What’s On – January-April 2024

Discover historic landscapes by women artists at Lady Lever Art Gallery’s ‘Another View’ exhibition, enjoy magical illusions with Morgan & West at The Lowry, explore Chinese New Year festivities with a lion dance workshop at the Museum of Liverpool, or experience explosive science fun at Jodrell Bank this February. Find these highlights, and more, in Educate’s selection of What’s On events below.

Lion dance workshop: Chinese New Year

When: 13 February | Where: Museum of Liverpool Prices: £3 per child

The Year of the Dragon is upon us, and it’s time to join the Chinese New Year festivities! A traditional lion dance offers a fantastic opportunity to immerse children in Chinese culture—it’s enjoyable, unique, and gets them up on their feet. Your little ones will learn how to maneuver life-size lion puppets in pairs, grasp the rhythm of the lion dance drum, and master the special steps that bring these magnificent creatures to life.

Additionally, the team will delve into the history and traditions surrounding the Chinese lion, making this an engaging and educational lesson! Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. event/lion-dance-workshop-chinese-new-year


When: 13 February Where: Museum of Liverpool Prices: £3 per child

Get ready to dive into an electrifying world of family-friendly entertainment with kid-approved rave music and activities at Underave. Who says adults can have all the fun?

Both parents and kids will groove on the dance floor under neon lights at this ultimate family rave event. Grab your glowsticks and create memories—DJ, hit the music! underave-the-rave-party-for-kids

Morgan & West’s massive magic show

When: 18 February | Where: The Lowry, Salford | Prices: Children – £14.50 Standard – £16.50

Do you believe in magic? If you don’t, then you surely will after witnessing a special show from Morgan & West, who even managed to fool magic legends Penn and Teller! Fun for the whole family, you can expect gasps and laughs at this marvelous extravaganza. Whether it’s conjuring capes or showcasing jawdropping mysterious magic tricks, there will be plenty to see in this witty, whimsical one-hour show.

Explosion Science Show

When: 23 February Where: Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield Prices: Entry fee to Jodrell Bank

This February half term, Jodrell Bank presents a brand new ‘Explosion’ Science Show: an exciting LIVE show that promises to go with a BANG!

Bring your curiosity and test your knowledge in an adults vs kids space quiz, explore the explosive nature of forces, and much more.

This show is suitable for all ages.

Cirque du Soleil: OVO

When: 27 March – 31 March | Where: AO Arena, Manchester | Price: Prices vary

Cirque du Soleil is returning to the UK for the first time in six years with its newly revisited highenergy and high-acrobatic production, OVO! This colorful intrusion into a new day in the life of insects showcases showstopping acrobatics that highlight the unique personalities and abilities of different species. The show has been a hit with children and adults alike in the past, and with three new acts set for 2024, it’s back and bigger than ever.

Another View: Landscapes by Women Artists

When: 20 April – 18 August | Where: Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight | Prices: Free

There’s no doubt that much of the historic British landscape art, familiar to many of us, was created by men. The ‘Another View’ exhibition aims to present the evolving perspectives of women on the outside world and illustrate how social, economic, cultural, and environmental developments have influenced these viewpoints. It will take viewers on a journey through the 19th and 20th centuries, narrating the story of women artists’ increasing ambition and the development of their techniques. exhibition/another-view-landscapes-women-artists

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