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

25
FEB
LIJF: Saxophone Workshop – Theo Travis
Capstone Theatre

Theo Travis is an internationally renowned jazz and progressive saxophonist based in London. He has recorded ten solo albums toured all over the world with artists such as Soft Machine David Gilmour Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson and he has appeared as…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 913578
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25
FEB
LIJF: Soft Machine
Capstone Theatre

John Etheridge electric guitarTheo Travis saxophoneRoy Babbington bassJohn Marshall ‐ drumsThree quarters of the celebrated 70s version of the legendary group which recorded the acclaimed Softs album in 1975 are completed by outstanding sax star Theo Travis. The band…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 913578
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25
FEB
The New Jersey Boys
The Epstein Theatre

f you are a fan of The West End Show the Jersey Boys then dont miss the chance to see where it all began with The New Jersey Boys show. The New Jersey Boys takes you back to this magical time in…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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28
FEB
http://www.thecapstonetheatre.com/whatson/thecorne
Capstone Theatre

After careful consideration I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing in these paintings that could not be changed that they can be seen in any light and are not destroyed by the action of shadows. ‐ John Cage on…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01512 913578
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01
MAR
Brendan Cole: All Night Long
Opera House Blackpool

Strictly Come Dancings Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production All Night Long.Brendan is joined by his sensational cast of guest dancers his captivating leading lady and superbly talented 14‐piece band and singers to whip…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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02
MAR
An Ellen Kent Production: Rigoletto
Liverpool Empire Theatre

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiRIGOLETTO.The masterpiece they tried to ban.Starring Vladimir Dragos and Iurie Gisca as Rigoletto.Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven‐foot wingspan and two royal greyhounds.A…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713017
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02
MAR
World At Your Feet
Blackpool Grand Theatre

2017 sees WHITTAKERS celebrate its BLUE SAPPHIRE anniversary. Yes 65 yearsInquire now for dance classes with children from 3 years and adults up to 85. Private group dance classes LAMDA exam.Performance Dates & TimesFriday 2nd March at 7pmSaturday 3rd March at 2pmSaturday…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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03
MAR
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
Liverpool Empire Theatre

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona KistenyovaWinner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.Back by overwhelming public demand this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713017
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03
MAR
ASMBL Presents CAVE RAVE: RØDHÅD, SANTÉ, SIDNEY
Arts Club

Blurring the lines between conventional club production and something altogether more immersive CAVE RAVE is a fresh events series bringing together underground musics biggest acts alongside world leading production lighting and sound engineering. The holographic lighting system used at CAVE RAVE events…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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03
MAR
Cornerstone Festival: Tooth + Nail: Hummingbird
Capstone Theatre

Edith Cole worked a dead‐end job in a funeral parlour.Ralph Conti worked wealthy widows for a quick buck.Neither expected to fall in love.But once they did they just kept on falling.Inspired by the true story of the Lonely Hearts Killers a pair…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01512 913578
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03
MAR
Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting House

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.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…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07800 933172
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03
MAR
Manford's Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little Theatre plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and television.facebook.commanfordscomedytwitter.commanfordscomedy…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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03
MAR
Seyes
The Citadel

SeYes present a two‐hour show celebrating the quintessential prog rock experience. Concentrating on the classic seventies incarnation of the band the show contains the brilliant Yours is No Disgrace Roundabout Ive Seen All Good People Perpetual Change and the WHOLE of Close…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
MAR
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Farringdon Park Community Centre

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.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…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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04
MAR
The Cornerstone Festival: The Katona Twins
Capstone Theatre

Critically acclaimed by the Daily Telegraph as the classical worlds best known guitar duo Peter and Zoltn Katona effortlessly transfer from strictly classical into more popular musical genres. Their unusual style combines classical flamenco and finger picking techniques with the energetic…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 913578
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06
MAR
Regional Schools' Shakespeare Festival
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Join young people from schools across Blackpool and Wyre as they come together to present a Shakespearean tale.The Royal Shakespeare Companys Associate Schools programme is an opportunity for schools to work with artists and practitioners from the RSC and The Grand.Performance Dates…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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07
MAR
The Cornerstone Festival: Salomé
Capstone Theatre

