What's on inFormby

Welcome to Formby

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Formby - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Formby to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Formby

27
MAY
One Night In Istanbul
Echo Arena

One Night In Istanbul at Echo Arena in Liverpool on Wednesday 27 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest One Night In Istanbul tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
MAY
Paul McCartney
Echo Arena

Sir Paul McCartney MBE is the Guinness Book of Records most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular records. Success came in the 1960s with Beatles mania and he continues writing after their split…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
MAY
Maroon 5
Echo Arena

American rock band Maroon 5 hail from Los Angeles and are believed to have sold over 15 million records worldwide between their beginning in 2002 and present day. Their debut album Songs about Jane was…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
MAY
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market

Up to 30 great traders selling Vintage Antiques Retro Pre‐loved Treasures and Collectables. Town centre venue. Lytham Assembly Rooms formerly Lytham Baths Dicconson Terrace Lytham Lancashire FY8 5JY. Lovely venue and tea rooms. Open 10.00am ‐ 4.00pm. Sellers: 1 x 6ft…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 01253 782828
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01
JUN
The Producers
Liverpool Empire Theatre

The Producers at Liverpool Empire Theatre in Liverpool on Monday 01 June 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch The Producers live in the…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
JUN
Stewart Lee
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

As the acclaimed writer and comedian prepares for his second BAFTA nominated BBC Series STEWART LEES COMEDY VEHICLE Stewart Lee presents a vegetable stew of new work with insights into his extensive work for charity…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
JUN
The Courteeners
O2 Academy Liverpool

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Coasts
O2 Academy Liverpool

Coasts at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Thursday 04 June 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Holly Johnson
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Holly Johnson at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Thursday 04 June 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
CHERYL, MIKE AND JAY, FORMERLY OF BUCKS FIZZ
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

CHERYL MIKE AND JAY FORMERLY OF BUCKS FIZZ With special guest Stephen Fox Early in 1981 four complete strangers sat in the drawing room of a house in Fulham and were told: you are now Bucks Fizz. In the eight weeks between…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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05
JUN
Chameleons Vox
O2 Academy Liverpool

At one point the Chameleons were one of those iconic rock groups out of Manchester England that no one could ignore. As their popularity began to wane a bit the group decided to begin a…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
JUN
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
The Bluecoat

This year's LAAF showcases the richness of Arab culture through a packed programme of visual art music dance film theatre literature and special events. Organisers have revealed that for the first time this summer's festival explores an overarching theme Shaping Change: A…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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06
JUN
Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Lydiate Parish Hall

A friendly Car Boot Sale organised and run by the 1st Lydiate Scout Group with all proceeds towards the promotion of scouting in Lydiate and beyond.Our sale is located outdoors on the field but we have indoor heated facilities including a cafe…

Location: 4.9 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(Textspref erred)
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10
JUN
5 Seconds of Summer
Echo Arena

Aussie pop‐rock band 5 Seconds of Summer consist of Calum Hood Luke Hemmings Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin and formed in 2011 after meeting at the same school. After performing covers of pop songs…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Reem Kelani
The Bluecoat

Palestinian singer musicologist and broadcaster Reem Kelani whose voice is described as combining the poignancy of Billie Holiday with the glass‐busting power of Aretha Franklin' performs with her band.…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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12
JUN
Atomic Kitten
O2 Academy Liverpool

Atomic Kitten at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Friday 12 June 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Atomic Kitten live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Crocodiles
Studio 2

Crocodiles at Studio 2 in Liverpool on Friday 12 June 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for Crocodiles…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
JUN
Jane Eyre
Lytham Hall

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them can Jane and Rochester's…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 736652
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14
JUN
The Big Sunday
The Bluecoat

The Big Sunday closes the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival with a programme of new and well‐loved performers.…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Family Events

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15
JUN
The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History
Liverpool St Georges Hall

The increasingly popular theatrical Catacombs tours of St George's Hall Liverpool return by popular demand in June with new darker stories.This is the fourth series of Catacombs stories and follows a successful sell‐out run earlier this year.Visitors to St George's Hall Liverpool…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 08448 000410
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15
JUN
Derren Brown
Liverpool Empire Theatre

