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What’s on: Event listings (8 – 21 July)

8-9 July

Liverpool Artists Book Fair
Liverpool Central Library
Book artists from around the country come to Liverpool to reveal unique and limited edition notebooks, fine bindings and more at this free event, where there will be a chance to buy artists’ books.

9-10 July

Vintage on the Dock
Albert Dock
Designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway MBE return to Liverpool with their free, family weekend celebration of 20th Century vintage cool.

9-16 July

The Merchant of Venice
The gripping 2015 Globe production has been revived as one of Shakespeare’s finest 16th Century plays takes to the stage, with the critically acclaimed Jonathan Pryce as Shylock.

11-16 July

Cats: The Musical
Liverpool Empire
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical ‘Cats’ comes to the Liverpool Empire. Immerse yourself in the amazing music, dance and verse of the musical adapted from TS Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’.

14 July

Young DaDaFest: Perform
DaDaFest gives young, disabled and aspiring artists the chance to showcase their performance skills. This year’s event features eight acts including a debut performance by Wolfprint.

15-17 July

Various venues
The annual international samba festival returns, celebrating Brazilian music, culture, dance, food and sport around Liverpool city centre.

15-24 July

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
Various venues
The festival brings a wide range of attractions to increase appreciation and awareness of Arab culture, including stories, dance, documentaries, crafts, art, debates and comedy. A grand finale for all the family will be held at Sefton Park Palm House.

16 July

Father John Misty
Mountford Hall
Following the success of his second album ‘I Love You, Honeybear’, the singer and musician brings his latest tour to Liverpool.

21 July

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Hysterical Woman
Unity Theatre
The brains behind the multi award-winning sketch group ‘Gein’s Family Giftshop’, Kiri is previewing her own debut show at the Liverpool theatre before taking it to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

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