Get Ready for the Weekend in Liverpool
River of Light, ‘Punk 1976-78’ exhibition and more
SPECTACLE | Musical ‘River of Light’ display returns
Both sides of the River Mersey will be lit up with spectacular fireworks as this year’s spectacular ‘River of Light: The Elements’ event takes place on Sunday (4 November).
From 5pm arts installations and entertainment will take place in Liverpool and Wirral before Titanium Fireworks sets off fireworks at 6.30pm from the water’s edge and huge floating barges accompanied by a soundtrack.
EXHIBITION | Major punk exhibition to open
A free exhibition marking the heyday of punk will open at Liverpool Central Library this Saturday (3 November), revealing the impact it had on UK music, fashion and design between 1976 and 1978.
Running until 13 January 2019, ‘Punk 1976-78’ has been developed by the British Library, Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool Libraries and features highlights including Sex Pistols’ handwritten set lists and lyrics and The Damned drummer Rat Scabies’ leather jacket.
DANCE | Dance festival LEAP arrives
LEAP 2018 gets underway today (2 November), with a programme featuring top local talent alongside contemporary dance companies and choreographers from the UK and abroad.
Produced by MDI (Merseyside Dance Initiative), the event runs until 12 November at Liverpool Hope’s Creative Campus and the Epstein Theatre, and will this year take inspiration from the suffrage movement with a focus on female performers.
ATTRACTION | Twisted Carnival promises frights and delights
Fanta’s touring ‘Twisted Carnival’ will stop off in Liverpool ONE this weekend, with spooky characters showing visitors around its five eerie interactive exhibition rooms.
Continue celebrating Halloween during 3-4 November by entering the creepy carnival, which Fanta GB’s marketing manager Rosalind Brown says will “cross between the physical and virtual world to create a one-of-a-kind immersive, spooky experience”.