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

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Event Name Leye D Johns Presents... VIVA!
Viva Blackpool

Leave your troubles at the door take your reserved seats and get yourselves ready for a wonderful evening packed with comedy music and dance performed by our supremely talented cast in our amazing award winning venueLaughter a plenty with Leye D Johns...Join…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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Leye D Johns Presents... VIVA! on 27 August 2016
Viva Blackpool

Leye D Johns presents an amazing evening of live show entertainment also starring the stunning VIVA Showgirls and incredible guest vocalists each night with stunning production lighting and sound ‐ no two shows are ever the same in this amazing Vegas Style…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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28
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Summer Garden Party
Stanley Park Bandstand

The Summer Garden Party will see plenty of entertainment for all ages including live music workshops performances screenprinting storytelling facepainting and a wellbeing tent ran by Positivity Inc.CIC who will be offering taster sessions of yoga meditation and mindfulness for children and…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07711 937259
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28
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Viva Variety
Viva Blackpool

Variety is BACKJoe Longthorne headlines an evening of Variety Its a night of comedy dance music and more... with some fantastic guests joining Joe every Sunday night.Hosted by Leye D Johns and the VIVA Showgirls with guest vocalist Jennifer Ball.Also joining the…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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SEP
Joe Pasquale: Live
Viva Blackpool

Yes its that time of year again Joe Pasquale is BACKThe star of five Royal Variety Shows will the Queen never learn the King Of The Jungle will be discussing things like Why is an orange called and orange when a carrot…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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The Whitney Houston Experience - starring Nya King
Viva Blackpool

A show filled with Wow a tribute to an all time greatPrepare to be stars truck by a tribute to one of the Worlds all time greatest solo female vocalists ‐ performed by the UKs No. 1 Tribute to the incredible Whitney…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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Evening with Soprano Jennie Marsden
The Croston Theatre

Enjoy an evening of song oratorio opera jazz & musical delights.Jennie studied voice at The RCM London and has sung with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen The London Symphony Orchestra BBC Radio 3 and BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall also…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07951 474467
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Liverpool Whisky Festival
The Crypt

. Now in its 6th year the Liverpool Whisky Festival has become an absolute must‐do for the good folks of this vibrant and exciting city. We love coming here just for the craicNot only will you have the chance to taste the…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01904 410841
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Animal Collective
O2 Academy Liverpool

Animal Collective at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Saturday 03 September 2016. 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 comparison…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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SEP
Lecture: Health & 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: 07599 209293
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Christina Bianco - Me, Myself & Everyone Else
Viva Blackpool

Join Christina as she presents her greatest hits celebrating the music of the worlds iconic divas from today and yesterday. You can expect an eclectic selection of your favourite pop standard & Broadway tunes in her own voice as well as impersonations…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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Christina Bianco – Me, Myself & Everyone Else
Viva Blackpool

Christina Bianco makes her triumphant return to the UK with Me Myself & Everyone ElseBroadway and West End performer Christina Bianco became a YouTube sensation with her diva impression videos gaining over 22 million views worldwide. A woman of a thousand versatile…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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Barenaked Ladies
O2 Academy Liverpool

Canadian Alternative Rock band Barenaked Ladies have been together since 1998. Jim Creegan Kevin Hearn Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart are collectively BNL or BnL to their fans. The band has achieved huge worldwide success…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Roy Chubby Brown
Viva Blackpool

Roy Chubby Brown is back in town. Get ready for a barn‐storming night of jokes banter and hilarious mickey‐taking from Britains most outrageous comedian bar none Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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The Smiths Ltd
The Citadel

The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester UK the hometown of The Smiths.After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey the band played their first gig in Manchester to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and the…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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The Enemy
O2 Academy Liverpool

British indie rockers The Enemy have announced that their long awaited comeback tour will take place in the UK this May. The band who shot to prominence in 2007 with their critically acclaimed debut album…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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BLACKPOOL TOWER Northern Soul
Blackpool Tower

A 6 hour feast of classic soul from the 60s 70s and the 80s in the UKs Mecca of dance hall ‐ all your favourite soul hits played by a top…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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Liverpool Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'World of
Radisson Blu

Why Book on a Liverpool Wine Tasting Course with Wine UnearthedWine Tasting should be all about enjoying wine and having Fun ‐ our Liverpool Days are ‐ learn about wine with like‐minded people in an un‐stuffy way.We are Established & Proven and…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08456 808367
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The SoulTrain
The Citadel

Here we go again with another major music and dance night bringing the countrys finest Northern Soul Band The SoulTrain to St Helens on Saturday 10th September 2016. For all the soulboys and girls out there all the stops will be pulled…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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BIG Walkies Preston
Avenham Park

Dogs and dog lovers of Preston ‐ BIG Walkies is back and youre invited. Join us at Avenham Park on Sunday 11 September 2016 for more fun more trees and even more dogs. You can choose to walk a long or short…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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LIVERPOOL MUSIC COMPETITION – OPEN MIC UK 2016
The Liner Hotel

Auditions for the exciting Open Mic UK Liverpool music competition are coming to The Liner Hotel in Liverpool. The Liverpool music competition is brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for discovering acts such as Birdy Jacob Banks Lucy Spraggan…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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LIVERPOOL SINGING AUDITIONS – OPEN MIC UK 2016
The Liner Hotel

Auditions for the exciting Open Mic UK Liverpool singing auditions are coming to The Liner Hotel in Liverpool. The Liverpool singing auditions is brought to you by Future Music who are responsible for discovering acts such as Birdy Jacob Banks Lucy Spraggan…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02380 526699
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Daniel ODonnell
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Daniel ODonnell at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Monday 12 September 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Guys & Dolls
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society presents: Guys & Dolls which is the famous Broadway musical by Frank Loesser. Its the sizzling New York tale of gamblers gangsters and nightclub singers and is a cornerstone of the musical comedy stage that continues to…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772804444Box Office
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Nathan Carter
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Nathan Carter at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Friday 16 September 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Nathan Carter tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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G4 Back For Good Tour 2016
Guild Hall

Having reunited in 2014 G4 are now officially Back For Good.Hail the kings of Popera Daily MailA 5 masterclass in delivery tone and performance Celebrity RadioA pitch‐perfect performance Frost MagazineVocally Flawless Entertainment FocusSpecial Guests: G4 will join forces with the latest singing…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07989 302532
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Led Into Zeppelin
The Citadel

Led Into Zeppelin are one of the UKs leading tribute bands. The four‐piece recreate Led Zeppelins back catalogue note for note in a tremendous and rousing gig which will evoke memories of the real thing.The band comprises Paul Bradshaw as Robert Plant…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Wine Tasting Experience Including Lunch
The Glendower Hotel

11am to 4pm ‐ including Champagne & delicious 2‐course lunch at the beautiful Glendower Hotel plus a tutored tasting of 12 superb wines. Passionate about wine & want to learn more Each course is a fascinating introduction to the world of Wine.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01253 301934
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Footloose
Opera House Blackpool

Based on the 1980s hit film that took the world by storm Footloose the musical sizzles with the same spirit of youth rebellion and romance.City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he is forced to move to Bomont an American…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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The Billy Joel Story
Viva Blackpool

. The story of one of the most enigmatic and prolific song writers of all time Billy Joel told with his music and excerpts from his own stories. Performed by pianist and vocal performer Andy Mudd ‐ a successful musical director to…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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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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