Halloween Treats & Tricks

As All Hallows’ Eve is creeping just around the corner, it’s time to start upping the fright factor and getting into the spooky mood. With loads of things going on all around the city, we’ve made a list of the best Halloween events happening in Liverpool.

Golem‘ at the Everyman Theatre
>Wednesday 18th October to Saturday 21st October
>Price: £5 LJMU student tickets
It’s not about ghosts or skeletons or zombies, but this play by theatre company 1927, is about a different sort of monster. Within Golem, animation, claymation, live music and performance are used to frightening effect to ask questions about technology and how much it controls our lives. A dark tale which explores impact of one of the scariest monsters of our time.

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Pumpkin Picking

>Throughout October
>Price: Differs per location (£1-£10!)
Get your wellies and your woolies on because is the absolutely dreamy autumnal event; head out with your mates to one of Merseyside’s many pumpkin farms! There are plenty to choose from around the area including Poplar Farm just on from Maghull, Kenyon Hall Farm near Warrington and a few over on the Wirral. This article from the Liverpool Echo will give you a good few to start with.

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Shiverpool

>October (and all year)
>Price: £12 for students (bring your NUS card)
Throughout October, the people behind the original Liverpool history/ghost tour are putting on three different city tours for those wanting to get spooked. Take your pick between ‘Hope Street Shivers’, ‘Auld City Vaults of Doom’ and the ‘Ghost Bus’ for a history lesson on the dark side of Liverpool that you’ll never forget.

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Wake the Dead Halloween Parade

>Saturday 28th @ 8pm
>FREE
WakeTheDeadParade_LiverpoolOne_291016_LucyMcLachlan_03If you’re struggling to get into the spooky party spirit, this is the event for you. Led by 70-strong drum troup Katumba, this carnival of the dead will be sure to get you moving and grooving as it rips through the city centre. Starting at the top of Bold Street at 8pm, people of Liverpool are encouraged to dress up and join in the party – good luck not going out after this one!


Spooktacular!‘ at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

>Sunday 29th October @ 2:30pm
>Price: FREE LJMU student tickets
The perfect spooky event for little ones, the Orchestra will play a collection of haunted hits from The Devil’s Galop to Phantom Fairground, and not forgetting the Ghostbusters theme! Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween garbs, and with a chance to have a go on the instruments half an hour beforehand, it’s a great way to introduce your children, neices, nephews, brothers or sisters to classical music.

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Liverpool’s Halloween Lantern Carnival

>Sunday 29th October @ 6pm
>Price: FREE
The Lantern Company’s creepy carnival will be returning to Liverpool on Halloween weekend, but this time it’s going to take over the city centre. The family friendly event promises to be “a whopper once-only whirlwind of a night” where underworld inhabitants such as beasts, skeletons and ghosts will light up the streets as they dance through in a carnival of chaos!

Lantern Parade


The Limehouse Golem‘ at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

>Tuesday 31st October @ 7:30pm
>Price: FREE LJMU student tickets
How better to spend Halloween than with a spooky Victorian murder mystery? Starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth, The Limehouse Golem revolves around a series of murders which are LimehouseGolemconsidered to be so gruesome, the people of Limehouse feel they can only be blamed on legendary creature of death……. The Golem! (Cue screams). Join the Student Opps team beforehand for a spooky twist on our City Social…. there may or may not be dressing up/apples on a string. Look on Facebook for info nearer the time!


Songs for the End of the World‘ at the Everyman Theatre

>Tuesday 31st October to Wednesday 1st November
>Price: £5 LJMU student tickets
>”Welcome to New Albion, a near-future dystopia of suffering and exploitation. While some predict armageddon, many are simply preparing for the end.” Lead by the sounds of Dom Coyote and the Bloodmoneys, you’ll forget whether you’re in the theatre or at a gig! Set in a post-apocalyptic world, this is the perfect play to send off the spooky season in style.

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From Page to Stage

By now you’ll probably know that this semester’s Student Opportunities offers provide an abundance of top quality events to attend. However, you might not know that a lot of these plays and performances come from historic or modern world-renowned novels or local folk tales. We’ve drawn up a list of all the stories which have been adapted to stage or screen for this semester; you might find a few surprises.

