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Get Ready for the Weekend in Liverpool

Get ready for the weekend in Liverpool

Rum and Gin Festival, pop-up cinema screening, last chance to catch painting showcase and more


FESTIVAL | Rum and Gin Festival arrives at landmark

Toast the end of the summer in style as the UK’s Rum and Gin Festival tour stops off at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall.

There are still tickets for evening sessions during the 31 August – 1 September event, which will serve up more than 60 different gins and 60 different rums alongside masterclasses and live entertainment.

FILM | Pop-up cinema to screen iconic thriller

Snap up a remaining ticket for Empty Spaces Cinema’s showing of the multi Academy Award-nominated ‘Gaslight’ this Sunday (2 September), taking place in the old George Henry Lee’s Building.

The 1944 film, starring Ingrid Bergman, is adapted from Patrick Hamilton’s play about a character whose husband slowly manipulates her into believing she is going insane, and forms part of the cinema’s Women on the Edge Season.

ART | Last chance to catch Knowsley painters showcase

Kirkby Gallery’s ‘Five’ exhibition, featuring work by some of the best painters living or working in Knowsley, draws to a close on Saturday (1 September).

The display explores the practice of artists Gary McGillivray, Gill Cowley, Leslie Briggs, Mike Kirby and Nick Daly, and gives a rare insight into how they develop their ideas from sketches through to fully accomplished paintings.

MUSIC | Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge to launch

An afternoon of open mic slots (performers can sign up on the day from 12.30pm) and a set from the competition’s 2017 winner, Lydia Higham will provide musical entertainment at 81 Renshaw on Saturday (1 September).

The Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon event from 1-4pm marks the start of this year’s challenge, which will see songwriters compete in writing a new, original song inspired by a work of art.

MARKET | Makers to sell creations at Royal Albert Dock

Shoppers on the lookout for artisan gifts and trinkets will have the work of more than 60 talented makers, creators and artists to choose from on Sunday (2 September).

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool will welcome a packed line-up of stalls selling art, food and drink, crafts and vintage items to the waterfront as the Makers Market takes place from 11am-4pm.


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