What is Happening in Liverpool this Autumn

What is Happening in Liverpool this Autumn

There is a whole bunch of exciting stuff happening in the city that you won't want to miss. From art displays to lectures and cool festivals, Liverpool's got something for all of us this season.

Check out what’s going on across the city and on campus

River of Light Liverpool

Dates: Friday 27 October to Sunday 5 November, 2023

The River of Light is an outdoor illuminated gallery along the Liverpool Waterfront. This year's theme, "United by Light," inspired by Eurovision's "United by Music", features 12 artworks from local, national, and international artists. The installations come to life from 5 pm to 9 pm every evening, creating a magical atmosphere you will want to experience.

Find out more on the Visit Liverpool website.

Comic Con Liverpool

Dates: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2023

Liverpool Comic Con returns at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool. This fan convention, held twice a year, attracts over 44,000 attendees, celebrating films, pop culture, cult television, video gaming, anime, cosplay, and comic books.

Remember to check out the guest list for autographs and photographs.

Black History Month

Date: Throughout October

Visit Liverpool have a whole host of events listed on their website, from creative writing workshops to the Black History Month: Day Festival in St George’s Hall, you can find out more on the Visit Liverpool website.

JMSU are also hosting a range of events across campus from ally workshops to film screening.

Find out more on the JMSU website.

Roscoe Lecture

Date: Friday 24 November 2023

The Roscoe Lecture series is one of the UK's largest public lecture series that was launched in November 1997 by LJMU. An upcoming lecture by Malik Al Nasir will take place on 24 November 2023.

LJMU has delivered 120 lectures and hosted passionate and informed debates from statesmen, lawyers, religious and political leaders, astronomers, soldiers, poets, writers, scientists, musicians, journalists, doctors, scholars, survivors of crimes against humanity, campaigners, sports people and so on.

Learn more.

Ongoing events:

John Moores Painting Prize

Dates: Saturday 16 September 2023 to Sunday 25 February 2024

LJMU is named after Sir John Moores, the founding sponsor of the John Moores Painting Prize, the UK's most well-known painting competition, which provides a platform for artists to inspire, disrupt and challenge the British painting art scene today. With entries judged anonymously over a two-stage selection process, the competition, first held in 1957, unfolds at the Walker Art Gallery every two years. 

Find out more on the National Museums website.

John Moores Students’ Union events this semester

Dates: Throughout October, November and December

JMSU has a range of events for students this semester. From Halloween Bongos Bingo, pumpkin carving and quiz nights.

Find out about all the JMSU events.

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