Here’s our pick of events to look forward to this January.
1. Varna International Ballet and Orchestra (9-11 January)
Varna International Ballet and Orchestra will return to UK after a hugely successful debut in 2023. This season they will bring much-loved classical ballets The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty to the Liverpool Empire. Find out more.
2. Introduction to the Darkroom (13 January)
Start 2024 with some creativity. This one day workshop from dot-art is designed for anyone who has taken images using a film camera and wishes to print their own photographs in a darkroom. It’s suitable for complete beginners who are new to photo making. This is an opportunity to get hands-on experience in the traditional art of developing photographs, giving you a deeper understanding of the photographic process and enhancing your creative skills.
3. Exploring Identity Through Zine Making With Comics Youth (13 & 20 January)
Join Comics Youth, who use creativity to support people’s mental health, wellbeing and access to the arts, in their zine making workshop. You will learn about the history of zine making and how to make your own, then create a zine focusing on LGBTQ+ identities and experiences. This workshop is free but places are limited so please book your ticket.
4. The Vaccines (13 January)
The day after the release of their new album Pick-up Full of Pink Carnations, The Vaccines will play CONTENT Liverpool. Expect all of the bands biggest hits as well as tracks from the new album. Find out more.
5. Future Forecast (15 January – 10 March)
Produced by a group of young people from Toxteth called the Greenhouse Project Young Event Producers, this 24-minute film is an imagined vision of the future, where extreme weather conditions have changed the landscape of Liverpool, and the rest of the world. See how they predict what the future might look and sound like. Find out more.
6. Stranger Things – The Musical (23 & 24 January)
Straight from off-Broadway, to a UK premiere 3-month sell-out run in London, there’s now a UK nationwide Theatre Tour of Stranger Sings. This award-winning sci-fi spoof is a wild, irreverent twist on the hit Netflix series – in all its hair-raising, blockbuster glory. Find out more.
7. Rob Auton (31 January)
Award winning writer, comedian and actor Rob Auton has written nine hit Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy/theatre/spoken-word shows. In his most autobiographical show to date ‘The Rob Auton Show’ Rob turns the pen on himself to explore the memories and feelings that create his life on a daily basis. Find out more.
To find more events happening across the Liverpool City Region check out our What’s On listings.