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Something For The Weekend LII

Do you fancy listening to some classical music, visiting a museum or art gallery, dropping into a country market, a community concert or joining a guided walk? Then look no further.

Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery


The RMT union is continuing its industrial action (10th November & 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th December 2018) and although Northern will be running an emergency timetable your journey may be affected. Please check before travelling to ensure that you can complete your journey.

Every Tuesday – Clitheroe Country Market, in the United Reformed Church Hall on Moor Lane, Clitheroe BB7 1AZ, 09:30 – 12:00 – a country market with quality home baked, hand made and home grown produce. A wide selection of goods from a co-operative of local producers. Home made cakes, pies and jams also handicraft items such as cards, knits and textile gifts. More details on

Third Saturday of every month – Clitheroe Piano Meet Up, would you like to meet fellow players, share knowledge and develop your skills on a Bechstein grand piano? All abilities and styles welcome, no experience required, no pressure to play or just come along to listen! These are free events held in Clitheroe Library between 13:00 – 15:30.

Now and until early 2019 – The Longitude Gallery Autumn Exhibition, prior to an exciting new format the autumn exhibition sees new work from old favourites including: Pat Ellacott, Sharon Steingold, Jeff Smith, Chris Cyprus, Michael Howley & Donald Holden – more details on

Now and until 2nd January 2019 – Le Corps, L’âme et L’espirit, an exhibition of art by Cedric Charleuf in Clitheroe Castle Museum. Full details of exhibition and opening times on this link:

Now and until Saturday 20th April 2019 – Structures in Ceramic Exhibition, Blackburn Museum celebrates the history and craft of architectural ceramic production in Darwen. Full details on

Friday 9th November 2018 – Clitheroe Concerts Society, the Engegård String Quartet play excerpts from Beethoven, Grieg and Schumann. Sixth Form Centre, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, York Street, Clitheroe, 19:30 – full details and ticket prices on this link CCS poster Engegard Quartet Nov 9th 2018

Saturday 10th November 2018 –  CRL Guided Walk, a strenuous 13 mile walk starting at Bromley Cross and finishing at Darwen. All walks are led by walk leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks

The above walk has been cancelled due to the industrial action by the RMT.

Saturday 10th November 2018 – Whalley Remembers, A community concert being held in Whalley Village Hall. A collage of songs, poems ,memories, slides and drama to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Concert starts 19:30 tickets £6 available from Whalley Post Office or on 07736 704664.

Tuesday 20th November 2018 –  CRL Guided Walk, an easy 8 mile walk starting at Entwistle (10:17) and finishing at Darwen. All walks are led by walk leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks


Click the link above to see a host of interesting places to visit that are close to CRL’s community rail stations.

Discover Amazing Women by Rail

Discover Amazing Women by Rail is a project initiated by the Mid Cheshire Line CRP and invites people to leave their car at home and use the train (along with buses and trams) to explore the fascinating, and often hidden, histories of women who lived and worked in areas along the Mid Cheshire and Calder Valley railway lines, including the Blackburn to Manchester via Todmorden route.

The project is supported with a website ( by an A5 booklet available from local stations, tourist information offices and libraries. The booklet can also be downloaded using this link: Amazing Women by Rail