What's on inRainford


Welcome to Rainford

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Rainford - 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 Rainford to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Rainford

25
MAY
Limehouse Lizzy
The Citadel

Renowned for an action‐packed pyrothechnic‐fuelled explosion of a show Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive well and dominating stages worldwide. Attention to…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
MAY
Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting House

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07800 933172
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27
MAY
Keepy Uppy (2:30pm Performance)
The Citadel

A silent pitch a still football.Footie strips shin pads shiny boots.A kick of the ball it flies it soars it scores .. GOALOur journey begins with grass stained knees Astro Turf and champions. Keepy Uppy tells an extraordinary tale of love devotion…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
MAY
Keepy Uppy (11:30am Performance)
The Citadel

A silent pitch a still football.Footie strips shin pads shiny boots.A kick of the ball it flies it soars it scores .. GOALOur journey begins with grass stained knees Astro Turf and champions. Keepy Uppy tells an extraordinary tale of love devotion…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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28
MAY
The Fairytale Trail
Botany Bay

Once upon a timeCreate your own fairytale this Spring Bank Holiday and adventure through the magical kingdom of Botany BayJoin us on Monday 28th May 10am 4pm to explore each of our five floors to find enchanting real‐life characters from your…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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02
JUN
Manford's Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little Theatre 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 UK touring circuit and television.Facebook:…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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06
JUN
Moscow State Circus
Liverpool Waters

Promising their 'greatest ever production to date' the ever‐popular Moscow State Circus are a world‐renowned circus troupe where 'magnificent feats of human achievement' are the norm. Expect rogue clowns mucking around performers in high‐wires…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

08
JUN
Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae 2018
Baltic Triangle

Winner of Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2016 Positive Vibration will play host to a plethora of internationally renowned bands legendary sound systems & selectors The Art of Reggae Exhibition a Reggae Q&A creative workshops a record fair &…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 7500 335373
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09
JUN
Exhibition tour of It Will Never Work
Gallery One, RIBA North - National Architecture Centre

. Mark Latham Regeneration Director of Urban Splash gives a guided tour of the exhibition telling the wider story of the award‐winning projects that are highlighted.It Will Never Work is an unplanned trip from Madchester to Brexit via Easyjet and driverless cars…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01517 030107
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11
JUN
Housing event with Urban Splash at RIBA North
Gallery 2, RIBA North - National Architecture Centre

.Housing is a hot topic in the UK. The Housing Crisis is a term used as a catch all to cover amongst other things a decline of public sector housing skills and labour shortages intergenerational inequality supply and demand density urbanisation land‐banking…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01517 030107
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16
JUN
RIBA North - First Birthday celebrations
RIBA North

.Its our first birthday almost To celebrate we are throwing a little party with cake and balloons on Saturday 16 June. This also coincides with the last chance to see our current exhibition It Will Never Work marking 25 years of…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01517 030107
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22
JUN
Genesis Connected
The Epstein Theatre

Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics.After two critically‐acclaimed visits in 2016 & 2017 we welcome back Genesis Connected for what is sure…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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22
JUN
Sound Affects Music- BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Ormskirk Civic Hall

We are hosting a Battle of the Bands competition for anyone aged 7‐17. The event will be split into two age categories 7‐12 and 13‐17. The aim of our competition is to encourage young budding musicians to perform either covers or their…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01695 580300
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26
JUN
Nuclear Asset Information Monitoring
Park Royal

. In an increasingly competitive energy market the nuclear sector is tasked with reducing asset life‐cycle costs and improving operational efficiency against a backdrop of an ever more complex operational environment and stringent licensing and regulatory requirements. It is mission critical to…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)2070 961754
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30
JUN
Music for the Mind & Soul
Capstone Theatre

Balu Raguraman violin Subartha Raguraman veenaM Balachandar mridangamKousic Sen table Two of the most beautiful stringed instruments in Indian music the violin and the veena are given a rhythmic heartbeat by rich percussion in this extraordinary Jugalbandhi performance.Balu…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 913578
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30
JUN
National Garden Scheme - Open Garden in Leyland
19 Cumberland Avenue

National Garden Scheme ‐ Open Garden For Charity in Leyland Lancs Also a pond and a view of Worden Park and woods. Visited by a lot of wildlife.Saturday 30th June 1pm ‐ 5pm 19 Cumberland Avenue Leyland PR25 1BEAdults £3 Children freeLight…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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01
JUL
Born To Win
St Helens Theatre Royal

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 756000
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07
JUL
Poppy Walk
Exchange Flags

