The Queer Guide To Valentine’s Day In Liverpool

The Queer Guide To Valentine’s Day In Liverpool

Valentine’s Day. Some love it, some hate it. A lot of us in the LGBTQ+ community feel begrudged to celebrate such heteronormative celebrations and often opt out of the whole thing.

WELL, here’s a fun fact for you - Saint Valentine was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry because their leaders thought single men were better in battle AND for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted by the Roman Empire. Seems to me that Valentine's Day is less about love and more about refusing to conform to societies norms. Boom!

Plus, here at Queer Collective we’re a bunch of softies and are always ready to celebrate queer love.

So if you’re up for it, here’s our round-up of the top 5 things to do in Liverpool this Valentine’s Day, with beautiful queers taking up our rightful space across the city .

Whether you are on a first date, taking your better half out for a romantic evening, or looking for a solo night of self-love and “me time”, we have the place for you.

Valentines Film Night

Trans Pride Fundraiser, run by Artists Against Rampant Transphobia

Get cosy and get ready for romance on the big screen. At The Gallery, Stanhope Street there is a back-to-back film screening, especially for Valentine’s Day. Tangerine will be the first film at 6pm & followed by singalong Grease at 8pm! Bring warm clothes/blankets & your best singing voice. Oh and hot chocolate will be available, yum!

Find out more and book tickets here.


Galentine’s Day Dinner

Run by Food Sketz x Chelsie Dawn

Not strictly Valentine’s Day but part of the celebrations - Food Sketz x Chelsie Dawn present the Galentine’s Day Dinner at Bold Street Coffee, a three course pay-as-you-feel meal. This communal evening aims to nourish the self and the soul. It is being marketed as a safe space for all womxn, non-binary and queer people to dine together. Plus, there are vegetarian and vegan options available for the entire menu.

Find out more and book tickets here.


Dirty Dancing film screening

Picturehouse at FACT

FACT is a firm favourite of the Liverpool Queer Collective team (and the meeting spot for our weekly meeting). It is a queer-friendly space and a fab date spot. So have the time of your life this Valentine’s Day watching the 1980s classic Dirty Dancing. Book early to make sure you get a good seat, because nobody puts Baby in a corner (sorry…!).

Find our more and book tickets here.


Wake Up Together Exhibition

Open Eye Gallery

What about a daytime date? There are only a few days left to catch Open Eye Gallery’s exhibition Wake Up Together which combines two queer shows; the first from acclaimed artist Ren Hang, and the second titled Where Love Is Illegal which offers a lens on the struggles for LGBTQ+ rights around the globe. The show is supported by Homotopia Festival and is open from 10am - 5pm, with free entry.

Find out more here.

(c) Robin Hammond

(c) Robin Hammond


Still not feeling the Valentine’s vibes? Then here’s a wildcard thrown into the mix:

Mash Up Music Event

At Unity Theatre

20 Stories High and Theatre-Rites present an evening of beatboxing, live music, and puppetry; hosted by HOBBIT (International Beatboxing Champion) and featuring the very special talents of Dorcas Seb (Vocalist) and world class puppeteers Iestyn Evans and Clarke Joseph-Edwards. The evening will also feature guest spots from a host of local MCs, singers and poets and will culminate in an after show open mic Jam.

Find out more and book tickets here.

Whatever you get up to, have fun and stay safe, you beautiful queers you xxx


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