The Suitcase – Weds 4th to Sat 7th October
Originally written as a short story by Es’kia Mphahlele in 1954, this tale follows a young newly married couple who seek a better life for themselves in the city of Durban. When things go wrong for the pair, the husband, Timi, steals a suitcase left on a bus entirely unaware of the frightening consequences this brings. Es’kia has authored many stories and thoughts around race and South Africa’s changing society. Full of movement, emotion and lyrical music, this piece epitomises African storytelling and brings Es’kia’s tale to life.
VENUE: Playhouse Theatre
PRICE: £5 tickets

Fingal’s Cave – Friday 27th October at 1:30pm
Located on the uninhabited island of Staffa off the West Coast of Scotland, Final’s Cave is named after Fingal or Fionn mac Cumhaill, the hero of Scottish poet-historian James Macpherson’s Ossian cycle of poems. Legend has it that Fionn or Finn created the Giant’s Causeway which connects Ireland and Scotland. This event, featuring the music of Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Brahms, provides some truly stormy symphonies and will take you on your own adventure across the oceans.
VENUE: Liverpool Philharmonic
PRICE: FREE for LJMU students

Around the World in 80 Days – Fri 27th to Sat 28th October
The classic adventure novel written by French author Jules Verne is one of the world’s much loved stories. It tells the tale of Phileas Fogg and his French valet Passepartout, who set off on a journey to circumnavigate the world in just 80 days under a wager for Fogg’s life’s fortune. Since the book was written in 1873, it has been made into numerous films, documentaries and, of course, plays. Coming up to us from the West End, this version will be performed by an incredibly talented cast of 8 playing over 125 characters – tickets will go fast so don’t miss out!
VENUE: Playhouse Theatre
PRICE: £5 tickets

Songs for the End of the World – Tues 31st October to Weds 1st November
Whilst it isn’t quite an adaptation of a novel, Dom Coyote’s ‘Songs For the End of the World’ is heavily inspired by post-apocalyptic novel ‘Dr. Bloodmoney’ written in 1965 by Philip K Dick. Taking on the book’s themes of politics and exploitation, the play uses music by the multi-instrumentalist band The Bloodmoneys to ‘obliterate the line between epic theatre and rauscous gig‘. Sounds like a lot of fun to us!
VENUE: Everyman Theatre
PRICE: £5 tickets

The Limehouse Golem – Tues 31st October
The Limehouse Golem starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth is an adaptation of the 1994 novel ‘Dan Leno & The Limehouse Golem’ by Peter Ackroyd. Set in Limehouse, in Victorian London, the murder mystery is centred around a collection of murders considered so dark,that the people of the town can only blame them on a legendary creature; the Golem. Before the film’s screenwriter Jane Goldman became involved in films she read the book and reportedly claimed ‘Gosh, I hope somebody makes a movie of this’; little did she know at the time it would be her!
VENUE: Liverpool Philharmonic
PRICE: FREE for LJMU students

Victoria & Abdul – Tues 21st November
Based on a true story, the biographical novel of the same name was written by Shrabani Basu in 2010. The book was created as a historical novel, meaning the characters, relationships and stories have been well researched and highly detailed, although it’s safe to say the film adaptation could have a little more creative license. Starring Judi Dench as the elderly Queen Victoria, and Ali Fazal as her young Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim the film boasts a number of other famous faces such as Eddie Izzard and Michael Gambon.
VENUE: Liveprool Philharmonic
PRICE: FREE for LJMU students

The Scouse Nativity – Mon 27th, Tues 28th & Weds 29th November
Okay so we may be clutching straws on this one, and it’s fair to say this is a very VERY loose adaptation of one part of one of the world’s most famous books. But put scousers and songs into the nativity mixer and you’ve got an absolutely brilliant (and free) Christmas night out lined up.
VENUE: Royal Court Theatre
PRICE: FREE & £5 tickets

Baskerville – Sat 9th December to Sat 13th January
One of the world’s most famous fictional detectives is brought to life in this fantastic Everyman & Playhouse production. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle over a century ago, The Hound of the Baskervilles was the third of Doyle’s novels featuring Sherlock Holmes. ‘Baskerville’ brings the marvellous, moor mystery to life with just 5 actors playing a total of 42 characters! Another one not to be missed.
VENUE: Playhouse Theatre
PRICE: £5 tickets

For more info about all of these plays and how to access tickets, have a look at our booklet online or send us an email at studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk.

City Socials

Getting to know Liverpool with LJMU Student Opportunities…

Looking for something to do in Liverpool that’s FREE?… come along and join the team on one of our ‘City Socials’ listed below.

City Socials are about getting together with other students to find out more about Liverpool and what exclusive offers are available to you as an LJMU student to help you make the most of your time in this incredible city.

