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What’s On September 2018: Liverpool’s Best Cultural and Heritage Events

Summer might be turning into autumn, but that hasn’t stopped Liverpool’s events calendar this month – there’s still plenty going on across the city, so whether you’re hiding from the rain or enjoying the last few days of summer sunshine, you’re sure to find something to do despite the weather.

When: 1:30pm, 1 September

Where: Cunard House

Get your glad rags on for an afternoon of partying in true Gatsby style at one of Liverpool’s most iconic and glamorous venues. Indulge in a roaring 20s afternoon tea, complete with delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats and prosecco, while you enjoy some amazing live entertainment.

For more information, and to book, visit cunardhouse.co.uk

Fusion Festival 2018

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The full Fusion Festival line-up

When: 1-2 September

Where: Otterspool Promenade

Some of the biggest names in music are heading to the waterfront for a weekend of pop this month. Catch David Guetta, Shawn Mendes, Years & Years, Jess Glynne and Clean Bandit plus loads more at the music festival hosted by Capital FM. This year is set to be bigger than ever.

For more information and tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Cilla and the 60s

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Surprise surprise! Join us for an afternoon of everything Cilla

When: 1:30pm, 2 September

Where: 30 James Street

Surprise, surprise! Join us at 30 James Street as we play host to a spectacular sixties afternoon. Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea in the historic White Star Grand Hall and a showstopping Cilla Black tribute to take you through the hits from way back when. Plus, you’ll get fizz on arrival to make it an afternoon to remember.

For more information, and to book, visit rmstitanichotel.co.uk

Knowsley Hall Annual Public Opening

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Source: Visit Liverpool

When: 3 – 7 September

Where: Knowsley Hall

Half an hour’s drive outside of Liverpool, the historic Knowsley Hall is opening its doors for the annual showcase of the stunning property to the public. The Earl and Countess of Derby are inviting you into their home to enjoy a special exhibition, which highlights paintings of female family members through the centuries.

There’s also a chance to see historical dresses on display from the Derby Collection, including the robes worn by the late Lord and Lady Derby at the coronation of the Queen in 1953. You’ll also get a tour of the Hall – an opportunity to see inside one of Merseyside’s hidden architectural treasures.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the website knowsleyhallvenue.co.uk.

Historian David Olusoga at The Bluecoat

When: 5 September

Where: Bluecoat

British Nigerian historian and TV star David Olusoga is heading back to Liverpool after his acclaimed television series A House Through Time to give a talk on his academic research on slavery and Liverpool. Head to The Bluecoat in the city centre to hear the award-winning historian and author discuss the city’s tragic history with the trade.

Tickets and more information available on the Facebook Event Page.  

40 Years of Grange Hill Exhibition

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Source: Museum of Liverpool website

When: 7 September – 24 February

Where: Museum of Liverpool

Remember Grange Hill? Remember Zammo, and Pogo and Gripper?

Then you’ll love this new exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool exploring the groundbreaking BBC children’s series and its links to Liverpool. Many of the famous scenes from the series were based on lead writer  Phil Redmond’s own experiences from his Liverpool school days and the display includes a number of unique objects from the scouser’s personal archives.

Mobster & Moll Murder Mystery

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Join in for an evening of mystery and mobsters

When: 1:30pm, 9 September

Where: 30 James Street

Sharpen your detective skills for an afternoon of New York’s most dastardly Mobsters and Molls with this unmissable murder mystery event at the luxurious White Star Grand Hall. Recreating the roaring 1920s of the Big Apple, you can expect laugh-out-loud moments from our comedy characters as you indulge in a decadent afternoon tea with fizz on arrival.

For more information, and to book, visit rmstitanichotel.co.uk

Just Dusty – Dusty Springfield Afternoon Tea

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Sing and dance your way through our Dusty Afternoon Tea

When: 1:30pm, 9 September

Where: The Shankly Hotel

Join us for an afternoon of your favourite Dusty Hits performed by the fabulous Emily Clark. Enjoy Dusty’s best known hits, from ‘Only wanna be with you’ to ‘You don’t have to say you love me’ as you indulge in a luxurious afternoon tea complete with a glass of fizz.

