What’s On: 10 things to do in Liverpool this weekend

The weekend’s here! We’ve picked out a wide selection of interesting events taking place in the city to keep you occupied.

Peace Doves Liverpool Cathedral

Here’s LiverpoolWorld ’s guide to some of the top events across the city this weekend.

Cowherd and the Weaver Girl - Very Public Art project

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What is it? Part of Culture Liverpool’s Very Public Art project of eight art installations across the city, Cowherd and the Weaver Girl is an outdoor stage design which depicts a scene from the mythological story around which the Chinese festival, Qixi is based.

The installation invites people to step into a giant pop-up story book to become a feature in the narrative.

When is it? Saturday 14 August to Saturday 28 August

Find it: Chinatown, Liverpool, Liverpool City Region, L1 5DN

Mersey Sounds

What is it? On Sunday, another installation is due to appear as part of the Very Public Art project. Mersey Sounds is a 12.5 metre tall giant, handmade copper megaphone that will be placed on the waterfront, symbolising Liverpool’s traditions as a democratic city where its people have a voice and tell their own story.

When is it? Sunday 15 August to Tuesday 7 September

Find it: Pierhead, Liverpool

The cast of Love Liverpool

Love, Liverpool: An A-Z of Hope - Everyman

What is it? The Everyman theatre has produced a live show, telling the everyday stories of people across the city inspired by the Everyman and Playhouse’s award-winning, collaborative project Love, Liverpool: An A-Z of Hope.

When is it? Friday 13 and Saturday 14 August.

Find it: 5-11 Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BH

Cinema in the City by FACT

What is it? FACT presents Cinema in the City at the Cotton Exchange Rooftop Garden. Watch six recently released critically-acclaimed indie films in an open-air environment. This month’s food and drink partner is Maray who will be serving up their Middle Eastern-inspired menu.

When is it? Friday 13 to Sunday 14 August and Friday 20 to Sunday 22 August.

Find it: 88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ

Lucian Freud: Real Lives - Tate Liverpool

What is it? Visitors to this exhibition will see paintings, etchings and photographs featuring the late British artist’s most recognised sitters including his first wife Kitty Garman.

When is it? Until 16 January 2022

Find it: Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB

AI: More than Human - World Museum

What is it? The world of artificial intelligence comes to World Museum in a new exhibition full of interactivity, giving visitors a vision of the future. Free for children.

When is it? Until 31 October.

Find it: William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EN

Liverpool 8 Against Apartheid - Museum of Liverpool

What is it? The story of how Liverpool’s black community supported the anti-apartheid campaign in the 1980s.

When is it? Until February 2024

Find it: Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG

Baltic Weekender

What is it? Liverpool’s popular dance extravaganza the Baltic Weekender Music Festival returns to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle with another line-up of house, techno and more.

When is it? Friday 13 August to Sunday 15 August

Find it: 24 Kitchen Street, Camp & Furness, plus more, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

Liverpool Cathedral - Peace Doves art instillation

What is it? There is still time to visit the spectacular art installation at Liverpool Cathedral featuring 18,000 paper peace doves crated by sculptor and artist Peter Walker.

The doves are suspended on 15.5 miles of ribbon from the roof of the cathedral. There are a number of events which include one of the first concerts in Liverpool with a live orchestra and choir since the pandemic started and yoga underneath the installation.

When is it? Until 31 August.

Find it: St James Mt, Liverpool L1 7AZ

MerseyMade - Paint and Prosecco

What is it? Start your weekend off with a creative bang. Come along by yourself or with friends and enjoy painting whilst sipping some fizz and having lots of fun.

All art materials and equipment will be supplied along with the fizz. Age 18+.

Located inMerseyMade’s bright and airy event room. They will provide hand-sanitiser and cleaning equipment.

When is it? Friday 13 August, 6pm-8pm

Find it: 98 Paradise St, Liverpool, L1 3HJ Cost: £30.00

St Luke’s Bombed Out Church

What is it? There are a number of upcoming events at St Luke’s Bombed Out church including Bard in the Yard, a fun look at Shakespeare and an open air summer cinema, with tickets for Ghost and Matilda still available.

When is it? Bard in the Yard is on Friday 13 August, with open air summer cinema running until August 29.

Find it: Leece St, Liverpool L1 2TR