What’s on this week in Liverpool 19th – 26th August 2019
This week in Liverpool is all gearing up to the bank holiday weekend and we’ve got something for everyone.
Each week we put together a list of the best and most interesting events and activities happening in and around the city. We say this regularly, but this week in Liverpool really is a mixed bag! From dancing to Calvin Harris to paddle boarding in Maghull. Walking the cobbled streets of the Georgian Quarter to 7am yoga sessions on a floating pontoon at the Royal Albert Dock, it’s all going on.
Elsewhere, we’ve got another royal visit from Cunard, speed dating down Lark Lane, music on both sides of the Mersey as Future Yard Music Festival launches in Birkenhead plus the Indoor Funfair returns to the Exhibition Centre for hours of fun whatever the weather.
Here’s what’s on this week in Liverpool 19th -25th August 2019…
Monday 19th August
Cunard’s Queen Victoria, Cruise Liverpool
This week in Liverpool, Cunard’s Queen Victoria makes a welcome return to Cruise Liverpool. You can see her on the quayside on Monday from 7:30am. There’s always a real buzz around the waterfront when a Cunard liner calls. She’ll be with us all day before quietly sailing away up the Mersey around 11pm. Info here.
Breakfast, The Quarter
If there’s a finer way to start your day than with a hearty breakfast – Full English, bagels, porridge or big slice of cake it has to be under the canopy on the pavement side at The Quarter. Located on Faulkner Street, this independent eatery is the perfect place to chill, read, chat and dine. If nothing else visit for the fresh bread smell mmmmmm. Menus here.
Summer Lovin’ Speed Dating, Love & Rockets
Love & Rockets plays host to another round of summer loving speed dating on Monday night from 7:30pm. If you’re aged 23 to 48 and want to flirt your way through a few rounds of drinks to find the guy or girl of your dream, get yourself down to Lark Lane. Booking and info here.
Tuesday 20th August
Morning Yoga with Sam, Royal Albert Dock
This week in Liverpool, Summer on the Dock continues with a Sports and Wellbeing activities for all ages. On Tuesday morning you can start your day with Yoga on the floating pontoon or bring the kids down later on to try out boccia! See what’s on all week here.
The Watering Can, Greenbank
The Watering Can is set in the beautiful surroundings of Greenbank Park and its receiving rave reviews. Looking at specials like above (homemade buttermilk pannacotta, berry compote and a homemade raisin biscuit) we can see why! Check out the menu and grab lunch in this little oasis in the suburbs. More here.
Psychic Night, The Wheatsheaf, Knotty Ash
Knotty Ash pub, The Wheatsheaf has had a huge refurb and is re-open with a whole host of events. There’s a Psychic Night happening on Tuesday from 6pm. Private readings are available if you pre book. Info here.
Wednesday 21st August
International Beatle Week
A whole weeks worth of incredible Beatles tribute bands from 20 different countries bring International Beatles Week 2019 to life from 21st til 27th August. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Abbey Road Album in the home of the Fab Four. All the info here.
Georgian Quarter Walking Tour, Hardman’s House
We’ve recently become fascinated with finding out more about the city we live in and the Georgian Quarter holds the key to so many fascinating stories! Get yourself booked on to a walking tour this week in Liverpool and let the NT The Hardman’s House experienced volvunteers take you on a tour of Rodney Street and beyond. More info here.
Revolution Chocolate Experience, St Peter’s Square
A Wednesday night out in town, plenty of bevs, fab atmosphere and music – okay all sounds standard, but head to Revolution St Peter’s Square and add a chocolate workshop in to the mix for the ultimate night out. You get to mix, pipe and decorate your own truffles. And then scoff the lot obvs. Info here.
Thursday 22nd August
This is it. Creamfields 2019 is on. Somehow the line-up just keeps getting better and if you haven’t already got your tickets to see the likes of Martin Garrix, Paul Van Dyke, Fat Boy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, Calvin Harris, Faithless (DJ set) Tiesto, Gorgon City and shed loads more, what are you waiting for? Tickets and info here.
Plastic Patrol, Free Paddle Boarding
Want to try paddle boarding and do your bit to help flight plastic pollution this week in Liverpool? Plastic Patrol is offering an epic evening of FREE paddle boarding and litter picking in Maghull on Thursday. No experience is required. Instructors will provide basic paddling skills, a safety briefing and all equipment and kit from paddle board, buoyancy aid, litter pick and bucket – so all you need to do is turn up ready and willing to get stuck in. Info here.
