The Little Mermaid: For the young and young at heart, this event offers a new, family-friendly adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale told by storyteller Madelaine Smart, with music by Alex Cottrell. Performances at 12.00 and 13.00 in Room 2 of the Gallery.
Mermaid and Pirate Story and Activity Corner: Come and listen to Children’s author and illustrator, Fred Blunt, and The Liverpool Players tell tales of treasure-loving pirates and adventurous mermaids! Aimed primarily at children aged 2-7, our mermaid and pirate story corner also offers a variety of creative activities, including a drawing masterclass with Fred, and a storytelling challenge! Walker Gallery, Art for Little Artist's Base, 10.30 to 12.00, and 14.30-16.00 (drop in and stay as long as you like).
Daughters of the Deep: Mermaids in Literature and Art Join Professor Sarah Peverley and actor Alexander Pardey for a beguiling series of literary readings and art slides illustrating how mermaids have inspired writers and artists across time. This event is aimed at older children (11+) and adults. Reading at 14.00 in Room 2 of the Gallery.
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event you wish to attend. You are very welcome to visit for individual performances, or to stay for the whole day if you prefer.