What’s on in Liverpool October/November 2017
Event listings: 20 October – 2 November 2017
Words by Matthew Smith
Black History Month: Benjamin Zephaniah & the Revolutionary Minds
Pioneering dub poet, social commentator and music maker Benjamin Zephaniah has teamed up with renowned producer and engineer The Sea to create the dub reggae album and band, Revolutionary Minds. Expect powerful sounds and strong messages.
Returning with his third solo album ‘Fatherland’ and stepping away from the sounds of his previous releases, the Bloc Party frontman brings folk, soul and dub-reggae sounds to the city centre venue.
The Pigeon Detectives
Leeds-based rockers The Pigeon Detectives celebrate the 10th anniversary of their platinum-selling debut album ‘Wait for Me’. Expect to hear some old favourites like ‘Take Her Back’, ‘I’m Not Sorry’ and ‘I Found Out’.
A Dickens Double Bill – The Signalman & Doctor Marigold
St George’s Hall
Actor and great great grandson of Charles Dickens, Gerald Dickens returns to present and perform two short stories made famous by his legendary literary ancestor.
Invisible Wind Factory
The British vocalist and musician returns to Liverpool with his new track ‘Immigrant Boogie’ and a fourth album ahead of his biggest UK tour to date.
Shankly: Nature’s Fire
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
The world premiere screening of ‘Shankly: Nature’s Fire’ – a film commissioned by BBC Scotland. Following the basic arc of a biopic about Bill Shankly, the film explores Liverpool now and how fans of today still sing the legendary manager’s name.
29 October – 3 November
Camp and Furnace
Not for the faint hearted, you should enter this gruesome event at your own risk. The scenario: the Mad Hatter is on the loose and he needs to find his perfect Alice to create his bizarre masterpiece. Will you find her in time?
30 October – 4 November
Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan star in this new version of the popular musical, based on the hit 1980s movie. Expect classic tracks including ‘Holding Out for a Hero’, ‘Let’s Hear It for the Boy’ and, of course, ‘Footloose’.