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

29
JUN
LAAF 2017 - Wafaa Bilal: 168:01
FACT

In 168:01 an installation of an austere white library at the Art Gallery of Windsor serves as both a monument to the staggering cultural losses endured throughout Iraqs history as well as a platform for its potential rebirth. Comprised of a series…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1517 027765
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29
JUN
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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29
JUN
The Ratpackers
Viva Blackpool

Sit back relax and enjoy the show folks. Its time to be truly entertained with all the class atmosphere and hype of the golden age of Swing music. Dominic Creighton Samuel Cummins Max Fox & Shaun Wareing perform their own Jerseys show…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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30
JUN
Europe's Tribute to Elvis Festival 2017
The Winter Gardens

Europes Tribute to Elvis FestivalLicensed and in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises produced by Tees Events Ltd.. IF YOU ONLY ATTEND ONE EVENT ALL YEAR THIS SHOULD BE THE ONEElvis Fans across the globe get ready for an amazing festival honouring…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01642 927000
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30
JUN
Lancashire Hotpots - Food Glorious Food
Viva Blackpool

2017 sees festival favorites The Lancashire Hotpots celebrate 10 years of Chippy Teas and Shopmobility Scooters. In that time the Hotpots have built a well‐earned reputation as the number one party night out in the North West. Join Bernard and the boys…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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01
JUL
Kids Planet Southport - Summer Fair
Kids Planet Yarrow House

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle badge making beat the goalie canvas painting Mr Stix tombola hook a duck stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 2pm.…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01704 534855
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01
JUL
Manford's Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre

The Little Theatre in Chorley 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…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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01
JUL
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The Bluecoat Gallery

material rearranged to be includes performance film projection and sculptural objects that are presented as an ever‐changing arrangement. Visitors enter the gallery and are immersed in a live environment that evolves around them.The artists and choreographers in material …

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 025324
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01
JUL
Sausage, Beer and BBQ Festival
Botany Bay

Scrumpy Pig and Barrica Wines are coming together for a celebration of international beers ciders and gourmet sausages here at Botany Bay on Saturday 1st July. The Sausage Beer and BBQ Festival is an exciting FREE ENTRY event where there will be…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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01
JUL
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 a 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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04
JUL
Beyond Borders: Architecture Open
RIBA North

Humanity is Unity by Doing Bits Studio is an interactive installation developed with local asylum seekers and refugees as a symbol of inclusivity and social integration.Visitors to the installation are invited to select a flexible band and weave it and metaphorically weave…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02075 805533
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04
JUL
The Wedding Singer
Opera House Blackpool

Its 1985. Hair is huge greed is good and rock‐star wannabe Robbie Hart Jon Robyns: Avenue Q Legally Blonde is New Jerseys favourite wedding singer. When his own fiance dumps him at the altar a seriously bummed out Robbie makes every wedding…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 629600
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07
JUL
In Conversation: Bryan Biggs and Taher Qassim
The Bluecoat

To mark the launch of LAAF 2017 and as part of Bluecoats 300th anniversary celebrations founders of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Bryan Biggs Artistic Director of Bluecoat Liverpools centre for the contemporary arts and Taher Qassim Chair of Liverpool Arab Arts Festival…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1517 027765
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07
JUL
Legally Blonde
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

For the first time ever the West End & Broadway sensation winner Best New Musical Whatsonstage.com Awards 2011 and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards Legally Blonde The Musical goes on tour. Based on the hit…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
JUL
Showaddywaddy
Viva Blackpool

Ladies and Gentlemen we present ShowaddywaddyThe Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.Formed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 297297
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08
JUL
Kids Planet Crosby - Summer Fair
Kids Planet The House

Come along to our summer fair ‐ lots of activities including bouncy castle tombola zumba penalty shootout cakes BBQ stalls and much much more. Everyone is welcome 11am till 3pm.…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01519 313155
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08
JUL
Liverpool Book Art Fair
Liverpool Central Library

