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

01
OCT
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular: Oct 01
VIVA Blackpool

Its the Viva Summer Spectacular featuring brilliant comedy music and dance in a 3 hour Vegas style cabaret production show it's the perfect night outIts Blackpool's BIGGEST Summer Season Line‐Up and it's all live right here at VIVA Blackpool Join Leye…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 012532 97297`
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02
OCT
Oh What A Nite! October Second
VIVA Blackpool

Take a local vocal quartet the very best music of the Doo Wop Motown RocknRoll and Soul music from the likes of Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons The Stylistics The Drifters Four Tops Overtones and more performed by a brilliant young…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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03
OCT
British Musical Fireworks Championship
Victoria Park

The British Musical Fireworks Championship returns to Southport 3rd‐5th October 2014Are you looking for a fun filled evening with the kids Are you looking for affordable entertainment for the entire familyLook no further than the British Musical Fireworks Championship the best fireworks…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

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03
OCT
Dylan Howe's Subterraneans - New Designs On Bowie'
The Capstone Theatre

Dylan Howe ‐ drums Percy Pursglove ‐ double bass Ross Stanley ‐ piano Steve Lodder ‐ synthesisers Andy Sheppard ‐ tenor saxophoneDylan Howe is a British drummer born in 1969 best known for leading his quintet and other jazz groups since 2002…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08448 000140
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03
OCT
Mostly Autumn (Dressed In Voices Tour)
The Citadel

Mostly Autumn return to The Citadel as part of their latest tour promoting their new album Dressed in Voices'. Recent accolades in Classic Rock Society polls suggest they deserve to be called The best band you have never heard.Please note Under…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
OCT
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular: Oct 03
VIVA Blackpool

Its the Viva Summer Spectacular featuring brilliant comedy music and dance in a 3 hour Vegas style cabaret production show it's the perfect night outIts Blackpool's BIGGEST Summer Season Line‐Up and it's all live right here at VIVA Blackpool Join Leye…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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03
OCT
Marmozets Lonely The Brave
O2 Academy 2 Liverpool

Marmozets Lonely The Brave at O2 Academy 2 Liverpool in Liverpool on Friday 03 October 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
OCT
Bill Laurance Project
The Capstone Theatre

Bill Laurance keyboards Michael League bass Robert Sput' Searight drums special guestsOriginal member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy Grammy Award winning pianist Bill Laurance recently released his debut albumDVD Flint on GroundUp records which went straight…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08448 000140
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04
OCT
PETE WYLIE of the MIGHTY WAH!
The Citadel

Come and see Pete Wylie of The Mighty Wah singing songs and telling tales in an acoustic show with Tom Carroll. Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs. To check availability of seated…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
OCT
Smirnoff's Big Night Out
Evoque, Preston

Think BIG production and BIG entertainmentBig Night Out is all about transforming your local venue to somethingspectacular whether its the lasers of Ibiza or the gymnasts from theCircus. Big Night Out is famous for bringing you the biggest mostspectacular club nights across…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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04
OCT
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular: Oct 04
VIVA Blackpool

Its Blackpool's BIGGEST Summer Season Line‐Up and it's all live right here at VIVA Blackpool Join Leye D Johns for an evening of pure escapism ‐ with the very best guest vocalists and our beautiful VIVA Showgirls on stage for a 3…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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04
OCT
Bipolar Sunshine
Kazimier

Bipolar Sunshine at Kazimier in Liverpool on Saturday 04 October 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Bipolar Sunshine tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
OCT
Eliza and the Bear
Liverpool East Village Arts Club

Eliza and the Bear at Liverpool East Village Arts Club in Liverpool on Saturday 04 October 2014. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
OCT
CHORLEY WEDDING FAIR
Best Western Park Hall Hotel

Best Western Park Hall Hotel is set in a simply stunning setting. The Hotel nestled in over 100 acres of beautiful countryside boasts a lakeside location complete with its own jetty and spectacular fountain offering all the trappings of an idyllic country…

Location: 5.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07742 609136
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05
OCT
The Sunshine Underground
Kazimier

