CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Something For The Weekend XI

Looking for something to do over this weekend or over the next week or so in the Community Rail Lancashire and Bentham Line areas? Would you like to get there by train? Then look no further!

Now and until 30th September 2017 – Exhibition of paintings, Blackburn Cathedral hosts an exhibition of paintings by Albert Ogden, a former Blackburn chorister – admission free.

Now and until Saturday 28th October 2017 – Private Life of Books, on display until end of October 2017, a new Guest Curator exhibition in Blackburn Museum’s Hart Gallery explores the Private Life of Books. Click here for full details.

Now and until beginning of November 2017 – The Late Summer Collection, Clitheroe’s Longitude Gallery presents work by Donald Holden, Chris McLoughlin, Peter Hopwood, Pat Ellacott and Steve Rostron. Details on

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 – CRL Guided Walk, an easy 5 mile walk starting at Mill Hill (10:23) and finishing at Darwen station. All walks are led by experienced walk leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on

Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October 2017 – The Continental’s 18th Beer & Cider Festival, The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston (15 mins walk from station) – over 200 cask ales, ciders & perries – small entrance charge, full details on

Saturday 7th October 2017 – Darwen Food Festival, Darwen Food Festival is back with a collection of food stalls that is sure to satisfy your taste buds! There will be food stalls,  artisan products, local suppliers, cookery demonstrations, family fun, international cuisine and so much more! 10:00 – 16:00, Free entry

Wednesday 11th October 2017 – Clitheroe Concerts Society, an evening of piano with Clare Hammond who plays excerpts from Haydn, Unsuk Chin, Schubert, Beethoven, Scriabin & Stravinsky. Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Sixth Form Centre, York Street, Clitheroe 19:30 tickets £15 – click this link for details.