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Wednesday 12 December 2018 GMT


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Events December 2018

Date
Event
Location
Details
18 may 2018 - 22 apr 2019
DOUBLE FANTASY (Exhibition)
Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Waterfront, Pier Head, Liverpool, Liverpool City Region, L3 1DG
Double Fantasy - John & Yoko, at Museum of Liverpool from 18 May 2018 to 22 April 2019, is a free exhibition, celebrating the meeting of two of the world’s most creative artists who expressed their deep and powerful love for one another through their art, music and film. They used their fame and influence to campaign for peace and human rights across the world, transforming not only their own lives, but art, music and activism forever. Featuring personal objects alongside art, music and film produced by John and Yoko, the exhibition is drawn from Yoko’s own private collection, some of which has never been displayed. Ticket Tariff:- FREE
3 nov - 1 dec
HOMOTOPIA (Festival)
Liverpool
Homotopia is Liverpool’s internationally renowned homegrown queer arts festival. One of the key cultural highlights on the festival calendar which has included a major retrospective by David Hockney, appearances by film director John Waters and pop icon Boy George’s first photography exhibition and a groundbreaking exhibition on trans pioneer April Ashley. Every November it presents an annual festival of local, national and international LGB&T (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) arts & culture featuring an eclectic programme including theatrical world premieres, contemporary dance, visual art, debate, youth & community participation, heritage & film in venues such as The Philharmonic, FACT, Museum of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Tate and Unity Theatre. For more information, visit:-
22 nov 2018 - 3 mar 2019
BROKEN SYMMETRIES (Exhibition)
FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4DX
A new international exhibition premiering at FACT, Liverpool, Broken Symmetries, brings together artists who aim to understand and question the physical world by navigating the shifting realities of modern science. Broken Symmetries encompasses a wide-range of artistic approaches: reflecting the diverse ways in which scientists and artists are collaborating in both tackling and communicating some of the most elaborate concepts of modern physics. Broken Symmetries is co-produced by the ScANNER Network, consisting of: FACT (Liverpool), CCCB (Barcelona), Le Lieu Unique (Nantes), iMAL (Brussels) and Arts at CERN (Geneva). Premiering in the UK, the exhibition will then travel to the partner organisations in Spain, France and Belgium until 2020. For more information, visit:- https://www.fact.co.uk/projects/broken-symmetries.aspx
24 nov 2018 - 19 jan 2019
THE EVERYMAN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PANTO: THE SNOW QUEEN (Panto)
Everyman Theatre, 5-11 Hope Street, Liverpool, Liverpool City Region, L1 9BH
Regular writers Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton unite with musical director Greg Last to bring the usual music and mayhem to this chilly tale. Unlike any other panto in the city, the multi-talented cast sing, dance, entertain and play music live on stage, making sure The Snow Queen is as cool as can be. Ticket Tariff:- Varies from £15 to £35
thu 1
Friends of Bowersdale Park Seaforth - Christmas Lights Switch On
Bowersdale Resource Centre - Crescent Rd, Seaforth, Liverpool L21 4LJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/269449437110142/
thu 1
The Aintree Village Community Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
Bowersdale Resource Centre, Crescent Road Seaforth, L214 Merseyside
The events run from 13:00 to 17:00. The event will be held in the centre and will see it move outside to the lights switch on. The event will have stalls, food and drink, some entertainment and of course Santa will be there.
thu 1 - fri 2
Santa’s Grotto Wayfarers Shopping Arcade
Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NT
Wayfarers Shopping Arcade is a magical place at Christmas… especially when Santa comes to call. People travel long distances to call in and marvel at how beautiful it looks. For many a visit to Wayfarers is one of the highlights of their Christmas celebrations. Every year there is a very special grotto which is run by Southport Lions Club with all proceeds going to charity. Suggested donations are: £5 x 1 child, £8 x 2, £12 x 3 and £16 x 4 Santa will be in residence each Saturday and Sunday in December up to Christmas on 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd December from 11am – 4pm Christmas Eve 11am – 2pm From Santa to Sofas, Grottos to Guitars, Handbags to Holly.. This Christmas we’ve got it all. A Magical Christmas Shopping Experience under one spectacular roof!
