6 Things to look forward to in Liverpool this autumn
Festival | Liverpool Music Week
26 October -4 November, Various venues
This award-winning music festival returns to the city for its 15th year, complete with a stellar line-up to celebrate.
Held across a range of venues including Echo Arena Liverpool, the Invisible Wind Factory and 24 Kitchen Street, the annual event will this year play host to diverse acts including Perfume Genius, Jungle and Princess Nokia, with the legendary CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers topping the bill.
Art | Tales from the City
From 13 October, Museum of Liverpool
Delivered in partnership with Homotopia, this exhibition will showcase the stories of Liverpool’s LGBT+ individuals and trailblazers from 1967 to 2017.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, the display aims to educate people about life in the LGBT+ community through memories, personal mementos and official documents. It also remembers those who sought to change the attitude towards homosexuality throughout the years.
Film | Paddington
In cinemas from 10 November
The lovable marmalade sandwich eating bear is heading back to the big screen in this family film, complete with an all-star cast including Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and the voice of Imelda Staunton to name a few.
Now all settled in with the Brown family, Paddington works hard to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday but the gift is stolen.
Exhibition | In The Peaceful Dome
13 October – 25 March, Bluecoat
Bluecoat rounds off its landmark 300th anniversary celebrations with a final exhibition celebrating the evolving building’s history.
The display will trace threads that connect the past of Liverpool city centre’s oldest building with the present through new commissions, existing work and archive material.
Highlights are set to include Jacob Epstein’s ‘Genesis’ – a controversial sculpture which was previously exhibited at the arts centre in 1931. The piece is being loaned from Manchester’s Whitworth and will also be accompanied by a documentary about the original showing, which attracted almost 50,000 visitors.
Theatre | War Horse
15 November – 2 December, Liverpool Empire
The National Theatre brings its acclaimed production of ‘War Horse’ to Liverpool.
Based on the much-loved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the Tony Award winning ‘War Horse’ has stunned audiences internationally with its powerful story.
Thomas Dennis will take the role of the young Albert, having recently finished playing Christopher Boone in the West End’s ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ show.
Festival | International Guitar Festival of Great Britain
2 – 26 November, Various Wirral venues
The popular annual International Guitar Festival returns with headline acts including Roy Wood and Joanne Shaw Taylor.
A variety of events will take place across the three weeks, from intimate performances to spectacular live shows.
The festival is a must for fans of live guitar music.