for the National Festival of Making, usually a two day event takes over the town with a unique celebration of UK making
Trustee’s Chair, Dr Alastair Murdoch welcomed a VIP visitor to the The Exchange today. Lancashire’s Lord Lieutenant, Charles Kay Shuttleworth.
An interactive projection installation by artist and lighting designer, Jen Kagan working with photographer and videographer, Scott Jackson and art students from Blackburn College as part of Blackburn’s Festival of Light.
We are proud to be a partner venue for the National Festival of Making, usually a two day event takes over the town with a unique celebration of UK making ‘from factory floor to the kitchen table’ which welcomes more than 40,000 visitors to Blackburn.
Our first licensed event after making the main space safe for 500 people was to host one of the most successful Christian bands to come out of the Message Trust in Manchester, TWELVE24.
The School of Advanced Studies, University of London brought their Being Human Festival to Blackburn with a performance of “Finding Mr Hart”.
This was the first day we were able to open our doors to the public for tours when they didn’t need to wear hard hats!
Rory Lushman took part in our Heritage Open Days event by bringing the past to life with a very personal guided tour of the places and spaces in the building.
Our first Heritage Open Days event in September 2017 was a very special day.
Originally on display earlier in the summer in Blackburn Cathedral as part of the inaugural National Festival of Making.
Local specialists, High Level Maintenance from Tockholes, removed some of the internal plasterwork and tiles in the space