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Liverpool What’s On: April 2017

We’ve finally made it to Spring!

Where days are longer, warmer and going for a beer after work is deemed more acceptable.

There is plenty to keep you busy during the month of April.

Liverpool’s most loved racing event takes place and festival season is officially underway; check out our what’s on guide for the best club nights, quiz nights and events happening around Liverpool.

How Scouse are You?

When: 4th April

Where: The Merchant

Independent Liverpool have pulled it out the bag again for the ultimate Scouse quiz?

We recently unleashed the debate Scouse vs. Wool and if you think you’re considered a proper Scouser get down to The Merchant on Slater Street to prove it. With some great prizes, Nightcrawler Pizza and lots of laughs this is a quiz to end all arguments.

The Merchant

The Grand National

When: 7th-9th April

Where: Aintree Racecourse

The most exciting racing event in the calendar is back and there is nowhere better to be than Liverpool.

If you haven’t got tickets to the grand event then simply head to one of the cities many bars who will be showing the racing. The Garden of Eden is holding a spectacular day of dining, racing and betting where you can see all of the action whilst enjoy a two-course meal, afternoon tea and glass of fizz with live betting touts.

Nightlife on race weekend is nothing short of spectacular, so get your glad rags on and get ready to party.

Grand National

Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage Ghost Hunt

When: 7th April

Where: Newsham Park Orphanage & Asylum

Like to be spooked? This is the night for you.

This creepy overnight ghost hunt runs from 9.30pm till 3.30am and will take you on a journey you don’t want to miss!

The abandoned Hospital has a massive array of spooky rooms, corridors and basements, including a School House, hospital wards, nurse’s accommodation, Bell Tower, Chapel and Mortuary.

What will you hear? Who will you see? The only way to find out is heading on this spooky tour.

Newsham Park Hospital

Homeless Not Hopeless

When: 7th April

Where: LJMU Redmonds Building

This unique film showcase focuses on the issue of homelessness in Liverpool created by six third year drama students.

With interviews with Liverpool’s Whitechapel centre, Help the Homeless and volunteers, this short film highlights the current issues homeless people are facing and how we can help.

Not hopeless


When: 8th April

Where: 24 Street Kitchen

Disco & house comes together for a remarkable party.

James Morgan & Jimmy Allen will be gracing the stage at Mouvement’s debut and are sure to bring the party to this iconic venue.

Open until 4 am, this is a night you won’t want to miss so get ready for the ultimate party.

24 Street Kitchen

Wonderland Presents

When: 8th April

Where: O2 Academy Liverpool

The newest student night to hit Liverpool.

Wonderland Presents is a monthly event which brings some of the UK’s best DJ’s to the iconic O2 Academy in Liverpool.

Expect incredible DJ sets, amazing drink offers and bundles of fun in what’s set to be the biggest student night of the month.


Bongo’s Bingo

When: 13th/ April

Where: Camp & Furnace/Liverpool Olympia

Jonny Bongo and his onstage double act take to Camp & Furnace again for their ever so popular raving bingo.

As always there are incredible prizes up for grabs, amazing music and even some surprises guests!

For their second birthday, Bongo’s Bingo are putting on an almighty show with Boyzlife & S Cub as guests with a bigger production expected and even better prizes, this is a birthday you won’t forget.

Liverpool Food & Drink Spring Festival

When: 15th-16th April

Where: Sefton Park

The annual Spring Food & Drink festival is back and organisers are promising it to be bigger and better than ever.

Located in the picturesque Sefton Park, enjoy food, drinks, crafts and clothing from some of Liverpool’s most celebrated retailers, restaurants and bars all whilst enjoying some live music and entertainment on the grass.

The Liverpool Food & Drink Spring Festival is the perfect way to get you in the mood for summer.

Liv Food & Drink Festival

Cream Classical Live

When: 21st April

Where: Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Want to experience Cream like never before?

This sell-out event will offer an unforgettable experience to Cream fans with Cream’s 50-piece Philharmonic Orchestra performing a breathtaking set of classical Cream tracks like you’ve never heard them before.

With no pews, the iconic cathedral will be turned into a dance hall so you can feel the euphoria with a special after party planned.

Cream Live

Circo Launch Night

When: 21st April

Where: Circo, Seel Street

The most popular Liverpool venue is back and it’s bigger than ever!

The iconic Circo club has moved from it’ home on the Albert Dock and has moved into a brand new Seel Street venue.

With unique dinner shows, incredible performances, nightclub and plush VIP booths, this is set to reclaim its title as the best night in Liverpool.

This launch night is expected to be unbelievable, so make sure you don’t miss it.


Murder in Motown

When: 21st April

Where: Camp & Furnace


Enjoy solving crimes, tucking into delicious dishes and having a boogie; you need to head to Camp & Furnace for this fun twist on a murder mystery night.

The fully interactive event will tell the tale of Ruby, a girl set for stardom but with a wicked twist.

Whilst the show is being played by cunning characters, enjoy a three-course dinner and disco whilst you work out the mystery.

Murder in Motown

Liverpool Disco Festival

When: 22nd April

Where: Constellations

Constellations have teamed up with Liverpool Disco Festival to bring you Derrick Carter to the Constellations warehouse.

Derrick Carter is a legend within the dance scene and beyond and you could see him do his thing at this unique event which is guaranteed to be a sell-out.

Expect lots of dancing, great company and even better music for a night you’ll never forget.


Independent Liverpool Spring Gin Festival

When: 29/30th April

Where: The Great Baltic Warehouse

Get in the mood for summer with Independent Liverpool’s famed gin festival.

If you’re into your gin, dancing and jazz then this is the festival to start festival season.

Get ready for a week of juniper filled drinks as some of the city’s best food & drink suppliers come together for a memorable weekend.

Gin Festival

Birkenhead Park Festival

When: 29th April – 1st May

Where: Birkenhead Park

The perfect family festival.

Birkenhead Park Festival will be filled with so many attractions, entertainment & educational workshops for the whole family.

The three-day festival can be enjoyed by those of all ages with no entrance fee for children and lots of fun activities.

Birkinhead spirng festival

Smithdown Road Festival

When: 29th April

Where: Smithdown Road

The Smithdown Road Festival is a coming together of music, arts and good times in South Liverpool.

There will be plenty of music, arts, theatre, comedy and loads of kids activates ensuring this is a day out for all of the family.

Smithdown road festival

Purple Rave – A Night Dedicated to Prince

When: 30th April

Where: The Merchant

Celebrate all things Prince with a night at The Merchant.

Be taken on a journey like no other as the night is split into two acts, Act I will see Prince’s movie debut shown on the big screen allowing you to dance along to the iconic soundtrack. Act II is the Purple Rave with resident DJ’s playing hit after hit till late.

If you’re a Prince fan then you should make your way to The Merchant for this ultimate night out.

Purple Rave

So there you have it, plenty to keep you busy during the month of April. As the weather warms up, why not head to one of Liverpool’s many beer gardens with our handy guide.

About Laura Bowery

Laura is a creative writer who has an interest in all types of artistic expression, be it food, music, fashion or art and she enjoys sharing those interests through her writing

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