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13 things you can do in Liverpool this week

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By Dawn Collinson

13 things you can do in Liverpool this week

We’ve ticked off Halloween, Bommy Night and River of Light on our 2023 to-do list, now we’re coasting towards the big one. Liverpool’s events diary is absolutely packed at the moment, so here’s our pick of 13 things to do in and around Liverpool this week …


The Mousetrap at the Floral Pavilion

Eurovision screenings Floral Pavilion

If you’re an Agatha Christie fan then this play is a must-see – but be sure to keep the ending a secret because that’s one of the reasons The Mousetrap has stayed so popular. It’s on its 70th anniversary tour, stopping off all this week at the Floral Pavilion New Brighton with Todd Carty among the cast.

Find more information here.



Scouting for Girls at O2 Academy

Scouting for Girls - O2 Academy - Music
Credit: O2 Academy, Scouting for Girls

With hits like She’s So Lovely, This Ain’t a Love Song and Elvis Ain’t Dead, indie three-piece Scouting for Girls burst onto the scene in 2007 with their triple platinum debut album. Since then it’s been arena tours and festivals all the way, and now they’re back on the road and at Liverpool’s O2 on Tuesday.

Find more information here.



Diversity on two nights at the Philharmonic Hall

Diversity - Philharmonic Hall - Music
Credit: Philharmonic Hall, Diversity

They’re the UK’s best known and loved dance troupe and BGT winners Diversity’s live performances are always family-friendly spectaculars. Their latest tour Supernova, choreographed by Ashley Banjo, is their biggest to date and it’s coming to the Phil this Tuesday and Wednesday.

Find more information here.


Lush Christmas Grotto

Lush lovers will want to make sure they’re on Santa’s nice list for this one – fill up your stockings with goodies and treat yourself to a visit to the new Lush Christmas Grotto experience which launches this Friday til Christmas Eve, including a product making workshop for their famous bath bombs.

Find more information here.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl’s classic story never gets old – it’s about to hit the big screen again with Timothy Chalamet as the magical chocolate maker – and this stage version has everything fans love in one feelgood musical, songs from the original film and new ones from the writers of Hairspray. At the Empire from Wednesday until November 26.

Find more information here.


The Streets at Mountford Hall

The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light released last month was The Streets first full-length album for more than a decade, tying in with frontman Mike Skinner’s labour of love debut feature film of the same name.He’s taking it on a huge headline UK tour, coming to Mountford Hall on Thursday.

Find more information here.


Chester Literature Festival at Chester Storyhouse

Chester Literature Festival - Chester. Storyhouse - The Guide Liverpool Calendar
Credit: Chester Storyhouse

Launching this Thursday and running until November 26, Chester Literature Festival at the Storyhouse features a line-up of talks, workshops and performances including some familiar faces from TV like gardener Monty Don, chef Andi Oliver, historian David Olusoga and presenter Melanie Sykes.

Find more information here.



Waterloo: A Tribute to ABBA at M&S Bank Arena

Waterloo - M&S Bank Arena - Music
Credit: M&S Bank Arena

Dig out your sparkly catsuits and grab your favourite Dancing Queen because this is going to be an ABBA-solutely fantastic night! See the smash hit touring tribute show with two hours of back-to-back songs spanning 50 years, plus amazing visuals, costumes and choreography. On Friday at the Arena.

Find more information here.


Nursing Live at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Nursing Live

Over Friday and Saturday, Nursing Live will be the first event of its kind in the UK, bringing together thousands of nurses for weekend of activities, presentations, demos and masterclasses. If you’re in the nursing profession, it’s a great chance to boost your career and wellbeing – and tickets are free.

Find more information here.


AZYR at Grand Central 

AZYR - Nightlife - Grand Central Hall - The Guide Liverpool Calendar
Credit: Grand Central Hall

This Friday catch techno DJ and producer AZYR – aka North West-based Olly Rowley – at The Dome at Grand Central on Renshaw Street. After massive nights in Ibiza over the summer, he’ll be bringing his trademark hard-hitting high energy set to Liverpool on the second stop of his All Night Long tour.

Find more information here.


Move 78 at Future Yard

Photographer: Robin Clewley

If improvised jazz and hip hop are more your kind of music, also on Friday but over at Future Yard in Birkenhead, Berlin-based band Move 78 are touring their third studio album Grains. They’ve gained a worldwide following on Spotify and are known for highly original spontaneous live performances.

Find more information here.


Bootle Children’s Literary Festival (Dragon Fest) at Kingsley & Co 

Bootle Children's Literary Festival - Dragon Fest - Family - The Guide Liverpool Calendar

Charity YKids is hosting the 4th Bootle Children’s Literary Festival until Saturday, designed to get kids engaged in reading and fire up their imaginations. With the theme of fairytale, myth and legend, BCLF will be based at Kingsley & Co., YKids steampunk-inspired bookshop inside the Strand shopping centre. 

Find more information here.



The Ultimate Dizney Party at Camp and Furnace 

The Ultimate Disney Quiz - Camp and Furnace - Nightlife
Credit: Camp and Furnace

Round off the week with Disney magic at Camp and Furnace on Saturday. The Ultimate Dizney Party celebrates 100 years so get ready to go full Disney and belt out hits from shows including The Lion King, Beauty & The Beast, Frozen, with themed cocktails, movie visuals, live vocals, dancers and dress-ups.

Find more information here.

Find more events across the Liverpool city region here.

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