Hope Street comes alive for the Spring and Summer with a host of events suitable for everyone. The fabulous Makers Market takes place on the 3rd Sunday of every month at Blackburne House, offering quality food and crafts by local artisans and makers.
There is once again a fantastic Light Night Programme on 18th May with over 50 events from a re-enactment of the ancient Battle of Actium at the Victoria Gallery & Museum to the chance to be a Bollywood Dancer at Liverpool Cathedral and everything in between. There will be comedy at the Unity Theatre, A Room of Calm at LIPA and a mass Brass Band concert at the Metropolitan Cathedral to name just a few.
Earlier in May (7th) both cathedrals will hold Organ recitals for the Bank Holiday.
In July one of Hope Street’s annual highlights takes place, the Graduation ceremonies of Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Liverpool and LIPA bring thousands of people to the city from all over the world and the street will once again join their celebrations. Hope Street will also host numerous installations and exhibitions for Liverpool Biennial from July to October.
Light Night will be followed by Pentecost Procession- Hope In Harmony on 20th May (3pm-5pm), when Church Leaders and their congregations will be welcomed to Hope Street by choirs, followed by a final act of worship on the steps of the Metropolitan Cathedral.
At the end of May Liverpool Cathedral will play host to the ‘Museum of the Moon’ a 23ft sphere created by artist Luke Jerram as past of the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta, shortly followed by the summer Arts Market on 2nd June. Blackburne House continues to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage with the 100 women project. LIPA is organising a major public show with theatre company Slung Low on 21st -26th May, Red & Black explores Liverpool’s response to the Spanish Civil War with over 100 performers.
Unity Theatre continues to present the best in new writing and performance from its transformed base in Hope Place including shows about Pete Best and Brian Clough. Highlights of the Philharmonic Orchestra’s season include all four Brahms symphonies and their innovative matinee programme. The Hall hosts a phenomenal range of music, from folk to rock, jazz and blues, classical to contemporary in both the main hall and the more intimate Music Room.
The Everyman Theatre’s award winning Evcompany is appearing in four contrasting and fascinating productions, from A Clockwork Orange to Paint Your Wagon throughout the Spring & Summer months. The shows are receiving four star reviews from national media, be sure to book tickets soon.
In addition to its Light Night programme, the Metropolitan Cathedral will play host to a massive Congress with the Adoremus event on 7th – 9th September which over 10,000 people expected to attend. The congress will end with a street procession on the Sunday at 1230pm. The Victoria Gallery & Museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a number of exhibitions including the remarkable Head of Augustus till 30th June