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

05
MAR
Dave Spikey "Punchlines"
The Citadel

A unique opportunity to see the man himself up close and personal before he embarks on a massive UK tour. Punchlines is Dave's latest comedy project in his long career. Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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05
MAR
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

With their meticulously crafted instrumentals and tight harmonies Rumours of Fleetwood Mac bring back to the masses the classic hits of the legendary Fleetwood Mac.…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAR
McGoldrick and Friends
The Citadel

Folk musicians Michael McGoldrick John McCusker and John Doyle visit St Helens as part of a unique European Tour. Combining flutes guitars and fiddles this is a rare opportunity to see 3 world‐class musicians on stage at the same time. Please note…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
MAR
Royal Blood
Empress Ballroom

Royal Blood at Empress Ballroom in Blackpool on Friday 06 March 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: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAR
TuneYards
Liverpool Cathedral

TuneYards at Liverpool Cathedral in Liverpool on Friday 06 March 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 the legwork…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAR
Ian McCulloch
The Citadel

Singer and songwriter Ian McCulloch was the front man for rock band Echo & the Bunnymen which he founded in 1978. The band enjoyed critical acclaim during the late 70s and early 80s. He left…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAR
Indulgence
Cameo, Preston

Join us every Saturday night for 2 rooms of entertainment Party hard in Cameo or groove along to the classics in our Retro Room Vinyl.If thats not enough then you have the chilled out feel of the Lounge where we have our…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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07
MAR
VIVA Winter Cabaret Specials
Viva Blackpool

VIVA is Blackpools Biggest and Best Show Night Out. So if youre looking for a great evening out including fantastic entertainment a great atmosphere and brilliant service then look no further Leave your troubles at the door take your seats and get…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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07
MAR
Anathema
Liverpool Cathedral

Anathema at Liverpool Cathedral in Liverpool on Saturday 07 March 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 Anathema…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAR
Barbara Dickson
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Now in her 61st year the writer singer actress and musician shows no sign of slowing down; keep your prancing Madonnas and flouncing Kylies Barbaras latest show serves to highlight her position as one…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
MAR
Europe's Finest Blues Acts: Rag Mama Rag
The Atkinson

Formed in 1991 the English duo RAG MAMA RAG have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europes finest Country Blues acts.With an interesting and wide range of instruments ASHLEY DOW Henderson Acoustic Guitar National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01704 533333
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08
MAR
Preston Marriott Hotel wedding fayre
Preston Marriott Hotel

Come and see a variety of the Northwest's premier wedding suppliers. They are all on hand to offer advice and help make your wedding day a day to remember. We have 2 stunning catwalk shows showing off beautiful bridal gowns…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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09
MAR
Room 94
O2 Academy 2 Liverpool

Room 94 at O2 Academy 2 Liverpool in Liverpool on Monday 09 March 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Room 94 live in…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAR
The Stranglers
O2 Academy Liverpool

The Stranglers are pleased to announce a full UK tour in March 2012 the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording their seventeenth studio album which is due for release next year.…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
MAR
Placebo
Liverpool Guild Of Students

Alternative rock band Placebo are; Brian Molko Stefan Olsdal and Steve Forrest. They have collectively released 6 albums to date and 29 singles. They are famed for hits such as Every You Every Me and…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
MAR
Lucy Rose
Liverpool East Village Arts Club

Lucy Rose may appear to be a fresh new face on the British music scene but this young star already has an impressive CV and is set to become a much loved artist. She is…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAR
Duke Special
Liverpool East Village Arts Club

For his thousands of fans he is known as Duke Special. But for his family friends and loved ones he is their dear Peter Wilson. Lisburn North Ireland witnessed the birth of this very…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAR
Liverpool Welsh Choral Faure's requiem
St Andrew's Church Maghull

The fantastic Liverpool Welsh Choral return to St Andrews for the first time in ten years to perform Faures Requiem and Viernes Messe Solennelle. This promises to be an excellent event not to be missed The choir will be conducted by Keith…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 832836
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14
MAR
Damien Dempsey
O2 Academy Liverpool

Damien Dempsey at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Saturday 14 March 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Damien Dempsey 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

15
MAR
Mothers Day with Joe Longthorne MBE
Viva Blackpool

Treat your Mother to an amazing night of Entertainment here at VIVA.Spend Mothers Day Evening with the one and only Joe Longthorne in the beautiful surroundings of the Festival Suite our main theatre here at VIVA.This is Joe Longthorne in the venue…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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15
MAR
Mobb Deep
O2 Academy Liverpool

Mobb Deep at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Sunday 15 March 2015. 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…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd VIP
Preston Guild Hall

The Australian Pink Floyd VIP at Preston Guild Hall in Preston on Tuesday 17 March 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…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
MAR
Count Arthur Strong
Grand Theatre

Count Arthur Strongs new show Command Performance is so new not even he knows hes doing it yet. Dont worry about that though its never stopped him before So get your Maltesers out roll your…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

19
MAR
The Selecter
Liverpool East Village Arts Club

The Selecter got their start in the first Ska revival way back in 1978. Embracing a two tone Rude boy imagery and utilizing a smooth rock steady ska sound as opposed to their label mates…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
MAR
Arena
The Citadel

Leading progressive rock band Arena were formed in 1995 by ex‐Marillion drummer and founder Mick Pointer and keyboard maestro Clive Nolan also of Pendragon among other projects. Since 1997 they have also featured guitarist John Mitchell also of It Bites and Frost.…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
MAR
We'll Meet Again
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Hits from the Blitz. A brilliant and entertaining musical Well Meet Again is a live show that promises to evoke the spirit of the blitz in wartime Britain.…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
MAR
Hunter Hayes
Liverpool East Village Arts Club

Hunter Hayes at Liverpool East Village Arts Club in Liverpool on Friday 20 March 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…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
MAR
Reef
O2 Academy Liverpool

English rock band Reef are famed for hits such as Place Your Hands in 1996 and four successful albums dating from 1995‐2000. In November 1999 they announced a reunion and a 6 date tour across…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAR
U2 2
The Citadel Arts Centre

U2 2 are the worlds premier U2 show. Formed by current members under the name Achtung Baby the band are now established 23 years Name‐checked by Bono past clients include BBC1 ITV1 RTE SKY TV Blackberry 2012 Olympics Pernod and more.The band…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07593 579663
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21
MAR
U22 - U2 Tribute
The Citadel

U22 are the worlds longest running tribute to U2. Formed in 1992 the band were knownas Achtung Baby for many years and over 23 years they have performed over 1000 timesspanning three continents.Some of U2 2s past shows include a performance alongside…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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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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