7 dec 2018 - 5 jan 2019
Southport Ice Rink
Town Hall Gardens · Southport
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thu 8 - fri 9
Santa’s Grotto Wayfarers Shopping Arcade
Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NT
Wayfarers Shopping Arcade is a magical place at Christmas… especially when Santa comes to call. People travel long distances to call in and marvel at how beautiful it looks. For many a visit to Wayfarers is one of the highlights of their Christmas celebrations. Every year there is a very special grotto which is run by Southport Lions Club with all proceeds going to charity. Suggested donations are: £5 x 1 child, £8 x 2, £12 x 3 and £16 x 4 Santa will be in residence each Saturday and Sunday up to Christmas on 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd December from 11am – 4pm Christmas Eve 11am – 2pm From Santa to Sofas, Grottos to Guitars, Handbags to Holly.. This Christmas we’ve got it all.
fri 9
The Queenscourt Santa Sprint
Silcocks Funland, Southport Pie
Adults of all ages, children and numerous four legged friends donned their Santa Suits run/walk around a 2km sprint down the Pier and then around the Esplanade and back along the Promenade, raising vital funds for Queenscourt Hospice, Southport. To take part email:- z.donoghue@nhs.net
fri 9
Christmas Craft Fair - Northwest Regional Spinal Injuries Centre
Southport and Formby District General Hospital, Town Lane, Kew, Southport, PR8 6PN
Stalls will be located in the Gymnasium from 12(noon) to 4pm. All local crafts people are welcome to sign up for a table at a cost of £10 each. Come along to sell your crafty creations or Christmas themed gifts and decorations! All are welcome. Visitors on the day can chat to local charities, browse the stalls, and enjoy delicious refreshments and Christmas entertainment. The fair will raise much needed funds for the refurbishment of the Spinal Injuries Centre's Garden. To sign up to take a table, donate raffle prizes or get involved in anyway, please contact:- suzanne.clarke8@nhs.net or amanda.williams17@nhs.net
fri 9
2018 SANTA SPECIALS West Lancashire Light Railway
West Lancashire Light Railway, Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, PR4 6SP.
This year our Santa trains will be running on Sunday December 9th and on the two weekends of 15th/16th and 22nd/23rd December. Trains run from 10.30 to 17.00 each day. Children meet Santa and receive a present. Adults receive a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie! Hot dogs and hot drinks are also available. Advance booking fares: adults £5.50, children £8.50. Children under 3 free if a present is not required and they can sit on an adult's lap. Advance booking is strongly recommended - we sold out last year! You can then either print your tickets at home to bring with you, or show them on your phone. Ti book now, visit:- https://www.tickettailor.com/events/westlancashirelightrailwaytrust
sat 10
Formby Village - Christmas Nativity Musical 2017
Formby Village Pool, Elbow Lane, Formby, Merseyside, L37 4ED
FREE EVENT... Starts at 2pm and runs for 1hrs to 2hrs, depending on weather. http://www.ctifah.org.uk
14 dec 2018 - 6 jan 2019
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Panto)
Liverpool Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JE
Follow Jack, his hapless brother Simple Simon and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to cloudland in the spectacular family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. Doomed to sell his trusty cow, join Jack as he fights to save the beautiful Princess Apricot, outwit the evil giant and win riches beyond his wildest dreams, and the hand of the girl he loves. Expect laughs, music, special effects, magic beans and bundles of audience participation in this giant of a pantomime! Tickets available from £11
thu 15 - fri 16
2018 SANTA SPECIALS West Lancashire Light Railway
West Lancashire Light Railway, Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, PR4 6SP.
This year our Santa trains will be running on Sunday December 9th and on the two weekends of 15th/16th and 22nd/23rd December. Trains run from 10.30 to 17.00 each day. Children meet Santa and receive a present. Adults receive a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie! Hot dogs and hot drinks are also available. Advance booking fares: adults £5.50, children £8.50. Children under 3 free if a present is not required and they can sit on an adult's lap. Advance booking is strongly recommended - we sold out last year! You can then either print your tickets at home to bring with you, or show them on your phone. Ti book now, visit:- https://www.tickettailor.com/events/westlancashirelightrailwaytrust
thu 15 - fri 16
Santa’s Grotto Wayfarers Shopping Arcade
Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NT
Wayfarers Shopping Arcade is a magical place at Christmas… especially when Santa comes to call. People travel long distances to call in and marvel at how beautiful it looks. For many a visit to Wayfarers is one of the highlights of their Christmas celebrations. Every year there is a very special grotto which is run by Southport Lions Club with all proceeds going to charity. Suggested donations are: £5 x 1 child, £8 x 2, £12 x 3 and £16 x 4 Santa will be in residence each Saturday and Sunday up to Christmas on 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd December from 11am – 4pm Christmas Eve 11am – 2pm From Santa to Sofas, Grottos to Guitars, Handbags to Holly.. This Christmas we’ve got it all.
