What’s on: July

4 July: Tickle the Ivories, Liverpool One. My absolute favourite of all the various events that happen in Liverpool over the summer. The pianos are back dotted around the streets and arcade of Liverpool One shopping centre. You can just tip up and play, or you can pre-book a slot. And they pray for dry weather.

6 July: The Feis, Liverpool Pierhead. This ever-popular annual musical celebration of Liverpool’s Irish heritage celebrating the city’s rich connection to Ireland is back again. 75% of Liverpool’s population comes from Irish descent, hence its popularity. Acts such as The Dublin Legends, The Fureys, Damien Dempsey and The Undertones will be gracing this year’s bill. It is bound to be a day of show-stopping entertainment. Tickets are on sale now and include access to the British Music Experience.

12-21 July: Vitality Netball World Cup, M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool. Expect nine days of thrilling sport as 16 of the world’s best netball teams compete against each other to be crowned world champions. Featuring our very own England Roses, current World and Commonwealth Champions, this is an amazing opportunity to see the best competitive netball in the world, on our very own doorstep. Tickets are on sale now. There aren’t many left, so be quick.

20 July: Good Times at Thirlmere Park, Liverpool. Our friends at Creative Spaces Co are holding a free family event from 12-3pm on what will hopefully be a sunny afternoon. Bring a picnic and enjoy games, storytelling, art, workshops, family yoga, face painting and forest school. Look at their website for more information about their projects and how you could get involved too.

20-21 July: Liverpool International Music Festival, Sefton Park. Back again for another weekend of unforgettable music. This festival just gets bigger and bigger each year. The stage will be set once again to showcase a diverse range of global household names alongside a plethora of emerging local talent – it is a perfect way to celebrate the city’s thriving music scene on a summer’s day. Expect huge acts and DJs alongside fun family-friendly activities and brilliant food and drink. Starts at 12pm each day. Tickets are on sale now.

27-28 July: Liverpool Pride. We’re still waiting to hear details of this ever-popular annual festival and parade. As well as the march, Saturday 27th will involve a huge celebration on Tithebarn Street including live entertainment, a dedicated youth zone and lots of food, drink and retail stalls. All details will be replaced through the local media or on the link above. If you want to be in the march, you need to register here.

27 July: Let’s Rock Liverpool, Croxteth Hall. A retro music festival dedicated to some of the best 80s acts including The Human League, Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, T’Pau, Midge Ure, Nick Heyward, Go West and everyone’s favourite scouser, Sonia. Expect a lot of singing and dancing at this family-friendly throwback festival to the 80s in a beautiful setting. Tickets are on sale now.


Until 13th October: Shezad Dawood’s Leviathan, Bluecoat, Liverpool. Shezad Dawood’s epic film series Leviathan comes to the gallery, alongside a number of textiles and neon works. Taking inspiration from both Thomas Hobbes’ book Leviathan and the biblical sea monster of the same name, Dawood’s Leviathan follows the migratory patterns of people between Europe and Africa, who are often making the crossing as refugees. The film explores the connection between mass migration and marine conservation, in particular how the turbulent journeys made by human migrants mirror the tumultuous ecological changes in the sea over which they travel.

3-4 August: BBC Summer Social, Croxteth Country Park. Following the massive success of this event last year, this family event is back. Saturday sees Busted, Pixie Lott and John Newman in the lineup amongst many other acts. Sunday is entirely dedicated to the small people and the lineup includes Mr Tumble, Dr Ranj and Janette Manrara, Nick Cope and Andy and the Odd Socks on the main stage. The farm will be open too, and there are other kid-friendly activities going on. All tickets and event information can be found here.

4-10 August: Dock Pop-up Floating Cinema, Royal Albert Dock. Pop open your popcorn and catch a Hollywood blockbuster under the stars of Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Kick off your summer with an action-packed screening of your favourite nautical and family-themed films. Afternoon screenings are at 2pm, evenings at 7pm. Refreshments are available from local independent restaurants and bars too. The full schedule and ticket information can be found here.

6th August: Creative Studio, Tate Liverpool. Drop into this fantastic free workshop designed specifically for children with autism and other social communication needs. We invite you to play with hands-on sensory materials, taking inspiration for the bright and colourful Keith Haring exhibition. Free and suitable for all ages. No need to book. Sessions are 11-12.30pm and 1.30-3pm.

10-11 August: Sunnycon Anime Expo, Exhibition Centre, Liverpool. For the first time ever in Liverpool, this is THE event for anime enthusiasts of all ages. There will be special guest appearances, fan meets and cosplay tournaments, as well as shopping and gaming opportunities. Tickets start at £16.50 per day or £27 for the weekend. Find out more here.

15-18 August: Southport Flower Show, Southport. Celebrating 90 years of the Southport Flower Show in 2019, this is the largest independent flower show in the country. Renowned for its spectacular show gardens and grand floral marquee, it also features the largest amateur growers and floral art competitions. And there is so much more than flowers, such as cooking displays and of course, plenty of opportunities for shopping and eating. Tickets and info can be found here.

Would you like to see your event featured in the future? Do you know an event happening that we haven’t mentioned which everybody should know about? Then tell us! We try and pick a variety of events from a multitude of organisations across the city and beyond throughout the year. Send info and links to [email protected]. Thanks.

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