What’s On: 10 things to do in Liverpool this weekend - September 24-26

Here’s LiverpoolWorld’s guide to a range of interesting and varied events taking place across the city this weekend.

The autumn weather is looking pretty good this weekend with 20C+ temperatures and sunny spells, so, get out there and do something.

British Musical Fireworks Championship

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What is it? Firework displays synchronised to music as organisations from around the UK try to outdo each other - it can be spectacular. Over the course of the three-day pyro musical competition over 10 tonnes of fireworks are used. Each show requires around five kilometres of wire to connect the electrical circuits and around 15 technicians working for over 12 hours to set up the display.

When is it? Friday, 24 September, to Sunday, 26 September. Pre-book or buy tickets at the gate.

Find it: Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2BZ (Google map)

Carousel Cheese Co. at GPO Food Hall and Bar

What is it? 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)

BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K

What is it? The 15th BTR Mersey Tunnel 10K will see more than 2,000 athletes taking on the challenge of running under the River Mersey and through the Mersey Tunnel in one of the most unique races in the country. The race finishes in New Brighton so why not head over to cheer on the runners on the route and take in some seriously impressive views of the Liverpool skyline.

When is it? Friday, 24 September, to Sunday, 26 September. Pre-book or buy tickets at the gate.

Find it: The race starts just yards from the emergency Tunnel exit road on Blackstock Street on the Liverpool side of the River Mersey. (Google map)

Baltic Backyard Closing Party

What is it? In Demand Radio’s final Saturday Live of the Summer and the final party at the Baltic Backyard. DJs include Lee Butler, Steve Cocky, Ian Longo, Sie Austin and Tommy Mc. Be part of the screams and whistles as it’s braodcast live on the airwaves.

When is it? Saturday, 25 September - 15:00 to 22.00.

Find it: Baltic Backyard , 57 Blundell Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom (Google map)

Burton Mere Wetlands - free entry

What is it? RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands nature reserve on the Dee Estuary is celebrating its 10th anniversary by offering free entry to all visitors over the weekend.  The site - at the bottom of the Wirral Peninsula - forms part of the wider RSPB Dee Estuary nature reserve, has been transformed from arable farmland into a haven for wildlife.

When is it? Saturday, 25 September, to Sunday, 26 September.

Find it: Puddington Ln, Burton, Neston CH64 5SF (Google map)

Uncertain Data

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)

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)

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)

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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