There’s a great range of events to explore this December, including many festive specials!
1. Solstice Meditation at Dawn and Dusk
Join The Reader for an hour of meditation and movement with Laura Rowe from X-Hail Liverpool, followed by a half-hour Shared Reading session and refreshment.
X-Hail is the UK’s first Mind and Body class, it’s easy and intuitive meditation and pure relaxation. The classes are held against a backdrop of soulful and uplifting chilled chart classics.
The Reader, 21 December, starts 10am/6pm.
2. Laughterhouse Comedy Christmas Show
Enjoy an evening of hilarity with some legendary home-grown comics, alongside Live At The Apollo stars and acts from the international comedy-circuit at Epstein Theatre.
This December, Laughterhouse Comedy deliver some great TV comedians in a stellar festive line-up, the evening features Tom Stade, Mick Miller, Justin Moorhouse and Chris Cairns.
Epstein Theatre, 10 December, 7.30pm.
3. Sleeping Beauty
Hope Street Theatre are presenting a special version of Sleeping Beauty, the show stars Lucy Forrester as Princess Aurora and Liverpool Live Radio’s Breakfast presenter Aaron Hayes as the hilarious Dame Dolly.
The colourful panto will also feature a full supporting cast and ensemble from the local Liverpool Theatre School and The Performers Theatre School.
With sparkling sets and dazzling costumes, there is even a visit from Santa at the end of selected shows!
Hope Street Theatre, 16-30 December, various times.
4. Voices of Christmas
Immerse yourself in Christmas past, present and future with poetry and short stories from talented local writers and performers at The Old Library.
The library is run by the excellent community charity Lister Steps in North Liverpool, the charity helped save the building from neglect and reopened the venue this year.
You can relax and enjoy a festive literary evening at Voices of Christmas, it’s sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! The night features Merseyside writers, performers and friends of The Old Library, as they imagine Christmas in times gone by and look to the future.
The Old Library, 8 December, 7pm.
5. Spoken Word
Spoken Word events at The Reader encompass a huge variety of writing and performance styles, from the intimately personal and heart-breaking to the uproariously funny and celebratory.
The Reader’s Spoken Word event for December features Vicky Foster, Roy, Cath Holland, Saint Vespaluus and Janaya Pickett
Poetry in all its forms will be the main feature, along with memoirs, stories, monologues and any number of almost-indefinable types of prose!
The Reader, 16 December, 7pm.
Visit our What’s On section to find even more events happening in December and beyond.