10 Reasons to Smile this week in Liverpool

It’s rainy, it’s windy, and to be frank we think we could all do with some smiles at the moment couldn’t we.

So we have put together a list of things that could make you that little bit happier this coming week and beyond in Liverpool.

 

James Morrison plays the o2 Academy on Friday…

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It’s a very big welcome back to Liverpool to the wonderful James Morrison with a brand new album, ‘Higher Than Here’, almost a decade since he burst onto the scene as one guy, with just a guitar and that incredible voice. He plays the Academy on Friday 20th November, it is sold out unfortunately but if you were lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy.

 

Shrek the Musical is coming to town soon…

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From 25th November to 6th December our favourite Scottish green Ogre roars in to town direct from the West End. Bringing with him his mates Fiona, Donkey, Gingerbread Man and of course Lord Farquaad. This is a show for all the family and really is not to be missed.

 

Liverpool One has turned on it’s Christmas lights…

Liverpool ONE

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The biggest Christmas tree in the UK was lit up on Friday by Santa himself in one of the most magical displays to ever hit the streets of Liverpool. As well as the enormous heart filled tree the Liverpool One Ice Festival returns to Chavasse Park with fun for the kids and big kids too (ice bar!).

WATCH the Liverpool One Lights Switch-On here

 

Merseyrail Sound Station takes over Moorfields on Saturday…

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For the third year running Moorfields Train Station will be turned into a hub of musical delights as the Sound Station Festival takes over from 1pm on Saturday 21st November. Hosted by our own Jay Hynd, 10 local artists will battle it out for the chance to win a year of industry mentoring and recording time at Tankfield Studios plus 12 months free Mersyrail travel. Katy Alex, Lewis Maxwell, The Shipbuilder, Gyrus, Mersey Wylie, Lucy Mayhew, Rossa Murray, Cal Ruddy & The Basement Effect were chosen as the 10 finalists. Good luck to all and we will see you at the station on Saturday.

WATCH last years winner Blue Saint being crowned

 

Great night of incredible live music at Studio 2, Parr Street on Thursday…

Natalie McCool

Liverpool’s own Natalie McCool launches her new single ‘Cardiac Arrest’ on Thursday as she is part of an amazing night of live music in on of the city’s best loved venues. Alongside her on the bill are headliners Glass Caves, The Spares & The Volts.

Watch Natalie McCool Performing for The Guide Liverpool

 

New Order are playing the Olympia on Saturday…

The Olympia

One of the UK’s favourite bands are coming to Liverpool. Now made up of Bernard, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman. New Order have just released their 10th album ‘Music Complete’, their first proper studio venture since 2005. La Roux and Brandon Flowers both make appearances on the new album. They play The Olympia on Saturday 21st November and tickets are still available.

 

I’m a Celeb will be on the telly…

IM A CELEBRITYÉ GET ME OUT OF HERE 2015 PICTURE SHOWS: JORGIE PORTER IÕm A CelebrityÉGet Me Out Of Here! is back which can mean only one thingÉ the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to head down under and battle it out in TVÕs toughest challenge. Leaving their plush pads and luxuries far behind, our celebrity campers will spend up to three weeks taking on the harsh surroundings of the Australian jungle, with a whole host of brand new nasty surprises created just for them. This year, the IÕm a Celebrity team have pulled out all the stops to ensure this is the most talked about series yet. Last yearÕs highlights included Michael Buerk rapping with Tinchy Stryder, Kendra Wilkinson and Edwina Currie falling out in spectacular style and Gemma Collins going jungle AWOL after only a few days in camp. Whoever does end up in the terrifying and legendary jungle camp will find themselves cut off from the outside world and praying the public doesnÕt send them straight into a dreaded Bushtucker Trial. ItÕs a brand new cast with a brand new set of challenges. As always, our BAFTA award-winning hosts Ant and Dec, are back to present all the big stories live from the jungle every night. Who will be crowned this yearÕs King or Queen of the jungle? Find out this Autumn on ITV. And remember - IÕm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here Now! is back every night on ITV2 after the ITV show. An ITV Studios production.

Nothing shouts ‘Christmas is coming’ more than seeing a former boy band member or news reader salivating over a Kanagroo’s penis. Im a Celeb has been running since 2002, and in our opinion it still hasn’t lost it. This year sees the normal Z-list type lineup with a  few surprises too. Chris Eubank is sure to create some good TV as is our very own Jorgie Porter. Well she’s not ours but does call Liverpool her home when filming for Hollyoaks. Our money is definitely on honorary scouser, Miss Porter this year. Knowing what a bubbly, honest character she is we think she will blitz it. I’m a Celeb always provides ‘TV gold’ moments, and we are hoping 2016 will be no different.

 

Rn’B superstar Bridgit Kelly plays the Arts Cub with our Esco…

Bridget Kelly - The Guide Liverpool

Soul Inspired Events are bringing a massive name to the city direct from the USA. With her unique and powerful voice, Bridget Kelly has collaborated with Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Kelly Clarkson. Having nabbed a Grammy for songwriting, the New York Native hit 2015 hard with her current EP, Summer of 17 and her new single Act Like That which features singer-songwriter (and former star of The Wire) Mack Wilds.

She comes to Liverpool on Saturday 21st November and will be supported by local soul singer and MOBO Award winner, Esco Williams.

 

Hip Hop star TYGA is also coming to town…

TYGA plays OMNIA nightclub Liverpool

Performing two shows in one night – Omnia, Liverpool and O2 Ritz, Manchester

Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, who performs as Tyga, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, best known for being signed by Lil Wayne’s popular Young Money Entertainment management company. He first received recognition for his debut single ‘Coconut Juice’, which featured, Travie McCoy.

His stage name TYGA is an acronym for Thank You Always God, he is currently ridding high in the charts with collaboration with Pia Mia & Chris Brown, Do It Again. See him live on Wednesday 18th November at OMNIA nightclub on Fleet Street.

 

The beautiful Weeping Window display continues to shine

St George's Hall

Weeping Window at St George’s Hall

If you haven’t been down to St George’s Hall yet to see the stunning display then we strongly advise you to go. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of art we have seen in the city and you cannot help but to be stopped in your tracks as you are there. It will be with us until January, but there is no time like the present to go and check it out. Watch our video below with some of the ambassadors working on the site.

WATCH our video at the Weeping Window display

 

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