Discover Liverpools hidden gems this summer and raise funds for The Royal British Legion. Poppy Walk is coming to Exchange Flags on 7th July and will be the perfect way to discover the past and present of this historic city.…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 03330 114500
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14
JUL
SonFest Southport
Kings Gardens Southport

SonFest Southport Music Festival returns for its fifth year on Saturday 14th July. Join us for a family‐friendly day packed with free live music and free kids activities and of course great food and even speciality coffees This year taking the stage…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07825 304338
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14
JUL
Nightrider Liverpool 2018
Liverpool Pier Head

Liverpool2018 is putting the city on the world stage by hosting a year‐long series of events to celebrate a decade since it was chosen as the European Capital of Culture. The charity night ride returns for the third time on 14 …

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Sports

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14
JUL
Beautiful world, where are you?
Multiple venues and spaces

Liverpool Biennial a free festival of contemporary art with something for visitors of all ages will mark its 20th anniversary this year with the 10th edition under the title Beautiful world where are you running from 14 July 28 October 2018.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01613 020206
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14
JUL
An Evening with David Sedaris UK Tour 2018
Liverpool Philarmonic Hall

Leading US Humorist Best selling author and Triple Grammy Award nominee David Sedaris is coming to London for his 2018 UK tour supporting the release of his new book of essays Calypso.Known for his sardonic wit and his social satires and critiques…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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14
JUL
#BLISS Book Lovers In Southport Signing 2018
Prince Of Wales Hotel

Come and join us on July 14th 2018 for the first ever signing in Southport UKMeet new authors and revisit ones you have already met this will be a fun filled day in the seaside resort.Signing: 11am ‐ 5pmLunch for authors: 1pm…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: Seew ebsite
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24
JUL
AMA conference 2018 — The Power of Play
ACC Liverpool

AMA conference hits Liverpool from Tuesday 24 July to Thursday 26 July 2018 join hundreds of other arts culture and heritage professionals in this vibrant and exciting city for two and half days of exploration learning and inspiration.Youll gain new ideas…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1223 578078
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03
AUG
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Atkinson

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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23
AUG
Creamfields 2018
Daresbury

Creamfields did it again delivering another world class sell out show which saw 70000 people flock to the Cheshire countryside for what has become the worlds leading electronic music festival. If youre one of the many still suffering from…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 071309
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26
AUG
Botany Bay Canal Fest
Botany Bay

The Botany Bay Canal Fest is BACK for its third yearWe are happy to confirm our Canal Fest is set for August bank holiday weekend Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2018Join us for two fantastic days of festivities and entertainment…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01257 261220
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08
SEP
The Smiths Ltd
The Citadel

The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester UK 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…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
SEP
Abigail's Party
The Citadel

Doors: 7.00pm Onstage: 7.30pmLet us take you back to a spring evening in April 1977: Abba are number one in the charts Red Rum wins the Grand National for the third time the Queen begins her Silver Jubilee celebrations and 15‐year…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
SEP
Sweeney Entertainments Presents Abba Forever
Southport Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS ABBA FOREVERLive in ConcertABBA Forever presented by Sweeney Entertainments is one of the UKs leading International tribute shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the worlds greatest…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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Tourist Attractions


Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park was opened to the public in July 1971 by the 18th Earl of Derby. Then, the safari park' concept of having visitors in cages cars and the animals roaming free based on the drive‐through game reserves of East Africa was unique. In 1994, Edward Stanley,…

World Museum Liverpool

Our fantastic collections include archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Whether you want to hold a mammoth's tooth, watch a shuttle launch or marvel at the Egyptian mummies, the museum makes a great day out for the whole family. Opening on 29 April 2005, the…

Anfield Tour

Your chance to get exclusive access to one of the most famous and historic sporting venues in world football, Anfield. The Anfield stadium tour lets you experience the home of the most successful club in English football.Our dedicated tour guides will give enthralling insights into Anfields illustrious…

Walker Art Gallery

From Rossetti to Hockney, there is a diverse range of pieces at the Walker including contemporary art and work from as far back as the 13th century.The Walker Art Gallery is the national gallery of the North. For 130 years it has housed Liverpools most outstanding art collection.…

Victoria Gallery and Museum

The Victoria Gallery & Museum LiverpoolA very curious world awaits you...Enter the Victoria Gallery & Museum for the first time and you'll find a collection of art and curiosities so varied and exciting you'll wonder why you've never noticed us before amongst all the Liverpool museums. Witness nightmares…

Dream

This impressive sculpture, by internationally renowned artist Jaume Plensa, is situated on the site of the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St. Helens, midway between Liverpool and Manchester.Dream was commissioned by local ex‐miners and St. Helens Council as part of the Channel 4 Big Art Project, an ambitious…

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