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Blake awarded Pride of Lancashire Award

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BYZ Senior Club member and LGBT ambassador, Blake Maxwell was delighted when he was awarded Pride Of Lancashire at The SLYNCS Awards ceremony on Friday 24th March 2017. The Pride of Lancashire award aims to highlight the achievements made by young people who have had to overcome barriers and adversity and have made an impact within their local communities. Barriers could include language, … [Read more...]

150 thrill seekers take on Zipwire Challenge at Ewood Park

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150 brave thrill-seekers took the 150 metre plunge across Ewood Park on Sunday 26th March, at the first ever Rovers Zipwire. Families gathered to celebrate Mother’s Day with a twist by zip lining from from the upper tier of the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End, over the pitch to the front of the Bryan Douglas Darwen End. Laura Phelan, Events Manager said:- “The event couldn’t have been … [Read more...]

Strengthening Partnerships To Enhance Youth Provision

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On Thursday 23rd March 2017 representatives from private, public, voluntary and third sector organisations gathered at the Youth Zone to hear Blackburn Youth Zone’s plan to stabilise, sustain and grow its offer for young people through partnership work.   Guests were welcomed to the first Supporters’ Event of 2017 by Blackburn Youth Zone Chairman, Rt Hon Jack Straw, who introduced guest … [Read more...]

Action Factory begin arts partnership with Blackburn Youth Zone

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We're pleased to announce that Blackburn based community arts charity, Action Factory will be delivering a three month arts programme at the Youth Zone! The partnership starts March 2017 with Action Factory running arts sessions three times a week across each club. Including drama, visual arts, spoken word, textiles and more. A spokesperson from Action Factory said "Action Factory staff … [Read more...]

Youth Zone’s two hour Zumbathon is a high-energy hit!

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  With over 150 women and children taking part, Blackburn Youth Zone’s two hour Zumbathon was a high energy hit in celebration of International Women’s Day. Led by qualified Zumba instructors, the event took place on Sunday 12th March and included high-energy music, fitness and fun suited to all abilities including beginners. Fahima Iqbal, Dance and Fitness Instructor at Blackburn Youth … [Read more...]

Celebrating #ScienceWeek with UCLan

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From mind control games to investigating life under a microscope, Blackburn Youth Zone and University Of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are set to deliver a range of innovate, interesting and interactive workshops in celebration of British Science Week. The workshops are open to young people aged 13-18 and will run at Blackburn Youth Zone on Thursday 16th March from 6.30pm till 8pm. The special … [Read more...]

Creative Arts Master Classes in partnership with Blackburn College

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Blackburn Youth Zone have teamed up with Blackburn College to offer young people a range of Master Class Taster Sessions that will take place at Blackburn Youth Zone every month throughout 2017. The aim of the master class programme is to engage young people, aged 13-18 (up to 25 with additional needs) in a diverse range of course taster sessions, allowing them to experience first hand course … [Read more...]

The National Festival of Making

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Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th May 2017 FREE Blackburn, Lancashire (Various Town Centre Locations) See, taste and hear things you’ve never seen, tasted or heard before at the first ever National Festival of Making, a FREE family festival taking place in the manufacturing heartland of Blackburn, Lancashire over two, exciting days. Innovative art installations, hands-on workshops, live performance … [Read more...]

Thrill seekers wanted for first ever Zip Wire at Ewood Park this Mother’s Day!

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Thrill seekers wanted for first ever Zip Wire at Ewood Park this Mother’s Day! Give your mum an experience she will never forget this Mother’s Day by registering for the first ever zip wire challenge at Ewood Park! The charity behind the event, Blackburn Youth Zone, is now looking for people to sign up and take part in this exhilarating challenge on Sunday 26th March 2017. Register for the … [Read more...]

Blackburn Youth Zone to host Zumbathon in celebration of International Women’s Day

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Blackburn Youth Zone will host a two hour Zumbathon from 3pm till 5pm on Sunday 12th March open to women and girls, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Led by qualified Zumba instructors, the event is set to include high-energy music, fitness, and fun suitable for all abilities including beginners. Blackburn Youth Zone is one of many local organisations that have pledged to take part … [Read more...]