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

28
JUL
The Betty Legs Diamond Show
VIVA Blackpool

It seems like yesterday but it's the 20th anniversary year since a Blackpool icon first stepped onto the stage in the country's original burlesque drag revue right here in townFast forward to present day and she's now wowing the crowds of Newcastle…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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28
JUL
Elo Again
North Pier Blackpool

Elo Again performs live at North Pier Blackpool in Blackpool Lancashire on Monday 28 July 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Elo Again at North Pier Blackpool now.…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
JUL
Les Miserables
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Boublil and Schonbergs Les Misrables is a legendary production which tells the story of a mans search for redemption in 19th century France.The award‐winning score features the song I Dreamed a Dream sung as a…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
JUL
The Dragon Who Lost His Home
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

THE DRAGON WHO LOST HIS HOME With incredible set costumes and toe tapping music this production introduces Eric the Dragon and his family. Eric overhears the developers plans to drive a road straight through his mountain cave and he joins forces with…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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30
JUL
Jamie T
Kazimier

Jamie T at Kazimier in Liverpool on Wednesday 30 July 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 us do the legwork…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
JUL
Andrew WK
Liverpool East Village Arts Club

Andrew WK performs live at Liverpool East Village Arts Club in Liverpool Merseyside on Thursday 31 July 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Andrew WK at Liverpool East Village Arts Club now.…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
AUG
Jan Ellis: Charity - Marina Dalglish Breast Unit
Orrell Park Ballroom

Jan Ellis was a patient at the unit last year and was looked after brilliantly during her chemo and radiotherapies at the unit. The staff surroundings and nothaving to travel over to Clatter Bridge on the Wirral ona daily basis made an…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01519 663810
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01
AUG
The Blackout
O2 Academy 2 Liverpool

Live music event at O2 Academy 2 Liverpool Liverpool Merseyside. To watch The Blackout live at O2 Academy 2 Liverpool on the Friday 01 August 2014 check out our list of primary and secondary ticket providers and compare the best ticket…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
AUG
AnalogueTrash pres. Deviant UK + special guests
Bumper

AnalogueTrash travels to Liverpool to present a very special event featuring live music from four of the UKs best and brightest alternative electronic acts and an AnalogueTrash after party at Bumper.Performing:‐ Deviant UK: https:www.facebook.comdeviantuk‐ Method Cell: https:www.facebook.comMethodCell‐ Advance: https:www.facebook.comAdvanceaudio‐ Bombshell: https:www.facebook.comBombshellOfficialPageFollowing the…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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02
AUG
Liverpool Pride 2014
Liverpool Pier Head

Liverpool Pride are delighted to announce that one of the citys most popular events will return on Saturday 2 August 2014.This year marks the 5th anniversary for Liverpool Pride which was established in 2010 and takes place each year to coincide with…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Gay & Lesbian

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02
AUG
Reel Big Fish
O2 Academy Liverpool

Straight out of Huntington Beach California the band Reel Big Fish became a ska punk sensation in the 90s with the album release entitled Turn the Radio Off. This group has been labeled by Mojo…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
AUG
Burt Bacharach
Liverpool Empire Theatre

Burt Bacharach appears live in Liverpool Merseyside at Liverpool Empire Theatre on Sunday 03 August 2014. For ticket prices to watch Burt Bacharach at Liverpool Empire Theatre see the list of tickets available for Burt Bacharach.…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
AUG
Celtic Beat
North Pier Blackpool

Tickets for Celtic Beat at North Pier Blackpool on the Sunday 03 August 2014 are bound to sell out fast ‐ to watch Celtic Beat live at North Pier Blackpool see our list of ticket comparison costs from box offices primary and…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
AUG
Annie Get Your Gun
Liverpool Empire Theatre

Annie Get Your Gun at Liverpool Empire Theatre live on Tuesday 05 August 2014 in Liverpool Merseyside. For tickets to see Annie Get Your Gun at Liverpool Empire Theatre see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
AUG
Black Star Riders
53 Degrees

Black Star Riders at 53 Degrees in Preston on Tuesday 05 August 2014. 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 at the best…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
AUG
Make A Pop Video
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Dance for Music Videos : Full Day interactive workshop for ages 7 ‐ 16 Dance under the guidance of our Professional Choreographers putting together a full length pop video. Filmed both in the theatre and on location in the Park weather permitting…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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08
AUG
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular: Phil Jeffries
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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08
AUG
Jessie J
Haydock Park Racecourse

London born and raised singer and songwriter Jessie J continues her rise to stardom adding to her various awards and nominations for her music including 2011 Critics Choice BRIT Award and the BBCs Sound of…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
AUG
Hang the DJ feat. DJ Tim Burgess
The Citadel

Tim Burgess of Manchester band The Charlatans performs a DJ set at the second Hang The DJ alternative club night. Special guests Stillia and resident DJ Jack Martin top off a great night of music. Tim has recently been touring the world…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
AUG
Tom Jones
Haydock Park Racecourse

Tom Jones may be approaching 70 but he shows little sign of slowing down. Born Thomas Jones Woodward in 1940 he was awarded an OBE by the Queen. He has had an extremely…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
AUG
Joe Longthorne Live In Concert at VIVA Blackpool
VIVA Blackpool

Sundays throughout 2014Join Joe Longthorne live in concert as he exclusively visits VIVA Blackpool throughout 2014 for a series of Vegas style lounge performances with a full band backing in the stylish surroundings of VIVA Blackpool.With support from Leye D Johns the…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 297297
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13
AUG
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular @2014
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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14
AUG
No Man's Land
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

NO MANS LAND A new play written & Directed by S.A. McKervill Grace could never have imagined how much difference breaking one window would make. No Mans Land is inspired by the true story of Dick Kerrs Ladies a womens football team…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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15
AUG
Bless 'Em All
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

From the Producers of Well Meet Again Duggie Chapman Associates bring a brand new Wartime Cavalcade. …

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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15
AUG
The Smiths Ltd
The Citadel

The Smiths Ltd formed in Manchester the hometown of The Smiths.After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey the band played their first gig in Manchester to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and the band now…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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15
AUG
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular on 15 August
VIVA Blackpool

Its the Viva Summer Spectacular featuring brilliant comedy music and dance in a 3 hour Vegas style cabaret production show ‐ its the perfect night outIts Blackpools BIGGEST Summer Season Line‐Up and its 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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15
AUG
The Midnight Beast
53 Degrees

When it comes to hilarious lyrics and funny acts there is none that can be compared to the Midnight Beast. The recent appearance of the band members at Oxford Street in colorful shorts and vests…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
AUG
Viva Blackpool Summer Spectacular on 16 August
VIVA Blackpool

Its the Viva Summer Spectacular featuring brilliant comedy music and dance in a 3 hour Vegas style cabaret production show its the perfect night outIts Blackpools BIGGEST Summer Season Line‐Up and its 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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17
AUG
TRex The Music Of Marc Mickey
North Pier Blackpool

TRex The Music Of Marc Mickey at North Pier Blackpool in Blackpool on Sunday 17 August 2014. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
AUG
Make A Movie Workshop
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

TV and Film Making Full Day Workshop For ages 7 ‐ 16 Working with a professional film director you will learn the basics of working in front Actor and behind Director Camera operative editor the camera making a short film…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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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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