So whether you are new to the city or want to know more about it, join the Student Opportunities Team to have the best possible student experience in Liverpool!

When: Every Tuesday at 6:30pm meet at the LSU Social Zone in John Foster for refreshments before. Check our social media as some times or days may differ for further special events offered.

If you would like to go to any of the events, please just contact studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk or follow us on social media to keep updated @LJMUStudentOpps. Use #SOCitySocial if you come along!

 

 

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THEATRE: ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ at The Everyman Tues 17 Oct, (6.30pm)
5 FITNESS: Lifestyles Millennium ‘Grit’ class

 

CULTURE: Culture Crawl – City Tour plus ‘Twilight Thursdays’ trip to top of the tower of the Liverpool Cathedral

 

MUSIC: ‘Fingal’s Cave’ at the Liverpool Philharmonic

Tues 24 Oct, (6.30pm)

 

Thurs 26 Oct, (3.30pm)

 

Fri 27 Oct, (1.30pm)

6 FILM: ‘The Limehouse Golem’, (15) at the Liverpool Philharmonic Tues 31 Oct, (6.30pm)
7 CULTURE + ART: Culture Crawl – City Tour plus Tate Liverpool ‘Tate Trip’ Tues 7 Nov, (4.30pm)
8 THEATRE: ‘People, Places & Things’ at The Playhouse Tues 14 Nov, (6.30pm)
9 FILM: ‘Victoria & Abdul’ 12a at the Liverpool Philharmonic Tues 21 Nov, (6.30pm)
10 THEATRE: ‘The Scouse Nativity’ at the Royal Court Theatre Tues 27 Nov, (6.30pm)
11 TBC Tues 5 Dec, (6.30pm)
12 THEATRE: ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’ Mystery Event Mon 11 Dec, (6.30pm)

Culture Crawl – City Tour

Join the Student Opportunities team for a tour around the great city of Liverpool. Be prepared to see some of the best city sites.

Culture Crawls consist of a journey across the city which includes your Student Opportunities offers and other key points of interest across Liverpool (GPs, Walk-Ins, supermarkets etc.). The walking tour can take up to 60 – 90 minutes but will ensure you’ll be updated with fun facts and cultural hot spots.

Tours will be running throughout the year so if you would like to come along  please contact the team studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk or follow on social media @LJMUStudentOpps .

Please check out ‘Let’s GO’ events for the upcoming tours and also other Student Opps events you can go to including FREE films, theater and art exhibitions.

For further information please contact:

studentopportunities@ljmu.ac.uk or call 0151 231 3714

www.ljmu.ac.uk/discover/your-student-experience/student-opportunities

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#LiverpoolList – The Final List

Over the past two weeks we’ve been asking our past and present LJMU students what they would include in our Liverpool List – our list of things for students to do in the city of Liverpool before they graduate. We’ve had some brill suggestions and after much deliberation have decided on the 9 things you absolutely cannot miss out on! So without further ado, we introduce to you… your #LiverpoolList:

1. GO ON A CITY TOUR. One of the best ways to get to know your way around any city is to go on an organised tour. Regardless of how long you’ve lived here, there will always be something new to discover, and here in Liverpool you have your pick of options. The open top bus tours are great for general and historic facts, whilst spooky Shiverpool can show you a darker side to the city. Your Student Opportunities Team also run a free Culture Crawl so email us to find out when the next one is!

 

2. EXPLORE THE BALTIC TRIANGLE. Liverpool is a city which is always growing and evolving. Although the Baltic Triangle area has been around for centuries, over the past few years it has redeveloped to become a hub for creative industries and independent food and drink spots. Here you can play the craziest kind of golf at Ghetto Golf, or experience a taste of Liverpool at Independent Liverpool’s recently opened Baltic Market or even engage in the infamous student favourite Bongo’s Bingo in Camp and Furnace. Head over and wander around on a Saturday afternoon – you won’t be disappointed!

 

3. JOIN AN SU SOCIETY. There are so many ways in which joining an SU society can make your university experience. Not only will you gain or develop a skill and make friends for life, you’ll become part of something. That something might well be a huge pack of blue-painted Smurfs heading over to Level on a Wednesday night but whatever it is you will have a ball! Find out more about the societies you can join here or visit the Freshers Fair on 27th & 28th September at the ACC.

