Royal Albert Dock Liverpool has announced a spectacular programme that will delight visitors of all ages for the August bank holiday weekend.
The dock is the place to be for everything from the return of Liverpool’s blue and yellow submarine, complete with DJ sets and deep-sea dancers, to captivating Punch and Judy shows.
The iconic submarine sound station, a continuing statement of Liverpool’s solidarity with Ukraine, will return to the Martin Luther King Jr Plateau from 12pm-7pm on Saturday 26th and 1pm-5pm on Sunday 27th August to create the ultimate outdoor dance floor in collaboration with Kazimier and Invisible Wind Factory. Visitors can expect to see talented musicians, DJs, and dancers perform.
Enjoy SuRu’s African beats to electronic disco, Rhythm Sport’s perfectly blended beats with a live soundtrack, and Motormouf’s loop-peddle and microphone performances. WMNKND and Shenice will also be back on the decks after their unforgettable sets at Pride. House of Aquatopia will also be performing their electrifying dance moves, which will include floating jellyfish, dancing crabs, and a voguing octopus.
Will Cousins will perform free puppet shows at Anchor Courtyard for those looking to entertain their children. Will and his collection of slap-stick characters will continue their run of pantomime-inspired Punch and Judy shows on the 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th of August for rip-roaring laughter, plenty of “it’s-behind-yous,” and a tasty string of sausages.
With a long weekend to fill, budding artists can pick up a sketchbook of art activities from Tate Liverpool’s Explore and Draw, while Fab Four fans can visit The Beatles Story’s Discovery Zone and get creative with heart-weaving workshops. Plus, visit the Maritime Museum and its collection of exhibitions, including Life on Board and Seized!, to learn about Liverpool’s seafaring history.
If you want to make the most of your day on Liverpool’s historic waterfront, check out the Royal Albert Dock’s selection of bars and restaurants for the perfect al fresco dining spot.
There’s something for everyone, from mouthwatering Mexican cuisine in Madre to eclectic menus with small plates and light bites in Maray to Spanish-inspired fare in Lunyalita. Make the most of an extra day off with a sundowner spritz and join Burnt Milk Hotel, The One O’Clock Gun, PANAM, Revolucion de Cuba, and others for cocktails that will tempt your taste buds.