14 things you can do this week in Liverpool (26 September – 2 October 2022)
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It’s definitely starting to feel a bit like autumn now, which means it’s the perfect time to look for indoor things to do and to wrap up and get out into nature.
If you’re wanting inspiration, here are 14 things to do in and around Liverpool this week …
Jason Manford brings the giggles to M&S Bank Arena on Saturday
It’s been a while since comedian Jason Manford was last out on the road with his stand-up but now Salford’s finest is back with a massive UK and European tour that stops at the Arena on Saturday. Expect his take on world events (Putin and Phil & Holly are likely to be on the hitlist) and just the funny side of regular life.
The Scousetrap has opened at Liverpool’s Royal Court
It’s a great week if you fancy a laugh because the Royal Court is delivering loads of them with its latest show The Scousetrap. If Agatha Christie had been from Anfield, this is what we might have had instead of the famous Mousetrap. Eithne Browne is among the cast as Miss Inga Marble attempts to thwart a dastardly German plot in 1940 Liverpool. On until October 29.
Tuck into the new menu at Mamasan in Liverpool ONE
Mamasan’s the place to go for incredible southeast Asian dishes and now there’s a new a la carte menu created by a new head chef, Scouser Jason Tuddenham. Look out for some very special mains including shrimp and soft-shell crab burger and caramelised black cod, plus a showstopping whole lobster fondue sharer.
There’s a new live music night at Art School Cellars on Thursday
It’s no secret that the Art School is one of the best fine dining restaurants in the city, and now the intimate Art School Cellars below has a new Acoustic Live Night with amazing music, great drinks, and a fantastic atmosphere. It’s on every Thursday from 6pm and you can enjoy some tasty Cellars plates while you listen.
Celebrate Harry Styles at Camp and Furnace on Saturday
Harry Styles is having a bit of a moment, what with the 15-night Madison Square Garden sell-out and his film Don’t Worry Darling, so there’s never been a better time to celebrate him. Camp and Furnace pays homage to all things Harry with a party night crammed with hits, movie moments, video bits and classic 1D throwbacks.
Watch new play Billion Times I Love You at the Everyman
A Billion Times I Love You, supported by Homotopia, is a brilliant original new play which follows the up and down journey of love, via break-ups and make-ups, in one couple’s search for queer romance. It’s on from this Tuesday until October 8 and on Friday September 30 there’s an exclusive gig by Liverpool-based band Crawlers after the show.
Or how about A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare North?
It’s the first production to be staged in the stunning cockpit theatre so it’s only right that one of Shakespeare’s best-known comedies is given a riotous refresh. This production features the voice of Liverpool actor David Morrissey as Oberon and Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter Nadine Shah makes her theatre debut as Titania. On until October 22.
It’s entering the last month of the Doctor Who exhibition at World Museum
This interactive exhibition is a must-see for all fans of the Doctor – and if you’ve already been, you might still want to go back before it ends on October 30. Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder explores the adventures of our favourite time traveller with original artefacts, sets, costumes and props, and reveals more about the science behind the long-running show.
Go conker hunting with the little ones at Speke Hall
You know autumn’s here when the leaves all turn red and gold, and the conkers start dropping from the trees. Speke Hall’s woodlands and lawns are a beautiful place to take an autumnal walk with all the family and see who can find the biggest or collect the most conkers on the way, before heading for a hot choc at Home Farm restaurant.
Try the new menu and a host of games at Roxy Ball Room
For dates or mates nights out, you can’t beat Roxy Ball Room because with so many games you’re never short of things to do. Pool, ping pong, beer pong, bowling or shuffleboard, whatever you fancy, Roxy’s got it and now there’s a new menu to try while you see who’s best – but don’t worry, the Roxy classic slice and fries is still there.
Be mesmerised by Swan Lake at Liverpool Empire
Probably the most famous and most beautiful ballet ever created, English National Ballet brings Swan Lake to the Empire from this Wednesday until Saturday October 1. Superb storytelling, absolutely mesmerising dancing and the instantly recognisable music by Tchaikovsky make this a treat for ballet lovers.
Unwind with one of the best dining experiences in the city – Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen
You’d expect a pretty special restaurant experience from a chef with Gordon Ramsay’s reputation and Bread Street Kitchen doesn’t disappoint. In Liverpool ONE, Bread Street Kitchen is perfect for a top quality lunch or dinner – if you’re a meat eater, the beef wellington is not to be missed. They do a gorgeous Sunday roast and there’s a Ramsay Kids menu too.
Get your steps in at Wirral Country Park
If the weather’s looking decent then it’s a good chance to get outdoors and get some exercise in to balance out a bit of sofa and telly time later. Head to Wirral Country Park and you’ll have some lovely views of the Dee Estuary, see the bird life and get away from it all with a walk or cycle along the Wirral Way.
Buy your new Alder Hey PJs which are on sale now!
It’s that time of year again when you can get yourself and the kids new PJs and support an amazing charity at the same time. Alder Hey has teamed up again with Matalan to launch a fresh matching design for 2022 and there’s even PJs for the dog! All profits go towards a new state-of-the-art Surgical Intensive Care Unit so you couldn’t be all nice and toasty in a better cause.