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International Beatleweek: Celebrate the Fab 4 with these free events at The Beatles Story

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International Beatleweek: Celebrate the Fab 4 with these free events at The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story wants you to join in the International Beatleweek celebrations this month with a host of free events in their Fab4 Café and Discovery Zone at the historic Royal Albert Dock.

‘Come Together’ to learn about and enjoy the story of our favourite band with the people who lived alongside them. You will have the opportunity to meet John Lennon’s sister Julia, and friends of The Beatles Mike and Bernie Byrne, who will be signing copies of their books.

Include the whole family, too, with fun educational workshops in The Discovery Zone, including crafts, music, storytelling and more!

Julia Baird: My Brother The Poet

20th August 2023 1pm, The Fab4 Café, Royal Albert Dock

Julia Baird – author, teacher and John Lennon’s little sister – invites you to explore John’s life and words at The Beatles Story in the lead up to International Beatleweek.

The Beatles Story’s Nick Hale will be reading extracts of John’s work, with Julia providing insights into the meaning of John’s words and into his life at the time of writing. The event will be an insightful and moving exploration into the work of one of the 20th Century’s most famous poets, John Lennon.

Stick around after the talk for live music and cocktails – and you’ll also have the opportunity to meet Julia and purchase a signed copy of her book ‘Imagine This’.

Julia’s book ‘Imagine This’ is the true story of John Lennon’s childhood and reveals the full extent of the pain and difficulties – as well as the happier times – that living inside of John Lennon’s family brought. The book is available to buy on site in our Fab4 Store. Book tickets here.

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Credit: The Beatles Story

Live music: ‘The Global Beatles’ and ‘Mike Byrne & the Sunrockers’

25th August 2023 1pm, The Fab4 Café, Royal Albert Dock

United in their mutual love of The Beatles, ‘The Global Beatles’ have Come Together from Canada, the UK, and the USA to perform at The Beatles Story this International Beatleweek. Expect a music- filled afternoon and enjoy the sounds of Merseybeat musician Mike Byrne and his band the Sunrockers!

Stick around to get your copy of ‘The Birth of The Beatles Story’ signed by authors Bernadette Byrne, a Cavern regular who went on to date both George and Paul, and Mike Byrne, a fellow Merseybeat musician and acquaintance of The Beatles. The book is the story of their amazing and uniquely personal journey. They not only witnessed music history being made but they went on to build The Beatles Story. The book is available to buy on site in our Fab4 Store. 

Open Mic and The Beatles Story pub quiz

Sunday 27th August 10am – 6pm The Fab4 Café, Royal Albert Dock

The Beatles Story invites you to enjoy free entertainment – or why not join in! The award-winning attraction is hosting an open mic day packed with music, fascinating talks, and more – and you’re invited to come along and show off your talents! The event is suitable for all ages, and the attraction’s Discovery Zone will be hosting free craft activities for families. Find out more…

If you’re interested in performing, simply come along on the day and book your slot with a member of staff.

Stick around and test your knowledge with The Beatles Story pub quiz! There’s no need to book, so turn up and enjoy the free quiz – the winning group will receive a gift hamper of Beatles goodies! The quiz will begin at 4:30pm.

Picture – Philip Brookes / Shutterstock.com

Discovery Zone free educational workshops

Every day in the Summer holidays 11am – 3pm The Discovery Zone, The Beatles Story

Here Comes The Sun! Come Together with all the family this August at The Beatles Story’s Discovery Zone and enjoy a series of FREE Summer workshops. Join in with an exciting range of activities including crafts, music, storytelling and more. Award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ on the Royal Albert Dock is the perfect family day out to learn all about Liverpool’s famous Fab Four sons, after which you can relax and listen to your favourite Beatles’ songs in the Beatles-themed Fab4 Cafe. Evoking the spirit of the 1960s with hints of Abbey Road and Revolver under Cavern-club style arches, sit back and enjoy speciality coffees and fantastic pastries. Finish your perfect day by browsing through a fantastic range of gifts and souvenirs available in the Fab4 Store. There’s something for all the family this summer at The Beatles Story. 

Fab Four cafe - Beatles Story - The Guide Liverpool

Here Comes The Gin!

The Beatles Story has developed a range of four fab flavoured gins with the locally-based Murphy’s Gin. While you’re at The Fab4 Café, you can try the brand-new bespoke flavours and buy your favourite from The Fab4 Store!

To buy tickets to The Beatles Story exhibition, please visit beatlesstory.com

Get all the latest Beatles news on the Guide Liverpool HERE.

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