What’s on

Looking for something to do? We run an eclectic and exciting events and exhibitions programme aimed at both families and adult visitors. It ranges from crafts and performances to road races and much more!

 

Selling Sunlight  

Our special exhibition at Port Sunlight Museum explores how William Lever made his soap company into a household name and worldwide brand.  You’ll be able to discover the innovative approach Lever took with advertisements, selling an aspiration rather than just focusing on the product itself, and we tell the stories of some of the company’s most famous publicity campaigns.  A display of children’s novelty gifts demonstrates how Lever Brothers encouraged brand loyalty from a young age, and maps and product samples explore how the company organised their travelling salesmen.  You can also find out how Port Sunlight itself was tied into the brand image through local scenes appearing on packaging, railway posters, newspaper adverts and company guides taking visitors around the village.  This is a very colourful exhibition with nostalgic displays of vintage packaging and a recreated grocers shop.

Wednesday 29th May: Terrific Transport crafts

This May half-term we’ll be looking back at all the different types of transport in Port Sunlight. Come and get creative with us by making a horse finger-puppet and a paper sailboat to take away with you. There’ll also be a trail outside in the leafy Dell – and a prize at the end!

Activities take place in the Old Schoolroom at the Lyceum, Port Sunlight, CH62 4UJ – drop in any time between 10.30am-3pm. The cost is £2.50 per child, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to bring a group of 4 or more children along, please let us know in advance by calling
0151 644 4802.

Summer in Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight Annual Road Race – Sunday 16th June

Now in its eighth year, Port Sunlight Village welcomes the 5K and 10K Road Race brought to you by BTR in conjunction with Port Sunlight Village Trust.

This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to explore Port Sunlight like never before!

The event will include a 5K, 10K and a 1K children’s fun run on a route that takes you around Port Sunlight Village. We are expecting up to 3000 runners across all 3 races, so book early to ensure you get a spot. Tickets and more race information can be found at www.btrliverpool.com

Please note that road closures will be in effect from early morning on the 16th June, we encourage all those attending to travel via public transport. There will be car parks open around the edges of the village on the day.

Folksy Theatre return this summer for two more outdoor performances in The Dell. Come along and experience fantastic outdoor theatre in a truly unique setting!

Friday 23rd August: Quentin Blakes ‘Mr Magnolia’

Mister Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who’s a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot! Join Mrister Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with Folksy Theatre’s bold characters, live music, puppetry and audience interaction, it’s a day out not to be missed! Based on the book by the legendary Quentin Blake. Show starts at 2pm.

Thursday 29th August: William Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’

Folky Theatre present Shakespeare’s classic tale of mistaken identities. After being separated from their twins in a shipwreck, Antipholus and his slave Dromio go to Ephesus to find them. The other set of twins live in Ephesus, and the new arrivals cause a series of hilarious mistaken identity. Filled with Folksy’s wonderful live music, audience interaction and downright silliness! Bring along your friends and family to watch this wonderful production. Show starts at 7pm.

Tickets are available online, but make sure to be quick – these are always sold out shows! www.folksytheatre.co.uk