April brings us the requisite showers (let’s face it, that’s every month in the UK) but also Caramel Popcorn Day and Plan your Epitaph Day (6th), and Tangible Karma Day and – more importantly – No Housework Day and Beer Day on the 7th. We’re fairly sure these aren’t mutually exclusive. And, my personal favourite, Jelly Bean Day on 22nd. So much to look forward to.
5-8 April: ‘Heritage on the Dock‘, Albert Dock. Sightseers will be able to see the wider waterfront, and by taking a Blue Badge guided Albert Dock heritage tour visitors will hear about dock-based Leather Satchel Co, which gives an insight of one of the city’s master craftsmen.
12-14 April: The Randox Grand National at Aintree. All tickets and information here.
13-14 April: Threshold Fest, Baltic Triangle. Threshold Festival of Music & Arts has its roots in the creative industries of Liverpool and the North West. For eight successive years, the event has brought together a diverse wealth of artists, musicians, promoters, academics and enthusiasts to The Baltic Triangle district of the city. Book tickets here.
21 April: ‘Mad Pride‘ at District, Jordan Street. Based on the theme, ‘Circus of the Absurd’, the event will include live music, a hula hoop workshop, a fancy dress competition and much much more. From 3pm-9pm, all welcome.
25 April: In partnership with Fashion Revolution week, The Wild Dyery is running a fantastic new class, ‘bring+dye‘, where you can give life to an old t-shirt whilst learning ancient dyeing and patterning techniques. 6.45 – 9pm, £20, at Make Liverpool. Book tickets here.
From 26 April: ‘Euphonia‘, an exhibition at the Bluecoat gallery in Liverpool. The gallery will be transformed into a sonic chamber for collective singing in this ground-breaking new sound installation by Emma Smith, based on the music of social communication. On until 24th June, free entry.
28 April: ‘Wrong Festival‘, at the Invisible Wind Factory. The unmissable second-year outing of the vital oddball rock music festival. This year they’ll be shining a spotlight on talent from both the burgeoning local and UK-wide Freakscene. More information and tickets here.