We’ve rounded up 5 events you don’t want to miss this July, with poetry, music, theatre and more!
1. A Lovely Poetry Festival
Taking place at the Everyman Theatre from 1 – 9 July, A Lovely Poetry Festival will celebrate writing, different voices and showcase the wonderful creative community of Liverpool. With a week of headline poetry events, industry talks, a poetry slam, radio poetry competitions and a poetry factory, the festival will also include working with local poets such as Lyndsay Price, Gerry Clarkson and Olive Yoxall, as well as A Lovely Word artist-in-residence Amina Atiq. Together with nationally recognised “Poet Factory” Beth Calverley, the festival will gather and build a body of poetry on the ground floor of the Everyman, as local residents and visitors are encouraged to simply walk up and write a poem.
2. Pride In Liverpool
2022 is the year that we all “Come Together”. The Liverpool Pride 2022/23 theme has been chosen to represent not only the city region’s LGBT+ community returning to in-person events and much needed connection to each other, but the need to come together as one united community, now more than ever, as we continue to have our rights and freedoms attacked.
The Pride in Liverpool festival, will centre around the Pier Head, just a stones through from the city’s Pride Quarter and visitor attractions, on Saturday 30 July.
LIMF returns with a new format, taking over city centre venues rather than Sefton Park. The lineup includes British reggae and pop band legends UB40 ft Ali Campbell, iconic American hip hop trio De La Soul, Liverpool royalty The Zutons, one of the hottest new bands around at the moment Red Rum Club, all-female DJ Collective Girls Don’t Sync, critically acclaimed rapper Kojey Radical, electrifying performers House Gospel Choir and the singer behind the unmistakable M People vocals, Heather Small, are among the first acts to be announced for LIMF 2022.
4. Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival will mark 20 years since their first festival was held in the city. For two decades Liverpool Arab Arts Festival has provided a platform for Arab art and culture, celebrating Arab artists across a range of artforms including music, performance, theatre, literature, spoken word, visual art and more.
5. Shakespeare North Playhouse Opening
The launch of the highly-anticipated Shakespeare North Playhouse will see a number of special events taking place, including All The Joy That You Can Wish, featuring ‘local heroes’ including the builders who helped construct the venue, and Prescot Cables FC players, who will gather outside the theatre for a ceremony to celebrate the opening, as well as the heritage and community of Prescot.
For more events happening in July and beyond check out our What’s On section.