Pre-Freshers’ Events

If you’re eager to get back to Liverpool and planning on returning before Freshers’ or already live here and searching for something to do, then get a load of this. We’ve listed some of the things you can do for the Bank Holiday and over the next few weeks. There’s something to suit everyone’s budget, as it’s always a tough one waiting for that student loan to come in… only a few more weeks left!

MUSIC & ART: Folk on the Dock at the Royal Albert Dock and Tate Liverpool
OFFER: Free access to stages and performances including Tate Liverpool performances
DATE: Fri 24th – Mon 27th Aug

There’s loads going on this Bank Holiday weekend down at the docks with Folk on the Dock creating a real buzz. The international folk, acoustic and roots music festival is back for its third year, hosting over 200 artists across 10 different stages not forgetting the contemporary floating Dock Stage. Take a look at the line up by clicking here.
With so much going on, try and pop along to see the bands performing at the famous Tate Liverpool and don’t forget to check out some of the art exhibitions while you’re there. The cafe will be serving a street food style menu too… enjoy it even more by claiming your 10% student discount off food and drink.

How to access: Just turn up and have a great time at the free festival, but don’t forget your LJMU student ID card to get free access to the Tate Liverpool exhibitions and 10% discount off the café and shop.  

CULTURE: Wirral Culture & Diversity Festival 2018 at Wirral Change
OFFER: Free entry
DATES: Sat 25th Aug

wirralIf you fancy taking a trip to the otherside of the Mersey this weekend or already live over that side, there’s a fun festival taking place. It promises to bring the World to your doorstep by offering flavours of dance, culture, and food from around the globe. Even better – it’s free, and there are loads of workshops and activities to get involved with, and performances to keep you entertained.

How to access: Pop along as it’s free entry, all you might need is a bit of spends for some food and drinks. See how to get to the Wirral from Liverpool by clicking here.


COMEDY: Bouncers at Liverpool’s Royal Court
OFFER: LJMU students can claim up to 4 FREE tickets on Mon and discounted £5 tickets on Tues and Weds
DATE: Mon 3rd – Weds 5th Sept
Another classic comedy is returning to one of the best theatres in the city for what’s predicted to be another sellout. Even if you’ve seen Bouncers before, John Godber has revamped production and it’ll be exciting to see the new cast adding their own spin on the scouse ‘Doorman’ humour. If you want to make the most out your trip to the theatre, when booking your free or £5 tickets, just ask to add on a meal for only an extra £12… saves going anywhere else for food and plus the scouse is to-die-for!

How to access: book your tickets directly by calling the Royal Court box office on 0151 709 4321 or email to book your place and join us on a City Social.


FILM: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at the Liverpool Philharmonic
OFFER: LJMU students can claim 2 FREE tickets
DATE: Tues 11th Sept
After 10 years, one of our all-time favourite films is back on the big screen for part 2. Join Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters, Colin Firth and most of the original Mamma Mia cast for a night of ABBA classics, with an optional bit dancing and singing in your seats. If you’ve not had a chance to see it yet or fancy another go at belting out Waterloo, then this offer is definitely for you. What’s more, you can drag a friend or family member along for the action or join us on our City Social event…all for FREE! “Knowing me, knowing you… ah-haa!”

How to access: book your tickets directly by calling the Philharmonic box office on 0151 709 3789 or email to book your place and join us on our City Social.
FOOD & DRINK: Liverpool Food & Drink Festival in Sefton Park
OFFER: Discounted (Up to 46% off) tickets.
DATES: Sat 15th & Sun 16th Sept

We can’t believe it’s 11 years since Sefton Park started to accommodate the weekend festival and showcase some of the city’s best independent food and drink companies. Foodie or not, buying a ticket will not disappoint as there’s so much on offer from meeting some of finest chefs to shopping at the artisan goods stalls and tasting a selection of sweet and savoury treats. Plus if the weathers nice, soak up the sun in one of Liverpool’s amazing parks.

How to access: Go to Groupon for discounted tickets.

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Whatever you decide to do, have a great last few weeks of the Summer Break and see you when you’re back for the new academic year. For a list of our hot picks for Freshers’ then keep a look out for our next blog.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on what’s keeping you entertained this summer so tag us in on social media @LJMUStudentOpps


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