Royal Albert Dock unveils its Summer on the Dock programme for 2019

Summer on the Dock takes place from August 4 to September 8, coinciding with the school summer holidays, and will see a floating pontoon become the setting for a range of activities

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David Williams and Oliver Press from Independent Liverpool who will run the pop-up cinema. Picture by Jason Roberts

 

A pop-up cinema, wellbeing events and a floating football pitch are among the attraction’s Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock Summer on the Dock programme for 2019.

Summer on the Dock takes places from August 4 to September 8, coinciding with the school summer holidays, and will see a floating pontoon become the setting for a range of activities, covering film, sports, health and wellbeing, along with a new for 2019 food and drink festival.

Kicking off the summer events programme will be the city’s first floating pop-up cinema in association with Independent Liverpool, offering a selection of popular family and nautical themed films such as Finding Nemo and Jaws, with day and evening showings from August 4 to 10. 

Children will love the four days of reading story time workshops from August 11 to14. Storyteller Cathy Roberts, from the France Hayhurst Tug, will present two days of maritime children’s stories, while Beyond Books will host two days of music, arts and craft sessions.

Health and fitness enthusiasts can enjoy five days of wellbeing activities from August 16 to 20. The tranquil setting of the dockside provides the perfect setting for yoga and Tai Chi sessions, whilst sporting fans will also have the chance to play netball, cricket or table tennis.

The floating football pitch will also be returning for 2019, and available from August 23 to 30. Free football coaching sessions will be on offer, already confirmed with Liverpool Football Club Foundation who will be delivering football and multi sports activity, with pitch takeovers and numerous five-a-side games.

The highlight of the events programme will be the launch of the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool food and drink festival, which promises to be a new firm favourite for any foodie.

Taking place from September 6 to 8, the festival will celebrate Liverpool’s food and drink scene with a weekend of masterclasses, tasters, food and drink demos, along with much more to be announced.

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