12 things you can do this week in Liverpool
2 months ago
One of the best things about autumn, apart from how gorgeous it looks, is all the new season things that start to kick in – all the shows, events, openings and menus we get to try.
Here are 13 things you could be doing in Liverpool this week …
Bat Out Of Hell at Liverpool Empire
It’s still one of the best-selling albums of all time, an incredible 45 years after it was first released, but Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell hasn’t lost any of its appeal. Jim Steinman’s spectacular musical features all the anthems like Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad and I Would Do Anything for Love turned into an award-winning show and it’s on at the Empire until October 15.
The Beatles Get Back at Liverpool Phil
The Phil’s got a fabulous double film screening for Beatles fans on Wednesday starting with short film Plod – quick comic sketches based on Roger McGough’s PC Plod poems performed by The Scaffold – and followed by director Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back, The Rooftop Concert, a full 60-minute film of the band’s final performance on the roof of Apple’s HQ.
Gold Digger at Camp and Furnace
Fancy a night of Biggie and Beyonce, with maybe some Eminem and Missy on the side? Well then there’s some very good news because Gold Digger, Liverpool’s biggest and best hip hop and RnB night, is coming back to Camp and Furnace this Friday. Expect huge tunes all night, live performers, themed cocktails and plenty of video classics.
Othello is on at the Playhouse
If you’re feeling in a Bard mood then head to the Playhouse because Shakespeare’s tale of sex, jealousy, betrayal and murder, Othello, is on until Saturday. Award-winning Frantic Assembly have given the tragedy their own very physical 21st century interpretation so all the issues and relationships feel bang up to date in this production.
Download the app and get an audio guide on your Knowsley Safari Drive
Families taking the five-mile Safari Drive through camels, rhinos, the cheeky baboons, lions and more can make sure they don’t miss anything – and find out much more – by downloading the Knowsley Safari app for the ride. You’ll get loads of facts and tips on the animals so it’s guaranteed to make the adventure even more interesting.
Dark Waters exhibition is on at the Tate
Ahead of the Turner Prize opening later this month, have a look at the Dark Waters exhibition at the Tate which presents the work of JMW Turner in a new way. Focusing on the power and dangers of the sea, some of Turner’s most celebrated seascapes and his sketches are shown within an immersive sound environment created by artist and musician, Lamin Fofana.
Check out the Halloween display and gifts at The Nest, Albert Dock
Halloween is a spooktacular excuse to go shopping for loads of ghostly ghoulish things – or just some cute pumpkin ones – to dress up yourself, the kids or the house ahead of October 31. Get a head start on the Halloween hunt with a trip to The Nest at the Albert Dock where you’ll find fabulous gifts, art and crafts from local makers.
Try new Italian, Capeesh
It only opened at the end of July so in case you missed it with everything going on over a busy summer, now’s the perfect time to try out Capeesh on Victoria Street. Serving authentic Italian dishes in a glamorous Art Deco-inspired setting, Capeesh is family-friendly too with delicious mains from its charcoal grill and woodfired pizza ovens.
Take part in the Liverpool Sleepout
The Liverpool Sleepout is back this Friday, increasing awareness and raising money to support The Whitechapel Centre which provides vital homelessness services in the city. The event gets out a message about what it’s like to sleep rough, but it’s also a fun unforgettable night. Anyone taking part will be sleeping out in the grounds of St James in the City on Upper Parliament Street and don’t worry, there’ll be access to toilets and refreshments through the night.
Take a tour of the Bluecoat
The Bluecoat on School Lane in the city centre is one of our most beautiful historic buildings and it’s got an ever-changing programme of interesting exhibitions and events so it’s always worth seeing what’s happening. There’s a new exhibition opening this Saturday, Breathe, Spirit, Life, and The Bluecoat’s Looked After Children, exploring the history of the building as a charity school, ends on Sunday.
Tuck into pizza and cocktails at Crazy Pedro’s
If you’re a massive fan of pizza and fed up of all the usual same-old toppings, get over to Crazy Pedro’s on Parr Street to change things up a bit. How does fried chicken, smoked bacon and a maple drizzle sound? And don’t forget there’s DJs til 4am on Saturdays and it’s definitely not too cold for CP’s legendary frozen margheritas just yet.
Check out the new Derek’s in Crosby
Derek’s has been getting coffee and sub lovers queuing out the door since it opened on Allerton Road and now it’s spreading the joy of massive New York-style sandwiches to Crosby. It’s on College Road so go and grab one and, just a thought, the pumpkin spice latte is back which means a double win for autumn.