• What's on in Liverpool: May 2017

What’s on in Liverpool: 5 – 18 May 2017

What’s on in Liverpool

Event listings for 5 – 18 May 2017

5 – 7 May
Southport Festival
The Atkinson
There’s something for everyone as the seaside town comes alive with culture. Expect music, literature, comedy and live performances aplenty.

6 – 7 May
Steam on the Dock
Albert Dock
The UK’s only inner-city steam rally returns to Albert Dock with over 30 steam engines, boats and even a train on hand to entertain families across the weekend.

8 May
Bob Dylan and His Band
Echo Arena Liverpool
The legendary singer-songwriter and now Nobel Prize winner comes to town in support of his critically acclaimed 37th studio album, ‘Fallen Angels’.

9 – 27 May
Billy Elliot the Musical
Liverpool Empire
After 11 years on London’s West End, the toe-tapping musical heads to Liverpool as part of its first ever UK and Ireland tour.

10 May
Procol Harum
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Still led by founder and vocalist Gary Brooker, the veteran prog-rockers mark 50 years since the release of ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ with a celebratory show.

12 May
WoWFest 2017: Punk Survivors
Forty years on from the birth of punk, WowFest brings together survivors of music’s biggest revolution for a debate, including Crass co-founder Steve Ignorant and video-chronicler of The Clash, Don Letts.

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13 May
2017 Liverpool Improvathon
Invisible Wind Factory
For the eighth year, the guys at Impropriety are back again with a staggering 2,017 minutes (33 hours and 37 minutes) of improvised comedy soap opera – all set in outer space.

14 May
LOOK/17: Shaping The City
Tate Liverpool
Renowned artist and Liverpool-native John Davies presents photographs which focus on evolving urban landscapes as part of the Liverpool International Photography Festival.

18 May
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone In Concert 
Echo Arena Liverpool
Experience the first instalment of this much-loved film franchise in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing a full live orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

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About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Move Publishing. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.