Found in Blackburn

Found in Blackburn is a Heritage Lottery Funded project, exploring Blackburn’s fascinating past and ideas for an exciting future through a series of commissioned artworks.

The project delves into some of the town’s empty buildings and hidden treasures, alongside the memories of the people who used to, and continue to, inhabit these spaces. These memories will also form the starting point for considering what the future of these buildings could be, and what local people, young and old, want for the future of their town. The project has commissioned 12 site-specific creative responses to Blackburn which will be exhibited for upto one month.

Exhibition Venue Opening Times and Dates

The Found in Blackburn activity mainly took place on Saturday 11 March only, however artwork will remain installed for up to one month. Below are specific opening times for various venues with artwork still on display:

BBC Radio Lancashire – Monday – Friday 9-4pm until Monday 17th April

Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery – Wednesday – Saturday 12-4:45pm until Saturday 25th March

Lomo Wall – Permanent artwork installed on the outside wall of Debenhams, The Mall

Old Town – x7 floor vinyls installed until Monday 17th April

Elly Langlois‘s Blue neon wire installations will be displayed until Monday 17th April

If you attended Found in Blackburn and would like to leave feedback, please fill out this short questionnaire.


Download the Programme to see more information on the artworks and the programme.

Click on these images below to interact with some of Blackburn’s Hidden buildings. The images link to the Found in Blackburn YouTube Channel.
These have been made by Matthew Somerville.
Masjid-e-Noorul Islam Mosque 360 Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery 360 Tony's Empress Ballroom 360 Council Chambers 360 The Cotton Exchange 360

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Found in Blackburn has been managed and curated by Sophie Skellern

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