Postponed - was to be Nov 4-6, 2016 at Pontins in Southport (between Liverpool + Blackpool). One weekend/ 3 arenas, pool parties, secret cinema, hidden house parties... from some of the best/ well known UK clubbing brands including: Beyond, La Troya, Drunk at Vogue, SchaCha Boudoir, Garlands, Bongo’s Bingo, Retro, Sink The Pink, The Navy Bar, and more. See re-scheduled dates:
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 February 2017, 10am - 5pm at the Walker Art Gallery. Peter Farrer collection of women’s period costume includes many garments, particularly 1930s-1980 evening dresses and yhose made from taffeta, with its distinctive rustle. This ground-breaking display will feature 16 garments from Peter’s historic and modern collection of cross-dressing clothes.
April 15-16, 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 September. See website for details:
July, 2017 (TBC) - ten days at the Lantern Theatre. Shiny New Festival celebrates its sixh birthday with 10 nights rammed full of top quality comedy and new writing, carefully curated to showcase the talents of artists and writers from across the Northwest and beyond. See the full line-up of plays at their website:
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.
March 15, 2017, 6:30pm at The Epstein Theatre. join Mrs T and the “girls” from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long. Starring the sensational Paul Carroll as Mrs T.
July 29-30, 2017 (TBC) 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.
Late August, 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.