ISW Programme:

Events (Current)

If you wish to explore what we currently have on offer, please see our Main Programme and our Partner Programme.

Here is some of the amazing cultural offerings that are taking place in the Liverpool City Region:

Attended one of our events? Complete our evaluation form.

We want your feedback: 

Join us for a focus group and get £10 for your time!

We are looking for up to 20 international students who came to our events to attend a session on Wednesday 8th December at 1pm. 

For more details and to book please contact us with the words 'Focus Group' in the subject line: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com   

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Liver Words competition: 

Send us up to 500 words about your favourite tour or favourite place in the region to win a chance to appear on our up and coming blog here on the website. Feel free to get creative; the best blog writer will receive £50. Two runner up prizes of £25 each are available. 

Please send your entries with the subject line 'Liver Words competition' to: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com 

 

There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit. All content must be your own work. Deadline:  10th December 2021 

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Main Programme

Make It Snappy Exhibition

Date: Until 12 December

Cost: FREE In-Person event

Students who attended the ISW entered our ‘Make it Snappy’ competition to capture the region. We received over 300 images. From these we have selected some of the very best to showcase at Open Eye Gallery including our competition winner and runners up.

Full details: https://openeye.org.uk/whatson/digital-window-gallery-make-it-snappy/

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Drumming Workshop with Luma Creations 
Date: 11 December, 2pm  
Cost: FREE In-Person event
Join us for a great participatory event where you can get immersed in contemporary rhythms and Latin culture while learning some of the practice of creating fantastic drum beats.
Absolute beginners welcome! 

To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

 
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The Four Seasons 
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Date: 9 October 7.30pm    
Cost: £8 tickets to all international students (normally £42)

Limited tickets available. Booking via the venue is essential.  

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Aldemaro Romero Fuga con pajarillo, Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite III, Vivaldi The Four Seasons, Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Adi Brett violin / director, Diana Tishchenko violin / director, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Strings. 
The birdsong of Spring, the downpours of Summer, the icy shiver of Winter: everyone’s got their own favourite bit of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. But there’s still nothing to beat the sensation of hearing them performed live.
Booking essential. Limited tickets available. All seats are in the stalls.
Please use the following code when booking: SEASON21 
Please call the box office to book on 0151 709 3789. 
Deadline for bookings is Wednesday 6 October. You must book over the phone. You cannot book via the website. 

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FACT Tours
Date: 2 October at 4pm & 29 October at 5pm
Cost: FREE In-Person Event 
Booking essential
Join us to find out more about one of Liverpool’s most innovative venues from art exhibitions to new technology and cinema. For 29 October, the exhibition will be Future Ages Will Wonder. Find out more here
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

 
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Mersey Travel Tours
Date: 5, 13, 18 October
Cost: FREE In-Person Event
From 10am. Tours will last approximately 3 hours.
Booking essential  
An exciting opportunity to go behind the scenes and find out more about the best way to travel across the region including a ferry across the Mersey and a chance to go underneath Liverpool’s Mersey Tunnels and discover their unique history. Please contact the booking email address to receive further details of the meeting place.
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Garstang Museum Tours
Date: 6, 7, 20, 21 October  11am and 2pm
Cost: FREE In-Person Event 
Booking essential
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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British Music Experience Tours
Date: 8, 15, 22 October. 11am and 3pm. 
Cost: £6.50 Special rate for international students. Please present your student ID card when attending. Please book as numbers are limited.
An amazing chance to explore Liverpool City Region’s incredible musical influences and history with everything from displays of David Bowie’s stage clothes to the chance to learn how to play the instruments used by your favourite rock stars across the ages.
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Victoria Gallery & Museum Tours
Date: 1, 5, 12, 13 & 14 October. 2pm 
Cost: FREE. In-Person Event 
Booking essential
To book:
iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
 
 
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Metropolitan Cathedral Tours
Date: 4, 5, 13 & 18 October. 12 noon. 
Cost: FREE. In-Person Event 
Booking essential  
Explore the history and heritage of one of Liverpool’s most famous landmarks.   
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Tours at the Atkinson, Southport
FULLY BOOKED
Date: 9 & 30 October Meet at 12 noon
Cost: FREE In-Person Event
Booking essential
Get inside this lovely venue and discover the museum, art gallery, onsite theatre and more. We will meet you in Liverpool and take you over to this fascinating institution with an opportunity to explore nearby shops, cafes and restaurants. Please contact the booking email address to receive further details of the meeting place.     
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Liver Bird Safari
Date: 19 October, 4pm
Cost: FREE
Booking essential, limited numbers. In-Person Event 
An exciting and fun walking tour across the City we’re you’ll get to meet plenty of Liverpool’s iconic Liver birds on the way!
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Laurence Westgaph Walking Tour
Date: 12 October, 4pm
Cost: FREE In-Person Event. Booking essential
TV presenter and historian Laurence Westgaph will take you on a fascinating journey to learn more about Liverpool’s historic past including its shameful connections with Slavery and how the region has developed to become hugely multicultural.
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tours with Museum
Date: Until May 2022, various times
Cost: Exclusive 20% discount on the student/concession price.
(Usual price £18)
Enjoy epic views of the pitch and city landscape from the top level of the Main Stand. Visit the state-of-the-art Home Team dressing room. Practice your interview technique in the Press Room and much more!
You must quote: STUDENT20 to take advantage of the discount.
T&C’s – Available Monday to Friday Only. Not valid on mid week home games. Only available on a student/concession ticket. Proof of student ID required at check in.
Please contact Anfield directly for details and information.