 

4. VISIT ANFIELD. Whether you’re a red, a blue or not even a football fan, a trip to Anfield has got to be on your list of things to do before you graduate. You can see the grounds on one of the club’s stadium and museum tours, although it’s got to be said that the real experience comes from singing You’ll Never Walk Alone alongside tens of thousands of proud fans before a game.

 

5. WANDER AROUND THE WATERFRONT. Home of the Albert Dock, the Pier Head, and beautiful views of the River Mersey, the Liverpool waterfront offers both a place for relaxation and discovery. There are plenty of restaurants, shops and cafes to stop in on your wanderings around, and as an LJMU student you can visit all exhibitions in the world-renowned Tate Liverpool for free – just take your student ID card.

 

6. EAT, DRINK & DANCE. When we talk about Liverpool culture, it really wouldn’t be complete without talking about the fabulous food and drink on offer in the city. So whether you’re into brunching, boozing, boogieing or all three, there’s a never ending list of places to try out. From the Kazimier Garden to the independent restaurants lining Bold St to Popworld, there’s a very eclectic mix of places for you to fall in love with!

 

7. TAKE IN THE VIEW. Think of Liverpool and the image of our glorious city skyline from the River Mersey might spring to mind. Incredible as it is, taking in the view from another angle can be just as, if not more amazing. Head along to Everton Brow to see the city looking spectacular from behind, or get right in the mixer with the views from the top of the LJMU Redmonds building or the top floor of Central Library. For the highest outdoor view in the city and a totally panoramic birds-eye outlook, make sure you go up the Liverpool Cathedral Tower. The cherry on top is that LJMU students can get a free pass for you and a friend to go up there! See your Student Opps Team for more deets.

 

8. SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP. Shopping in Liverpool is on another level. Not only do we have all the high street favourite in Liverpool One, there are also loads of places to shop for something a little bit different. Popular recommendations include Resurrection and Pop Boutique on Bold Street, and antiques shop 69A on Renshaw St – apparently they have a lovely cat there called Murdoch…. who won’t turn down an Oreo milkshake.

 

9. SEE A SHOW. Liverpool has produced some impressive talent across the years and the city’s stages have hosted their fair share of famous faces and superb shows. We have an array of brilliant venues around the city from the huge Echo arena to the arty Everyman to the local’s favourite Royal Court theatre. Whatever your tastes are you can see something special in this city on any day of the week, and as an LJMU student, you get discount to some of the city’s best music and theatre venues.

 

 

Week Commencing: 19th June 2017

W/B 19th June 2017

Everyman Theatre
Monday 19th June: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ £5
Tuesday 20th June: ‘The Conquest of the South Pole’ £5
Wednesday 21st June: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ £5
Thursday 22nd June – The Story Giant @ 10:30am £5
Friday 23rd June: ‘The Sum’ £5
Saturday 24th June: ‘‘Fiddler on the Roof’ £5

Lifestyles
Use your Lifestyles gym membership throughout the week. You can gym, swim, and attend all the classes you want before 4pm for FREE so have a look at what you could get up to and where on their website. FREE

Liverpool Cathedral
Your cathedral offer is back from now until 31st July! This means you can get a pass to go up to the top of the Anglican Cathedral tower for you and a friend for FREE. To collect your pass, go to one of the Student Admin Centres in Aldham, Avril or IM Marsh libraries, or find your Student Opps team on campus. FREE

Tate Liverpool
Exhibitions:
NEW!! ‘Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1930’ FREE to LJMU students
NEW!! ‘Aleksandra Mir: Space Tapestry’ FREE to LJMU students
Tracey Emin and William Blake in Focus FREE
Ellsworth Kelly: In Focus FREE

Week Commencing: 12th June 2017

W/B 12th June 2017

Everyman Theatre
Mon 12th – Tues 13th June: ‘The Conquest of the South Pole’ £5
Mon 12th – Tues 13th June:  YEP Director’s Festival – ‘Revolt She Said Revolt Again’ FREE
Weds 14th June: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ £5
Thurs 15th & Sat 17th June: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ £5
Thurs 15th – Fri 16th June: YEP Director’s Festival – ‘Fair’ FREE
Fri 16th – Sat 17th June (1:30pm): ‘The Sum’ £5

Lifestyles
Use your Lifestyles gym membership throughout the week. You can gym, swim, and attend all the classes you want before 4pm for FREE so have a look at what you could get up to and where on their website. FREE

