The city’s summer-long party of festivals, art, socials and culture continues this month.
You want gin, we got it. You want five courses of puddings, we got it. You want new venues, floating cinemas, FootGolf and Mr Tumble at a stately manor, we got those too. Check out why Liverpool is seeing out summer with a bang.
Festival season is still upon us and Colours Festival at Princess Park is a pretty special one. It’s free, it’s got a great line-up and, most importantly, it’s a celebration of the love, vibrance and cultural diversity of Liverpool. Head down on August 3rd from 12pm onwards hear some great music and show your support for some of the community organisations that are the lifeblood of our city. More info here.
Gin Party At The Bombed Out Church
Gin, tick. Awesome venue, tick. Great live music, tick. It’s no wonder The Gin Party at The Bombed Out Church has been a sell out for the past two years. While away a summer afternoon sampling more than 25 boutique gins in one of our favourite city centre spots – and if the heavens open there’s a massive marque to hunker down in. It’s on 9th and 10th August, grab your tickets here.
BBC Summer Social
Got a toddler who loves Bing Bunny? A teen who hearts Rak-Su? Or are you harboring your own secret obsession with Dr Ranj? You need to grab a ticket to the BBC Summer Social. All the kids’ TV favourites will be hanging out at Croxteth Hall for one weekend only, and if it’s anything like last year Mr Tumble is going to go off. August 3rd and 4th, grab your tickets here.
Leaf Pudding Club
Puddings are for life, not just for winter. And why have one when you can have five? The Leaf Pudding Club is a whole evening dedicated to the sweet stuff, five decadent courses of homemade loveliness all washed down and topped off with a perfectly matched cup of Leaf tea. Sign us up. It’s on 22nd August, grab tickets now.
Check out Jimmy’s
We love seeing a classic Liverpool venue get a new lease of life so we’re pretty excited about Jimmy’s bursting onto the scene in the former Cabin this month. The venue promises to showcase up and coming and grassroots music but we’re looking forward to a dose of Britpop nostalgia towards the end of the month too when The Reel People return to town.
Minton Hall Reveal
St George’s Hall is pretty spectacular at the best of times but for a few weeks every year the majestic Minton Hall floor is revealed – and it’s a sight not to be missed. It’s a handcrafted mosaic of more than 30,000 tiles and one of the world’s finest examples of an encaustic tile floor. Among the sea of tiles you can glimpse liver birds, Roman gods and even a couple of dolphins. More info here.
Grab a ticket for the floating cinema
Have you heard the news? Liverpool’s first pop-up floating cinema is coming to The Albert Dock from 4th-10th August. Evening showings have been a sell-out but there are still a few floating around for the afternoon slots. Channel your inner Chunk at the Goonies, Find Nemo once relive your childhood with Jumanji. Grab your tickets here.
Play a round of FootGolf
What do you get when you cross footie with a golf course? The fastest growing sport in the world. And you can now try your hand, well foot, at it at Allerton Golf Course. It’s every kids (and grown up kids) dream, free reign to kick your footie on the lush fairways and smooth greens of a golf course and see who can shoot it into the XXL holes first. Plus Fours not required.
Summer on the Dock
The Albert Dock is hitting August hard. There is loads going on over the whole month to keep young and old entertained. From 11-14 August the floating pontoon is turning crafty with hands on sessions, music and storytelling. Get physical in sport and wellbeing week (16-22 August) when you can try taster sessions of netball, cricket and table tennis or take a slower pace with some yoga and meditation. Finally football takes centre stage on 23-31 August with the floating pitch returning. More info here.
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The Matthew Street Festival may be a distant, blurry memory but International Beatleweek is very much still alive and kicking. With 70 bands from more than 20 countries descending to celebrate the music of the Fab Four from 20th-27th August and fans expected from more than 40 countries it’s a truly international event. The line-up promises plenty of live music, theatre shows, parties and the Annual Beatles Convention at The Adelphi. More info here.
The Liverpool Complaints Choir
Dirty pots in the sink, the printer always being out of paper, people eating last night’s kedgeree at their desk… we all have complaints about work. What better to do with a complaint than turn it into a song? The Liverpool Complaints Choir are part of an international project created by artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen who are doing just that. Hear their first performance at FACT on the 31 August – don’t be late, and phones on silent please.
Turn your Independent Liverpool card digital
No more scrabbling around for your card, no more turning up at your favourite place without it, August is the month we go full on digital. Loads of you have asked us to make supporting independents (and getting the amazing deals they offer…) even easier. So we’ve taken the plunge and our app will now double up as your Independent Liverpool card. Fear not card lovers, can still use your existing card until it expires and we’ll still be selling the card for a bit. The app will be ready very soon.
Go To Black Lodge’s Street Party
As well as brewing up some fantastic beers, our pals at Black Lodge have recently started a series of street parties at their new taproom 3 Kings Dock St, Liverpool L1 8JU. On 3rd August Vietnom are bringing their delicious Vietnamese street food to pair with the brilliant Black Lodge beers. Expect DJ’s, outside bars, delicious, food craft beer, performers and more. Fun starts from 12pm onwards.
Pimp Your Lunch At Bundobust
Bundobust, on Bold Street, is the kind of food you could expect on the back streets of India, inspired by the vibrant and varied street foods, especially from their spiritual home of Gujarat. They serve up dishes with their own modern twist, and offer a roster of the most exciting craft beers from both local and international breweries to drink alongside. Monday-Friday 12-4pm grab any two dishes for a pretty remarkable £7.50.
Volunteer for Liverpool Cares
If you’ve been meaning to volunteer some of your spare time this summer, why not join local charity Liverpool Cares? People over 65 and younger people in their 20s and 30s hang out and help one another at their free social clubs across the city. Whether you fancy a pint with Pat at their monthly pub club, or can help Bernie out a little with his smart phone at one of their technology workshops, this flexible and social volunteering is completely on your terms. There are up to 15 events each month, and you only attend clubs which you’re free for and like the sound of. Come along to their next volunteer induction on 8th August to sign up and find out more https://liverpoolcares.org.uk/get-involved
BAG YOUR SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW TICKETS
Southport attracts tens of thousands of visitors every August to view inspirational show gardens, spectacular floral displays and learn how to grow your own with advice from the Allotment Association. Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli will open the 2019 show, which is on 15th-18th August, and launch a packed programme of entertainment. Kids go free to the show and children’s TV star Justin Fletcher is bringing his interactive stage act to amuse the show’s younger visitors on Sunday 18th August. Visitors can also enjoy dog displays in the outdoor arena, Ben Potter’s eagle and vulture experience, The Galloping Acrobatics and much more. Tickets here.
Take Part In The Malibu Games 2019
The Malibu Games comes to the UK this August with a series of challenges, designed to put both the mind and body to the test. Competitors will race through a series of Malibu-inspired challenges, testing the limits of their skills and teamwork, in a bid to reach the winner’s podium. For five days of summer fun, Liverpool’s Great Baltic Warehouse will be transformed into a tropical island paradise, featuring three unique gaming zones inspired by Malibu favourites including Malibu Original Coconut, Malibu Passion Fruit and its newest addition, Malibu Strawberry Spritz. Grab your tickets here.