What's going on in Liverpool this Autumn

What’s going on this Autumn in Liverpool 

Liverpool is one of the UK’s most exciting places, and over the next few months, there’s lot going on across the city.  Here are some events not to be missed: 

The River of Light 

Liverpool’s River of Light is here from 21 October – 6 November lighting up Liverpool’s waterfront with an illuminated gallery across a 2km trail. 

The artworks are by local, national and international artists and are a must-see this autumn in Liverpool. 

Our Place in Space: Liverpool Trail 

The solar system has landed on the streets of Liverpool, taking over 8.1km of the city. You can find the Sun on Church Street and Pluto in Otterspool.  

As well as visiting the epic scale model, Our Place in Space also has lots of free events going on across the city, including with LJMU’s Astrophysics Institute. 

Building the World’s Biggest Robotic Telescope – Q&A with Liverpool John Moores University

Tuesday 25 October, 7pm 

Dark Secrets of the Universe – Q&A with Liverpool John Moores University  

Thursday 27 October, 7pm  

Inclusivity Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Next Steps for Tangible Inclusion 

LJMU’s Black History Month event will see M ayor Joanne Anderson and Vice Chancellor Professor Mark Power introducing the topic "Exploring the lack of diversity at all levels in higher education and beyond" at LJMU in the Student Life Building. All staff and students are invited to attend.  

A line-up of illustrious speakers at the event include: 

  • Chris Lubbe, Nelson Mandela’s former bodyguard 

  • Anyika Onuoura , Team GB Global Sprint Medalist, and writer of the popular book ‘My Hidden Race’. Anyika is also LJMU honorary fellow. 

  • Professor Jason Arday, the youngest black Professor in the UK   

  • David Mba, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise, University of the Arts London 

Wednesday 16 November, 10am – 1pm  


World Gymnastics Championships

The World Gymnastics Championships comes to Liverpool from 26 October – 6 November. The M&S Bank Arena on Liverpool waterfront will see over 400 athletes, from across the world, compete at this Olympic qualifying event. LJMU has its own connection to gymnastics with LJMU sports scholar and Olympic gold medal winner, Beth Tweddle graduating from our university in 2007. 

Turner Prize 2022 at The Tate Gallery Liverpool 

One of the best-known prizes for visual art is back in Liverpool. The Turner Prize 2022 free exhibition of the nominees' work is on at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 to 19 March 2023. The winner will be announced in December at an award ceremony in the city. Did you know that Liverpool School of Art and Design Lecturer Christine Eyene sits on this year’s Turner Prize jury? Christine joined us at LJMU earlier this year bringing a wealth of experience with her as an internationally established curator. 




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