Here’s our pick of the top 5 unmissable events happening in September.
1. Hailu Mergia (6 September)
The legendary Hailu Mergia is set to play Birkenhead’s most exciting music venue this September. Future Yard will bring the Ethiopian keyboardist, master accordionist and veteran bandleader to the Wirral on Tuesday 6 September as part of their FUJAZZI series; a regular set of shows exploring the outer edges of jazz. Hailu Mergia rose to prominence in Ethiopia in the 1970s, leading the Walias Band in their exploration of hard funk, traditional music and jazz in Ethiopia’s capital.
2. Drunk Women Solving Crime (10 September)
On the back of their Edinburgh Festival run and double British Podcast Award nominations, the true crime podcast with a twist of lime takes to the road for its first full tour. Each episode sees the boozed-up panel of writer/comedian hosts Hannah George, Catie Wilkins and Taylor Glenn test out their drunk detective skills and solve true crime cases. With this live show the audience gets the chance to have any unresolved crimes against them solved by their sloshed sleuths.
3. La Feria – A Festival of Latin American Arts & Culture (16 – 18 September)
An exciting, colourful and magical festival of Latin American Arts & Culture is coming to Liverpool, with innovative and diverse events, performances and activities that will give all audiences the chance to experience the power of Latin American Arts & Culture in different settings. The festival run by Liverpool’s own LUMA Creations features award-winning quintet Camila y Silvio from Chile at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall; street performance by the colourful Colombian company Cusan Theatre; dance showcases at the Liverpool Central Library with Colibri from Mexico and Caporales San Simon Sucre from Bolivia; and a day of amazing mouth-watering array of cuisine from Latin American countries such as Peru, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Cuba & Mexico and much more at District in the Baltic Triangle.
4. JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana: Dark Waters (27 Sept – 4 June 2023)
Take a fresh look at JMW Turner in new exhibition Dark Waters. For the first time, Turner’s work will be presented within an immersive sound environment created by artist and musician, Lamin Fofana. The exhibition features some of Turner’s most celebrated seascapes alongside his sketchbooks and works on paper.
5. Gravity Festival (29 Sept – 2 Oct)
Gravity is a festival for our times that fuses great books and novels with intimate conversations about life’s ups and downs. This year’s programme – which takes place online and in person – includes talks from guest speakers and wellbeing activities such as poetry walks, yoga and Shared Reading.
To find more events happening across the Liverpool City Region check out our What’s On listings.