A Student Guide to Valentine’s Day

The day of lurrrrve is quickly approaching, and we want you do make the most of all the great events happening around the city. Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your friends, family, partner or  cat, make sure you spread the love!

Feast of St. Valentine at the Tate Liverpool
Date: 11th February
Cost: £55
A prosecco reception, a private view of Emin & Blake and a locally-sourced three-course dinner accompanied with classical music…. the Tate Liverpool Feast of St. Valentine is the evening of dreams. If the price is a bit more than you’re willing to pay, don’t forget you have free entry to all exhibitions, access to free talks and 10% off food and drink in the Tate Café!

Glasgow Girls at the Liverpool Playhouse
Date: Tues 14th to Sat 18th February
Cost: £5 for LJMU students
A great event for the theatre lovers amongst us, Glasgow Girls is a story of the power of friendship, compassion and fighting for what you believe in. The real-life story of the Glasgow Girls has been monumental in changing child immigration laws, and the show a total success itself, selling more tickets than any other show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016. The gritty politics of the tale is lightened with songs and humour, and should leave you uplifted and ready to change the world!

La La Land at the Liverpool Philharmonic
Date: 14th February
Cost: FREE for LJMU students
The award-winning La La Land comes to the Philharmonic Hall on Valentine’s Day this year and we CANNOT wait. Telling the story of Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician who are trying to make it in Hollywood, the film has attained international acclaim for its touching story and original music. Perfect to watch in a couple, a group of friends, or as an individual, this free showing is not to be missed!

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‘Till Death Do Us Part at Camp and Furnace
Date: 14th February
Cost: £25
Described in three words by the organisers themselves: Death. Dinner. Disco. What could go wrong?! A modern murder mystery night, ‘Till Death Do Us Part looks set to be a wild evening of food, fun and 80s classics – and we’re not just talking about the music! You’ll be eating pineapple and cheese on a stick for starters, and chicken kievs as your main… just what you need as you’ll be dancing until 1am. The perfect place to go with a group of mates on St. Vals.

Altered Perceptions: Look Closer at Tate Liverpool
Date: 12th–15th February
Cost: FREE
‘Let’s see things differently, through the eyes of each other’ – Head along to the Tate Exchange at Tate Liverpool to experience an interactive space developed by a group of young women from Holly Lodge Girls College and YPAS (Young Persons’ Advisory Service). The piece will reflect themes around mental health; sexuality; bullying; gender and identity, and the group will invite visitors to discuss and challenge piece in a celebration of women.

Liverpool Jazz Club at the Everyman Theatre
Date: 15th February
Cost: FREE
Fancy an evening of live jazz music in the beautiful Everyman Theatre? The toe-tapping sounds of Liverpool Jazz Club return on the 15th Feb with special guest Albie Donnelly and we can guarantee you won’t be able to stay in your seats. Don’t forget you can get 10% off food and drink in the Everyman café and bistro too!


By Alexandra Flynn (Student Opportunities Officer)