Get Ready for the Weekend in Liverpool
Winter Arts Market, Beauty and the Beast and more
Curated by Natasha Young
SHOPPING | Arts market adds creativity to Christmas gift search
Open Culture’s annual Winter Arts Market returns to Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday (1 December), bringing a wealth of creative Christmas gift ideas.
And as you head to the landmark to explore stalls from 200 independent artists, designers and makers, it’s also the perfect opportunity catch a glimpse of the newly installed 27ft ‘Knife Angel’ outside of the venue.
THEATRE | Unity’s panto season gets underway (oh yes it does!)
A retelling of the classic family tale ‘Beauty and the Beast’ rolls into the city today (30 November) until 5 January.
The inclusive production at the Unity Theatre on Hope Place is created from scratch, including the music, and the venue has teamed up with Action Transport Theatre to bring it to the stage in association with disability arts organisation DaDaFest.
FESTIVE | Winter Wonderland to transform ‘Bombed Out’ church
See the city’s iconic St Luke’s ‘Bombed Out’ Church transformed into an interactive Winter Wonderland from tomorrow (1 December).
Open until 23 December with ticketed slots to visit, the festive attraction promises an Elf Workshop, a Silent Disco, Santa’s Grotto and Storyland features for festive family fun.
FUN RUN | Festive runners to don Santa suits for 15th dash
The annual 5K BTR Liverpool Santa Dash returns on Sunday morning (2 December) at 9.30am, with participants dressed as Father Christmas setting off from the Pier Head.
The run around Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, along The Strand and through the city centre will finish outside Liverpool Town Hall, before the children’s 1K Mini Dash starts on Castle Street at 11am.