What to see this month – July listings

There’s a host of brilliant things to see in Liverpool this month.

Firstly we can recommend the new exhibition at World Museum Liverpool. Mayas – Revelation of an Endless Time is a fascinating exploration of the culture of the Mayan people, with 385 stunning objects from other museums and Maya sites in Mexico gathered together. The exhibition showcases this rich culture through pottery and ceramics, jewellery, sculpture and stonemasonry and funerary masks. There is a limited amount of technology through the exhibition, which rightly focuses on the treasures on display, but the interactive calendar is particularly helpful, and we loved the stunning landscape photographs which showed the exhibits in context.

The Royal Court continues to offer crowd pleasing comedies with a Scouse twist. Starring some of Liverpool’s favourite theatre faces, Life In Theatre Productions and The Royal Court Theatre proudly present the return of the smash hit comedy Mam! I’m ‘ere! The show is packed with hit after hit from the 1970s (but definitely no Abba) and will have you dancing in the aisles. There’s Saturday and Wednesday matinees if you like to be home in time for tea. Contact the Box Office on 0151 709 4321.

Wheel Meet Again are organising summer trips which are a great way to spend a day out and about in the sunshine. There’s still spaces left on the Blue Swan barge trips on the Leeds Liverpool Canal (22nd and 29th July) which come with a fantastic afternoon tea. Call 0151 708 0435 for details.

Bradbury Fields, which supports blind and partially sighted people across Merseyside, holds its Summer Fete on 18th July from 12-3pm. Check their website or call 0151 221 0888 for more details.

At Acresfield on Broadgreen Road, there’s community Fun Day on 4th July, and on 10th July they are holding a Marie Curie Tea Party. Both events are open to all.

If you’ve never seen the point of Shakespeare before, Romeo and Juliet is a great place to start. The Reader Organisation welcomes the Globe Theatre touring company to Calderstones Park on 24th and 25th July. This is a not to be missed outdoor production in the secret garden behind the Mansion House. Bring garden chair, a comfy cushion and a nice cold bottle of wine. It rained a tiny bit when HOP saw King Lear here, but it just added to the atmosphere. Click here to book, and don’t delay! 

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