Over 50 shows at the Liverpool Empire. Highlights include: Evita; Swan Lake; Simon+Garfunkel Story; Stand By Me; Sunny Afternoon; RENT; Funny Girl; Bee Gees Story; Jackson; Billy Fury Story; Ellen Kent - Aida + La Bohème; Bowie Experience; ABBA Mania; Grease; Ghost; Motown; Buddy Holly Story; Yamato Drummers; Billy Elliot; Elvis; Queen; The Carpenters Story; La Cage Aux Folles....
Ongoing through November 5, 2017. Arts Council Collection and Museum collections - artists who have used their work to explore sexuality and gender identity since 1967. LGBT history, visual culture, its collection and the Arts Council Collection: hidden queer histories and institutional blind spots. Artists: David Hockney, Steve McQueen, LINDER, James Richards, Sarah Lucas among others.
September 16-17, 2017, in Sefton Park. Guest celebrity chefs. Also Festival Bistro Village on the Waterfront for culinary delights from festival restaurants & music entertainment. Next events: April 28-29, 2018. See website for details:
October 26 - December 1, 2017, Homotopia, based in Liverpool, is the country's foremost LGBT art & cultural festival. One month, more than 50 events, over 100 LGBT+ artists - Eclectic program includes new commissions, festival firsts, world Premieres, many events of visual arts, theater, film, debate, dance, literature, live art & more.
March 31 - April 2, 2017, Liverpool's biggest/best grass roots multi-arts event held in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle focusing on emerging artists, new work/ first views, collaboration, DIY, first view, avant garde and community based projects encompassing music, theatre, film, performance and visual arts.
July 20-22, 2018. Liverpool welcomes artists, creatives and music-lovers to Summer Jam, transforming Sefton Park into a fun, free, alfresco party across acres of meadows.
July 28-29, 2018 (TBC) - usually at St George's Hall. Festival site ticketed main stage, dance tent and cinema - info TBA. Community zone entertainment, activities and speakers; a family-friendly event with all ages encouraged to attend. The Pride March remains a major part of the day’s activity, through the streets of the city center.
August 22-28, 2018 (TBC). The annual International Beatleweek Festival celebrates the music of the most famous pop group ever known. Bands from over 20 countries, fans from around the world, live gigs, exhibitions, memorabilia sales, guest speakers, video shows, sightseeing tours and a convention. See fb.