Summer is here, and society is beginning to get back to normal! It’s time to start thinking ahead and plan some activities to keep you, your family and friends occupied. Here’s some things you can get up to in the Liverpool sunshine…
FestEvol Part 1 & Part 2
Many of us have missed gigs and festivals since the COVID-19 pandemic levelled our plans, but the Invisible Wind Factory has got us covered. FestEvol is a two-parter event, with part one starting on Saturday 7 August and part two on Saturday 14. The event is an all-dayer with doors opening at 1pm and closing late at 1am. FestEvol will be held in two rooms, with live music and a garden full of DJs – the line-ups are different for each date, but feature some big names, such as the likes of Kelly Lee Owens, Working Men’s Club, Stealing Sheep, Tea Street Band, IST IST, The Big Moon, The Orielles, Black Honey, Self Esteem, Lucia & The Best Boys and Big Joanie.
Click here for more information on tickets and prices.
Do you want to try something new and water-based? How about paddle-boarding on the docks?! It’s a great way to explore the Liverpool waterfront and even have a little race with your friends. You can choose to cruise either the Albert Dock or the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. If you are new to paddle-boarding, you’re able to join a taster session to get used to the water before taking some friends, or even your fluffy companion (yes, you can take your dog)!
Find out more about booking with the Liverpool SUP Company by clicking here.
Maybe water isn’t your thing, but you still want to try something new – how about roller skating? Our friends at the Invisible Wind Factory have transformed their iconic venue into an immersive production and a unique roller skating experience, in which skaters of all abilities can tag along. IWF’s Rollerdrome is one of very few roller skating venues in the region. You don’t even have to own a pair of skates, as there’s a range of quality skating gear to hire on-site. There’s also a bar and café located at the venue, where you can grab some brilliant street food and other refreshments.
For more information on the IWF’s Rollerdrome, click here.
Everyone who lives in or has visited Liverpool has seen the Liver birds at some point, but have you ever seen them up close? The Royal Liver Building has unlocked its doors to the public and it’s a great way to spend part of an afternoon. You get all the facts of the sights, whilst you journey up to the 15th floor to get panoramic views across Liverpool from the city’s most iconic building.
Click here for more information on times and prices.
Have you ever wanted to discover your inner Banksy? Well, now you can. Try a Zap Graffiti art class, which lets you tag your piece of artwork in a cool and safe environment. Zap Graffiti holds two-hour classes, which can teach you basic skills and techniques, while you create your masterpiece. Classes are £20 and anyone over the age of six can go, meaning you can bring the kids along too and help them find their inner artist.
For details on how to book a class, click here.
Farmers markets offer a nice day out and a chance to support the local community. They provide high-quality, sustainable food that supermarkets just can’t match, and the prices are fairly reasonable too. It’s a fun chance to meet with like-minded people and you can rest assured knowing the products have come from within a 30-mile radius of the city, rather than being shipped internationally. The Lark Lane Farmers’ Market, which is held on the last Saturday of every month, is highly recommended, but there’s more markets to choose from.
For more details on farmers markets in Liverpool, click here.
Whatever you get up to this summer in the city, we at the Chronicle hope you enjoy yourselves and stay safe!