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What's Happening Liverpool

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

River of Light Festival – Liverpool

River of Light Festival at The Cunard Building 27 October — 5 November 2023 Entrance is free

Once again this winter, River of Light Festival will take place in the Liverpool City Centre, spanning a 2km trail around the waterfront, in a mix of new commissions and existing artworks which haven’t visited the city before.


FREE - Thursday Night Jazz - The Martin Smith Quartet

Live Jazz from one of Liverpool's Best every Thursday @ L'Aperitivo 112 Bold Street

Thu Oct 26 2023 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Cinema: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)


Saturday 28th October 2023

7:45pm til 9:45pm (Last entry 8:15pm)

What better way to celebrate Halloween than by watching a spine-chilling classic under the Liverpool sky within a church ruin.


A Place of Our Own at Open Eye Gallery

Liverpool Waterfront Until 23 December 2023 Entrance is free

Open Eye Gallery presents A Place of Our Own, a group photography exhibition showcasing the stories of local people and their explorations of memory and place.

Three projects across three towns present conversations around redevelopment and the fine balance between celebrating local heritage and making room for the new.

Suzanne St Clare and Chester business owners collaborated for two and a half years to create a series of images and video works documenting the daily lives of the high street.

In Prescot, photographer Tony Mallon has been working with local residents for the past two years. Having set up a local photography group, residents have been documenting their community and reimagining the high street to tell their own stories.

And in Walton, photographer Lucy Hunter led a project with Walton Youth and Community and the wider community. Having worked with residents for a over a year, Hunter led the participants in exploring the area through photowalks and portraiture, the results of which form Our Home. Our Place. Our Space.

The exhibition is thematically significant for many towns right now, but especially for urban areas across the North West tackling the issues of redevelopment and negotiating the tightrope of conservation and invention. Who better to tackle these questions but the people who live and work in those streets?


John Moores Painting Prize 2023 at Walker Art Gallery

Until 25 February 2024 Tickets from £2.50 Tickets here:

The John Moores Painting Prize is back, and bigger than ever!

Every two years, the John Moores Painting Prize returns to Liverpool’s Walker Gallery, where visitors flock to see paintings from all four corners of the UK. First launched in 1957, the biennial showcases the vibrancy of contemporary painting, proving each time to be a generous reflection of the wider painting ecosystem that’s happening across the UK.

This year, the coveted £25,000 prize has been awarded to Graham Crowley, whose painting ‘Light Industry’ was selected by the judging panel out of a record-breaking 3,357 entries. Crowley, who joins an elite group of past prize winners including David Hockney (1967), Peter Doig (1993) and Rose Wylie (2014), was inspired by a visit to a motorcycle dealer’s workshop. The grease-like mechanical application and the resultant glowing light was commended by the judges for brilliantly capturing the unique character of the space.


Poetry Walk at The Reader in Liverpool

The Mansion House Calderstones Park

Until 30 November 2023 Entrance is free

Every Thursday from 11am until noon, take a walk in the great outdoors, led by one of the friendly Readers, and accompanied by some nourishing poems – it’s free and you can just turn up, rain or shine. No walking or reading experience is required. These walks are a great way to get active, enjoy some poetry, learn something and meet with others.


More opportunities coming soon!


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