What’s On: 10 things to do in Liverpool this weekend - September 17-19

The weekend is here and Liverpool looks set to avoid the torrential downpours that are expected to hit other parts of the country. So, get up, go out and do something.
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Here’s LiverpoolWorld’s guide to a range of interesting and varied events taking place across the city this weekend.

The Mowgli Trust Dog Show

What is it? A fun family day out set up by Nisha Katona, the owner of Liverpool favourite Mowgli, to raise funds for children’s hospice Claire House. It features canine competitions including fancy dress, best sausage catcher, and child’s best friend as well as local food, drink and craft stalls. The main arena will be hosted by Jonny Bongo of Bongo’s Bingo along with Heart Radio’s Adam Weighell.

When is it? Sunday, 19 September, from 10.00 to 16.00

Find it: Claremont Farm, Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral CH63 4JB (Google map)

Cream Classical 2021

Cream Classical In The Park: Image: @officialcream/twitterCream Classical In The Park: Image: @officialcream/twitter
Cream Classical In The Park: Image: @officialcream/twitter

What is it? The Cream Classical events bring together the 50-piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra, some of the world’s best DJs and vocalists to perform a live track list curated by electronic duo K-Klass, which will include some of dance music’s biggest tunes. The ‘Ibiza’ version on Sunday features a different set list that throws back to some of the club classics from the Spanish island’s heyday and an amended line-up of DJs alongside the orchestra. On Friday Liverpool’s electronic duo CamelPhat put on their biggest homecoming show to date. Check out the full line-up, running order and ticket details on LiverpoolWorld.

When is it?

CamelPhat - Friday, 17 September, gates open at 16.00. Last entry is 20.00 ahead of a 23.00 finish.

Cream Classical - Saturday, 18 September, gates open at noon. Last entry is 17.00 ahead of a 23.00 finish.

Cream Classical Ibiza - Sunday, 19 September, gates open at noon. Last entry is 17.00 ahead of a 23.00 finish.

Find it: Liverpool Pier Head (Google map)


What is it? Popular themed quiz nights are back at Camp and Furnace and they kick-off this weekend with Quizney - the ultimate Disney quiz. Competitors will use their smartphones to answer the digital quiz on topics such as characters, music and stars from all things Disney from 1937 to present day. Quiz nights on RuPaul’s Drag Race and Harry Potter will follow in the coming weeks. You can book tickets via the Camp and Furnace facebook page.

When is it? Friday, 17 September, 18:00 to 23:30.

Find it: Camp and Furnace, 67 Greenland St, Liverpool L1 0BY (Google map)

Uncertain Data

Border control AI - part on the Uncertain Data exhibit at FACT. Image: @FACT_Liverpool/twitterBorder control AI - part on the Uncertain Data exhibit at FACT. Image: @FACT_Liverpool/twitter
Border control AI - part on the Uncertain Data exhibit at FACT. Image: @FACT_Liverpool/twitter

What is it? Uncertain Data is FACT’s new exhibition. The interactive exhibit presents the work of four artists in residence - Andrius Arutiunian, Angela YT Chan, Tessa Norton and Yambe Tam - who use art and technology to reveal how data controls our everyday lives and questions the trust we place in it. Their works includes a deep-sea video game powered by brain activity and lie-detecting artificial intelligence.

When is it? Wednesday, 15 September, to Sunday, 3 October.

Find it: FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ (Google map)

A Creative Community

What is it? A brand new exhibition at the Bluecoat. A Creative Community is an exhibition that reflects the ‘unlocking of the creative process’, and provides an intimate and fascinating behind the scenes glimpse of this happening. The event tells the story of the artists and creatives that have used the studios at the Bluecoat through material drawn from the art centre’s extensive archive.

When is it? Friday, 10 September to Sunday, 31 October.

Find it: 8 School Ln, Liverpool L1 3BX (Google map)

Carousel Cheese Co. at GPO Food Hall and Bar

 Carousel Cheese Co. Image: @carouselcheeseco/instagram Carousel Cheese Co. Image: @carouselcheeseco/instagram
Carousel Cheese Co. Image: @carouselcheeseco/instagram

What is it? Opened this week, it is the newest edition to the GPO, Liverpool’s largest food hall. Carousel Cheese Co. offers top quality cheese and mouth-watering charcuterie on a revolving sushi-style conveyor belt located in a wine bar. What’s not to like? Liverpool-based companies North by Sud-ouest and Fermentation Station UK will provide the award-winning free-range meats and garnishes.

When is it? Sunday to Thursday 08:30am to 23:00. Friday and Saturday 08:30 until midnight. Don’t forget to book.

Find it: Metquarter, 35 Whitechapel, Liverpool, L1 6BW (Google map)

Ooh La La Cabaret

What is it? Be entertained by dancers, performances and death defying acts of acrobatics. Produced by Britain’s Got Talent alumni, Paul Curran, featuring a cast of local performers and followed by a live DJ set from Mark Armstrong, this is one strictly for the adults. “This show is going to be totally different to anything else within the city and at the same time is comprised of home grown Liverpool performers,” Curran says.

When is it? Wednesday, 22 September, to Friday, 24 September. Doors open at 19:30, show starts at 20:30, followed by a DJ set 22.00 – midnight.

Find it: Palm House, Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 1AP (Google map)

Lucian Freud: Real Lives - Tate Liverpool

What is it? Ahead of hosting the Turner prize next year, Tate Liverpool is hosting a major presentation of the work of Lucian Freud, the first opportunity of its kind in the North West in thirty years. 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.

It is a rare opportunity to see all of the Freud works in the Tate collection together.

When is it? Until 16 January 2022

Find it: Tate Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB (Google map)

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. Nelson Mandela’s importance to the city is huge. In Toxteth, L8, he remains a highly significant role model to the community.

When is it? Until February 2024

Find it: Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1DG (Google map)

AI: More than Human - World Museum

What is it? Elon Musk unveiled plans in August to produce a prototype humanoid artificial intelligence (AI) Tesla Bot next year. You can discover what the world of AI is all about at Liverpool World Museum’s special exhibition. It is full of interactivity, including a robot dog called Aibo and the video game 2065, as visitors are given a vision of the future. Free for children.

When is it? Until 31 October.

Find it: William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EN (Google map)

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