Top 7 things to do in Liverpool this June & July
Festival | Brazilica Festival
14-16 July – Citywide
Nowhere does carnivals like Brazil so it’s not surprising that Brazilica, the annual festival celebrating Brazilian arts and culture, is fast becoming one of the highlights of Liverpool’s summer calendar. Featuring a Samba parade, dancing and an array of stunning costumes, it offers the chance to watch the city come alive with South American flavour once again this July. As always there is a variety of events taking place, many of which are free to attend.
Festival | Mersey River Festival
24-25 June – Waterfront
There are not many cities which can boast a waterfront as beautiful as ours and this festival serves to display it in all its glory. The free event will feature live music, face painting, street theatre and much more along the River Mersey. This year’s festival will also play host to Armed Forces Day – a national event in honour of the men and women who have served the country.
Film | Despicable Me 3
In cinemas from 30 June
Everyone’s favourite Minions are back. Join Gru, Margo, Edith and Agnes and, of course, their little yellow friends as they get up to more chaotic adventures. In the third installment of the series Gru meets his long lost and arguably more successful brother Dru before battling with supervillain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has become obsessed with a character he played many years ago. Rated PG.
Festival | Fine Tuned
8-9 July – Albert Dock
After 27 years in Birmingham the nation’s favourite fashion event – British Style Collective presented by The Clothes Show – is moving to Liverpool and there will be a host of fantastic events across the city to mark it, including this brand new festival founded by Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway. Paying homage to vintage fashions and future trends, Fine Tuned will see designers, street food vendors, classic motors, vintage traders, and performers come together for the most stylish of days out. Best of all the event is free to attend.
Theatre | Fiddler on the roof
9 June – 1 July – Everyman
The much loved story of Tevye and his battle to keep his Jewish faith amid changing times and outside influences is heading to the Hope Street venue. The comedy first hit the stage back in 1964 when it became a Broadway sensation before being made into a film in 1971. Director Gemma Bodinetz delivers this stunning version. Tickets from £10.
Music | It was 50 years ago today
3 June & 8 July – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Marking 50 years since the release of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, this Beatles extravaganza sees the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra team up with tribute act The Bootleg Beatles and iconic poet Roger McGough to celebrate the biggest band in the world and the city’s favourite sons. An absolute must for all Beatles fans. Tickets from £35.
Festival | Summer Solstice Gin and Cocktail Festival
24 June – Floral Pavilion
How do you make a gin festival even better? By turning it into a gin and cocktail festival of course! The annual Wirral gin festival has now been extended to include a range of delicious cocktails and you can enjoy them all on the balcony of the Floral Pavilion overlooking the waterfront – a perfect way to mark the summer solstice. Entry tickets are £5 and include a free gin and tonic.