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Things to do next week

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Bradford

Luke Jerram’s* Earth artwork Gaia and a series of spaced-themed exhibitions and activities make up Hello Universe.

Until 1 Sept, National Science and Media Museum (scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk)

Wakefield

Discover the rituals and beliefs about death and the afterlife in Gateway to Eternity – an exhibition of a recreated ancient Egyptian tomb.

Ongoing, Wakefield Museum (wakefield.gov.uk) 

Chorley

The Way Of All Flesh is an exhibition of life-size sculptures and drawings by draughtsman Jamie Frost.

Until 1 Sept, Astley Hall Coach House Galley (astleypark.co.uk) 

Liverpool

This summer children can stand up for climate justice through a series of artist-led workshops. In Rise Up! young people can occupy the first-floor gallery, organise among friends and explore how art can respond to what is happening to our planet.

Until 29 Sept, Bluecoat (thebluecot.org.uk) 

Southport

The stage adaptation of David Walliams’s popular book follows the very kind but lonely 12-year-old Chloe, who invites the homeless Mr Stink and his dog Duchess to secretly move into her family’s shed. 

11 Aug, Floral Hall (waterfrontsouthport.co.uk) 

Altrincham

A treasure hunt trail celebrates the 30th anniversary of Percy the Park Keeper, Nick Butterworth’s beloved picture book character. 

Until 4 Sept, Dunham Massey (nationaltrust.org.uk) 

Macclesfield

A six-week programme of free, boredom-busting events includes curious displays, dressing up, Lego building and an eye-spy trail. 

Until 1 Sept, West Park Museum (macclesfieldmuseums.co.uk)

Keswick

Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph opens as dawn breaks on the final day of construction of the Taj Mahal. Two hapless imperial guards must resist the urge to look at the most beautiful monument the world has ever seen – by order of the emperor.  

8 Aug-2 Nov, Theatre by the Lake (theatrebythelake.com)

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