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11 things you can do this October in Liverpool

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11 things you can do this October in Liverpool

Autumn walks, pumpkin picking… time to grab the hat ’n’ scarf, wrap up and brace the bitter winds. Stuck on what to do this month? Well here is 11 things that you can do in Liverpool this October. 

River of Light 

River of Light

River of Light is back, and for those not in the know it is an outdoor art gallery which will illuminate the waterfront. It showcases the work of local, national and international artists which residents can enjoy and experience as they follow the trail. 

When: 21 Oct – 6 Nov

For more info click here. 

World Gymnastics

Liverpool is set to host the World Gymnastics Championships at the M&S Bank Arena. At the Olympic qualifying event, the world’s greatest gymnasts will show you what they’re made of, as athletes from all over the world go head-to-head over nine action-packed days.

When: 29 Oct – 06 Nov

For more info click here.

Turner Prize

Turner Prize

Picture – Rob Battersby

One of the best-known and often controversial visual art prizes in the world is coming to Tate Liverpool later this year.

The Turner Prize, which is hosted outside of London on alternate years, will be back in the city this October for the first time since 2007, when it was held here in the run-up to the Capital of Culture celebrations. 

The prize is awarded by a jury of independent judges to a British born or based artist to recognise an exceptional exhibition or presentation of their work anywhere in the world.

When: exhibition launches on 20 October

More info here.


Everyone’s favourite scare-fest is back! Transforming Farmer Ted’s farm into a devilishly frightening experience to spook you this scary season. Head into the scare mazes, take a ride on the Fear-Go-Round… or go and shoot down the living dead at the Zombie Annihilation. 

When: 7 Oct – 31 Oct

Find out more here. 

Oktoberfest – Camp & Furnace 

Camp and Furnace

How does a big night of beers and cheers sound!? Oktoberfest is back at Camp and Furnace, so it’s time to grab a stein and have a sing-a-long with the brilliant German Jukebox – Live! Bavarian Trestle Tables & Benches, food, loads of beer, and dressing-up is encouraged!

When: 15 October

For more info click here. 

A Thousand Feet Deep – Stadt Moers Park, Knowsley

A Thousand Feet Deep by Periplum – will explore the history and spirit of the borough and its people, in a way that visitors will not have imagined. The 50-minute performance, which will take place on three consecutive evenings, will take visitors on an atmospheric journey exploring Knowsley’s myths and folklore.  A unique narrative of the borough will unfold to tell the story of Knowsley’s industries and the people that powered them.

When: Oct 7, 8 & 9

For more info click here. 

If you would like to apply to take part or have any questions, please contact Jo Dry here with the subject heading: A Thousand Feet Deep volunteer opportunity.

Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare

Shakespeare North

It’s all kicking off in the woods! Two warring fairies are willing to destroy the world after a barney over a little lad, and four chaotic kids are off on a drug induced love mission – Welcome to the party! Join Not Too Tame for a riotous ride through the forest at night, for a tale of wild weddings, mistaken identity and a staging of Shakespeare’s best known comedy where not everything is as rosy as it seems.

When: 22 Sept – 22 Oct 

For more info click here.

Psychedelic Disco Carnival at Camp and Furnace

The UK’s Biggest Immersive Disco Carnival is coming to Camp and Furnace this October! Expect – Classic Disco Anthems, CO2 Cannons, Giant Disco Balls, Colour Explosion Visuals & MORE! 

Follow the call of the Disco Ball!

When: 8 October 

For more info click here.

Harlem Globetrotters

The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game tour to the M&S Bank Arena this month. Spread Game is the epitome of Globetrotter excellence; it’s shown through basketball wizardry night after night and demonstrated through years of commitment to unsurpassed entertainment.

When: 11 October 

For more info click here. 

Scousetrap at Royal Court

Lord Street, philandering eccentric First Lord of the Admiralty, needs to maintain the war effort by rooting out any German spies, but he can’t do it on his own. The question is – who can help? The answer is to call in the city’s greatest private detective, Miss Inga Marble. How will Marble’s unorthodox approach fare in this most complex of mysteries? Will she unmask the murderer before the interval or are the rest of the cast toast?

When: 4 Oct – 29 Oct

For more info click here. 

Blood Brothers returns to Liverpool Empire

Did you ever hear the story of the Johnstone twins? Willy Russel’s masterpiece is back at the Empire! The legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

When: 25 Oct – 4 Nov

For more info click here. 

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