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)

An evening with Ricky Tomlinson

Eric 'Ricky' Tomlinson is best known for his role as Jim Royle from 90s sitcom The Royle Family. The Blackpool native is sharing his acting story with fans at The Church Anfield on Oakfield Road, along with a special screening of Mike Bassett: England Manager plus a meet and greet after the show. 18+ only. 

Where: The Church Anfield
When: 11 November
Price: £9.99 (+ booking fee)
Tickets & more info: www.skiddle.com

2023 10 18 Baby Queen
Baby Queen's new album 'Quarter Life Crisis' is out now Image: Chuff Media

Baby Queen at O2 Academy 2

Taking London by storm with her anarchic anti-pop tunes, Baby Queen heading on tour to share the journey of her music of her life so far and sharing her debut album; Quarter Life Crisis. Writing songs for a generation falling out of love with social media, Baby Queen will be performing at Liverpool's O2 Academy 2 on 10 November. If you're looking for a new artist to get into this winter, this is the one. 

Where: O2 Academy 2
When: 10 November
Price: £15.85 (+ booking fee)
Tickets & more info: www.academymusicgroup.com

2023 10 18 Bongos Bingo
You could even win a Henry hoover Image: Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo Matinee Madness at CONTENT

Take everything you know about bingo being a placid, older person's game and toss it in the bin. Bongo's Bingo is the total opposite. Expect cheesy singalong, mid-game raves, dance-offs, weird and wonderful prizes, cash money and, of course, bingo. Don't forget your dabbers, it's going to be a wild one. 

Where: CONTENT, The Baltic Triangle
When: 12 November
Price: £17 (+ booking)
Tickets & more info: bongosbingo.co.uk

2023 10 23 The Art School Lantern Room 1
Enjoy an expertly-crafted seasonal meal with your loved ones Image: The Art School

'Christmas Bubbles' - A special dinner with Charles Heidsieck at The Art School

The Art School have proudly worked with Charles Heidsieck for many years and are curating a special evening on Thursday 23rd November, complete with an expertly crafted food menu and complementing drinks chosen by Simon Stockton, Champagne expert. Simon has judged The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships and was the UK’s Champagne Ambassador 2015-2017. He joins Chef Patron Paul Askew at ‘Christmas Bubbles’ – a special dinner with Charles Heidsieck, featuring 5 courses and 5 Champagnes.

Where: The Art School
When: 23 November
Price: £175 per person
Tickets & more info: theartschoolrestaurant.co.uk

2023 10 18 Press Shot  Divorce C Meadow Florence
Divorce are a four-piece alt-country band from Nottingham Image: Chuff Media

Divorce supporting Willie J Healey at Hanger 34

This type of divorce won't leave you in tears, unless they're tears of joy. Nottingham four-piece, Divorce who describe themselves as “Wilco meets Abba”, will be supporting Willie J Healey at trendy Baltic Triangle music venue, Hangar 34. Acclaimed by BBC Radio 6 and with big name festivals under their belt (Latitude, End Of The Road & Boardmasters), this alt-country band are fast becoming a formidable presence.

Where: Hangar 34
When: 11 November
Price: £16.50 (+ booking)
Tickets & more info: bandsintown.com

2023 10 09 Knowsley Safari Park
Unleash the magic this Winter Image: Knowsley Safari Park

Enchanted: Knowsley Safari’s Illuminated Festive Extravaganza

Knowsley Safari's spectacular festive lights are returning this winter, packed with brand new experiences as well as old favourites that previous visitors will know and love. The Foot Safari will be transformed into a festive fantasia full of colour and glimmering lights. Make memories on the new moving Rainbow Road, trek through the icy-blue Arctic Arcadia and converse with a talking tree. 

As well as your favourite wild animals in light-form, there's illuminated amusements and rides, plus Santa's Grotto for the little ones to visit. Tickets for Santa's Grotta are sold separately at £20 per child and include a Safari-themed toy plus a goody bag of treats.

