Tall Ships Regatta 2018: Four events you won’t want to miss
The Tall Ships are returning to Liverpool, with three unique festivals lined up to welcome the international fleet.
From 25-28 May the city centre, Albert Dock and Pier Head will represent the Tall Ships race ports of Liverpool, Dublin and Bordeaux respectively, boasting a packed line-up of theatre, performance, exhibitions and music.
We’ve studied the programmes to bring you four of our favourite events taking place across this bumper bank holiday get-together.
Words by Lawrence Saunders
Museum of the Moon at Liverpool Cathedral
A giant 23ft moon replica lands at Liverpool Cathedral as part of the ‘Changing Tides’ creative programme curated for the festival.
Created by celebrated British artist Luke Jerran using detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, the moon will be accompanied with sound composed by BAFTA and Ivor Novello winner, Dan Jones.
Life-size sperm whale in Williamson Square
A life-size sperm whale has run aground in Williamson Square and its belly is resonating with tales of hidden treasure and high jinks on the high seas.
Circo Rum Ba Ba – a women’s theatre troupe which combines off-beat characters with circus skills – will be performing six 30-minute storytelling sessions inside the 50ft creature on Friday 25 May from 10am till 5pm.
‘Message in a Bottle’ at Pier Head
Artist Lulu Quinn presents her mighty ‘Message in a Bottle’ sculpture, which has a very timely focus as it’s made with thousands of recycled plastic bottles containing personal messages from local school children about the future of the environment.
Illuminated by a glow from within, the 26ft blue bottle will become a stunning beacon on Pier Head every night until 28 May when it will board one of the Tall Ships and head to Dublin for the second leg of the event.
Party of the decade at Liverpool ONE
Liverpool ONE celebrates its landmark 10-year anniversary with a special party featuring street performers, food sampling and a cheery atmosphere.
Head down to the UK’s largest open air shopping centre from 12pm on Bank Holiday Monday to join in the fun and games.