Rooftop Cinema: The Greatest Showman

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The Garden of Eden Rooftop at The Shankly Hotel

When: 14 September

Where: Garden of Eden Roof Terrace, The Shankly Hotel

Ignore the autumn chill, grab your blankets and head to The Shankly Hotel to watch The Greatest Showman under the stars, as Alternative Cinema Session and Skyline Events celebrate a summer of outdoor movies with one final showstopping event. Expect free popcorn and pop-up bars plus live entertainment and Liverpool’s biggest temporary outdoor screen. With sofas, camp chairs, bean bags and blankets at your disposal, it’s set to be a cosy night under the stars.

Grab one of the pre-movie meal packages or party apartment deals while you can to enjoy a night of luxury fit for the stars at The Shankly Hotel.

Tickets will be released shortly. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

The City of Liverpool Tattoo

When: 14 – 15 September

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

Liverpool’s first ever military tattoo will see a host of military bands and live performers coming together in this incredible spectacle. Including British Army drummers, pipe and flute bands, the City of Liverpool Highland Dancers and The Imperial Corps of Drums Liverpool, it’s guaranteed to be a loud, proud and bold experience.

For more information and tickets, head to the Facebook Event Page.

The Liverpool Comedy Festival 2018

When: 14 – 30 September

Where: Various locations across the city

Get your laughing muscles ready – The Liverpool Comedy Festival is back, with familiar faces and up-and-coming talent from across the Merseyside region. Taking over 20 venues in the city with a staggering 100 shows scheduled, it’s an all-out celebrating of the funniest city in the UK.

For more information, and tickets, head to liverpoolcomedyfestival.com

Sister Act Live Choir

When: 15 September

Where: Philharmonic Hall

Fans of box office smash hit Sister Act can’t miss this incredible event at the Philharmonic – a chance to watch the film accompanied by a full-piece gospel choir and band.

Uplifted Voices Choir (as seen on The Voice and The X Factor) will be giving a spine-tingling performance of all the hit songs from the original soundtrack during an incredible live cinema experience like no other.

More information, and tickets, are available from liverpoolphil.com

Pirates on the Dock

When: 15-16 September

Where: Royal Albert Dock

Ahoy! Head down to the docks for a weekend of swashbuckling adventures with two days of ship battles, sword fighting, stunts, folklore and sea shanty as well as a pirates and mermaids parade. This child-friendly event is sure to get all the family into a jolly roger mood – even the old sea dogs!

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival 2018

When: 15 -16 September

Where: Sefton Park

Liverpool’s foodie paradise is back this September, bringing bespoke ingredients, independent brands, never-tasted flavours and celebrity chefs to Sefton Park once more. Head down to South Liverpool to feast on delectable offerings from Merseyside and beyond.

Smash the Keys

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Hear some incredible piano playing at Smash the Keys in Sefton Park

When: 20 September – 30 September

Where: Sefton Park

A 10-day music festival all about the piano is heading to Sefton this month and you might be surprised what you’ll hear coming from the keys…

From jazz to grime and hip-hop to swing, the mix of genres at this eclectic festival will see some of the biggest names in music sitting down at the piano stool for mass performances and solo gigs.

Confirmed artists include the winner of the most prestigious piano competition in the UK playing alongside the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Anderson and Roe – the innovative face of the classical music scene.

Plus, to celebrate the festival, Smash the Keys will be returning pianos to our boozers, with 10 instruments heading into pubs across the city to celebrate the tradition of tickling the keys in public houses.

Sing-a-Long Cinema: Mamma Mia!

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Source: Sing-a-long Facebook Page

When: 21 September

Where: Circo, Seel Street

If you’re still feeling the ABBA buzz after all the excitement of Mamma Mia 2, then this sing-a-long cinema session at Circo will tick all the boxes. Enjoy the hits of the Swedish foursome from the original movie with free popcorn and audience participation very much encouraged.  Fancy dress is a must.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Stay at The Shankly Hotel

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One of our luxurious suites at The Shankly Hotel

Only a stone’s throw away from many of Liverpool’s greatest attractions, The Shankly Hotel is the perfect place to stay for a family trip to Liverpool. Our luxurious suites sleep up to six guests, and come with state-of-the-art amenities including free wifi, flat screen-TVs, whirlpool baths and kitchenettes. Plus, with our interconnected room options, we can accommodate any family – whatever your size! Designed with comfort, style and flexibility in mind, all our rooms span over 2.5 times an average hotel room.

While you stay, why not dine at our ground floor Bastion Bar and Restaurant? Serving delicious, home cooked meals and a eclectic drinks menu, it’s the perfect space to relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday.

For more information, or to book, call our friendly team today on 0151 909 2510.