8 key events for your diary 2021

Liverpool free things to do in Liverpool

It’s the start of the new term which means it’s the perfect time to start putting a few key events into your diary. We’ve rounded up some of the highlights from across the University and the city below that we thought you might enjoy #HelloLivUni.

  1. Free bike tour of Liverpool

Join cycling experts Peloton on a city bike tour. The event is free and bikes and helmets will be provided. All you need to do is book your free ticket and meet on University Square (outside the Guild Reception) where a member of the team will meet you.

Where: Liverpool, meet on University Square
When: Various dates and times
Find out more: Visit the Guild webpages for more information

  1. Sound City, 1-3 October 2021

Sound City is the UK’s leading independent music festival that takes place at various locations across the city. This year there’s a packed line-up featuring headline acts like Red Rum Club, Rejjie Snow and Lapsley.

Where: Liverpool
When: 1-3 October 2021
Find out more: Visit the Sound City webpages for more information

  1. Liverpool Literary Festival – 8-10 October 2021

Join us for another brilliant line-up of authors, TV personalities and poets, including comedian Andi Osho, award-winning biographer Dame Hermione Lee, poet Mona Arshi, debut novelist Daniel O’Connor, Emma Jane Unsworth and many more.

Where: Virtual and on-campus
When: 8-10 October 2021
Find out more: Visit the Liverpool Literary Festival webpages for more information

4. Virtual Career Fair, 12 October 2021

Over 75 employers are joining our Virtual Fair in October. The event is open to all of our students and is your chance to explore career options and make connections. Register via Handshake.

Where: Online
When: 12 October 2021
Find out more: Register via Handshake.

5. River of Light, 22 October – 7 November 2021

An outdoor illuminated art gallery is going to be installed along Liverpool Waterfront this autumn. Although the full programme hasn’t been released yet, last year’s event was not to be missed.

Where: Liverpool Waterfront
When: 22 October – 7 November 2021
Find out more: Visit the River of Light webpages for more information

6. Rollerdrome at the Invisible Wind Factory

You can enjoy a skating experience to a soundtrack of House, RnB and Disco at the Invisible Wind Factory.

Where: Invisible Wind Factory
When: Various dates
Find out more: Visit the Rollerdrome webpages for more information

7. Halloween Storytelling, 29 October 2021

This Halloween you can hear six original stories at The Bunker of the Liverpool Arts Bar. There will be live music, sound effects and shadow play.

Where: The Bunker of the Liverpool Arts Bar
When: 29 October 2021
Find out more: Visit Skiddle for more information.

8. Santa Dash, 5 December 2021

Every year (except for 2020 because of the pandemic) thousands of people take part in the city’s 5K Santa Dash. Whether you want to run the course, or just watch a lot of santas running, it’s a great event to get you into the festive spirit.

Where: City centre, starting at Pier Head
When: 5 December 2021
Find out more: Visit the Santa Dash webpage for more information

More events

To keep up to date with events that are taking place throughout the year, be sure to take a look at the University Events page, the Guild’s Event page and your School’s webpages.

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