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12 great things to do in and around Liverpool this week

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12 great things to do in and around Liverpool this week
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We’re nearly half way through July and there’s definitely a summer vibe going on.

As the holidays get nearer, there’s plenty of things to do in Liverpool, whether it’s to keep you and your mates happy or the kids entertained.

We are loving this little lot – and bet you will too. So, diaries out…

Alice in Wonderland at The Playhouse

Get ready for a fabulously funky remix of the Lewis Carroll classic complete with brilliant original music inspired by some great British pop tunes (so there’s no shortage of opportunities to sing and dance along).  It’s for aged 7+ and it’s on from Tuesday, July 4 to Saturday, July 22. 

Find out more here.


Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival is the UK’s longest running annual festival celebrating Arab art and culture and has been bringing leading Arab artists to the city now for 25 years. This year’s festival between Thursday, July 6 and Sunday, July 16, explores storytelling and storytellers through song, theatre, dance, performance, comedy, literature, and visual art, in venues across the city.

Find out more here.


Greatest Days at the Empire Theatre

Greatest Days - Empire Theatre - Music
Credit: Empire Theatre

Just the one for Take That fans or anyone in need of a feelgood show that’ll lift the spirits. In the style of musicals like Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You, Greatest Days features more than 15 of Gary and co’s record-breaking songs, alongside a heart-warming and hilarious story of love, loss and laughter from award-winning writer Tim Firth. It’ll make your heart ‘Shine’.

Find out more here.


Enjoy film in style at the Everyman Cinema

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Credit: Everyman Cinema

This is how the flicks should be, with comfy sofas, fantastic food, and the chance to watch the latest blockbusters and classic movies with a Mohito or a nice glass of Pinot in your hand. (There’s even waiter service so you don’t need to get out of your seat). Films to see this week include Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, with Ethan Hunt (aka Tom Cruise) on his most dangerous mission yet; Disney and Pixar’s all new Elemental, and Indiana Jones and the Dial Of Destiny.  Welcome back Mr Ford!

Find out more here.


Tuck into Baby E on Dale Street

There are some cracking independent food and drink venues in the city and Baby E Coffee & Deli is definitely one of the best. It combines international flavours with a warm, Scouse welcome downstairs in the Temple Building.  Serving good food with good vibes, it’s the perfect place for brunch and lunch, with great coffees, brilliant breakie choices, and a freshly-prepared deli fridge.

Find out more here.


Cocktails at Castle St Townhouse

You can’t beat Castle Street Townhouse’s relaxed and friendly atmosphere, great food and drink, its amazing pavement seating area, and regular live music, and whether you’re out with the love of your life, the family or friends, you have got to try its amazing cocktails from the ever-popular Pornstar Martini, Cosmo or Martini, to its own signature creations like Townhouse Sling with Edinburgh Gin, Cherry Heering, Cointreau, pineapple juice and lime juice.

Find out more here.


Sing your heart out in the new Karaoke Room at Roxy Ball Room, Cavern Quarter 

Admit it we all love a good sing-song and you don’t have to belt out those tunes in front of your bedroom mirror, hairbrush in hand. There’s a new karaoke room at Roxy so you can grab the mic and channel your inner Whitney or Bryan Adams while grabbing a drink and some food – and maybe fitting in a game or two – with the crew. Two, three, four…

Find out more here.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bombed Out Church

Midsummer Nights Dream - St Lukes - Theatre
Credit: St Lukes Bombed Out Church

Shakespeare’s classic has been translated to modern language and transformed into a musical, complete with magic and hilarious slapstick comedy. It’s on at the unique venue at the top of Bold Street on Friday, July 14, and it’s perfect for every member of the family.

Find out more here.


Days out at Eureka! Science + Discovery on the Wirral

Picture – Eureka

Science, technology and more are made fun at Eureka! with hundreds of hands-on, innovative and interactive activities based on things you experience every day, all of which will help you learn about the uniqueness of our bodies, explore things that are part of the fabric and spaces of our homes and nature, and get creative. The Burrow is also now open for the under-7s too and, if you’re peckish while you’re there, you can dine at the Discovery Café or take your own picnic.

Find out more here.


Flower Fairies continues at Lady Lever

This you’ll love, and you’ve got until November 5 to see it – but why put it off until then? Flower Fairies at Lady Lever Gallery in Port Sunlight is a free exhibition dedicated to the beautiful work of illustrator Cicely Mary Barker. It features around 45 original illustrations and early sketches, alongside digital projections, items from National Museums Liverpool’s botany collection and costumes inspired by the fairies. 

Find out more here.


And while you are there, explore Port Sunlight itself with the museum, Peaky Blinders, and more

Built by Lord Lever to create homes for workers at his soap factory, Port Sunlight has always been a great place to visit with its beautiful gardens and ‘model’ village, but this summer it’s better than ever. You can visit the museum and learn how William Lever created the village and changed living and working conditions, visit an Edwardian worker’s cottage, have fun in the new interactive SoapWorks family experience and, until September 10, see the exhibition of costumes that were worn in Peaky Blinders by some of its main stars like Helen McCrory and Tom Hardy.

Find out more here.


Tacos and beer at Madre Albert Dock

Credit: Madre

Not only does the Royal Albert Dock give you the chance to enjoy Liverpool’s amazing waterfront views and attractions, it offers you the chance to enjoy the flavour of Mexico and an authentic taqueria at Madre at Atlantic Pavilion. There’s everything from a speciality lunches to late menus that are big on tacos, quesadillas, and churros for dessert, and when it comes to drinks think Mexican beers, the best margaritas, and more.

Find out more here.

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