Some of the latest opportunities from Liverpool's wellbeing and creative communities.
Pride in Liverpool
Pride in Liverpool returns to the city this Saturday 30th July, starting with the annual March with Pride from St George’s Plateau to the festival’s site for 2022, the Pier Head on the city’s historic waterfront (12noon - 8:00pm).
The Pride in Liverpool event is fenced but is FREE and you do not need tickets to access the site during the event. Bag searches are in place for safety and licensing purposes only. All entertainment on site will be finished by 8:30pm.
As well as the Barclays Main Stage, Pride in Liverpool will also welcome the Film with Pride Cinema Lorry, sponsored by UNISON North West LGBT+ Group, which will be showing The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (15), Hedwig and The Angry Inch (15) and Cabaret (15). Tickets will cost £3 and can be purchased on the day or in advance online. As all films are rated 15, proof of age will be required.
MARCH WITH PRIDE - TIMINGS AND ROUTE
March muster begins from 10:30am with the march departing from St George’s Plateau at 12 noon, following speeches and performances. The march is planned to travel down Lime Street, turn onto St John’s Lane and proceed through Queen Square, along Whitechapel and Lord Street, before moving through Castle Street, then turning right and heading towards the Pride Quarter, traveling along Cook Street and Victoria Street, then turning left onto Stanley Street.
Once the march has passed along Stanley Street it will turn left down Dale Street and Water Street, crossing The Strand at Water Street before entering the Pride in Liverpool festival site (1245pm - 1pm). Please note in a changing city centre the route may need to be altered slightly on the day - if you’re marching please follow the instructions of march stewards.
Liverpool International Music Festival
One of Liverpool’s most popular events returns this year – with a whole new look and ambition to boost the city’s music sector.
Renowned for showcasing the best international and national household names alongside emerging talent at an accessible, low ticket price, Liverpool International Music Festival takes place from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July in a brand new home.
In a change to previous years, this year’s LIMF will see a city-centre takeover of around 25 venues and outdoor locations. The move has been prompted in a bid to re-energise and support the city’s music sector which was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic
As a massively popular event in the city’s events calendar, the LIMF team wants music-lovers to experience amazing performers in the city’s diverse range of incredible venues, and in the process, bring them much-needed footfall and a financial boost to help with their recovery after an unpredictable two years.
Venues include the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, the Bombed Out Church (St Luke’s), Invisible Wind Factory, 24 Kitchen Street, District, Arts Club Liverpool, Camp and Furnace, The Merchant, Kazimier Stockroom, LJMU John Lennon Art & Design Building, Ettie’s and Chapters of Us.
For full details of the line-up to date, and to benefit from Early Bird tickets, head to www.limfestival.com. Ticket prices will vary per venue, with prices starting from just £5 to £35 plus booking fee. Some events will be free but tickets are still required for many of them.
Over 100 more artists are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Mixed Media Art Course
Instruction from Pinto Community Arts (Pinto Community Art CIC) This course is running for 10 weeks and is suitable for all levels of learners.
8th August 10.30 am - 12.30 for 10 weeks
Tel: 07379892793 Email: Kindredmindsliverpool@gmail.com
Dr Who Worlds of Wonder
A thrilling new interactive exhibition exploring the world of science within the universe of Doctor Who lands in Liverpool.
From epic monsters to costumes and props, science is brought to life exploring some of the Doctor’s many adventures and encounters through space and time. This world premiere exhibition will see visitors engage with original artefacts, sets and much more – it’s a must-see for any fan of Doctor Who and science enthusiasts too. Journeying through the world of Doctor Who, guests will discover the science that weaves its way through the history of the longest-running sci-fi TV show in the world, which has been on our screens for almost 60 years. Explore the past, present and future of the Earth and the vast reaches of the cosmos in this imaginative new exhibition, presented by Sarner International under license from BBC Studios.
The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics
Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EL
Step back in time to the Tudor court and discover the fascinating politics, powerful family connections and unique culture of the most famous royals in history.
The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics presents the five Tudor monarchs: Henry VII; Henry VIII; Edward VI; Mary I; and Elizabeth I – some of the most familiar figures from English history and instantly recognisable in the portraits that have preserved their likenesses for 500 years. The dynasty’s reign over 16th-century England, from 1485 to 1603, encompassed the tumultuous years of the Reformation, a literary renaissance, conflict with Scotland, France and Spain, and conquest and colonisation in Ireland and America.
The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics, showcasing some of the most famous portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection, will open at the Walker Art Gallery in May following a display at the Holburne Museum, Bath. The exhibition includes 68 works from the National Portrait Gallery, paintings from the Walker Art Gallery’s collection and a selection of additional loans, including the extraordinary Westminster Tournament Roll (College of Arms, London) and some of the Armada Maps (National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth).
Portraits on display will include the Tudor monarchs, alongside their counsellors and courtiers: Thomas More; Thomas Cromwell; Robert Dudley; William Cecil; and Francis Walsingham. Some of the works included in the exhibition have never been shown outside of London, including a portrait of Jane Seymour, after Hans Holbein the Younger, and the highly unusual Sir Henry Unton portrait.
The exhibition will consider the Tudors from a range of perspectives, spotlighting some historically underrepresented aspects of the period including Black Tudor history and LGBTQ+ history.
A partnership exhibition between National Museums Liverpool, The Holburne Museum Bath and the National Portrait Gallery.
Summer at Squash
More opportunities next month!