7 Alternative Things to do this Summer

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 00:00 | Posted by 

Avoiding the Summer sportfest this year? Footie fatigued, worn down by Wimbledon or just so over the Olympics already? Why don’t you go and do something less boring instead then? Alongside great events like Brazilica, Liverpool International Music Festival, the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival and the Brouhaha Carnival Festival here’s a few alternative suggestions you might have missed…

Catch some of the best of the Edinburgh Fringe (without actually going)

Save yourself a train fare - not to mention a 3 figure B&B/hotel bill - by catching Unity Theatre’s Edinburgh Preview Season from Thu 21 – Sat 22 July in LJMU’s Joe H Makin Theatre (next door to the Unity). Catch them before they head off and make it big – see them here first and save £££s in the process!

See what’s on here --> 

Get in touch with your Welsh roots (or put down some new ones!)

Head on down to Cardiff and catch ‘Meet Fred’ by Hijinx Theatre at The Other Room, a smashing intimate new-writing theatre in the heart of the city. Fred is a two foot tall cloth puppet, fighting prejudice every day. When threatened with losing his PLA (Puppet Living Allowance) his life begins to spiral out of his control.

‘Meet Fred’ is on at The Other Room, Cardiff until the 2nd of July --> http://bit.ly/1YcvYb0

Hear what’s really going on in Syria (without turning on the TV)

A bit political, but then this a bit of a special show. ‘Queens of Syria’ is an adaptation of Euripides anti-war tragedy ‘The Trojan Women’ performed by an all female cast of Syrian refugees. These aren’t the voices of journalists or political commentators, but from the ordinary women whose lives have been turned upside down by the turmoil of the Syrian conflict - a story that needs to be heard.

‘Queens of Syria’ is at the Everyman from Fri 15 - Sat 16 Jul --> http://bit.ly/1PD3Vj8

Presented part of the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (check out their family day too at Sefton Park Palm House on Sun 24 Jul! )

Watch a classic film on the big screen (and try not to cry)

Go see Rob Reiner’s ‘Stand by Me’ as it should be seen in all it’s glory. What happened to those lost summers that felt like they would never end when you were a kid? Bring them back please!

‘Stand By Me’ is at FACT on Sun 17 Jul 18:00 --> http://bit.ly/1Zui8iD

Go for a walk in the park (with that Shakespeare fella)

Pop along with the kids to one of Liverpool’s local green spaces this Summer and catch MATE productions’ promenade performance of ‘As You Like It’, full of hilarious mistaken identity, cross dressing heroines and triumphant heroes. A real summer treat for the whole family!

‘As You Like It’ is at a local park near you this Summer from 4 Jun - Sun 31 Jul --> http://bit.ly/1WD5jo6

Listen to some classic tunes (and get a little dangerous too!)

Crank up the Diva’s this summer – Adele, Ella, Amy….  a bit of Nina perhaps? While you’re about it make sure you book you ticket for the World Premiere of  'Nina: A Dangerous Story about me and Nina Simone' before 1st August to save with our Early bird offer. Starring Olivier Award nominee Josette Bushell-Mingo, the show explores not only her music but also her inspiring legacy as a civil rights activist.

‘Nina…’ is at the new look Unity Theatre from Tue 18 – Sat 29 Oct! --> http://bit.ly/1TThg3k

Whatever you do decide to do – make the most of a great summer!
Scott Fulton

Scott is the Unity's Digital Officer.

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