A live dramatic percussion spectacle featuring the 1923 silent film starring Alla Nazimova with music by Charlie Barber.Acclaimed composer Charlie Barbers dramatic new score inspired by traditional Arabic ensembles is performed live by four percussionists to the silent film Salom starring the…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01512 913578
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08
MAR
Cornerstone Festival: Lizzie Nunnery/Vidar Norheim
Capstone Theatre

To celebrate International Womens Day 2018 musicianwriter Lizzie Nunnery and multi‐instrumentalistsongwriter Vidar Norheim present a unique performance combining song live soundtrack poetry and monologue on the theme of freedom and escape. The show will feature new works alongside extracts from their award…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 913578
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09
MAR
Luke Daniels & Nancy Kerr
The Citadel

Two of the British folk scenes top performers have teamed up for a limited number of shows this year to perform their own and each others music. BBC award‐winning Luke Daniels was recently described by fRoots magazine as genius for his intriguingly…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
MAR
Milton Jones is Out There
Blackpool Grand Theatre

In his brand new show hell be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media. He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat.Milton…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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10
MAR
Cornerstone Festival: John Godber's 'Scary Bikers'
Capstone Theatre

Written and directed by John GodberA new comedy about life love and staying on your bikeWhen retired miner Don and former private school teacher Carol meet at a bereavement group they thought theyd found a new beginning. But a bike ride through…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01512 913578
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10
MAR
ELO AGAIN 2018 - Return To The Blue Tour
Blackpool Grand Theatre

The whole experience is a professional re‐enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction light show and visual effects.ELO AGAIN provide the full effect of ELOs orchestrations full of depth and tone and they certainly know how to entertain as…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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10
MAR
Spirit Of Elvis
Epstein Theatre

This original presentation of Elvis fantastic musical career takes you through the 68 special and Elvis in Concert years to a special acoustic section featuring beautiful ballads and gospel numbers recreated for the audience in an intimacy which could only be performed…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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10
MAR
The Floyd Effect
The Citadel

The music of Pink Floyd as it was always meant to be heardHaving toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect is renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
MAR
The Spirit of ELVIS in Concert
The Epstein Theatre

This original presentation of Elvis fantastic musical career takes you through the 68 special and Elvis in Concert years to a special acoustic section featuring beautiful ballads and gospel numbers recreated for the audience in an intimacy which could only be performed…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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11
MAR
Sunday Night At The Grand
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Following the incredible success of Sunday Night at The Grand Another Sunday Night at The Grand and Sunday Night At The Grand AGAIN Paul Swift and Carl Schofield present Sunday Night At The Grand headlined by Coronation Street star and X Factor…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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13
MAR
20th Century Boy The Musical
Blackpool Grand Theatre

This hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan returns to the stage to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic stars untimely death. This show exposes some of the myths and takes the audience on a tearful yet…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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15
MAR
Jimmy Osmond: Moon River & Me
The Epstein Theatre

Direct from the USA the only official Andy Williams tribute show starring Jimmy Osmond. This brand new show full of award‐winning music nostalgic footage and special memories of Andy Williams will touch your heart.Jimmy Osmond began his performing career at the tender…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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16
MAR
John Bramwell (I Am Kloot)
The Citadel

I Am Kloots songwriter and frontman John Bramwell has announced the release of his first studio solo album Leave Alone The Empty Spaces and a live tour of a brand new show in November 2017.The record is a stunning showcase of Johns…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
MAR
Hot Foot Dance Spectacular
Viva Blackpool

Hot Foot Dance Spectacular presented by Julie Segev and the Students of Hot Foot Dance ClubSee The Talented Stars of The Future TodayEnjoy and evening of song and dance from the students of Hot Foot Dance Club as they show case their…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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