From Black History Month to Liverpool Irish Festival, here’s our top 5 unmissable events happening in October.
1.Black History Month (Throughout October)
Writing on The Wall and National Museums Liverpool have both announced details of their Black History Month programmes. Writing on The Wall’s programme includes Linton Kwesi Johnson, Anyika Onuoura, PM Russell, the L8 Archives, Dorothy Kuya and Anti Slavery International Archives Launch, What’s Your Story International – Gambia, Myanmar, Lebanon, Different Voices Shred Lives, The Attic Child, and more.
While National Museums Liverpool’s events include Diasporic Dialogues with Blackfest, After Hours with The Goddess Projects, Great Black Britons, and Inspirational Black Scousers, plus much more.
2. The Importance of Being Earnest (11 – 15 October)
Coming to the Playhouse Theatre this month, 2021 Sir Peter Hall Directors Award-winner, Denzel Westley-Sanderson breathes fresh new life into Wilde’s sharpest and wittiest comedy: The Importance of Being Earnest. This is a classic satire, vibrantly retold about dysfunctional families, class, gender and sexuality.
3. Reel Tours Presents: The Fog (21 October)
Join Reel Tours and the Playhouse for a one-off Halloween special screening of the 80’s cult classic John Carpenter’s, The Fog. With a horror history intro from Reel Tours pre film and a quiz to follow, this screening of The Fog will set a truly horrific tone to your Halloween celebrations. Prizes will be awarded for the best Halloween costume on the night.
4. Liverpool Irish Festival (20 – 30 October)
Liverpool Irish Festival, the UK’s largest Irish arts and culture led festival is back for its twentieth year, featuring 40+ events for adults and children across 10 remarkable days. This year’s festival includes an array of Irish artists and contributors from across the worlds of music, theatre, film, spoken word, visual arts and academia, such as Stephen Travers (The Miami Showband), Lorraine Maher (#IAmIrish) and Ruairi Glasheen (internationally acclaimed bodhrán player).
5. Filla Crack’s Halloween Drag Cabaret (29 October)
This Hallows Eve, Filla Crack will be paying tribute to the queens of Halloween, with her very own version of The Sanderson Sisters: “The Sefton Sisters” a bunch of local scouse drag queens putting together a fabulous dragtastic show to help celebrate the spooky season.
To discover more events happening in the Liverpool city region in October and beyond, check out our What’s On listings.