What's on inRufford


Welcome to Rufford

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Rufford - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Rufford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Rufford

21
FEB
La Cage Aux Folles
Opera House Blackpool

Following a sell out West End and Broadway production Brighton Theatre Group present La Cage Aux Folles.With a heart touching tale of one familys struggle to stay together and ultimately stay fabulous and true to…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
FEB
Mike The Mechanics
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Mike The Mechanics at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Tuesday 21 February 2017. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
FEB
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Epstein Theatre

Then he sets off to Mr Zacoors Toy Shop to buy his spellbook. But Mr Zacoor is no ordinary shopkeeper hes a real life Sorcerer And he has a very special job for Charlie. This delightful new show comes to life with…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 884411
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24
FEB
Showtime Spectacular
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Showtime SpectacularFriday 24th February 7:30pmShowtime SpectacularGeneral Admission £12 Concessions £10An evening of variety in aid of the theatre development fund in association with Blackpool Equity.WithDes Day ‐ One of Lancashire Top ComediansThe Bachelors with John StokesKen MorrellBlues Brothers TributeSuzanne Roberts DancersJane FraserDave…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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25
FEB
A Viennese Strauss Gala.
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

A Viennese Strauss Gala.Saturday 25th February 2017Adults £20 Concessions £19From the producers of Mozart by Candlelight and Baroque by Candlelight.A VIENNESE STRAUSS GALANow in its 15th year and back in the UK by popular demand with a sparkling new anniversary production.World on…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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25
FEB
Viva Vegas Live!
Viva Blackpool

Amazing production sensational vocalists beautiful showgirl dancers and hilarious comedy from our flamboyant and outrageous host Leye D Johns ‐ this is night not to be missed as one of Blackpools highest rated shows.Sequins feathers dance routines and music youll love ‐…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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25
FEB
Who's Who
The Citadel

Formed in West London in 1996 Whos Who the longest established Who Tribute Show in the UK have received incredible reactions across Europe and beyond for their exciting live performances. Widely respected and acknowledged by members of The Who as the group…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
MAR
Black and Gold
The Citadel

This well‐drilled 10 piece soul outfit runs through a set list packed with classics from the Motown era mixed with contemporary gems and a few Northern Soul favourites thrown in for good measure. Their fast moving set list includes numbers by Otis…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
MAR
The Empty Nesters Club
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Friday 3rd March 7:30pmThe Empty Nesters ClubGeneral Admission £20.50Written and directed by John GodberJoin Vicky Barret for the inaugural meeting of The Empty Nesters Club. If your children have left home and the nest is empty this is the group for youVicky…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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03
MAR
The Music Of The Blues Brothers
Viva Blackpool

Its 3771 miles to Chicago. Weve got a full tank of gas half a pack of cigarettes its dark and were wearing sunglassesThe Music Of The Blues Brothers is the UKs most authentic celebration of The Blues Brothers bringing all of your…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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03
MAR
Barbara Dickson
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Now in her 61st year the writer singer actress and musician shows no sign of slowing down; keep your prancing Madonnas and flouncing Kylies Barbaras latest show serves to highlight her position as one…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
MAR
Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

RUSSELL KANE ‐ RIGHT MAN WRONG AGEExtremely funny Evening StandardOne of the quickest most stimulating stand‐ups in the land The TimesAre you 16‐years‐old yet feel 21 Are you 40 but tragically faking 25 Or maybe youre full‐on 80 years with the…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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04
MAR
Sounds of Simon
The Citadel

As seen on BBC The One ShowThe Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. Lose yourself to nostalgia as the full band play such classics as Mrs Robinson The Boxer The Sounds of Silence and…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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05
MAR
Liverpool Dance Auditions
The Liner Hotel

Liverpool Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new dance contest in Liverpool for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their name out there. The…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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05
MAR
Liverpool Singing and Dance Auditions
The Liner Hotel

Liverpool Singing and Dance Auditions for teenagers: The exciting new singing and dance contest in Liverpool for teenagers and pre‐teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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07
MAR
Tinariwen at The Invisible Wind Factory
Invisible Wind Factory

The Saharan Blues stars will perform music from their new album Elwan due for release in February next year as well as songs from their impressive back catalogue stretching back over fifteen years.Harvest Sun Promotions are pleased to have teamed up with…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07711 937259
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08
MAR
Cirque Berserk
Opera House Blackpool

