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19 Events You Can’t Miss in Liverpool This January

 January is a month which is typically a quiet one, everyone is saving their money, detoxing or recuperating after the hectic festive period.

Well, if you’re still up for some amazing club nights, want to do a little cultural exploring or looking for a theatre show, Liverpool has plenty going on this January. Check out the best of what’s going on this month.

Beauty & the Beast

When: 3rd– 21st January

Where: Everyman Theatre

Everyone’s favourite love story, Beauty & the Beast is back in Liverpool with a twist. This rock ‘n’ Roll panto adaptation is guaranteed to bring you plenty of belly laughs, dancing and cheer.

A fun theatre trip for all of the family which has been promoted as ‘Simply the Beast’, you won’t want to miss this classic which began in November but is only running until the end of January, so you’ll have to be quick.

Beauty and the Beast Eeveryman Playhouse

Bongo’s Bingo

When: Various Dates

Where: Camp and Furnace

Bongo’s Bingo is back for the new year and there are no signs of this iconic event slowing down anytime soon.

With self-confessed s**t prizes, big cash prizes and the most random guest appearance, Jonny Bongo, Slutty Sue and Sweaty Betty have revolutionised bingo. Expect rave intervals, dancing on tables and plenty of dance off’s, Bongo’s Bingo runs throughout the month with tickets often selling out in advance.


Liverpool Comedy Club

When: 14th January

Where: Camp and Furnace

Camp and Furnace is home to some of Liverpool’s best events but it’s being hailed as the new home of comedy.

Taking place on the 14th of January and again on the 21st, Liverpool Comedy Club is setting up camp in the much-loved warehouse which is located in the Baltic Triangle.

Kai Humphries and Barry Castagnola will be taking to the stage in the first event of the year with Christian Schulte Loh and Simon Bligh showcasing their material on the 21st.


History of the Cavern

When: 15th – 16th January

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic

The Cavern Club is an iconic part of Liverpool’s history, first opening its doors 60 years ago.

This special show at the Liverpool Philharmonic celebrates ‘The Most Famous Club in the World’ and the numerous legends which put this venue on the map. From The Beatles to Gerry & the Pacemakers, Cilla Black and many more, this is a venue which has given so much to Liverpool.

This unique show will be presented by The Overtures and all profits will go towards the partner’s chosen charities.


100 Years of Revolution

When: 19th January

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic

Shostakovich’s 12th symphony is an Orchestra show you can’t afford to miss as you travel back in time to some of the most iconic moments in musical history.

Playing together for the first time, Emily Howard, Vasily Petrenko and Teo Gheorghiu who will be making his musical debut, come together for a night you’ll never forget. This is a show which you’ll be able to enjoy time and time again as it will be given its world premiere at the BBC Proms 2016.


Margo Price at Leaf

When: 21st January

Where: Leaf

Leaf is famed for its introduction of some of the best independent artists and 2017 shows no sign of being any different.

The new star of country is heading to Liverpool, all the way from Nashville, Tennessee for a truly special and intimate gig at Liverpool’s favourite eatery and tea house.

You don’t have to be country music fan to appreciate the utterly raw talent of Margo Price, head to Leaf on the 21st January for a memorable evening.

margo-price at Leaf

World Whisk(e)y Tasting

When: 21st January

Where: Whisky Business

If whisky, or whiskey, if your tipple of choice then you need to head to Whisky Business located in the Old Ropery on Fenwick Street.

From 3-5pm you can try some of the very best whiskey’s and whisky’s from around the world in this independent merchants. Enjoy the company of some of the finest connoisseurs in the city, who will be talking you through each spirit in detail.


Red Rum Club

When: 21st January

Where: Zanzibar Club

Liverpool’s latest musical prodigy, Red Rum are heading to the Zanzibar Club in the city centre for a night of musical delights.

The alternative rock sextet only formed in 2014 and combine new and old sounds of western classics with a Tarantino twist. With a good crowd, catchy music and of course, drinks on tap, this is guaranteed to be a good night for music lovers alike.


Club.The.Mammoth All Dayer

When: 21st January

Where: Arts Club

If a January detox isn’t quite your thing, then this all-dayer at the Arts Club is certainly up your street.

With previous headliners including Savages, SBTRKT and Slaves & Peace, this inaugural all-dayer has a sterling line up to rival past events.

Kicking off at 4 pm, you can enjoy some great music until the early hours of Sunday.