Fresh from successfully creating 2016s popular Shakespeare‐themed exhibition Liverpool Book Art returns with the diverse work of a wide array of leading book artists.What is book art The book art banner houses a whole host of interesting intriguing and imaginative pieces of…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07711 937259
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08
JUL
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: 03452 998652
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09
JUL
LAAF 2017 - Ali Saeid Ashour & Rachel Gadsden
Liverpool World Museum

09 July 2017 1.45 ‐ 2.45pmAli Saeid Ashour & Rachel GadsdenOpen Eye Gallerys Winter Garden Space FREE No booking requiredInternationally renowned visual artist Rachel Gadsden and Ali Saeid Ashour guest Palestinian mural and calligraphy artist from Hebron will invite…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1517 027765
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09
JUL
LAAF 2017 - Ancient Modernity (Preview)
Liverpool World Museum

Open Eye Gallerys Winter Garden Space FREEDancers Aly Khamees and Zosia Jo will present a short extract from Zosia Jos Ancient Modernity which will be performed in full at Liverpool World Museum on Saturday 15 July.…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1517 027765
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09
JUL
LAAF 2017 - Clash (15)
FACT

09 July 2017 6pmClash 15The Box at FACT £8£5 for membersDirector: Mohamed Diab.Arabic with English subtitles.Egypts turbulent recent social upheavals which saw Hosni Mubaraks decades‐long rule come to an end in a people‐led revolution in 2011 is the focus…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: +44(0)1517 027765
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09
JUL
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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10
JUL
LAAF 2017 - As I Open My Eyes (18)
FACT

Director Leyla Bouzid.Followed by a post‐screening discussion with lead actor Baya MedhaffarLeyla Bouzids film focuses on the world of Tunisian youth on the eve of the revolution. Its summer 2010 and Farah Baya Medhaffar becomes the lead singer of an underground rock…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: +44(0)1517 027765
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11
JUL
LAAF 2017 - The Crows Plucked Your Sinews
Unity Theatre

11 July 2017 8pmThe Crows Plucked Your SinewsUnity Theatre £12 £10With 30 minute post‐show discussion with writer and director Hassan Mahamdallie Woolwich today Somalia under British rule of a century ago. Two women and two worlds collide. The…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1517 027765
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12
JUL
LAAf 2017 - And Here I Am
Unity Theatre

12 July 2017 8pmAnd Here I AmUnity Theatre £12 £10Followed by post‐show discussion with director Zoe Lafferty and performer Ahmed Tobasi.A bittersweet dark political comedy based on one mans true story and his epic odyssey in search for…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1517 027765
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12
JUL
LAAF 2017 - As Far As My Fingertips Take Me
Liverpool Central Library

12 July 2017 10.30am ‐ 12.30pm & 2.30 ‐ 4.30pmAs Far As My Fingertips Take MeLiverpool Central Library FREE booking requiredDevised by Tania El Khoury. Performed by: Basel ZaraaTania El Khourys As far as my fingertips presents a conversation…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: +44(0)1517 027765
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12
JUL
LAAF 2017 - Coat of Many Words
Liverpool Central Library

Liverpool Central Library FREEThrough a series of workshops including these open creative sessions at Liverpool Central Library the Coat of Many Words project will weave together the personal memories stories and experiences of members of migrant communities now living…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +44(0)1517 027765
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12
JUL
Mark James - Sideshow Tricks
Viva Blackpool

Mark has featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performed magic on the Orient Express and frequently warms up studio audiences on hit TV shows ‐ the Xtra Factor The Voice and Question Of Sport. Hes also a regular performer at the World…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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12
JUL
The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!
Viva Blackpool

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: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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13
JUL
LAAF 2017 - Literatures from Banned Countries
The Bluecoat

13 July 2017 7pmLiteratures from Banned CountriesBluecoat £5 £4In partnership with Comma PressWith Zaher Omareen Cristina Ali Farah and Al‐Saddiq Al‐Raddi. Tickets to this event are available here.In January President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting all…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1517 027765
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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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