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What's Happening Liverpool

Some of the latest opportunities from Liverpool's wellbeing and creative communities

On Sunday 24th September you’re invited to take a walk down memory lane at Museum of Liverpool. Sift through old photographs and artefacts which tell their own story about Liverpool, you can even take your own along. Sessions run from 1:30pm – 3:30pm.


Lark Lane Monthly Flea Market


Liverpool’s Black and ethnic minority arts festival takes place at a number of city venues from 25th September - 1st October. From wellbeing to film screenings, live music and celebrations, this Black and ethnic minority arts festival has something for everyone. Full line up here:


Museum of Liverpool


9 Sep 2023—3 Mar 2024

Happiness! is an exhibition filled with fun and humour. Celebrating one of Liverpool’s iconic comedians, the exhibition charts the life and career of the legendary Sir Ken Dodd, and his connection to today’s comedic stars.

This exhibition highlights Ken Dodd the entertainer - comedian, performer, actor, and singer. Ken’s unique blend of whimsical, physical, surreal and theatrical humour transformed the UK’s comedy scene.

Using memorabilia from Ken Dodd’s personal archive, this show explores Ken’s career and how his comedic approach continues to be used and adopted by some of the UK’s most well-known and emerging comedians.

Fondly remembered for the magical world he created, including Ken Dodd's Diddymen, his tickling stick and the jam butty mines, his true passion was his natural gift for making people laugh. The exhibition builds on Ken’s passion, looking at the science of comedy, happiness and why laughter is good for our health.

The show also explores the role Liverpool has played both as an incubator of entertainment for countless comedians, as well as its association with northern humour and identity.

Tickets £5

We recommend booking your tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased in the museum on the day but we can only take card payments at the ticket desk.

The last admission time is 4.15pm but we recommend arriving earlier to allow plenty of time to enjoy the exhibition.


BlackFest 2023 Sustainable Cooking Workshop - FREE

Mon Oct 02 2023 at 10:00 am to 03:00 pm

Granby Winter Garden, 37 Cairns Street

Bay Tree Cookery Academy will be leading a sustainable cooking workshop teaching you how to reduce your food waste, save money, energy and the planet in the beautiful community space of Granby Winter Garden.

Michelle O’Dwyer professional chef and director of Bay Tree Cookery Academy CIC is a not-for-profit community interest company. Who works to improve access to healthy, nutritious food, to help individuals and families develop skills in cooking and nutrition, to reduce food waste and to tackle poverty, hunger, malnutrition and lack of skills and aspirations in high deprivation areas of Liverpool.

Working with military veterans and Michelle partners with food suppliers and local community organisations to ensure that food that would otherwise be wasted gets to where it is needed most. Supporting the most vulnerable members of the community with access not just to fresh, healthy food but the skills to turn it into exciting nutritious meals along with bringing communities together and breaking down social isolation. their families since 2016 Michelle has just been awarded the Silver Armed Forces Covenant Award

Tickets here:


Walker Art Gallery

John Moores Painting Prize

The John Moores Painting Prize brings the best in contemporary British painting to Liverpool, as part of the UK's most well-known painting competition.

Supporting artists from all over the UK – whether they’re undiscovered, emerging, or established in their careers – the prize provides a platform for artists to inspire, disrupt and challenge the British painting art scene today.

All entries are judged anonymously over a two-stage selection process by a panel of judges, with this year’s exhibition of Prize-winners and exhibiting artists’ works opening 16 September 2023 - 25 February 2024 at the Walker Art Gallery.


More opportunities coming soon!

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