Arts Club

Ditch or Date Speed Dating

When: 24th January

Where: Alma De Cuba

If you’ve entered 2017, single and ready to mingle then head to Alma de Cuba on the 24th January for a speed dating event like no other.

With four minutes with each potential partner, the girls stay seated as the boys move around, with a bar break interval and the option to stay for a drink or two afterwards. Ditch of Date is the chicest speed dating event in the city.


Upstairs with Mall Grabb

When: 26th January

Where: Buyers Club

Buyers Club are back with a stellar line up of events for 2016, kicking off with Upstairs with Mall Grabb in January.

Grabb, who is one of the most loved house music acts is making a special appearance all the way from Australia to show Liverpool how dance is done.

Supported by Andrew Hill, Miles Garrett, Joel Carey & Piers, as well as the ever great atmosphere and bar, this is a night you won’t want to miss.

Buyers Club

Fish Friday

When: 27th January

Where: District House

If Fish Friday’s were a weekly tradition in your family home or you simply want to enjoy a delicious fish supper, then you need to head down to District House.

This is a Fish Friday like no other, enjoy a three-course fish dinner paired with recommended wines in District’s VIP private dining room.

Kicking off at 7.30pm, you will be assigned a private dining table where a fish connoisseur will talk you through how to pick fish, how to prepare a cook it yourself and where your meal is coming from.

This is the perfect event for foodies in Liverpool, but be warned, there is limited availability.


Fiesta Bombarda Cathedral Carnival

When: 27-28th January

Where: Anglican Cathedral

This two-day event is the perfect way to see January out with a bang.

Enjoy radiant brass melodies and moving African rhythms at Fiesta Bombarda’s biggest carnival at this iconic venue. This is the biggest line up the Bombarda’s have ever had ensuring this really is a once in a lifetime event you can’t afford to miss.



When: 28th January

Where: Williamson Tunnels

Enjoy a Saturday night like no other at this unique event taking place in the heart of the Williamson Tunnels.

If grime, house and UK garage are right up your street, then you need to grab your friends for a night you’ll never forget. RAW was the event of the year in 2016 and it’s making its return for the last weekend of the month, with an awe-inspiring line-up.

The Williamson Tunnels are a labyrinth of caves, ensuring that this is a diverse underground event you’ll remember forever.


Liverpool Peace Proms

When: 28th January

Where: Echo Arena

Peace Proms is a celebration of diversity, culture and peace which culminates in 2017.

Enjoy the sounds of a large-scale choral and orchestral performance, conducted by international acclaimed Grey Brardsell who is hailed as one of the greatest and inspirational conductors of his generation.

The orchestra will be made up of over 3,000 school children from various Primary Schools in Liverpool who will sing alongside the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, the country’s most celebrate youth symphony orchestra.

Peace Proms

Chinese New Year

When: 28th January

Where: Chinatown

Liverpool is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe and Chinese New Year is always a celebration to look forward to.

This year marks the years of the Rooster and with plans still to be unveiled, you can guarantee a party. The hub of celebrations usually takes place in the heart of Chinatown with a parade, singers and lots of dancing dragons.


Homework: 20 Years of Daft Punk

When: 28th January

Where: The Merchant

Daft Punk are arguably the most successful electro duo in musical history so what better way to celebrate 20 years of their reign with a night at The Merchant.

From their early releases to current chart-topping hits, this night is the ultimate homage to Daft Punk.

Entrance is free and doors are open from 10 pm to 3 am, but be warned these events often hit capacity quickly so arrive early to avoid disappointment.


Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things

When: 28th January until 23rd May 2016

Where: Liverpool One

This fully immersive experience is perfect for little one’s ages 0-11 years old and will be open from the 28th January for four whole months.

The children can step into a humongous chocolate cake, go on an exciting bear hunt and explore the bad things, as well as step into Uncle Gobb’s Dread Shed. This exhilarating exhibition explores the stories and poems of Michael Rosen, where some of his best tales are brought to life.

Bear Hunt

Swan Lake RSBS

When: 31st January

Where: Empire Theatre

Performed by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia, Swan Lake is one of the most tragic romantic ballet tales of all time.

Formed in 1981, the Russian State Ballet of Siberia has an international reputation for delivery spell-bounding performances which are enchanting, enriching and utterly mesmerising. This performance at the Empire Theatre promises to be nothing less than incredible.

There will be three showings of Swan Lake RSBS, one of the 31st January and two on the 1st February.

Russian State Ballet

Now you’ve got a good idea of what’s going on in Liverpool during January, why not check out the Foodies Guide to Bold Street to keep you powered through all these amazing events.

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