Love Lane Distillery Evening
Throw a days leave in on Friday and kick start your bank holiday weekend at Love Lane Brewery at the Baltic. On Thursday night you’re invited to go on a gin journey with master distiller John. Included in your ticket price is a selection of G&T’s and mouth watering canapes. Find out more here.
Friday 23rd August
VR Family, Royal Court Theatre
Liverpool’s Royal Court Youth Theatre is back on the main stage this summer with another great new show packed with humour, music and amazing dance routines. VR Family pits the gamers against mysterious forces to find out what happened to the nans? All ages are welcome for this family friendly look at the future of the Royal Court. Tickets here.
Future Yard, Birkenhead
Birkenhead is staging its very own music festival this summer, headlined by Bill Ryder-Jones and Anna Calvi. On Friday and Saturday you can catch loads of live music in a host of different venues across the town with day and weekend tickets now on sale. Find out more here.
Quiz Night with George Sephton, Hotel TIA
One for the reds. Hotel TIA hosts a quiz night set to test your LFC knowledge with a dream host. The voice of Anfield, George Sephton will be at the helm, racking your brains and sharing some anecdotes from his incredible career experience and from behind the scenes. It’s just £5 to take part and teams of 4-6 people are welcome. More info here.
Saturday 24th August
Afternoon Delight Rooftop Garden Party, Shankly Hotel
You’re invites to take an epic dance down memory lane as the famous all-day Afternoon Delight party returns The The Shankly hotel rooftop for a summer soiree with a twist. With a stellar line up on the decks including Lee Butler, Paul Rimmer, Rob Cain and loads more, this is one not to me missed. Tickets here.
Pub Tropicana, The Merchant
Its free entry into the 80’s tastic Pub Tropicana party at The Merchant on Saturday night from 10pm. Expect to hear anthems from the likes of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Human League, Blondie, Lionel Richie and loads more. Leg warmers optional. Info here.
Yard Featuring DJ Paulette & Sonic Yootha
There’s a YARD all Dayer going on down at New Bird Street this Saturday. From 1pm – 11pm you can catch DJ Paulette, Sonic Yootha and Jimmy Allen and friends on the decks providing the soundtrack to your bank holiday weekend. Info here.
Country Superstars, M&S Bank Arena Auditorium
Country Superstars is returning to the M&S Bank Arena on Saturday and if you’re done with working 9-5, this is the singalong gig for you. Hosted by Sarah Jayne who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years, you can expect to see first class tributes to Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette and more. Tickets here.
Sunday 25th August – Bank Holiday Sunday
Pizza & Spritz Garden Party, Siren
Bank holiday Sunday is all about pizza and spritz at Siren, 54 St James Street. from 5pm tuck into epic pizzas from local Urban Crust, while the DJs from Coffee & Turntables will be providing a soulful soundtrack along with the Aperol Spritz Social team serving up 2-4-1 Aperol Spritz from 5-9pm! Info here.
Sunflowers Summer Shakedown, Constellations
What better way to spend your Bank Holiday Sunday than with a day of boss DJs and family friendly vibes while raising much needed funds for local charity Sunflowers? Head to Constellations Garden from 2pm til late for all that Funk, Jazz, Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop and sounds from across the globe. Info here.
A Tribute to Mathew Street Festival
There’s a massive line up of live music paying homage to the biggest bands and most legendary venues on Mathew Street from 23rd to the 26th August. Get down to Eric’s, Rubber Soul, Kaiserkeller and SGT Peppers as there will be lots of amazing live acts performing all day and night long. More info here.
Don Letts Carnival Weekend, District
The highly anticipated Positive Vibration Carnival Weekend Special featuring Don Letts takes place at District this Bank Holiday Sunday from 9pm. Tickets on Skiddle are £10 and have flown out, get yours here and say you were there.
One For The Kids
Liverpool Indoor Funfair, Exhibition Centre Liverpool
The fantastic indoor funfair returns to Exhibition Centre Liverpool from 23rd August until 1st September with 20 thrilling rides for kids of all ages. There are planned quiet sessions and wrist bands are £10. Find out more here.
Classic 80’s Films, Speke Hall
You can watch 4 belting 80’s themed films on a big, outdoor screen at Speke Hall throughout September. Dirty Dancing, Bohemian Rhapsody, Top Gun and Terminator 2 Judgement Day will be show from 12th – 15th September. Get a picnic together, a blanket or camping chairs and get down there from 6:30pm. Film screenings begin 30 mins after sunset. Tickets here.