W/B October 31st
What a week it has been with ‘LJMU Culture Crawl… the highs were definitely the variety of people who joined us on the weeks’ worth of city tours and events. It didn’t go unnoticed, the looks of interest from people as we marched through the city like a small group of protestors with our ‘LJMU Culture Crawl’ signs waving high. All in all it was a good week; especially if you are new to the city and decided to come join us on the tour.
I truly believe Liverpool to be the best student city and has the best nightlife. I know this may sound biased being a local, but even though I have lived away from Liverpool for over 7 years there is just something that always pulls me back. ‘Scousers’ are thought to be in possession of a warmth and wit not present in other areas of the UK and I think the 2008 European Capital of Culture Award was long overdue. Reasons for why we started the ‘LJMU Culture Crawl’ to showcase the cities hotspots and best Arts & Cultural activities and see it through our proud eyes. With this in mind what happened on the week’s events……
First night of the tour attracted a great group of students and this was definitely the best evening weather wise. As we walked through the city, the red sunset sky over Liverpool was definitely a plus. When we arrived down at the water front, you couldn’t have hoped for a better photo opportunity than that of the ferry sailing over the Mersey. The ‘Lifestyles Launch’ down at Millennium centre went down well, and if people weren’t already tired after the 2 -hour tour then they definitely would have felt it leaving the gym induction.
On the Tuesday after the tour; we got an up close and personal mini tour of the Famous Royal Court. Not only did we get free drinks as we arrived but we were also taken around the theatre. As we walked around there was a mixture of information fed; including Theatre History, ghost stories and updates on the new plans for the Royal Court. Keep an eye out; it’s very exciting times for The Royal Court with the announcement that the new comedy club will be coming soon and the Penny Farthing refurbishment. Hopefully another LJMU offer….
The events on the other evenings included a mixture of E&P performances from; Two Gentlemen of Verona at The Everyman and The Rivals at The Playhouse. No wonder we had a great turnout of students for the shows especially as the tickets usually costing £5 on the LJMU Student offer was now FREE… #Bargain
Classical music on the Friday was a great end to a busy week of touring and event attending. ‘Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto’ performance was on at the packed out Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. This was definitely a good choice for student wanting to de-stress or zone out from dissertation or exam stress.
I can actually say that after doing LJMU Culture Crawl I have now discovered things about the city that I never knew. The one thing it confirmed that I already did know…. I LOVE LIVERPOOL
Don’t worry if you missed out on any of these tour and FREE events there are still loads of great things coming up next week and during Directed Study Week… so keep a look out!
W/B October 24th
W/B October 17th
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 alternative Halloween events happening in Liverpool.
>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.
‘Frankenstein’ at the Everyman
>Friday 28th Oct – Saturday 29th Oct
>Price: £5 per ticket
The fantastic YEP (Young Everyman and Playhouse) take on Philip Pullman’s version of the original ghost story by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. A great adaptation of a classic, this play will definitely get you in the mood for October 31st!
Chamber of Horrors in St. George’s Hall
>Monday 24th Oct – Monday 31st Oct
>Price: £15 per ticket
Looking set to be the perfect event for all horror fans, ‘The Chamber of Horrors: Resting Ground of the Unsaved’ is taking over St. George’s Hall for a week of terror. The dark corners and secret corridors of the Grade I listed building will come alive with special effects and characters from the deadliest horror stories of the past century.
N.B. The event organisers have claimed this event will not be for the faint hearted… Anyone with a nervous disposition or phobia of the dark might want to avoid it.
‘Psycho’ at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
>Monday 31st Oct
>Price: £7 per ticket for LJMU students
Quite possibly the most quintessential horror film of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ is being brought to life by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Experience the 1960’s classic on the Phil’s one-of-a-kind cinema screen, whilst the orchestra build up the tension by playing the music live in the background. Tickets are selling quick so act fast!
PLEASE NOTE: Student tickets for this event have now sold out.
Ghost Tour at the Royal Court
>Tuesday 8th November
>Price: FREE for LJMU students
We invite all students (if you dare) to experience the haunted side of “the people’s theatre”. Expand your knowledge of Liverpool’s rich cultural heritage, and the role which the Royal Court has played. This event is part of a collection of events taking place on the 7th – 11th November for LJMU’s Directed Study Week – keep your eyes peeled for the other things going on that week.
Susan Hill’s ‘The Woman In Black’ at the Everyman
>Monday 7th – Saturday 12th November
>£5 tickets for LJMU students
The production of the ultimate ghost story comes to the Everyman Theatre next month, and it’s sure to make your spine tingle. ‘The Woman in Black’ has shocked fans on stage and screen for almost three decades since the novel was originally written by Susan Hill in 1983. Don’t miss out on this incredible touring performance – otherwise it might just haunt you for the rest of your life…….
W/B October 10th
Lifestyles Fitness – FREE OFF PEAK access to gyms and classes
W/B October 3rd
Lifestyles Fitness – FREE OFF PEAK access to gyms and classes