Royal Albert Dock Liverpool’s ‘Festival of Summer’ continues its programme of feel-good activities throughout August, beginning with a rainbow-colored day of celebrations for this year’s LCR Pride.
The waterfront has never looked better, with pantomime-inspired Punch and Judy productions, short screenings in the world’s smallest movie theatre, and a bank holiday lineup to remember.
This summer, keep boredom at bay with family-friendly Punch and Judy shows. Little ones can watch the iconic characters in a series of modernised slap-stick scenarios in Royal Albert Dock, while older viewers can relive their days on the waterfront.
Taking place in the grand hall, next door to Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen on the inner quay, enjoy the enchanting shows on the 4th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th August with showtimes at 11:45am, 1pm, 2:15pm and 3:30pm – all free of charge.
Will Cousins, the vibrant puppeteer and chairman of the Punch and Judy Fellowship, is performing the series of captivating shows. Will Cousins brings a fresh approach to storytelling and transports audiences to a world of whimsy and laughter, thanks to a lifelong passion for preserving the timeless tradition.
Sol Cinema is returning to Anchor Courtyard after its appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. The vintage-style cinema, powered by the sun, will screen free five-minute films suitable for the whole family on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th from 11am to 3pm. Viewers can sit back, relax, and tuck into a tub of complimentary popcorn at one of the top 20 picturehouses in the world, complete with an usherette service.
There are free, drop-in Make at Tate sessions where budding artists can create masterpieces inspired by the gallery’s Liverpool Biennial display with one month to fill with family fun.
While little explorers can sail the seven seas at the Maritime Museum and learn about the city’s seafaring history at Life on Board, visitors can capture the day’s memories at two massive deckchair selfie spots located in Britannia Courtyard and on Hartley Quay, both with a breathtaking view of the historic dock.
Head dockside for an unmissable lineup as the submarine sound station returns, including a DJ set from Fatboy Slim’s son and Celebrity Gogglebox favourite, Woody Cook, who will debut his first set in Liverpool. Enjoy infectious rhythms and upbeat anthems while creating the ultimate outdoor dancefloor outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Plateau.
The Festival of Summer is set to transform the waterfront, whether it’s with family-friendly performances, energetic DJ sets, or a picturesque setting to enjoy dockside dining.
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