Want to know what's on in Liverpool? Confidentials has got you covered. Here are some things next month (that are actually worth going to)

2023 11 15 Aladdin
Fun for all the family Image: Regal Entertainments


Dust off your magical carpet and fly over to St Helens Theatre Royal for Regal Entertainments' spectacular rendition of Aladdin. Join Aladdin as he battles evil Abanazer to save the day and win the heart of his love, Princess Jasmine. 

This panto is guaranteed to provide plenty of laughs, both for the kids and the adults.

Where: St Helens Theatre Royal
When: 2 December - 14 January
Price: From £26 (+ booking fee)
Tickets & more info: ents24.com

2023 11 15 Billie Marten
Billie Marten Image: Chuff Media

Billie Marten

Float away with ethereal, emotional soundtracks by North Yorkshire-born artist Billie Marten. Billie's critically acclaimed debut album, Writing of Blues and Yellows (2016), features quietly beautiful songs which she wrote and released at just 17 years old. After lockdown, Billie felt empowered to experiment, with lyrics that explore the topics of nature, mental health, relationships and a general voyeurism on the world as she sees it.

Where: Hangar 34
When: 2 December
Price: £17.50 (+ booking fee)
Tickets & more info: eventim.co.uk 

2023 11 15 Bongos Henry 1St Ever Winner
Bongo's Bingo is guaranteed to jingle your bells Image: Binog's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo: Step Into Christmas

Jonny Bongo will be leading the Step Into Christmas specials over at CONTENT, featuring plenty of Elton John's classic hits to get everyone up on their feet dancing along. Expect Christmas bangers, ridiculous prizes, bingo (it wouldn't be Bongo's Bingo without it now, would it?) and a special guest appearance from Heather Small of M People

Dig out your glitziest outfits and fluffiest feather boas. Bongo's is going BIG this Christmas.

Where: CONTENT, The Baltic Triangle
When: 6-31 December
Price: £33
Tickets & more info: bongosbingo.co.uk

2023 11 16 Content Liverpool
Ain't no party like a Craig Charles party Image: CONTENT

Craig Charles' Funk & Soul Boxing Day House Party

Burn off that Christmas dinner with a proper boogie at Craig Charles' Boxing Day House Party. Listen and dance along as Craig rifles through his extensive record collection to bring you the best bangers of past and present. There's support from DJ Paulette and more expert record spinners, too.

When: 26 December
Price: From £28.05
Tickets & more info: dice.fm

2023 11 16 Nova Scotia Doggy Brunch
Bring your four-legged friends along for brunch Image: Nova Scotia

Doggy Brunch at Nova Scotia

Your pooch will think Christmas has come early with this exciting brunch at Mann Island. With food and drink for each adult, plus a free meal for their canine companion too, there's bound to be plenty of waggy tails in the room. Each paying adult will receive a breakfast brioche and a warm or soft drink, whilst pups are given a doggie breakfast and pupachino. 

Where: Nova Scotia
When: 9 December
Price: £10 per person - dogs eat free
Tickets & more info: www.novascotialiverpool.co.uk

2023 11 16 Wreath Making
Why not make your own wreath this Christmas? Image: Pelageia Zelenina/pexels

Duke Street Markets Christmas

Whether you like spending your Christmas getting crafty, cosying up with a festive film, or reading stories to get into the holiday spirit, you can do it all at Duke Street Markets. Designed to keep both adults and kids happy, there's a whole host of activities available for booking onto including Santa's Stories and Wreath Making. 

Where: Duke Street Markets
When: Various dates throughout December
Price: From £6.50 
Tickets & more info: dukestreetmarket.com

2023 11 16 Jazz Saturdays At Ma Boyles Alehouse And Eatery
Merry Jazz-mas Image: Ma Boyles

Jazz Saturdays 2023 finale

Send 2023 off with a bang with the Perri Alleyne-Hughes Ensemble. Joined by Roger Gardiner on double bass, Alan Kaishin Crawford on guitar and vocals, and Viktor Nordberg on drums, you can expect a delightful mix of jazz infused with Latin and blues (plus the occasional sprinkle of rock). As always, this event is free to attend.

Where: Ma Boyle's Alehouse & Eatery
When: 23 December
Price: Free
Tickets & more info: maboyles.co.uk

2023 11 16 Liverpool Gin Festival 1
Let the festivities be-gin... Image: Liverpool Gin Festival

Liverpool Gin Festival

Can you hear the Gin-gle bells? We can. 

Liverpool Gin Festival is back with even more hanpicked Craft Gins from around the world to show off. Split into three sessions, the event will be accompanied by live entertainment and a buzzing atmosphere as per. Sample and buy your favourites by the glass, bottle, or case. After all, it is Christmas. 

Where: St George's Hall
When: 1-2 December
Price: From £11
Tickets & more info: stgeorgeshallliverpool.co.uk

2023 11 16 Scouse Dick Whittington
The tale we all know and love but with a Scouse twist Image: Liverpool Theatres

The Scouse Dick Whittington

Heads up: This one isn't for the kiddies, so make sure you leave them at home with the grandparents. 

Join Dick as he tries to become Lord Mayor of Liverpool, beating King Rat to get his hands on that big, gold chain. From the team that brought you The Scouse Cinderella, The Scouse Snow White, and The Scouse Jack & The Beanstalk, it was only right for them to give this fairytale a go, too. 

Where: Royal Court Theatre
When: 16 November to 20 January
Price: From £10
Tickets & more infoliverpooltheatres.com

2023 11 16 Pexels Goran Grudić 10520452 1
Don't forget to hang it up for Santa once it's dried Image: Goran Grudić/Pexels.com

Stocking Painting

Remember, Santa won't stop if he can't see your stocking hung on the fireplace. Better paint it a bright colour then, eh? 

Head down to Revolution Albert Dock and get ready for the season of giving by creating your own, personalised stocking. 

Where: Revolution Albert Dock
When: 3 December
Price: From £22.80
Tickets & more info: skiddle.com

Know of anything interesting coming up?
Let me know on X: @Harley__Young or drop me an email: harleyy@confidentials.com

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