February sees the Liverpool city region come alive with lots of events from exhibitions, theatre, comedy, film and more!
1. The Sea Exhibition (3 Feb – 25 March)
dot-art’s latest exhibition invites you to take in the wonder of our ‘blue world’ through paintings and photographs in The Sea. The great beauty of the deep can represent many things; endless possibilities, brewing storms, a calm horizon, or a place of pollution – the artists in this exhibition take on some of these concepts in their artwork.
2. Afrofuturist Film Season at FACT (7 – 28 February)
Journey through sci-fi worlds that place Black voices at the centre of the story. FACT’s Afrofuturist film season presents six decades of a cultural movement that explores the intersection of the African diaspora culture with science and technology. There will be four screenings; Sun Ra’s intergalactic sci-fi musical Space Is the Place, the back to back screenings of the stunning short films Mulika and Crumbs, Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman’s mesmerising and critically acclaimed, Neptune Frost and Brown Girl Begins, based on Nalo Hopkinson’s award winning Afrofuturist novel ‘Brown Girl in the Ring’. Join FACT every Tuesday in February for a cinematic vision of Black creativity, resistance, and freedom.
3. Who’s Afraid of M!key Garland? (9-11 February)
Who’s Afraid of M!key Garland? comes to Hope Street Theatre on 9, 10, and 11 February, with a one-person show that contextualises the rappers debut rap album of the same name. Who’s Afraid of M!key Garland? was released in June 2022, and explores Garland’s experience of homelessness in the early 2010s, and tackles themes of poverty, addiction, and mental health.
4. Fern Brady Autistic Bikini Queen (11 February)
Following a sold out tour across Europe and Australia in 2019 and her most recent BBC stand up special Power & Chaos, Fern Brady brings her fifth solo show Autistic Bikini Queen on a nationwide tour.
5. Liverpool International Jazz Festival (23 – 26 February)
Liverpool International Jazz Festival takes place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 February at Liverpool Hope University’s Capstone Theatre, comprising of concerts by Milap Indo Jazz Club (Thurs 23 Feb), an all star indojazz line up of musicians, Devils of Moko (Fri 24 Feb) an electronic soul afrofunk fusion project, Dock In Absolute (Sat 25 Feb) a Luxembourgian piano trio with a classical bent, Shez Raja featuring Tony Kofi (Sat 25 Feb) who will deliver a lively slice of indo jazz funk and Marius Neset Quartet (Sun 26 Feb), the latest vehicle of the Norwegian virtuoso saxophonist and composer.
There’s so much happening in February and beyond so be sure to check out the Uncover Liverpool What’s On section to discover many more events.