Unmissable Attractions: The best of September in the city
Words by Lily Kehoe
Celebrate 50 years of The Beatles’ ‘White Album’
Where? Pier Head
When? 8-9 September
What’s happening? A two-night star-studded concert will mark 50 years of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ right here in the Fab Four’s birthplace.
The iconic 30-track collection is set to be performed by top musicians, backed by a world class session band. The Prague International Orchestra will also perform a finale of Beatles’ favourites chosen by participating artists.
Music fans attending the ticketed waterfront event, which will raise money for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and The Teenage Cancer Trust, can also expect spectacular projections onto the Royal Liver Building as part of the show.
*Update: The ‘White Album at 50’ concert has been postponed, with organisers planning to stage the event at an indoor venue in December.*
Two Michelin-starred chef @ Liverpool Food and Drink Festival
Where? Sefton Park
When? 15-16 September
What’s happening? The South Liverpool greenspace will once again be transformed into foodie heaven, this time with none other than Raymond Blanc OBE topping the bill.
The self-taught culinary star, who has trained top chefs including Marco Pierre While and Michael Caines MBE at his Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, will be sharing some of his kitchen secrets and cooking up dishes during the ticketed event.
Disney Magic sails into the city
Where? Princes Dock
When? 7 September
What’s happening? Relish in all things Disney on the waterfront as the city welcomes the return of the breath taking Disney Magic cruise liner along with its beloved characters.
Don’t miss your favourite characters and fireworks as the vessel once again brings a host of free family fun during its fourth visit in three years.
Explore the history of hit show ‘Grange Hill’
Where? Museum of Liverpool
When? 7 September 2018 – 24 February 2019
What’s happening? Celebrate 40 years since the ground-breaking BBC children’s ‘Grange Hill’ series first aired on 8 February 1978, with a look back at the famous school show.
The popular programme was originally based on creator Phil Redmond’s own Liverpool school days, and the free display will highlight the programme’s direct link to the city through the writer, as well as the impact of its storylines on generations of children.
Nostalgic visitors can see a number of objects from Phil Redmond’s personal ‘Grange Hill’ archive in the showcase.
Final weeks of ‘Life in Motion’
Where? Tate Liverpool
When? Until 23 September
What’s happening? Don’t miss your last chance to see the 30-year-old Tate Liverpool’s showcase of the works of Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman.
Schiele, famed for his revolutionary approach to portraits; and Woodman, well known for her brutally honest depiction of the female, combine in this ticketed exhibition during the gallery’s milestone year.
‘The Lovely Bones’ takes the stage
When? 25 September – 6 October
What’s happening? After a cinematic portrayal of Alice Sebold’s acclaimed 2002 novel ‘The Lovely Bones’, the book is now being reworked for the stage with a tour stopping off at Liverpool’s Everyman theatre.
It tells the story of murdered teenager Susie Salmon, who can only observe as her father, mother and sister cope with their grief in different ways. She is desperate to help them and there might be a way of reaching them.
Adapted for the stage by Bryony Lavery, the ticketed production takes the audience on a journey in which they truly feel connected with the Salmon family.