Liverpool Cathedral
Your cathedral offer is back from now until 31st July! This means you can get a pass to go up to the top of the Anglican Cathedral tower for you and a friend for FREE. To collect your pass, go to one of the Student Admin Centres in Aldham, Avril or IM Marsh libraries, or find your Student Opps team on campus. FREE

Liverpool Philharmonic
Thursday 15th June: ‘Concerto for Orchestra’ FREE

Tate Liverpool
Exhibitions: Tracey Emin and William Blake in Focus FREE
Ellsworth Kelly: In Focus FREE
Fixing a Hole FREE

STUDENT REVIEW: Romeo & Juliet

Theatre Review: A Contemporary Curveball on Shakespeare’s Classic: Romeo and Juliet By Libby Stephens

Brilliantly transported into William Shakespeare’s Verona, but where the infamous star-crossed lovers are of the same sex: Romeo and Julius.

RomeoandJulietGeorge Caple and Elliott Kingsley in Romeo and Juliet, photo by Gary Calton.

Romeo and Juliet concludes the first season from the Everyman’s new repertory company as the fifth production in the season and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Director, Nick Bagnall, celebrates the traditional script and Shakespearian language (with just a few alterations and added expletives to enhance certain comedy aspects). Yet, you don’t need to be fluent in understanding Shakespeare’s work to appreciate the narrative, as the performers and Bagnall bring the plot to life in an easily conveyed manner. But, with a fantastic twist, as Juliet in this production is Julius!

As a student at Liverpool John Moores University, found it really refreshing to see a version of Romeo and Juliet which is adapted to modern society, generating gender reversals through Julius (instead of Juliet) and with the roles of Paris (Zelina Rebeiro), Benvolio (Isobel Balchin) and Balthasar (Alice Corrigan) being played by women. The visualisation of a doomed, homosexual love, injected a completely revolutional twist on the classic, that brings the text in to the 21st Century, as well as reflecting on the contextualised performance of Shakespeare’s era, where originally there was a purely male cast.

Romeo, played by George Caple, and Julius, played by Elliot Kingsley, give a memorable performance as the leads, demonstrating true talent whilst portraying a gay and interracial relationship. In addition to the gender changes, race also underlines the plot as Romeo is white and Julius and the Capulets are not, introducing further dimensions of the reality of homosexuality in different communities and cultures where it is forbidden.

Bagnall encourages his audience to think of love and diversity which should be celebrated.

Dean Nolan as Mercutio and Melanie La Barrie as The Nurse both produce standout performances that are without doubt worth a watch. Nolan embodies a tremendously forceful presence as Mercutio that was intensely captivating and left me wanting more of his over exaggerated, nunchuck carrying, whiskey drinking masculinity, balanced perfectly with his comedic performance, even flashing the audience at one point. The powerful voice of Melanie La Barrie is worth a ticket on its own.

RomeoandJuliet - Melanie La BarrieMelanie La Barrie and Dean Nolan in Romeo and Juliet, photo by Gary Calton.

The Everyman Company brings Romeo and Juliet to 2017 with a smoking Romeo even wearing ‘Yeezy’ trainers and a rave like scene that was full of neon, body paint and crop tops. I admired all the actors and actresses’ dedication to the play, each individual was completely in character and altogether revived Romeo and Juliet. This is why it is a must see for students who have studied the text, people familiar with Shakespeare’s work or for a new audience who are unfamiliar with the tale.

Even the music is modernised by the choral version of The Buzzcocks single, ‘Ever Fallen in Love’ that haunts the stage, echoing throughout the play which is an inspired touch by incorporating a song that captures the message of the narrative, ‘Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have fallen in love with?’

As a stranger to the Everyman Theatre, I was delighted by how warm and welcoming the staff was, immediately creating an inviting environment which was replicated by the layout of the stage itself. The open, circular stage is a 360 degree, intimate design where the audience can gaze upon every aspect of the performance.

The minimum stage isn’t a disadvantage, it draws the audience into the plot. Bagnall choreographed the use of the space wonderfully, by offering a centre stage which raises and lowers accordingly (this was specifically symbolic during the death scenes) and then by placing four scaffolding towers in each corner, adding height to the performance; this was particularly effective when occupied by the singers. There are different levels within the set that mirrors the complexity of the plot and the mesmerising performance by The Everyman Company and members of the Young Everyman Playhouse.

As the first half is so fast paced and intense with graphic fight scenes (expect weapons and blood), apart from the pinnacle conclusion in the second half, there is a slight lull where there are elements of the dialogue that slows the narrative.

