By Eden Wilkinson
There’s plenty of events happening in Liverpool this August, here’s just 5 of our top picks.
1. Peter Walker – Being Human
Placed within the gothic architecture of the Liverpool Cathedral, acclaimed sculptor and artist Peter Walker unveils his four art installations entitled ‘Being Human’. The exhibition will run from the 27 July – 30 August, leaving plenty time to drop in on this creation story inspired work. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a sculpture entitled Connection, inspired by Michelangelo’s ‘Creation of Adam’ yet subverted by Walker in his contemporary style. Individuality is the aim here, inviting visitors to reflect on their own sense of self, our uniqueness and our relationships with others in our ever-changing world. These four artworks, Connection, Reflection, Identity and Creativity are most certainly not to be missed.
2. Trails and Tales: Interactive Map from The Reader
If you’re struggling to find a way to get the kids outside this school holidays look no further than this interactive trail around Calderstones Park. It has been running since July 2021 and has proven extremely popular within that time, it merges literature with exploration and the outside world to provide a fun yet educational journey. Open from 10-6pm everyday.
3. Summer of Luv
Big Luv is taking over the rooftop of the Shankly Hotel to present a special series of parties in August. Giving all the energy of the best house, disco, and club classics it is set to be the ultimate summer vibe. It is on from 4pm till 1am meaning it can be an afternoon dance or transcend into nightlife. Tickets can be found on Skiddle, with their final party of the season taking place on the 27 August giving you plenty of options for a boogie.
4 .The Book of Mormon
Musical fans look no further. This scandalous musical comedy, named as ‘the best musical of this century’ by the New York Times has come to Liverpool. Hailed as potentially the funniest musical of all time the book of Mormon follows a mismatched pair of missionaries to give us a story of chaos and hilarity. You must be quick however if you want to see this critically acclaimed show as The Book of Mormon is only on at the Liverpool Empire until the 6 August.
5. Emma Rodgers: Wunderkammer
The Williamson Art Gallery is hosting home-grown talent this month. Wirral based sculptor Emma Rodgers presents us with a mini-retrospective of her practice giving visitors an insight into the world of an artist. It takes the form of a ‘coming of age’ story almost, showing us how her work has developed overtime from a young artist to her most recent work. The Williamson Gallery will also be unveiling a specially commissioned sculpture by Emma for their outdoor courtyard. This will most certainly be a cultural masterpiece not to be missed.
For more events happening in July and beyond check out our What’s On section.