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Ferry Across The Mersey 
FULLY BOOKED 
Cost: FREE 
Book now to join us on a ferry trip and find out more about the history of one of the region's most iconic journeys.  
To book:
iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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World Museum Liverpool Tour 
Date: 19 October, 12 noon
Cost: FREE In-Person Event 
An opportunity to visit this amazing Museum with exhibits ranging from pre history to space travel. 
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Liverpool Biennial Walking Tour 
Date: 19 October, 4pm
Cost: FREE In-Person Event 
An exclusive tour for international students to find out more about just some of the Biennial pieces in the City centre. 
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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A Taste Of Tate 
Date: 12 October, 3pm 
Cost: FREE In-Person Event 

Join us as Tate Liverpool for a very special guided tour. Numbers are strictly limited. Booking essential. 
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Welcome from Pagoda Arts
Date: 11 October, 4pm
Cost: FREE online talk 

A welcome for Chinese students with information about local services, food stores and more. 
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Liverpool Cathedral Tours 
Date: 20, 21, 27 & 28 October, 1pm 
Cost: FREE In-Person Event 

Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral is more than just a beautiful building, come inside and find out more as part of this bespoke guided tour. 
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Bluecoat Tours 
Date: 17 & 24 October, 3pm 
Cost: FREE In-Person Event 
Get the inside story of Liverpool's oldest arts hub right in the centre of Liverpool One. Numbers are limited. Booking essential. 
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Liverpool Socialist Singers
Date: 6 October, 7pm 
Cost: FREE In-Person Event 
Give your vocal chords some exercise with this lovely opportunity to join in a singing session and meet the local community group. 
To book:  iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Everyman Theatre Tour 
Date: 21 October, 10.30am
Cost: FREE In-Person Event 
A fantastic behind the scenes glimpse of this amazing theatre which has been an essential part of Liverpool's cultural world for decades. 
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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Iron Men at Crosby Beach 
Date: 23 October, 1pm
Cost: FREE 
Antony Gormley's 100 cast iron men are a must see for everyone in the region. Join us to find out their history. 
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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International Slavery Museum Tour 
Date: 26 October, 1pm 
Cost: FREE
Located within Merseyside's Maritime Museum, this essential tour draws upon and describes Liverpool's frequently hidden past. 
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
 
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Walker Art Gallery Tour 
Date: 31 October, 11am
Cost: FREE
Come in and view an astounding collection from early masters to
modern art. 
To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com
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The Beatles Story 
Date: Until 31 March 2022
Cost: £8.75 Please contact the booking email for the code to take advantage of this special rate. 

Visit Liverpool’s leading attraction, The Beatles Story,
at the Royal Albert Dock!

Experience Beatlemania with a magical immersive journey into the 1960’s through replicas of Abbey Road Studios, USA and the Cavern and even dive underwater in a yellow submarine to learn how four lads from Liverpool became the world’s greatest band.

Finish your perfect historical music experience in the Beatles-themed Fab4 Cafe or browse through a fantastic range of souvenirs available from the Fab4 Store.

To book: iswbooking.liverpool@gmail.com

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Capoeira for All
Date: From 14 October 
Cost: 75% discount (usually £35) 

A six week taster course of this exciting, dynamic Afro-Brazilian art form that combines martial arts, dance, movement and flight. Please contact the organisation for more details. 

To book: akil@capoeiraforall.org 

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The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University 

Date: Ongoing 

Cost: Various In-Person Events 

Hop on the train over to Edge Hill University and discover a range of exciting events from films to comedy nights and more

For full details and to book visit: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/events/2021/10

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Partner Programme 
Future Ages Will Wonder at FACT
Cost: FREE In-Person Event. 
Date: Until February 2022
An “alternative museum” of artworks that use science and technology to question our past and offer new ways of understanding who we are and where we belong.
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Collective Matters
Cost: FREE In- person Event.
Date: Until 12 December 
An exciting exhibition at Open Eye Gallery celebrating and reflecting upon a series of socially engaged projects developed across the North West region
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Old Dock Tour 
Cost: £6.50 (for students)
Date: Ongoing, please see website 
Discover the origin of Liverpool's fortune, buried underneath Liverpool ONE. Revealed during excavations on the site in 2001, the story of the world's first commercial enclosed wet dock is explored on this guided tour. You will discover how a brave idea and an innovative feat of engineering shaped Liverpool's destiny forever.
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Culture HQ, Runcorn

Cost: FREE In-Person Event.

Date: Until 16th October.

About: Culture HQ with GLOW worked with a writer and illustrator to explore themes around LGBTQIA+ history using the illustrations and words created from workshops you can experience the story of GLOW in this exhibition.

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Liverpool Literary Festival 
Cost: Various prices

Date: 8-10 October 
A fascinating festival exploring writing from every angel with an exciting variety of literary names. 
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My White Best Friend at the Everyman

Cost: Tickets from £12

Date: 15th October

About: An unusual theatre piece exploring a series of personal letters by writers of colour from Liverpool and the personal and political of the things we don’t dare say.

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Liverpool Irish Festival 
Cost: Various prices
Date: 21-31 October 
Taking a representational voice for the Irish in Britain -and sharing Irish culture as widely as possible- the Festival is a celebration of Irish creativity, influence and connectivity. 
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Homotopia

Cost: Various prices

Date: From 28th October, Various dates and prices

About: The UK’s longest running LGBTQIA arts and culture festival returns to Liverpool!

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Please Note: The events on this page are ongoing throughout October 2021. This page serves as place where students can learn about the events and follow links to our booking page to reserve a ticket to the various events. After October 2021, this page will serve as an archive of a selection of the cultural offerings that took place in the Liverpool City Region during the month that International Students were able to attend after arriving in the City Region.

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