Organisers of the Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival have announced BBC Radio Lancashire as official media partners for the 2016 event.
The BBC radio station, which broadcasts to the whole of the county, will be featuring some of the key people involved in the Festival over the coming months and will also be broadcasting live from this major Lancashire event in 2016. The Flower Festival have already enjoyed a visit to the radio theatre in Blackburn for a demonstration of flower arranging with the Festival’s Artistic Director, Bill Dixon, on the morning show with Sally Naden and Brett Davison. Although this may sound like a challenge, with the innovative use of social media and a live studio audience, the team at BBC Radio Lancashire were able to bring this visual art to life for listeners.
Lowri Cope, an organiser of the Flower Festival, said, “Having BBC Radio Lancashire as a media partner is very important to the Flower Festival. As “Lancashire’s Cathedral” we want this major Northwest event to reach as many people as possible in the county and BBC Radio Lancashire make the perfect partner. We are looking forward to working with the team over the coming months.”
John Clayton, Managing Editor at BBC Radio Lancashire, said, “The Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival will be one of the most colourful highlights of Lancashire’s year in 2016 and we are delighted to help celebrate our neighbour’s exciting new venture. BBC Radio Lancashire presenters are looking forward to describing the fabulous displays to our listeners, but I’m sure that Lancastrians and people from further afield will want to come and see this for themselves.”
The Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival takes place at Blackburn Cathedral from 23rd June to 26th June 2016. Advance ticket sales are now available from the website at a special price. BBC Radio Lancashire join a range of sponsors including Blackburn BID, John Turner Construction Limited, High Level Maintenance Limited, Cope Engineering Limited and media partners Square Cactus.