6 Tweets that summed up an unforgettable weekend in Liverpool
When we say there’s always something going on in Liverpool, we’re really not exaggerating!
From parades to raves, big boxing clashes to real life earthquakes, it’s been one hell of a weekend in Liverpool. Check out our top 7 social media posts that sum up an epic weekend in the best city in the world. What was your best bit?
1 – Liverpool’s first earthquake since 2008
The first earthquake to hit Liverpool in ten years shook buildings and visibly moved furniture for around 10 seconds on Saturday afternoon. The epicentre was actually near Swansea, Wales but tremors reached our region, with hundreds taking to social media to spread the word far and wide.
Omg did not feel any earthquake here in Liverpool…. I was too busy making cheese an bacon potato skins 😁 which were delish nommy nom!
— Madge ☮ (@MadgeMurphy) 17 February 2018
Proving once again that us Scousers are unflappable, our Madge was too busy shaking her bacon- filled potato skins to be too concerned! More on the earthquake here.
2 – Chinese New Year was the best yet
Three days of celebrations kicked off on Friday night with the first showing of brand new light projection, Jingwei’s Legacy, and ended in a spectacular firework show above the Imperial Arch in Chinatown.
And that was #ChineseNewYear in Liverpool – a full day of parades, performances, projections and pyrotechnics 😁⛩🐉
We hope you get home safely. If you become separated from your party or see anything suspicious, please inform a steward or the police. pic.twitter.com/45jIZuFmmq
— Culture Liverpool (@CultureLPool) 18 February 2018
Dragons, lions and unicorns paraded the city streets while families and friends came out in their thousands to celebrate Chinese culture and our unity. The Year of the Dog has begun! Watch all the weekend’s highlights here.
3 – Cream Classical brought Ibiza to Liverpool
Our iconic Liverpool Cathedral was once again the backdrop for another stunning Cream Classical performance as ravers went mad for their all-time favourite Ibiza anthems. Returning for a second year, Cream knocked our socks off with a live orchestra, choir and incredible lightshow.
— P J Bainbridge 🦋 (@Pam_J_B) 18 February 2018
Eric Prydz brings his Halo Live show to Creamfields later this year, click here for all the details.
4 – Feel the Burn at Camp & Furnace
Liverpool’s singletons were treated to an old school anti-Valentine’s disco at the weekend as Camp & Furnace put on ‘Burn Your Ex’. A night dedicated to letting go of your dreading ex and letting the good times roll. Which is sound unless you walk in and come face to face with your ex, like our Kate did! Luckily she had forgotten to print out a photo! A boss night with proper old school disco vibes.
— Kate Reilly James (@katereillyjames) 18 February 2018
Furnace Fridays are hotting up as piano wars, cocktail and gin bar, half price prosecco, UV Silent disco and more, kicks off from 7pm every week. More here.
5 – DJ Lee Butler is Rave Royalty
Not content with putting on the biggest and best club nights across the North West, our very own DJ Lee Butler made his Sunday rave a family affair as Rave Royalty returned for another parent and child dance off extravaganza. Walton Hall Park Lifestyles Centre was chocker with Little ravers in their best gear ready to show their mums and dads how to throw it down.
Tickets for Reminisce 2018 are now on sale. The line up is looking amazing and we can’t wait to get back out to Sherdley Park to have it large. More info here.
6 – The Gloves are ON for Callum Smith
Team Smith Boxing offered it’s congratulations to George Goves following an intense clash with Chris Eubank Jnr on Saturday night, as Callum Smith prepares for his own World Boxing Super Series semi-final against Jurgen Braehmer on Saturday.
— Official Team Smith (@TeamSmithBros) 18 February 2018
With his eyes on the final, Callum is safe in the knowledge his entire city is backing him to take it all the way. Click here to watch as we catch up with Molly McCann and Paddy The Baddy Pimblett ahead of Cage Warrior 90 at the Echo Arena.
7 – The Royal Liver Building is bang on time
You just wouldn’t want to do this job would you? Suspended from the Royal Liver Building and responsible for putting the giant clock hands back in place and at the right time, is enough to give us full on jelly legs.
— Royal Liver Building (@RoyalLiver1911) 17 February 2018
Congrats to the fearless team and thank you for getting our beautiful landmark back on track. She’s a beauty!
What was the best part of your weekend in Liverpool? Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and we’ll share the best on our socials. Stay classy Liverpool!