The Sunshine Underground is well on their way to being the next big thing. Named after the hit song by The Chemical Brothers The Sunshine Underground formed as a band of friends in college. They…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
OCT
Dario Fo’s Francis The Holy Jester
The Capstone Theatre

Francis The Holy Jester by Nobel‐Prize winning playwright Dario Fo returns to The Capstone Theatre this October for one performance only. Performed by Fo's long‐time collaborator Mario Pirovano the play has received rave reviews over the past few years during which time…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 000140
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06
OCT
Black Submarine
The Kazimier

Black Submarine at The Kazimier in Liverpool on Monday 06 October 2014. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
OCT
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
St. Helens Theatre Royal

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in their latest sizzling and seductive production. Feel the temperature soar as the stars burn up the stage in Red Hot Kisses their brand new show for 2014. In an inferno of fun and frolics…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 756000
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07
OCT
Yeoman of The Guard
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The Yeomen of the Guard is set in the Tower of London in the Tudor age. A soldier under sentence of death is rescued by friends but unwittingly involves a travelling jester and his companion in his fate. Comic relief is provided…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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08
OCT
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular: Oct 08
VIVA Blackpool

Its Blackpool's BIGGEST Summer Season Line‐Up and it's all live right here at VIVA Blackpool Join Leye D Johns for an evening of pure escapism ‐ with the very best guest vocalists and our beautiful VIVA Showgirls on stage for a 3…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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09
OCT
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular Ninth October
VIVA Blackpool

Take a local vocal quartet the very best music of the Doo Wop Motown Rock'n'Roll and Soul music from the likes of Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons The Stylistics The Drifters Four Tops Overtones and more performed by a brilliant young…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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10
OCT
Mama: The Genesis Tribute
The Citadel

Mama are dedicated to reproducing the sights and sounds of a high octane contemporary Genesis rock concert with great musicianship and a full light show. The music selection features the classic material from the full history of the band.Please note Under 18's…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
OCT
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular: Oct 10
VIVA Blackpool

Its Blackpool's BIGGEST Summer Season Line‐Up and it's all live right here at VIVA Blackpool Join Leye D Johns for an evening of pure escapism ‐ with the very best guest vocalists and our beautiful VIVA Showgirls on stage for a 3…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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10
OCT
Kids In Glass Houses
O2 Academy 2 Liverpool

Live music event at O2 Academy 2 Liverpool Liverpool Merseyside. To watch Kids In Glass Houses live at O2 Academy 2 Liverpool on the Friday 10 October 2014 check out our list of primary and secondary ticket providers and compare the…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
OCT
Liverpool Does VIntage
Liverpool Town Hall

Winner of an Outstanding Customer Service Award and shortlisted for TWO National Vintage Awards; Britain Does Vintage fairs have fast become a firm favorite on the vintage scene. THE vintage stallholders are hand‐picked and offer a wealth of knowledge gained from years…

Location: 16.6 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07896 840397
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11
OCT
Chris Ramsey
Chorley Little Theatre

Fresh from a complete sell‐out twice extended 2012 tour multiple appearances on Celebrity Juice and 8 Out of 10 Cats and a starring role in BBC Two's Hebburn Chris embarks on a brand new tour…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
OCT
Kerry Ellis - Live in concert
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

KERRY ELLIS ANNOUNCES HER NEW UK SOLO TOUR Kerry's ability to hold an audience... as if we're eavesdropping on a love letter is testament to why she's such a genuine star Kerry's dream of performing her first solo concert at the London…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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12
OCT
Worlds Worst Serial Killers
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

THE WORLDS WORST SERIAL KILLERS presented by Trevor Marriott. The Worlds Worst Serial Killers is a two‐hour audiovisual show presented by retired murder squad detective Trevor Marriott who in addition to concluding a long and protracted cold case investigation into the serial…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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12
OCT
The Treatment
Liverpool East Village Arts Club

The Treatment at Liverpool East Village Arts Club in Liverpool on Sunday 12 October 2014. 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…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
OCT
Tom Vek
Kazimier

Tom Vek at Kazimier in Liverpool on Sunday 12 October 2014. 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 service. …

Location: 16.8 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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