What’s on: June

1 June: Summer Arts Market, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The only place to pick up beautiful, unique work from the region’s best artists, crafters, designers and makers. In the aisles you’ll find thousands upon thousands of handmade artworks, creative crafts and design gifts from some 200 independent businesses including screen prints, paintings, intricate jewellery, tableware, beauty products, woodwork, colourful decorations, accessories, textiles, photography, knitwear and hand poured candles. All that plus an artisan food fair and vintage fair, and independent clothing designers too! Open from 10am to 6pm, entry for 16+ is £3 on the door, under 16s go free.

1-2 June: River Festival Liverpool. Once again, Liverpool celebrates all that is amazing around the city. From gigs to talks, art installations to maritime events, this family-friendly festival will appeal to all. Centred around the Royal Albert Dock and Pier Head, you can see the RNLI in action, or listen to the Splintered Ukes, or take in some beautiful boats. Of particular note is a talk to the backdrop of Luke Jerram’s Earth-Gaia by Helen Sharman, the UK’s first astronaut at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral on 2nd June at 6.30pm. Tickets are sure to sell out quickly so get yours here.

6 June: Tate Tap Takeover, Tate Liverpool. The Tate Tap Takeover provides a fun and informal space for beer makers and beer lovers alike to come together and enjoy the best of the UK’s brews with tastings, talks and activities. Join beer fans in the Tate Liverpool Café and enjoy a range of fantastic brews, including Love Lane and Black Lodge (both local to Liverpool). Starts at 7pm, tickets are £16.50, advance booking recommended.

6 June: Zubberdust!, Constellations, Liverpool. A night of live music, and mythical immersion, featuring a mind-bending mix of neolithic offerings, punk raffles, and cosmic arrivals. Acts include Henge, Salt the Snail, Wild Fruit Art Collective, Busk With Us – The Apes of the Hominid show, Anders Flanderz One Man Band – as seen on BBC Comic Relief. Also featuring DJs Cosmic Shepherd & Che Wilson, unveiled by guest compere Motormouf. Starts at 6pm, tickets available here.

6 June: An Introduction to Digital Marketing for Small Business Owners, Make North Docks. The world of digital marketing is ever-changing, with new insights, algorithms and methods emerging each month. It can be a lot to keep up with when setting up or running a small business, and it’s common for SMEs to feel overwhelmed when they think of the world of digital marketing. This is where we can help. In this training evening, BRING Digital will be offering the key facts and insights all small business owners need to know to get a grasp on digital marketing in 2019. Starts at 6pm, free to attend but you must register here.

From 14 June: Keith Haring, Tate Liverpool. The first, major UK exhibition of artist and activist Keith Haring (1958–1990). Visitors can enjoy more than 85 artworks including large, vibrant paintings, drawings and sculptures. A part of the legendary New York art scene of 1980s, Haring was a champion of his generation’s counterculture. He was inspired by graffiti, pop art and underground club culture. Haring worked with like-minded artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. All were interested in creating art for the many. They used new media and public spaces, not galleries to do so. On until 10th November, entrance is £12.50 or free to Tate members.

22-23 June: Africa Oye, Sefton Park. One of Liverpool’s favourite annual free festivals is back again. What started in 1992 as a small celebration of African music and culture is now the UK’s largest (and best!) African music festival. It also features artists from the Caribbean and South America. As well as gigs, there are stalls selling African crafts, arts, food and drink. 12.30pm – 9.30pm both days. admission free, definitely one for all the family.

22 June: Coding Crash Course: How to build webpages from scratch, InnovateHer HQ, Jordan Street, Liverpool. If you’ve ever wondered what goes into building a website, then this course is for you. This is the perfect platform for anyone curious about coding or looking for the first step into a new career in the tech sector. This course will also be of benefit to those who work with programmers and want a better understanding of what they actually do. Runs from 10am to 5.30pm, tickets include refreshments. Tickets start from £200 for early bird bookings by 8th June.

29 June: Liverpool MakeFest 2019, Central Library. A free, family-friendly event celebrating all things ‘makey’ and ‘crafty’. Keep an eye on the website for details of this year’s event, but previous activities and exhibits included live glassblowing, gaming, face painting, electronics, yarnbombing, lacemaking, laser cutting, coding, eTextiles, the list goes on and on. There are some paid workshops, where makers charge to cover the cost of materials, but entry and participation in the rest of it is free.

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.

20-21 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 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.

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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