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 May 7, 2017, at Walker Gallery. More than 60 outstanding Victorian paintings and watercolours explore the work of leading 19th-century classical artists such as Frederic Leighton, Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Edward John Poynter. Also showcasing work from pioneering Pre-Raphaelite artists including John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt.
July 20-23, 2017. Liverpool welcomes artists, creatives and music-lovers to Summer Jam, transforming Sefton Park into a fun, free, alfresco party across acres of meadows. Past year included names such as Sigma, The Wombats, Lianne La Havas, Wretch 32, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Gilles Peterson, The Buzzcocks, Lightning Seeds, Incognito, Dennis Ferrer and Craig Charles.
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. Also with events each April. See website for details:
July 29-30, 2017 at St George's Hall (TBC). 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 23-29, 2017. 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.
October 19 - December 3, 2016, Homotopia, based in Liverpool, is the country's foremost LGBT art & cultural festival. 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.