What’s On: 19th-29th October
Saying goodbye to the warm summer evenings and hello to the shorter days of autumn is always a bit tricky (or treat?), but here are some fun activities in and around the city that will make you crave the taste of pumpkin spice and the coziness of your favourite jumper!
‘Famous symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) follows a trail of clues tied to Dante, the great medieval poet. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman (Ben Foster) from unleashing a virus that could wipe out half of the world’s population.’
Starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, our recommended film of the week, Inferno, is set to be an unsettling, thought-provoking mystery thriller that will leave you at the edge of your seat; perfect for setting the unnerving atmosphere at this spooky time of year! Playing regularly at FACT Picture house and ODEON Liverpool One.
Impropriety Open Jam Night – The Pilgrim’s Pub, 20th October, 7.p.m.
Ever been curious to try performing completely unscripted? Or just fancy a laugh by watching those who are? ‘Impropriety’ are a Improv group from Liverpool who specialise in holding workshops and ‘Open Jam Nights’ regularly, so it’s the perfect opportunity to try something completely new and be spontaneous! At just £4 a ticket why not go along and enjoy a packed night of entertainment.
Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival – Croxteth Hall and Country Park, October 21-22
Fancy sampling flavours of gin that you never even knew existed? Look no further than the Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival this weekend! What’s more, there will be live entertainment by the Flynn and Tonics so it’s definitely not one to be missed!
Tickets are just £10 and each and can be purchased at: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Croxteth-Hall/Absolutely-Fabulous-Gin-Festival-/12814883/
Vintage Weigh and Pay, Blacke, Great George St – 23rd October, 10am-4pm
Now is definitely the time of year to look for that wooly over-sized jumper to wear in preparation for those chilly winter winds! And where better to look for that retro, authentic garment than a good old vintage fair? What’s more is that you only have to pay according to the weight of your items, meaning that every kilo is only £15! Now that is a bargain.
Independent Liverpool’s Halloween film festival – Newsham Park Orphanage and Asylum Liverpool, 3oth October, 4-11pm
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hocus Pocus and The Shining; what more could you ask for? The festival has enough Halloween classics to send a shiver down anyone’s spine. Hosted by Independent Liverpool in the harrowing location of Newsham Park Orphanage with food promised ‘fit for Frankenstein’ from Liverpool’s best caterers, you’d be as mad as a hatter to miss an event that’s just what the witch doctor ordered!