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Blog post   •   Sep 30, 2019 11:35 UTC

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Do it your way is the message from Visit Liverpool, promising that you really can come as you are – whether you’re here for the museums and galleries, some football, The Beatles, or some crazy Bongo’s Bingo.

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Most people know that Liverpool is the home of The Fab Four, something the city on the River Mersey truly knows how to exploit You can experience the band’s culture whether you’re just a Day Tripper, or want to spend Eight Days a Week really getting to know the Beatles story. Up until 3 November you can also enjoy the popular exhibition Double Fantasy at the Museum of Liverpool, which looks into the personal and creative chemistry between the iconic couple John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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Sunday 4 November offers another spectacular event on both sides of the Mersey, when the River of Light festival puts on a truly jaw-dropping, heart-thumping firework display. The pyrotechnics are being launched from large platforms on the river, accompanied by music specially composed for the event.

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Throughout November you can experience Homotopia, the UK’s leading LGBT art and culture festival. It presents world premieres and new productions of plays, films, art exhibitions, dance and cabaret. Until 10 November, visitors can also enjoy the exhibition by American artist and activist Keith Haring at Tate Liverpool. His graffiti-like images made him a groundbreaking figure on New York’s street art scene in the 1980s.

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Other reasons to plan a visit to Liverpool this autumn and winter include the Liverpool International Horse Show on 28–31 December, or the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s grand winter programme. Why not take a trip to Crosby Beach to see artist Antony Gormley’s impressive Iron Men?

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