There is always something going on at the Royal Albert Dock, and this summer is no exception! With music, fashion, art and even pirates, there’s something for everyone to get involved with. Here are our picks:
Folk on The Dock
Folk on the Dock returns to Albert Dock this August bank holiday, as over 200 international folk, sea shanty, roots and acoustic acts take to one of the ten stages in a three-day celebration of Liverpool’s rich maritime heritage.
Now in its third year, Folk on the Dock will also be incorporating the Liverpool Shanty Festival into the event, with a unique waterside attraction playing alongside the main Dock Stage hosted by the BBC’s renowned radio presenter Janice Long. With the first of this year’s headline acts confirmed, you can enjoy a variety of artists such as Grammy nominated lyricist and double Ivor Novello award winner Chris Difford, the co-founder of Squeeze, and Daoirí Farrell, the winner of two BBC Folk Awards in 2017, who will be flying in from Ireland to perform. A bank holiday weekend not to be missed!
Enjoy fiercely independent designer-makers, street food vendors, vintage traders, walkabout performers and classic car proprietors as Fine-Tuned returns to Albert Dock to celebrate everything vintage!
Are you a fashion lover? If so there is plenty for you to experience, from hair and beauty makeovers to tons of wonderful vintage shopping on offer! From the roaring ’20s through to the raving ‘90s, visitors and collectors can explore a variety of clothing and accessories from established couture labels. If you’re a budding style icon, don’t forget to dress to impress with the Fine-Tuned fashion spotters on the hunt for Albert Dock’s leading examples of glitz and glamour.
With stilt-walkers, break dancers, vintage-loving DJs and theatre set to flood the streets, this free weekend is suitable for all ages.
Pirates on The Dock
Pirates on The Dock returns to Albert Dock this September for another legendary mermaid and pirate packed weekend of family adventure. More details are still to come, but for now you can expect two days of live actions ship battles, jaw-dropping stunts and sword fights, sea shanties, immersive street theatre and themed children’s entertainment! This swashbuckling event has something going on for all the family, and best of all, it’s free!
Take to the Dock this September as makers, creators and artists set up their stalls. Makers Market brings the finest and often award-winning food, drink, art and craft producers to Liverpool. The event will feature independent specialists who source, grow, rear, back, make, and create the products they sell, so come along for a jam-packed line up of food, drink, art and craft!
There is always something going on at the Albert Dock, so if none of these events take your fancy then why not explore the work of Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman at Tate Liverpool, or immerse yourself in the Maritime Museum’s ongoing exhibition, Black Salt?