A city forever synonymous with its music scene and sporting heritage, Liverpool has become a stylish haunt for shoppers, day trippers and night-time entertainment.
Red Bull Drift Shifters
Fans of the Fast & Furious films will be accelerating towards Liverpool (in the comfort of our trains) on August 19 for the turbo-charged thrills and spills of Red Bull Drift Shifters. Taking place on a custom course in the shadow of the Royal Liver Building, this high-speed, high stakes competition brings together 12 of the world’s best drivers for the ultimate test of skill, which rewards competitors who screech perilously close to obstacles without crashing. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Titanic The Musical
Audiences won’t need to man the lifeboats when Titanic The Musical sails into the Empire Theatre from July 30 to August 4. This touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical charts the fortunes of various passengers and crew on HMS Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage on April 14, 1912.
Later in the month at the same theatre, David Walliams’ Awful Auntie combines naughty and nice between August 29 to September 2. Aimed at ages five and over, this production from the producers of Gangsta Granny charts a battle of wits between little Stella and her scheming Aunt Alberta.
Fusion festival welcomes acts from across the globe to Otterspool Promenade on September 1 and 2 including David Guetta, Clean Bandit and Sigala on Saturday, followed by Shawn Mendes, James Arthur and Jax Jones on Sunday.
Liverpool Pride (www.liverpoolpride.co.uk) proudly paints the city in rainbow colours under the banner All Together Now, marching as one on July 28 and 29 to stamp out homophobia, biphobia and transphobia with a packed programme of events for all ages. Sophie Ellis-Bextor headlines the main music stage on Saturday alongside performances from Celebrity Big Brother winner Courtney Act and Osvaldo Supino.
Liverpool Comedy Festival
The city has given birth to some of the country’s most beloved comedians and entertainers including Arthur Askey, John Bishop, Ken Dodd, Mick Miller, Alexei Sayle, Freddie Starr and Jimmy Tarbuck. For the 17th year, venues great and small play host to Liverpool Comedy Festival from September 14 to 30, which brings together the crème de la crème of hilarity from around the UK with some of the best home-grown Scouse talent. The programme is still under wraps but last year’s festival gleefully welcomed Rob Brydon, Taskmaster host Greg Davies, Abandoman, Micky Flanagan, Milton Jones, Joe Lycett and Jerry Sadowitz.
Top events in Liverpool this week
Bombed Out Church
Also known as St Luke's Church, this ruin of a 19th century church which was partly destroyed during the Liverpool Blitz in 1941 stands as a memorial to those lives lost in WWII. The site often has cultural attractions, music, art, theatre and more in an effort to integrate modern life in Liverpool with the city's heritage and history.
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Liverpool Comedy Festival 2018: Thomas James Butler: Comedy Art Exhibition
The Buyers Club Gallery and RedHouse Originals Gallery presents a series of surreal portraits of legendary faces from the world of comedy, including Laurel & Hardy, Spike Milligan, Victoria Wood and Ken Dodd.
A large 20th-century church featuring the world's largest Gothic arches and the Vestey Tower.
Continuing The Journey
A multimedia collection of oral histories, photography and film, exploring issues which affect people of African heritage, born, raised or living in Liverpool's locality.
Titanic And Liverpool: The Untold Story
An exploration of Liverpool's central role in the liner's ill-fated maiden journey from Southampton to New York.
John Moores Painting Prize 2018
The longest established painting prize which champions contemporary artworks.
Op Art In Focus
A major survey of optical art by pioneering artists of the 1960s to the present day, including Bridget Riley, Jesus Rafael Soto, Victor Vasarely, Angela Bulloch and Jim Lambie.
China's First Emperor And The Terracotta Warriors
Showcasing objects from one of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries, this exhibition spans almost 1,000 years of Chinese history; from the conflicts and chaos of the Warring States period, to the achievements and legacy of the Qin and Han dynasties.
The Adventure Dock
Get ready to jump and slide at Liverpool's bounciest and splashiest new attraction!
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