But, overall, it is a captivating, refreshing and must see performance. Having never been to the Everyman before, I will most definitely be returning!

You can catch Romeo and Juliet at The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool throughout June 2017. Tickets available at: https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/whats-on/romeo-juliet

What’s On This Week: 5th June 2017

W/B 5th June 2017

Everyman Theatre
Monday 5th – Wednesday 7th June: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ £5

Lifestyles
Use your Lifestyles gym membership throughout the week. You can gym, swim, and attend all the classes you want before 4pm for FREE so have a look at what you could get up to and where on their website. FREE

Liverpool Cathedral
Your cathedral offer is back from now until 31st July! This means you can get a pass to go up to the top of the Anglican Cathedral tower for you and a friend for FREE. To collect your pass, go to one of the Student Admin Centres in Aldham, Avril or IM Marsh libraries, or find your Student Opps team on campus. FREE

Liverpool Philharmonic
Wednesday 7th June: FILM ‘Lion’ FREE
Saturday 10th June: ‘Gloria!’ in the Metropolitan Cathedral FREE

Tate
Exhibitions: Tracey Emin and William Blake in Focus FREE
Ellsworth Kelly: In Focus FREE
Fixing a Hole FREE

6 Ways to Celebrate the End of Exams

They’re done, dusted and don’t need to be thought about ever again (… or at least not until results day). With the assessment period fiiiinally over, it’s time to officially welcome the summer and enjoy living in this lovely city. So whether its your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th*, make sure this uni year goes out with a bang and celebrate the end of your exams with any of these fabulous free or discounted events!

1. Watch a film at the Liverpool Philharmonic:
More than just your normal night at the cinema, going to see a film at the Liverpool Philharmonic is an unforgettable experience. Some of the best films of 2017 are showing at the Phil over the next couple of months, and LJMU students can see them for free.  Throughout the rest of the summer you can see Lion (starring Dev Patel) on Tuesday 7th June, and Their Finest (with Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy) on Tuesday 5th July.

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2. Sound City:
Liverpool’s biggest indie festival is back and in its 10th year, so this weekend is set to be electric! Taking place on Saturday (27th May) and Sunday (28th May) of this bank holiday weekend, the festival is a great place to let your hair down and celebrate the freedom of summer. Even better, LJMU students can get 10% off day or weekend passes through this link. We’re also running a competition on our social media this week to win £100 in food & drinks vouchers to be used at the festival… let the celebrations commence!

SoundCity 2017

3. Make a night (or two) of it at the Everyman:
The final instalment from the Everyman Repertory Company begins on Saturday and what better way to end than with a gritty & modern take on Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet. Tickets are just £5 for LJMU students and with 10% off food & drink from the Everyman Café and Bistro why not make a night of it? If the theatre doesn’t take your fancy, Liverpool Jazz Club will be returning to the Bistro on Wednesday 7th June, giving you the chance to shake out that stress and swing your way into the summer!

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4. Suspended Time by GroupeF:
As part of the city’s Sgt. Pepper at 50 event taking place over the summer, GroupeF are bringing a fantastic light show to Camp Hill in Woolton on Thursday 1st June… and it’s free! Inspired by The Beatles’ ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’, the company will use fire, street theatre, light and pyrotechnics to bring the area to life. It sounds set to be a magical night of madness, and one people will talking about for ages!

GroupeF

5. Saturday Night with the Philharmonic Orchestra:
Taking place in the glorious Metropolitan Cathedral on Mount Pleasant on Saturday 10th June, the Liverpool Philharmonic present Gloria!; an evening of stunning music in celebration of the cathedral’s 50th anniversary. The Orchestra will be joined by both the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Cathedral choirs in an evening which promises to raise the roof! Tickets, usually £25, are free for LJMU students and will probably be snapped up quickly; get yours quick to avoid disappointment.

Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral at twilight.

6. Africa Oye:
The UK’s largest free celebration of African music returns to Sefton Park on the 17th & 18th June. If you haven’t been before, you need to make it a priority this year! Led by an itinerary of incredible live music, the festival also boasts music & dance workshops, craft & clothing stalls, and an incredible representation of food & drink from across the continent. Sit off in the sun (hopefully) and enjoy a real sense of Liverpool community.

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*Sorry Nursing, Pharmacy, Masters, PhD students, and many more we know many of you have still got to work hard over the summer! Stay stress-free by attending the events above, and look out for more summer blogs from us over the next few months. We’ll be rooting for you!