thu 15
Southport Strings Ensemble (concert)
Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NT
On Saturday 15th December Southport String Ensemble will be performing a selection of Christmas Music in the arcade from 1.30 pm – 3 pm. Southport String Ensemble is directed and coached by Sarah Marks. The group was established in 1990 for young string players aged 4 – 18.
fri 16
Queenscourt Hospice - Santa Sprint 2018 - 5K and 3K
Pier Forecourt, Southport, Merseyside
Registration 9.30am - Fun Run start 11am. The event is free to watch, but a chage is made should you wish to enter. Price to enter are as follows:- Adults £20, Under 16’s £10 or Family Entry (2 & 2) £40... For more information call Dianne Gillespie or Rachel Kennedy on:- 01704 517420 or send an email to:- Fundraising@QueensCourt.Org.UK - https://www.queenscourt.org.uk/index.php/fundraising/events/item/88-santa-sprint-2018.html
fri 16
Iridium (Concert))
Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NT
Iridium will be performing a selection of Christmas music in the arcade from 1.30 – 3.00pm Iridium is a group of adult string players who meet once a fortnight to play music together. Established in 2014 the group aim to give two concerts a year to raise money for local charities. The group is keen to form links with other like-minded groups in the North West to make friends, play music and socialise!
thu 22 - fri 23
2018 SANTA SPECIALS West Lancashire Light Railway
West Lancashire Light Railway, Station Rd, Hesketh Bank, PR4 6SP.
This year our Santa trains will be running on Sunday December 9th and on the two weekends of 15th/16th and 22nd/23rd December. Trains run from 10.30 to 17.00 each day. Children meet Santa and receive a present. Adults receive a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie! Hot dogs and hot drinks are also available. Advance booking fares: adults £5.50, children £8.50. Children under 3 free if a present is not required and they can sit on an adult's lap. Advance booking is strongly recommended - we sold out last year! You can then either print your tickets at home to bring with you, or show them on your phone. Ti book now, visit:- https://www.tickettailor.com/events/westlancashirelightrailwaytrust
thu 22 - sat 24
Santa’s Grotto Wayfarers Shopping Arcade
Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NT
Wayfarers Shopping Arcade is a magical place at Christmas… especially when Santa comes to call. People travel long distances to call in and marvel at how beautiful it looks. For many a visit to Wayfarers is one of the highlights of their Christmas celebrations. Every year there is a very special grotto which is run by Southport Lions Club with all proceeds going to charity. Suggested donations are: £5 x 1 child, £8 x 2, £12 x 3 and £16 x 4 Santa will be in residence each Saturday and Sunday up to Christmas on 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd December from 11am – 4pm Christmas Eve 11am – 2pm From Santa to Sofas, Grottos to Guitars, Handbags to Holly.. This Christmas we’ve got it all.
thu 22
Julie Ann Carr Singers 2018
Wayfarers Shopping Arcade, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1NT
The Julie Ann Carr singers will fill the arcade with the festive sounds of Carols from 1pm – 3pm. Accompanied by Julie Ann on keyboard, they will be helping keep Christmas spirits high with a selection of festive favourites including Sleigh Ride, Last Christmas and Winter Wonderland.
sun 25
Christmas Day
mon 26
Boxing Day
wed 28 - sat 31
LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
Echo Arena, Kings Dock, Kings Dock Parade, Liverpool, Merseyside, L34FP
Entering its fourth year, the Liverpool International Horse Show will again be held at Liverpool's Echo Arena and runs from Friday 28th to Monday 31st December. Setting the bar for equestrian events, some of the world's finest riders, including Olympians and Global sports stars, will compete for the ultimate Grand Prix Liver Bird Show Jumping trophy. For more information, visit :-
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