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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Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
The Grand Theatre

The acclaimed New York comic now based in the UK comes to Blackpool.Pronounced Shay‐fer Lewis Schaffer combines the comedy genes of Joan Rivers and Jackie Mason with the relevance of the freshest British comedians.Lewis Schaffers free‐wheeling style often described as jazzy makes…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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High Jinx - starring Michael Jackson
Viva Blackpool

Michael Jordans High Jinx Magic Illusion and Circus show is a fast paced mix of Magic Illusions Juggling Escapology and Music delivered in a way to leave you Amazed Puzzled and even scared But above all Entertained. Having featured on ITVs Fool…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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The Tommy Cooper Show
The Grand Theatre

The Tommy Cooper Show features West End star Daniel Taylor as Tommy Cooper in the knockout performance of the year.The show comes with a fabulous supporting cast and all of your favourite jokes. Between the story the gags and the magic and…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 290190
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Above the Beaten Track
The Bluecoat

Ahead of their first line‐up reveal next week organisers of the Above the Beaten Track festival have announced their partnerships for this years event.Liverpools grassroots celebration Above the Beaten Track returns to the Bluecoat for its eighth year this coming September.The festival…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07711 937259
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Comedy Station Comedy Club
The Round Room - VIVA Blackpool

If you love a good laugh youve definitely come to the right place...Eat Drink and get merry VIVA is home to the Comedy Station Comedy Club ‐ appearing weekly throughout the year in the heart of BlackpoolIts the place to lose yourself…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 297297
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Jane Eyre
Exchange Flags

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them can Jane and Rochesters…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 070729
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Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Lydiate Parish Hall

A friendly Car Boot Sale organised and run by the 1st Lydiate Scout Group with all proceeds towards the promotion of scouting in Lydiate and beyond.Our sale is located outdoors on the field but we have indoor heated facilities including a cafe…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(Textspref erred)
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Mike McCartney Luvs St George’s Hall
Liverpool St Georges Hall

Celebrated photographer Mike McCartney will stage a new exhibition this Autumn with the St Georges Hall as his focus entitled Mike McCartney Luvs St Georges Hall.The evocative exhibition features 60 fascinating images depicting the Liverpool landmark and spans more than half a…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01512 256909
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Cud
O2 Academy Liverpool

Cud at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Saturday 05 September 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Richard Thompson
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Richard Thompson at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Tuesday 08 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Richard Thompson live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Full Monty
Blackpool Grand Theatre

Six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers low on both cash and prospects decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. One of them Jerry…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Nathan Carter
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Nathan Carter at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Thursday 10 September 2015. 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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Tommy The Rock Opera Starring Joe McElderry
Opera House

This multi award winning adaptation of the original chart topping album tells a powerful tale of a deaf mute and blind pinball player who becomes an international messiah.Peter Frosdick in association with The Blackpool Opera House is delighted to announce the Premiere…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 561111
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Blackpool Mecca Reunion
Blackpool Tower

The Blackpool Mecca Reunion at the Tower Ballroom BlackpoolThe Blackpool Tower Ballroom Saturday September 12thThe Blackpool Tower The Promenade Blackpool FY1 4BJAt last the one youve all been asking for An authentic Blackpool Mecca reunion in this world famous location and…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01909 515150
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Dancers Preston Legendary salsa Party
Preston Grasshoppers

DANCERS PRESTON LEGENDARY SALSA PARTYwith LIVE BAND MAMBO CON RUMBOTurn up the Latino vibe on the decks is BARRY GBeginners class by Peter Ronson 7.30 Advanced class 8 pm by Guest Instructor TBCDance salsa .Batcha .Kizomber .argentine tango…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07973 688382
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Introduction to Wine - Wine Tasting Experience Day
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: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 301934
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Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick
The Citadel

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick are two of the biggest names in British folk music and they tour together in 2015.Their experienced approach to their art lacks none of the fervour of their early days and brings a maturity born of many…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Polar States
O2 Academy 2 Liverpool

Polar States at O2 Academy 2 Liverpool in Liverpool on Saturday 12 September 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Polar States tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Cannon & Ball
Viva Blackpool

Canon & Ball are here at VIVA Blackpool for a one night only performance with support from Leye D Johns The VIVA Showgirls & Bobbys sons comedy duo The Harper Brothers. Tommy and Bobby have carved their careers from decades of performances…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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Concert: Towards the Romantics
Liverpool St Georges Hall

Sunday Matinee concert with Edward Peak and Orchestra dellArte. In the third concert of our trilogy Mozart leaves his legacy to music as we move onwards to Beethoven. The concert will feature his exciting Seventh Symphony and the the lovely Romance in…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07867 528034
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Boycott Aggers The Second Innings
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Boycott Aggers The Second Innings at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Tuesday 15 September 2015. 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…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Art Garfunkel
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Born in 1941 Art Garfunkel is a Grammy Award‐winning US singer songwriter as well as a Golden Globe nominated actor. You probably know him better as one half of the celebrated folk band Simon…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Moulettes
The Citadel

Moulettes are one of the UKs most unique touring bands and are steadily being singled out from the wave of Bjork & Kate Bush influenced Alt.Folk artists that have arisen this decade. With Strings Guitars Drums Bassoon and Synths Moulettes music weaves…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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State Champs
O2 Academy Liverpool

State Champs at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Thursday 17 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch State Champs live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Alan Carr: Yap Yap- Liverpool Comedy Festival
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

The Comedy Trust has announced the return of the annual Liverpool Comedy Festival for a 14th consecutive October in venues across the city region. They have also confirmed some stellar stand‐up comedy names to start the ball rolling with one of the…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01512 102895
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Cash (No.1 Johnny Cash Tribute)
The Citadel

As is so often the case with unique artists it takes another one to fully appreciate them. Having lived the life and music of Johnny Cash and other country heroes who came before and since Ben Welburn aka CASH has effortlessly recreated…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Liverpool Comedy Festival
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

The Comedy Trust has announced the return of the annual Liverpool Comedy Festival for a 14th consecutive October in venues across the city region. They have also confirmed some stellar stand‐up comedy names to start the ball rolling with two of the…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08704 430955
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Alan Carr
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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JUDIE TZUKE - Songs and Stories
The Citadel

Judie Tzuke rose to fame with the hauntingly beautiful track Stay With Me Till Dawn. She has had a number of top 10 albums including the much celebrated Welcome To The Cruise. Listen to songs old and new at this intimate gig.…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Definitely Might Be
O2 Academy Liverpool

Definitely Might Be at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Saturday 19 September 2015. 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: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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