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10 things you can do this week in Liverpool

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10 things you can do this week in Liverpool

After a fantastic weekend of free music and culture, with Africa Oyé in Sefton Park and Live for the Arts at INNSiDE Liverpool, there’s even more to look forward to in the city this week.

If you’re looking to fill up your diary, here are 10 ideas of things to do …

It’s a big week at the arena with Pet Shop Boys, Andre Rieu and Jack Whitehall all on stage

10 things to do in Liverpool this week - M&S Bank Arena
Credit: M&S Bank Arena

The Arena’s got a hat-trick of massive names coming up for music and comedy fans. On Friday Pet Shop Boys bring their The Dreamworld: Greatest Hits Live tour, with spectacular production and back-to-back belters like It’s a Sin and West End Girls. On Saturday it’s everyone’s favourite classical maestro Andre Rieu and Sunday sees the return of comedy superstar Jack Whitehall with his new show.

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Riva Blu has launched a tasty new summer menu you should try

Riva Blue
Credit: Riva Blu

Riva Blu on the corner of Castle Street has got a new summer menu inspired by Italy’s glamorous Amalfi Coast. There are 20 new dishes to try including super-light Neapolitan-style ‘Biga’ dough pizzas and Riva Blu’s own in-house limoncello now features in a new summer spritz and a delicious sharing Tiramisu al Limone, made fresh at the table.

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There’s a Dire Straits tribute on at Camp and Furnace

Dire Straits Tribute - Camp and Furnace
Credit: Camp and Furnace

This Friday it’s all about Dire Straits over at Camp and Furnace where they’ve got the country’s number one Dire Straits tribute band, The Straits UK, delivering a set full of hits like Money for Nothing, Walk of Life and Sultans of Swing, perfectly recreating the real band’s unmistakable guitar and keyboard sound.

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Liverpool Soul Weekender returns

Liverpool Soul Weekender
Liverpool Soul Weekender

From Friday to Sunday, Liverpool Soul Weekender promises a memorable three days of the best soul tunes, good times and dancing for rare soul music lovers with international DJs from across Europe and the US playing three daytime parties and two night ones at District, Metrocola and Melodic Bar. There’s a warm-up party on the Thursday in the Fabric District too.

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The FunnyBoyz Drag Queen Cruise sails the Mersey on Saturday

Drag Cruise - Mersey Ferries
Credit: Mersey Ferries

Get onboard for a Mersey Ferries trip like no other, when the FunnyBoyz take over on Saturday for a Drag Queen Cruise on the river. Expect live music, plenty of cheesy tunes and some outrageously funny drag cabaret over two-and-a-half hours. It leaves from Seacombe at 7.30pm and Liverpool Gerry Marsden ferry terminal at 7.45pm, over 18s only.

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Photie Man’s exhibition continues to captivate at Walker Gallery

Photie Man
Grimace girl, 1986. (c) Tom Wood Archive

The Photie Man exhibition at the Walker is an incredible look back at everyday life in the city over the past 50 years, through the lens of Irish photographer Tom Wood. He was known in Liverpool as The Photie Man by the people who he captured everywhere from nightclubs to buses and footy grounds, and his pictures really sum up each decade.

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See Vernons Girls and relive an amazing Liverpool story at the Royal Court

Credit: Royal Court Theatre

A group of women who worked and sang together at Vernons Pools were thrown into the showbiz spotlight in the 50s when the rock and roll era exploded. Vernons Girls tells their story in a brand new all-female show that’s full of some of the biggest hits from back in the day from the likes of Billy Fury and Buddy Holly. 

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When the sun comes back out head to Bus Yard in Chavasse Park, Liverpool ONE

Bus Yard - Liverpool One
Credit: Bus Yard

Bus Yard has been absolutely packing them in at Crosby Marina and Chavasse Park while we’ve been having all this gorgeous weather, so if you’re in the city centre and it’s nice again go to Liverpool ONE and over to the double decker for great food, summer vibes and one of their got-to-have Twister Daiquiris.

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Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Calderstones Park Mansion House

The Reader at Calderstones Park

Tick off two things on your summer afternoon to-do list by heading to Caldies for a park stroll then treating yourself to Afternoon Tea at the Mansion House. It’s a beautiful setting to enjoy freshly made sandwiches and cakes from Liverpool’s award-winning Cuthbert’s bakehouse. There are also veggie, vegan and GF options available. 

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Tuck into the new new-look San Carlo on Castle Street 

San Carlo

San Carlo has undergone a stunning multi-million pound revamp and if you’ve not experienced it yet, you really should because it’s an absolute beauty. It attracts a glamorous crowd (Christian Louboutin popped in not long after it reopened!) and the authentic Italian food is just as top quality as the design. 

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