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March 24, 2020

Liverpool’s annual LightNight after hours cultural celebration has been postponed ‘indefinitely’ because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 event was to have been held on Friday, May 15.

But organisers have now confirmed that it will not be taking place.

A stat...

March 17, 2020

Merseyside’s historic National Trust properties are set to close their doors this week in the latest blow caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

But the organisation has said it is working to try and maintain free access to some parkland and gardens across its sites nation...

March 5, 2020

Chester Literature Festival returns to Storyhouse this autumn and the first names have been revealed for the popular annual spoken and written word event.

Poet John Cooper Clarke, actor Trevor Eve and lexicographer Susie Dent are among the line-up for the 2020 festival...

March 5, 2020

Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds is on its way back to Liverpool.

The spectacular musical stage show, which features alien spacecraft firing death rays and a giant hologram Liam Neeson as George Herbert the Journalist, will be staged at the M&S Bank Arena on April 21...

February 26, 2020

Music will fill Birkenhead Park this summer with the return of Wirral’s popular food, drink and music festival.

The three-day festival, which runs from September 4-6, will feature three of the biggest names in Merseyside music.

Wirral’s finest The Coral will headline a s...

February 25, 2020

A new woodland memorial in South Liverpool will celebrate the life of late Beatle George Harrison.

The 12-acre George Harrison Woodland Walk is being created on land opposite Allerton Towers, close to where the guitarist and singer-songwriter was born and brought up.


February 21, 2020

A new Blue Plaque has been unveiled at the childhood home of Twopence to Cross the Mersey author Helen Forrester.

The late writer’s son Robert Bhatia travelled from Canada to see actors Mark Moraghan and Sian Reeves officially unveil the plaque in Warren Road, Hoylake.


February 13, 2020

Liverpool’s latest maritime visitor to the Mersey arrives this month – and there’s a rare chance for people to step on board for a closer look.

The Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales is due to sail up the river on February 28.

And over the weekend of Febru...

February 11, 2020

LightNight Liverpool returns to city streets and venues this May with the 2020 theme being Home.

Dozens of organisations and individuals will be involved in staging more than 100 events and activities during the after-hours celebration of arts and culture which attracts...

February 10, 2020

A trio of light installations will illuminate key Sefton landmarks this week as part of celebrations for Borough of Culture 2020.

Waterloo and Bootle Town Halls and The Atkinson in Southport will become giant canvasses as A Nightingale’s Song unfolds over three consecut...

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April 2, 2020

The Summer Arts Market planned for Liverpool Cathedral this June has been cancelled.

The popular annual event was due to take place on Saturday, June 6.

Thousands of people regularly flock to the market – the biggest arts fair in the region - which is one of two, along with its winter equivalent, which are organised by Open Culture each year.

The Summer Arts Market was due to attract up to 200 artisan craftsmen and women from across the North West and beyond who sell handcrafted and unique gifts – from pottery and woodcarving to soaps, candles, jewellery, cards and prints, gla...

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