A FILM festival with an environmental theme will come to Darwen next year.

The People and Planet Film Festival takes place at Darwen Library Theatre in Knott Street from February 9 to 22.

And organisers hope it will bring in film lovers to the town.

The festival has been organised by Blackburn with Darwen Council, in conjunction with Community Rail Lancashire.

The idea behind the event is that people will travel to the festival by train – a greener mode of transport than car.

A range of films will be shown, but which ones are is still to be announced.

The Library Theatre is well equipped to show films as it hosts Darwen Library Theatre Film Society on a regular basis.

A spokesperson said: “It is all about us, people, we are the ones having the biggest impact on the planet and the aim of the Film Festival is to show how pro-environmental choices can be easy, normal and attractive through the medium of entertaining and informative films. Climate change will pose many challenges to our way of life but how do we approach these challenges? The People and Planet Film Festival celebrates what an amazingly diverse place it is we live in and how unique we all are.

“Schools and community groups will be invited to watch a film and explore related issues on Monday February 11 and 18 and Tuesday 12 and 19.”

For information or if you want to get involved, contact sarah.urmson@blackburn.gov.uk or visit peopleplanetfilmfest.wordpress.com.