Things to do in Liverpool this weekend and beyond - LIMF, Pride in Liverpool and Being Human exhibition

UB40 at Liverpool International Music Festival, disco legends Boney M headline Pride, new Being Human exhibition opens and much more.

There’s a chance of rain this weekend but we’ve all got coats, right?

Boney M - Pride at Pier Head

Boney M will headline Pride in Liverpool

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    Disco legends Boney M are set to take the top slot on the Barclays Main Stage at Pride in Liverpool on Saturday, 30 July. This year’s festival will move from its usual site on Tithebarn Street to Liverpool’s world-famous Pier Head. The event is fenced but free, and you do not need tickets to access the site.

    📍Pier Head, Liverpool (Google maps)

    Being Human - Liverpool Cathedral

    Being Human giant hands

    A sculpture, depicting two huge hands has been unveiled at Liverpool Cathedral as part of a new exhibition. Being Human, which is on from now until August 30, explores what it means to be human and how we connect with others in a changing world, the free exhibition is the latest collaboration with artist Peter Walker. He is the artist and sculptor who brought installations such as ‘Space, The Universe and Everything’‘Peace Doves’ and ‘Angel Wings’ to Liverpool Cathedral.

    ℹ️ More information on📍St James Mt, Liverpool L1 7AZ (Google maps)

    LIMF - Liverpool city centre

    Renowned for showcasing the best international and national household names alongside emerging talent at an accessible, Liverpool International Music Festival takes place from Friday July 29 to Sunday July 31 in a brand new home. In a change to previous years, this year’s LIMF will see a city-centre takeover of around 25 venues and outdoor locations. British reggae and pop band legends UB40 ft Ali Campbell, iconic American hip hop trio De La Soul and Liverpool royalty The Zutons all feature.

    🎟️ Tickets and information on

    The Book of Mormon - Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Liverpool Empire Theatre. Image: coward_lion -

    The Book of Mormon, Broadway's smash-hit musical written by the creators of Southpark, has arrived at Liverpool Empire Theatre and will run until Saturday August 6. The musical comedy follows a pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that's a long way from their home in Salt Lake City.

    🎟️ Tickets and information on📍Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE (Google maps)

    Tickle the Ivories Festival - Liverpool ONE

    Liverpool ONE has welcomed back its much-loved piano festival, Tickle the Ivories, giving both budding and professional musicians a platform to showcase their skills. The ten-week-long event, which runs until September 11, encourages local talent to get involved and fill the streets of Liverpool city centre with sounds from classical through to dance music. The pianos are free to use.

    📍Sugar House Steps, South John Street, St Peters Square, College Lane and the Galleria.

    Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder - World Museum

    Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder at World Museum Liverpool

    A thrilling new interactive exhibition exploring the world of science within the universe of Doctor Who. The star of the show will be the TARDIS technology room where fans can learn about time travel and if it could become reality through science. There will be a monster vault in which creatures from decades of the show, such as Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels, are analysed as if they were real. That runs unitl October 2022.

    🎟️ Tickets and information on 📍William Brown St, Liverpool, L3 8EN (Google maps)

    The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics - Walker Art Gallery

    A woman views the art works on display at Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery. Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

    Discover the conflict, scandal, and secrets at The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics at The Walker Art Gallery. Featuring around one hundred objects with almost seventy works from the National Portrait Gallery. It is the first time such a significant number of these renowned portraits have been lent for exhibition. Presenting Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, some of the most familiar figures from English history and instantly recognisable in the portraits that have preserved their likenesses for five hundred years. That runs until Monday August 29.

    🎟️ Tickets and information on 📍William Brown St, Liverpool, L3 8EL (Google maps)

    Radical Landscapes - Tate Liverpool

    Tate Liverpool’s latest exhibition looks at climate emergency, activism and trespass. Radical Landscapes is a collection of over 150 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and films, taking a fresh look at the British Landscape and the art it inspires. Ruth Ewan’s Back to the Fields, brings live plants and trees into the heart of the exhibition. That’s open now and runs right through until September 4.

    🎟️ Tickets and information on📍Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB (Google maps)