Zippos PresentsCirque BerserkReal Circus made for theatreShowcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills Cirque Berserk brings this treasured form of live entertainment bang up‐to‐date in a jaw‐dropping spectacular ‐ created especially for the theatre.Combining contemporary cirque‐style artistry with adrenaline‐fuelled stunt…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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09
MAR
Showtime Afternoons
Viva Blackpool

Take your reserved seats as we serve a delicious 2‐course lunch before our resident cast perform an amazing show for you with different themes and shows available to choose from including The Jerseys Ratpackers and our very own Viva Vegas show.The dancefloor…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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10
MAR
David Holt - An Evening of Clairvoyance
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

David HoltJoin David Holt the author of best seller Are you ready to believe for a very different kind of evening.One of the UKs leading spirit mediums delivering mind blowing evidence of life after death. If you have ever wondered what life…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01253 794221
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10
MAR
Smaller Rooms presents: Jim Moray
The Citadel

For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
MAR
Nearly Dan (The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan)
The Citadel

Less tribute and more homage Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dans approach is faithful though not reverential and…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
MAR
Spiritual Healing - The Health of the Future
Friends Meeting House, “The Institute”

I have remained nothing more than a normal natural person are the words Bruno Groening wrote; a person who possessed the simple intuitive knowledge of the laws governing divine spiritual healing.The audience can experience the divine power in their own bodies that…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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12
MAR
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room

Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of Bruno Groening: There is no incurable God is the greatest physician has…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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12
MAR
Norman Prince & Paul Johnston
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Norman Prince & Paul Johnston A True Lancashire Hot PotSunday 12th March 2017Adults £14.50 Seniors £12.50 Child £10.50The Lowther Pavilion St Annes will see a real treat on Sunday the 12th March 2017 with a return visit of Lancashire favourites Norman Prince…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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12
MAR
Scott Bradlees Postmodern Jukebox
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Scott Bradlees Postmodern Jukebox at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Sunday 12 March 2017. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAR
The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
The Epstein Theatre

Starring ‐ The Jerseys Leye D Johns The Viva ShowgirlsJoin The Jerseys as we celebrate the Timeless music of the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons The Drifters The Stylistics Beach Boys and more ‐ from Doo Wop…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 884411
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15
MAR
Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern
Epstein Theatre

Whatever your age come along and join Mrs T and the girls from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.A feel‐good night that…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 675750
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16
MAR
Steve Pilgrim
Leaf on Bold Street

The gig takes place at Leaf on Bold Street and the show promises to be as affectionate as the album. Expect to hear the euphoric sounds of Morning Skies as well as tracks from Steves previous releases. …

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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17
MAR
Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes
The Citadel

Paul Lamb & the King Snakes are considered by aficionados as one of the best British blues bands. Known for his mastery of the harmonica Paul Lamb is a seasoned professional who has been in the business since the age of…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
MAR
S' Wonderful
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

SWonderfulFriday 17th March 7:30pmGeneral Admission £21SWonderfulThe Great American SongbookSWonderful is a whistle‐stop tour of the greatest songbook ever written.Paul Roberts former lead singer of The Stranglers fronts a swinging live band who come together to celebrate the most important and influential composers…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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Tourist Attractions


British Lawnmower Museum

The Museum has now become one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and is now the largest import & export specialists in antique garden machinery, supplying parts, archive conservation of manuscript materials and valuing machines from all over the world.Included in this Unique National collection are…

Acorn Farm

Acorn Farm is an award‐winning, family‐friendly attraction in Kirkby, Merseyside. Were open 7 days a week 10am‐4pm and there's always loads to see and do Whatever the weather, Acorn Farm offers a great value, fun day out for everyoneWe have a wide range of animals here at the…

Atkinson Art Gallery

British art of the 17th‐20th centuries, including works by Lely, Cotman, Ford Madox Brown, Sickert and Ginner, as well as The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West. Large collection of British watercolours, etchings and engravings.Themed exhibitions from the permanent collection are regularly shown. Every month the Gallery…

Balloons Over Lancashire

Hot Air Balloons at Balloons Over Lancashire in Leyland, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01772 601525 for opening times and entrance costs.…

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell .It represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom.Over one milllion people in the UK are employed in some way with the road transport industry and its infastructure.Trucks carry more than 98 of the…

Hesketh Park

The largest park in Southport, comprised of a large and safe children's play area, mini golf course and children's train in a woodland setting. There are numerous nature trails throughout this picturesque park, containing varied wildlife with duck ponds, lakes and a large Aviary.Park Caf. Parking is free…

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