Strawberry Field reveals special events for International Beatleweek 2023

A collage of images of fun things to do at Strawberry Field for International Beatleweek
11th August, 2023

As Beatle-fever beckons for International Beatleweek 2023, Strawberry Field invites festival-goers to uncover the magic of the South Liverpool landmark, a place that resonates with the band's spirit of creativity, peace, and unity.

The award-winning visitor attraction has put together a programme of special events to add to your festival itinerary. All events are free and ‘drop in’.

Wednesday 23rd August, 12pm - 2.15pm
Singing Our Socks Off Choir and Additional Needs Choir Group
Enjoy heartwarming choral performances by 20 choir members on our brand-new bandstand. From 12:00 to 12:45, the choir will bring you songs inspired by The Beatles. Later, at 1:30, the Additional Needs choir takes the stage, sharing their enchanting voices until 2:15.

Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August, 10am - 4pm
Beatles International Mini Convention
Visit our bustling Beatles marketplace featuring eight stalls offering an array of merchandise, from books to jewelry. A haven for collectors and fans alike. Local talents and Beatles tributes will provide a musical backdrop, creating a lively atmosphere throughout the day.

Saturday 26th August, 12pm
The TR5s 
Catch the TR5s at Strawberry Field, rocking the stage and getting you grooving in the garden.

Sunday 27th August
Strawberry Field stall
Drop by to browse our merchandise at the Strawberry Field stall at the Annual International Beatleweek Convention, Adelphi hotel.

Monday 28th August, 11am - 2pm
Julia Baird talk, Q&A and booksigning
Join Julia Baird, John Lennon’s sister and Honorary President of Strawberry Field at this rare opportunity to meet Julia in person and get your unique inscription in a copy of her book. Julia will give a talk and Q&A, as well as signing copies of her book, ‘Imagine This’. Booksigning 11am - 2pm with talk midway through.

Tuesday 29nd August, 12pm - 2pm
Get Back to Play – Skiffle Band Session!
One for all the family! Have a blast making your own instruments and playing them on the new Strawberry Field Bandstand in your own skiffle band. It's a chance to channel your inner musician and experience the joy of creating music just like The Beatles did during their early days.

A short journey from the city centre, Strawberry Field offers a unique opportunity to delve into the personal history and creative inspiration that influenced John Lennon's music. Strawberry Field welcomes fans to:

Interactive Exhibition: Immerse yourself in the history of this iconic location through an interactive exhibition. Discover the stories behind John's connection to Strawberry Field and how it led to the creation of the beloved song "Strawberry Fields Forever."

Serene Gardens: Walk through the serene gardens that once captivated Lennon's imagination. Take in the peaceful ambiance that served as a retreat for reflection and inspiration.

Café and Gift Shop: After exploring the grounds, enjoy refreshments or a meal in the on-site café while soaking in the tranquil surroundings. Don't forget to check out the gift shop for unique Beatles memorabilia.

‘Lennon Wired’ art exhibition by renowned pop artist James Wilkinson. View and buy original artworks created using the microphone leads Lennon used to record ‘Imagine’.

For up-to-date information on Strawberry Field's activities and timings, please check our website

Bonus Attraction: St. Peter's Church 

Don't miss the opportunity to explore St. Peter's Church during International Beatleweek. This historic site will be open from Thursday 24 -Tuesday 29. It's a chance to step into history and connect with the spirituality that touched the lives of The Beatles. Opening times vary - please see their Facebook page for details:

International Beatleweek is organised by our friends at the Cavern Club and celebrates the music of The Beatles with music events in venues across Liverpool

Strawberry Field Visitor Information

Open 7 days a week, 10am - 6pm

Free entry to garden, shop and ‘Imagine More’ Café.

Gift shop with exclusive Strawberry Field and John Lennon merchandise.

Book exhibition tickets here

Under 16s go free into the visitor exhibition with a full-paying adult.

Strawberry Field, Beaconsfield Road, Liverpool L25 6EJ


"It’s a wonderful idea that The Salvation Army is going to cultivate youngsters in the precious soil of Strawberry Field."

Julia Baird, Honorary President