2016 is a landmark year for Blackburn town centre and the Cathedral at the heart of the community.
Next year will see the multi-million pound transformation of the Cathedral Quarter with a hotel, restaurants and offices. Included with the development is a new refectory and public courtyard for the Cathedral and the first residential cloisters to be built in the UK for over 600 years.
In celebration, thousands of blooms will fill Blackburn Cathedral with spectacular contemporary installations. The stunning light and open architecture will provide an ideal environment to showcase beautiful and imaginative floral displays designed by internationally renowned Bill Dixon, supported by Hans Havercamp and interpreted by a team of experienced floral artists from across the Diocese and beyond.
The Dean of Blackburn Cathedral, Very Rev’d Christopher Armstrong said, “I am excited that we have formally launched the 2016 Festival of Flowers and cannot wait to see the transformation of our magnificent Cathedral when it will be filled with flowers, bringing the outside in.
“We are expecting thousands of people from across the UK to attend this landmark event and we are looking forward to working with a range of partners from across the region.”
The Festival of Flowers runs from 23 – 26 June 2016 and tickets are available to pre-order online here.