Where: Knowsley Safari Park
When: 18 November - 30 December
Price: From £8
Tickets & more infoknowsleysafariexperience.co.uk

2023 10 23 Gino Dacampo
Meet the chef in person at his Old Hall Street restaurant Image: Gino D'Acampo

Exclusive dinner hosted by Gino D’Acampo

Acclaimed TV chef, Gino D’Acampo, is inviting guests to join him for an exclusive evening of dinner, fine wines and conversation. The special dinner will celebrate the launch of his new autumn/winter menu at Gino D’Acampo Old Hall Street, Liverpool

During the evening, guests will have the opportunity to meet with Gino and take photos. Guests will also receive a gift bag including a gift card for the restaurant, signed book and Prosecco, as well as other authentic Italian treats.

Where: Gino D'Acampo Old Hall Street
When: 7 November
Price: £200
Tickets & more infodesignmynight.com (select 'A night with Gino' from the options)

2023 10 18 Black Lodge Brewery Graffiti Class
Get your graffiti on Image: Black Lodge Brewery

Graffiti Art Class at Black Lodge Brewery

Fancy getting creative? Black Lodge Brewery are hosting a graffiti art class where you can take your spray painting skills to the next level. Whether you're a novice or a graffiti pro, this class is designed to inspire and educate. Plus, what better way to get those those creative juices flowing than with a pint? 

Where: Black Lodge Brewery
When: 18 November
Price: £30
Tickets & more info: skiddle.com

2023 10 23 Claire Lara Dish 2 1 1
Claire Lara will be making the puddings for LEAF's Pudding Club Image: LEAF

LEAF's Pudding Club: 15th Anniversary Specials

Celebrating 15 years of their famous Pudding Club, LEAF are returning with four sweet-toothed get-togethers. All puddings will be homemade by Claire Lara, the founding chef of Pudding Club and Masterchef: The Professionals winner. Each course will be washed down with a perfectly paired cup of tea. Ticket holders will also receive a complimentary glass of fizz to help celebrate the 15th anniversary as well as the opportunity to win a baking masterclass with Claire.

Where: LEAF (Various locations - see below)
When: 6 (West Kirby), 7 (Bold Street), 13 (Smithdown Road), 17 November (Little LEAF)
Price: £15 per person
Tickets & more infothisisleaf.co.uk

2023 10 18 Liverpool Xmas Market 2021 Square
Liverpool Christmas Market 2021 Image: Confidentials

Liverpool Christmas Markets

Once again, the Christmas Markets will return to St George's Plateau and William Brown Street with plenty of festive food and drink, Christmas gifts and decorations to get you in the mood for the holiday season. 

There'll also be a tipi bar and Bavarian bar as well as karaoke ski lifts and entertainment for the kids to enjoy, too. 

Where: St George's Plateau/William Brown Street
When: 18 November - 24 December
Price: FREE
Tickets & more info: skiddle.com

2023 10 18 Funnyboyz
Expect hilarious takes on musical numbers from the film Image: Funnyboyz

Mary Poppins drag afternoon tea

A glass of Prosecco helps the medicine go down, or whatever Poppins said...right?*
Book in and enjoy 90 minutes of entertainment with a delicious platter of cakes, sandwiches and 60 minutes of bottomless tea, coffee and sparkling wine. There's lip sync battles, twerk-offs and plenty of audience participation involved. Events are hosted by queens you might recognise from RuPaul's Drag Race was well as occasional tribute acts. 

*Don't trust us. We're not doctors.

Where: Blundell Supper Club
When: Various dates throughout November
Price: £60.75 (+ booking)
Tickets & more info: liverpooltheatres.com

2023 10 18 River Of Light 2022
'Evanescent' by day in Exchange Flags (River of Light 2022) Image: Confidentials

River of Light Festival

If you haven't checked it out yet, there's still time to see Liverpool Waterfront illuminated by beautiful artworks and sculptures. The River of Light festival follows a 2km loop and features both light and sound installations from local, national and international artists. The 11 pieces of art will be illuminated each evening between 5-9pm. This self-guided trail is ideal for taking photographs and making memories. 

Where: Liverpool Waterfront
When: 27 October - 5 November
Price: FREE

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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