April’s here and as the days grow longer it’s time to get outside and enjoy the city. There are plenty of amazing things to do this April in Liverpool, from exploring new bars to enjoying a stunning Candlelight Concert.
It’s the month when plenty of Scousers will be savouring Easter eggs and spending time with family but it’s also the month before Eurovision kicks off in the city. So, expect plenty of events and revelry this April!
1. Enjoy a new tiki bar
Hidden in the Johnny Cash-themed bar Mean Eyed Cat, Tiki Hideaway is the newest Polynesian-themed spot. There you can enjoy the most delicious cocktails.
From April 6 – 10, their Easter Weekender will put a smile on guests’ faces, with tons of tasty cocktails to choose from. This Seel Street spot has a few signature cocktails that sound particularly tempting.
The Dead Man’s Chest is perfect for sharing, made with coconut rum, lychee syrup and other delicious ingredients. Then there’s the Privateer’s Grog, made with dark rum, mint and nutmeg.
The Zombie will quite literally brighten up your evening at the bartenders light it on fire and there will also be tiki shooters on offer, plus plenty of prosecco.
You read that right – there’s a Shrek Rave coming to Liverpool and you can expect only the best, greenest experience. If you arrive early enough you can get free glowsticks and whistles and there’s a big cash prize for whoever’s in the best costume.
So put on your best Shrek and Princess Fiona costumes and head to Baa Bar Liverpool on April 22 for four hours of Shrek-themed fun. It’s going to be a hoot!
3. See the Floating Earth artwork
From April 28 – May 18, the astonishing ‘Floating Earth’ by Luke Jerram will be in Albert Dock and you won’t want to miss it. It uses imagery from NASA of the Earth’s surface and the water’s surface reflects this stunning piece of artwork.
It’s toured plenty of cities in the UK already but now Scousers will have the chance to admire it, complete with a soundscape from BAFTA award-winning composer, Dan Jones. If you stand 211 metres away from it you can see the Earth as it appears from the moon and it’s sure to bring the most magical atmosphere to the dock.
From the gorgeous Otterspool Park to Formny Pinewoods, there are plenty of places in or close to Liverpool where you can enjoy spring as it blooms. Even when it’s a bit muddy and wet, you can enjoy that earthy scent and the stunning bird songs in the woods.
Check out our guide to the best woodland walks near Liverpool for some inspiration. It’s always good to get a bit of fresh air and lose yourself in nature.
St. George’s Hall is always gorgeous but on April 22, it’s set to look spectacular. The Bloomsbury Music Group (violin, piano and percussion) will perform Fleetwood Mac’s most famous tracks, lit by the light of hundreds of candles.
These phenomenally talented musicians will bring to life tracks like ‘Dreams’ and ‘Go Your Own Way’ in a 65-minute, wheelchair-accessible concert. Fans of Fleetwood Mac really can’t afford to miss this beautiful performance.
6. Visit ‘The Ties That Bind Us’ Exhibition
From April 6 a new exhibition is coming to the International Slavery Museum. ‘Dancing In Time: The Ties That Bind Us’ is a sculpture created by Lisa Vandy and it explores the symbolism as rope, as something that has historically been used to physically oppress people.
The artist herself explains the sculpture, which will be placed on Canning Dock quayside :
“Through this sculpture, I also want to evoke the feeling of dance – movement. How people throughout times have used dance to break free from oppressive systems.”
7. See The Flower Fairies
From April 15 – November 5 the intoxicating Flower Fairies artwork by Cicely Mary Barker will be on display at The Lady Lever Art Gallery. The collection consists of 45 breathtaking, original illustrations and three costumes inspired by the fairies designed by Vin Burnham will also be displayed.
On April 27, the stunning Palm House at Sefton Park will be illuminated with hundreds of candles for a tribute to the sensational band Queen, with a difference. The incredible String Infusion quartet will perform Queen’s most iconic hits by flickering candlelight.
It’s going to be an unmissable experience. You can expect to hear hits like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘I Want To Break Free performed by these talented musicians at this hour-long, wheelchair-accessible event.
Make sure not to miss out on the best things to do this April in Liverpool. It’s set to be a lively month, abounding with must-see exhibitions and spellbinding concerts. You certainly won’t be bored this month!