Get ready for the weekend in Liverpool

CBBC takes over Croxteth Park, Mandela artwork & a floating football pitch

Ready for the Weekend - Liverpool Pride

FESTIVAL | CBBC Summer Social takes over city park

A brand new kids festival, CBBC Summer Social, is taking place across three days at Croxteth Park from Friday (3 August).

Expect some of children’s TV’s most popular faces include Mr Tumble, along with a host of family-friendly acts including Union J, New Hope Club and Mackenzie Ziegler.

SPORT | Floating football pitch launches at the dock

A floating football pitch has appeared in the heart of one of Liverpool’s most iconic attractions this week.

Summer Football on the Dock at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is offering free coaching sessions led by the city’s two footballing giants.

This Sunday (5 August) however, the pitch will be transformed into a netball court for one day only ahead of the Netball World Cup arriving in Liverpool next year.

ART | Mandela artwork goes on display

Liverpool City Council and the Mandela8 group was this week gifted limited edition artwork by Nelson Mandela’s daughter.

‘The Struggle Series’, hand signed by the former South African president himself, is available to view at the town hall until 24 August.

ART | See St George’s in all its glory

From Friday (3 August) visitors to St Georges Hall will get the rare opportunity to view the famous building in all of its intended glory as the Minton Tiled flooring is once again revealed.

Described as one of the world’s finest examples of an encaustic tiled floor, the handcrafted mosaic of more than 30,000 tiles was concealed in the 1860s to allow dancing and events at the Liverpool landmark.