In collaboration with Culturapedia and Spot On Lancashire, local families will be able to enjoy four free activities in Blackburn Town Centre.
This program of events has a subtle Jubilee theme, plus a nod to connection and sharing stories amongst each other. The Platinum Jubilee inevitably will prompt us to reflect and share experiences from the last seventy years with friends and family – whether you’ve been around for five years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, or all seventy.
No booking is required – simply turn up and enjoy. Here’s what’s in store…
Sat, May 28th at 10:30am – Make and Take Home: Free Macrame Crafts
Creative entrepreneur, Sophie Skellern, will be joining us on Saturday to share her magical macrame wisdom.
The craft of macrame involves using knotting techniques to create decorations and accessories. Macrame can be as simple as friendship bracelets, or as complicated as intricate wall hangings.
In our case, Sophie will be showing families how to make keyrings which you can take home and keep, or give as a gift to a loved one.
Mon, May 30th at 10:30am – Explore Mini Adventures: Crown Jewels Treasure Hunt
Dress in your best detective outfit ready to solve the clues to find the crown jewels!
With fun murder mystery vibes, this activiity will take mini detectives around the market while they complete their important mission – the Queen needs the crown jewels for the Jubilee after all, so time is of the essence.
This activity will take place from 10:30am till 2:30pm, come down when you can and join in.
Tues, 31st May at 11am – Watch Live Shows: The Songsmiths
The Songsmiths will be joining us in Blackburn Market for plenty of lighthearted musical hijinks on Tuesday 31st May.
A mobile musical factory, The Songsmiths are able to whip up personalised jingles in as little as 15 minutes about anything and everything. Expect songs about Blackburn Market and its
traders, shoppers, passers by and much more.
If you’d like to come down and ask for a particular song to be written, feel free! Maybe you have an important event coming up or you’d like them to make a tune about the Jubilee? Just ask and they can oblige.
Or if you’d rather just drop by and watch them use their amazing musical talents from the sidelines, you’re more than welcome.
Expect festivity, storytelling, and plenty of catchy tunes! It’s a unique experience not to be missed.
Wed, June 1st at 10:30am – Create Together: Fit For The Queen
Get your creative juices flowing to design your ideal outfit for the Queen!
We all know that the Queen is somewhat of a fashion icon – we never see her in a mismatched outfit. But this is your opportunity to dress her exactly how you think best.
Whether you simply colour in your paper doll, or get super crafty with cutting, sticking and collaging, there are no rules and no right or wrong way. It’s all about creating together and having fun.
The Culturapedia team will be ready to provide inspiration and lend a hand should you need it.
Fit for the Queen is taking place between 10:30am and 2:30pm – drop by and take part.
Free family fun at Blackburn Market
The Holidays Hub inside Blackburn Market (behind the Visitor’s Centre) will be used as a base for these activities, so head there to join in and speak to coordinators.
We kindly ask you to keep in mind that these events require parents/guardians to supervise their children – adults are welcome to join in and explore, create and watch too!
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See you soon!