Our pick of what’s happening out & about in the region
Roald Dahl’s The Twits
21 - 25 February
Playhouse Theatre, Williamson Square, Liverpool L1 1EL
Tel: 0151 709 4776
“Mr. Twit was a twit. He was born a twit. And, now at the age of sixty, he was a bigger twit than ever.” This mischievous new show promises to be just as disgusting and repulsive as earth worms disguised as spaghetti – the perfect treat for all the family.
The Twits really are the most spiteful and revolting couple you could ever hope to meet. They spend their days playing wicked tricks on each other and mistreating Muggle-Wump monkeys. They also have a particularly sticky trick to catch Roly-Poly birds for their bird pies. But not for much longer because the monkeys have a cunning plan to teach those terrible twits a lesson.
Michael Rosen’s Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things
28 January - 23 April
Liverpool ONE, 5 Wall Street,
Tel: 0151 729 2232
Step inside a humongous chocolate cake and explore a secret larder, swishy swashy and splash splosh your way through a Bear Hunt. And dare you explore the Bad Things in the Dread Shed? Discover hidden rooms and brilliant clues that show what inspired Michael Rosen’s writing including his grandparents’ sitting room and his classroom.
The experience focuses on some of Michael’s most popular books! Discover hidden rooms and brilliant clues that inspired Michael Rosen’s writing.
A typical visit to Z-arts to see Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things, would start with a walk through of Michael Rosen’s books in an immersive world of bear caves, rivers, forests, snowstorms and chocolate cake – not to mention the dread shed!
Sprung a Leak 2016 by Cécile B Evans
11 - 12 March
Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB Tel: 0151 702 7400
Sprung a Leak 2016 explores the movement of data, artificial intelligence, and the relationship between humans and machines. This brand new installation examines the increasing influence that new technologies have on how we feel and act.
Sprung a Leak 2016 draws on research in the fields of science, technology, film and theatre. Visitors are invited into a narrative loop that unfolds across multiple screens, robots, a fountain and other sculptural elements. Through conversations between the robots and human performers appearing on the digital screens, a story will unfold exploring emotions and vulnerabilities in an ever evolving, digital world.
Pirates, Pants & Wellyphants
4 February - 22 April
Kirkby Gallery, 1st Floor, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby L32 8XY
Tel: 0151 443 5617
Nick Sharratt is an illustrator and an author and his job is to draw pictures and create stories for children’s books. He’d like to invite you to this exhibition which is all about him and his work.
The Narnia Experience
8 - 25 February
St George’s Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ. Tel: 0151 225 6909
The experience itself is a walk-through theatrical experience, where visitors step through a wardrobe of fur coats stumbling upon a wintery forest full of pine trees. Visitors take the role of either Lucy or Edmund and follow the story from their perspective, meeting all the characters.
Meet the Scientists
Thursday 23 February
Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3DR
Tel: 0151 794 2348
Come along and meet scientists from the University of Liverpool and find out about some amazing animals! There will be lots of hands-on activities and experiments suitable for children of all ages and there is plenty to do for adults too!
Saturday 25 February
The Walk, Speke, Liverpool L24 1XD
Tel: 0151 427 7231
Discover Speke Hall in a different light and explore the grounds and estate in the dark. Night Run will give you the opportunity to test your running skills at night in a beautiful setting.
Open to all ages.
Alice in Wonderland
Saturday 15 April
Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, Longview Dr, Huyton L36 6EG. Tel: 0151 443 2200
Follow Alice and the White Rabbit as they set off on a colourful, topsy-turvy adventure like no other and meet a host of outlandish characters including Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the notorious Queen of Hearts and of course, the Mad as a Hatter.
19 - 23 April
Liverpool Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool L1 1JE
Tel: 0151 702 7320
It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that granny has a secret!