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12 things to do this Autumn in St George’s Quarter

7 months ago

St George’s Quarter is a cultural hub of art, architecture, theatre, and history.

From candlelight concerts to raucous comedies, photo exhibitions to heritage tours, there’s something for everyone in St George’s Quarter this Autumn.

Check out these 12 things you can experience around the area:

Liverpool Empire: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – 8 November to 26 November

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical - Empire Theatre - Theatre
Credit: Empire Theatre

Step into a world of Pure Imagination this Autumn as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical comes to the Liverpool Empire as part of its first ever UK & Ireland Tour!

Based on the iconic story, this spectacular stage show follows the hit West End and Broadway productions to combine the memorable songs from the original 1970’s motion picture ( ‘The Candy Man’ and ‘Pure Imagination’) with all new numbers from the multi award-winning songwriters of Hairspray.

Get your (Golden) tickets HERE.

Liverpool’s Royal Court: Scouse Dick Whittington – 10 November 2023 to 20 January 2024

Scouse Dick Whittington - Royal Court Theatre - Theatre
Credit: Royal Court Theatre

The World famous, record breaking, eye popping, lung busting, side splitting, knee trembling Royal Court Christmas show is back and it’s set to be the best Christmas show yet! 

Dick was lying in his bed when a scary hairy fairy came to him in a dream. If he were to go to London then he would become Lord Mayor! How brill is that? But hang on… London’s 212 miles away and it’s full of divvies. Why not become Lord Mayor of Liverpool instead! It’s a lot nearer. 

As he gets closer to town he runs into a bunch of proper rats who want to stop him. Ably supported by his cat, Galore, he needs to overcome all odds and beat King Rat to get his hands on that big, gold chain. As long as he believes then nothing can stop him. Except possibly a bit of plague. 

Written by Kevin Fearon and with Musical Direction from Howard Gray the team that brought you The Scouse Cinderella, The Scouse Snow White and The Scouse Jack & The Beanstalk!

Get your tickets here!

Liverpool Empire: Billy Fury Concert – 30 November

Billy Fury 40th Anniversary - Liverpool Empire - Music

Dingle born Ronald Wycherley, who when re-named Billy Fury, went on to score 29 chart hits including – Last Night Was Made For Love, Wondrous Place, A Thousand Stars, Halfway To Paradise, Like I’ve Never Been Gone & Jealousy.

This would all have been a fairy tale had it not been for an illness that was to follow him throughout his life – and ultimately claim him.

Billy Fury died on 28th. January 1983 aged just 42.

Now a new tour Paradise – Billy Fury 40th Anniversary Concert is coming to Liverpool Empire as a celebration of the life & achievements of Billy in the 40th year of his premature death.

Book your tickets here.

Liverpool’s Royal Court: Do I Love You? – 15 November to 18 November

Do I Love you? - Royal Court Theatre - Comedy
Credit: Royal Court Theatre

This hilarious new dance fuelled comedy follows burger bar employees, Natalie and Kyle, as they fall in love with Northern Soul. Trouble is Natalie and Kyle are not that soulful!  

But long after a weekender in Skegness our star-crossed lovers can’t wait for the next all nighter in Blackpool.
Out on the floor they are in a world of their own, far away from egg muffins and deep fried chicken. But as the north levels up Natalie and Kyle’s life takes a downturn, and they find themselves steered by music which was a failure the first time round, where has it come from and what does it mean? 

It’s all about living for now, as Nat and Kyle realise that Time Will Pass You By! So spread the talc and polish your brogues, we are staying up all weekend! 

Get your tickets here.

Liverpool Christmas Market: 18 November to 24 December

Picture – The Guide Liverpool

Located once again against the stunning backdrop of St George’s Plateau and William Brown Street the Christmas Market will return with all of your favourite festive food offerings, as well as a few more new and exciting treats that will truly make the market a culinary trip around the world!

The big wheel, snow slide and Santa Land rides will once again ensure that aside from shopping, dining and toasting marshmallows, you can take that stunning holiday snap of the kiddies, fur-babies or partner overlooking one of the best cityscapes around.

For more info click HERE.

Walker Art Gallery – Creating Visions

This display, located in the Craft and Design Gallery, showcases pieces dating from the early 20th century to the early 21st century. They draw from National Museums Liverpool’s extensive decorative arts collection, which is one of the finest in the UK.   

The display celebrates 100 years of women designers at the Gallery. It features 14 items of dress, including iconic designs by Laura Ashley (1925-1985), Mary Quant (1930-2023) and Vivienne Westwood (1941-2022).

The new display will celebrate costume, jewellery and decorative objects made by female designers.

Find out more here.

Heritage Tour at Royal Court – 20 November

Liverpool’s Royal Court

The Royal Court is a Grade II listed building, a magnificent example of one of the best theatres built in the Art Deco style. The theatre is one of Liverpool’s most enduring and iconic buildings and has a rich history including several ghosts!

For more info click here.

Candlelight Concerts at St George’s Hall

Liverpool City Region

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like the iconic St. George’s Hall

Check out these fantastic Candlelight Concerts happening soon:

100 Years of Warner Bros – 18 November

Hans Zimmer’s Best Works – 25 November

The Best of The Beatles – 25 November – 7 December

Gin Festival at St. George’s Hall

Liverpool Gin Festival
Liverpool Gin Festival

Liverpool Gin Festival is once again being held inside the magnificent St. George’s Hall.

Featuring a selection of carefully curated Craft Gins sourced from various corners of the globe, offering you the opportunity to taste and purchase your preferred choices by the glass, bottle, or even by the case.

The festival is organized into three distinct sessions, commencing in the late afternoon on Friday, followed by mid-afternoon and early evening slots on Saturday. With live entertainment in the mix, you can expect elevated spirits and a guarantee of enjoyable moments.

For more info click here.

Photie Man at Walker Art Gallery until 7 January

A new major photographic exhibition from Tom Wood at Walker Art Gallery, showcasing 50 years of the artist’s work. Photie Man celebrates the acclaimed Irish-born artist Tom Wood with a comprehensive survey of work spanning 50 years since the start of his career. 

The exhibition brings together photography from the 1970’s to the present day, many of which are being displayed for the first time in Liverpool – where a large number of Wood’s iconic photographs were taken.  

Find out more here.

Return of the Gods at World Museum until 25 February

Prepare for the high drama of the ancient world as we meet the gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus.

Their lives were packed with great loves, greater feuds and the powers to influence, save or condemn human lives forever. This family-friendly exhibition dives into ancient Greek and Roman mythology to expose the original ancient characters of the heroes and heroines of our time. 

This boldly designed exhibition allows you to step inside the stories, as two-metre-high statues tower above you. Featuring a stunning collection of over 100 sculptures and objects, displayed together for the first time, experience the luxury of a Roman villa, before journeying into the underworld to meet Hades.

Find out more here.

Renaissance Rediscovered at Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery. Picture by Gareth Jones
Walker Art Gallery. Picture by Gareth Jones

More than three years since their galleries closed for refurbishment, the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque treasures of the Walker Art Gallery return to public display on Saturday 29 July 2023.

‘Renaissance Rediscovered’ features major names including Michelangelo, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt and more, alongside newly acquired masterpieces on public display for the first time. 

Check it out here.

Make sure you visit St George’s Quarter this Autumn, for more of the latest news click HERE.



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