video supports blackburn

A local charity which began a campaign to bolster support for Blackburn to become a city, has created a video to promote the town.

One Voice Blackburn supported the #BackingBlackburn campaign launched by the council in a bid to land city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier this year. ultumately the bid was unsuccessful but some of the campaigning came in for much praise.

The charity had asked their members and other residents to choose a famous landmark in the town and be photographed with the caption – Blackburn, we live it, we breathe it, we love it. Images from the campaign have featured on bus shelters and digital screens around the town.

The images have already been shown on social media and local media. Landmarks such as King George’s Hall, Ewood Park, and Corporation Park all featured in the campaign. All the people who feature in the campaign live in Blackburn.

Firdowsh Saiyed is one the locals who ihas taken part in the photographic campaign.

“Blackburn is one big community where everyone is accepted as an individual. Over the years it has developed and created opportunities for everyone.’

Alisha Seedat, member of One Voice Blackburns West End Girls group starred in a video showcasing the best of Blackburn. The video supported by Arts Council England  showed Alisha walk through the town taking in various landmarks including Corporation Park, Cathedral Square and King Gerorges Hall.

One Voice Blackburn is a charity that aspires to create cohesive, aspirational and confident communities in Blackburn with Darwen. It won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2018.

Chief Executive Zaffer Khan, who developed the campaign is passionate about Blackburn.

“As someone who was born in Blackburn and still lives in Blackburn I recognise the unique qualities of the place that I call home. Although the city bid did not go our way we felt it imortant that we continue with the We Love Blackburn brand as it really showcases some great places alongside local people.”