Derren Brown is a British illusionist and magician born in London England. While at university a show performed by hypnotist Martin Taylor inspired him to learn the art of illusion hypnosis and sleight of…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

15
JUN
Elvis Costello
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Regarded by many to be one of the more influential and creative musicians of his era Elvis Costello has consistently released his unique variety of music since the late 1970s. With an individual style that…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
JUN
Suzanne Vega
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Suzanne Vega has been an offbeat folk rock icon since her debut in the 1980s. Known for her top two hits Luka and Toms Diner Vega has toured the world with these songs playing to…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
JUN
Prescot Festival: Bentley Operatic Society
Prescot Methodist Centre

The festival opens in spectacular style with a return visit from our old friends featuring highlights from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.Advance tickets on sale 1 May 2015Poco Coffee 30 Eccleston Street Prescot L34 5QJPhone Ticketweb on 08444 771 000Purchase online at www.prescotfestival.co.ukBooking…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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20
JUN
Pasha
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

PASHA KOVALEV LIFE THROUGH DANCE In this amazing new show starring Pasha and his sensational dancers the audience will be transported into the world of Ballroom and Latin Dance with all its glitter and sequence. Life Through Dance is a non‐stop action…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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20
JUN
Prescot Festival: Choral Classics
Prescot Parish Church

Prescot Festival Chorus 100‐strong in 2013 and 2014 perform Karl Jenkins incredibly popular The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace conducted by James Luxton Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral with Peter Kwater organ. See website to Come & Sing. The second half…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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21
JUN
Prescot Festival: The Cinema Organist Returns!
Prescot Parish Church

Now the UKs only resident cinema organist from the Liverpool Philharmonic Dave Nicholas is known for his trademark kilt his love of puns and a repertoire of nostalgic light music. Not to be missed Includes wine and nibbles.Advance tickets on…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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21
JUN
The Moody Blues
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

English rock band 'The Moody Blues' are famed for their unique style and occasional blend of rock and classical together especially in their 1967 album 'Days of Future Past' The band has been together since…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
JUN
Prescot Festival: Schools' Poetry Showcase
St Mary & St Paul's School

This all‐new solo competition features highly talented primary pupils from local boroughs in a recital of their own poetry.…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07762 607618
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23
JUN
Prescot Festival: Acoustic & Poetry Night
Poco Coffee Shop

Successfully piloted last year this relaxed evening now features an array of specially invited local artists. The winning entry in the 2015 Short Story Competition will also be announced. Refreshments available to buy.Advance tickets on sale 1 May 2015Poco Coffee…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07762 607618
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Tourist Attractions


Anfield Tour

Your chance to get exclusive access to one of the most famous and historic sporting venues in world football, Anfield. The Anfield stadium tour lets you experience the home of the most successful club in English football.Our dedicated tour guides will give enthralling insights into Anfields illustrious…

Another Place

Crosby Beach is now the permanent home to Another Place, the sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley. The beach has been awarded the Quality Coast Award by Keep Britain Tidy. The QCA award tells visitors that the standards of beach management are of the highest quality in…

British Lawnmower Museum

The Museum has now become one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and is now the largest import & export specialists in antique garden machinery, supplying parts, archive conservation of manuscript materials and valuing machines from all over the world.Included in this Unique National collection are…

Atkinson Art Gallery

British art of the 17th‐20th centuries, including works by Lely, Cotman, Ford Madox Brown, Sickert and Ginner, as well as The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West. Large collection of British watercolours, etchings and engravings.Themed exhibitions from the permanent collection are regularly shown. Every month the Gallery…

Hesketh Park

The largest park in Southport, comprised of a large and safe children's play area, mini golf course and children's train in a woodland setting. There are numerous nature trails throughout this picturesque park, containing varied wildlife with duck ponds, lakes and a large Aviary.Park Caf. Parking is free…

New Pleasureland

Pleasureland was opened in King's Gardens, Southport, in 1912 with a Helter Skelter and figure eight rollercoaster. By 1924 the addition of a water chute, boats on the Marine Lake and a Hiram Maxim Flying Machine meant the park had outgrown its site and the rides and attractions…

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