Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (17th-23rd July 2017)
It’s going to be a HUGE week for music in Liverpool and we’ve got all the line up details you need to make some unforgettable summer memories.
This week is a real mixed bag across the region with speed dating, a dose of modern art and tonnes of new menus to try out before a weekend packed with music. Your Guide Liverpool loves a good weekend shindig (does anyone say that anymore?) and this weekend is all about LIMF 2017. With four days of music at Sefton Park, there’s a beat, rhythm and singalong for everyone…..just pray for sunshine!
Here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (17th-23rd July 2017)….
Monday 17th July
Taste the Rainbow at The Bagelry, Nelson Street
Start your week with the cutest and brightest breakfast around, a rainbow bagel from The Bagelry. Unsurprisingly these little stunners sell out ridiculously quickly, so it’s best to call your order into the shop so you don’t miss out. Check out the huge variety of freshly baked bagels on offer here.
Culture Fix, Affecting Change, Open Eye Gallery, Mann Island
Your Guide Liverpool loves a good scouse brag and Open Eye Gallery is doing just that with Open 3, Affecting Change. The works on show look into the daily lives of people working hard to transform the lives of others. The artists have worked in collaboration with various collectives across Liverpool, a city renowned for transcending insular politics by championing positive change. Check it out here.
Sound City Bar at Pier Head Village
If you’ve not sat with a cold pint and felt the sun on your back down at the Sound City bar at Pier Head Village yet, prepare to fall in love! Open all summer long, you can sit outside on the stunning waterfront and soak up the brilliant atmosphere (and cringe at the brave souls on those scary fairground rides). Plus there’s a whole programme of live music and DJ’s planned too! All the Pier Head Village details are here.
Tuesday 18th July
Take 5 at The Bluecoat
The temperatures are set to rise on Tuesday so why not take your lunch or a shopping pit stop in the beautiful little city centre oasis that is The Bluecoat centre garden? Grab a drink from the onsite cafe and pitch up in the sunny court yard before taking a wander under the #UmbrellaProject brolly installation on Church Alley. More info here.
Open Mic at Leaf on Bold Street
Nothing beats an evening of brilliant live music, especially here in Liverpool, a place famed for our love of making music and flying the flag for talented up and coming artists. Out of the Bedroom Open Mic kicks off every Tuesday at 8:30pm at Leaf on Bold Street and comes with a guaranteed buzzing atmosphere. More info here.
Wednesday 19th July
Mid-week messy eats at Salt Dog Slim’s, Seel Street
We’re all about tasty eats on the go this week so we can make the most of the sunshine and there’s nothing we love more than a fully loaded hot dog and cold beer at Salt Dog Slims, Seel Street. Look at that absolute beauty in a bun there. Who’s coming for a mid week lunch treat? Menus here.
Caffé Cream, New Brighton serves up Ice-cream and chips….together!
Nothing completes a stroll along the prom with the family or your better half, more than an ice cream, but Caffe Cream at Marine Point is serving their icey treat on top of carton of chips. This we’ve got to try! Anyone getting over there before us, send us your pics and thoughts @TheGuideLpool. Mint, choc chip….and salt n vinegar?!
Thursday 20th July
A City of Protest, Constellations, Baltic Triangle
This exhibition, curated by Ley Lines studio member Amanda Marie Atkinson, celebrates Liverpool as a city of protest, and how we love a good march! Displaying the art and messages used at local demonstrations, it highlights the need for a politics of hope and action from the bottom up in the fight for social change. Starts at 6pm, details here.
Tacos for 2 at Lucha Libre, Wood Street
One of Your Guide Liverpool’s favourite haunts for a chilled and quick lunch is Lucha Libre, Wood Street. Get a huge flavour hit in these Mexican Street Food style taco’s plus burritos, quesadillas and dirty fries. No sharsies though! Menu details here.
Ditch or Date returns to All Bar One, James Street
A chic bar full of guys and girls looking for love with 4 minutes each to secure that second date, what’s not to like? Ditch or Date returns to All Bar One this Thursday. Bag yourself a second date at LIMF this weekend. All the details here.
LIMF 2017 Launch Night, Good Times with Norman Jay MBE
This is it! LIMF 2017 officially launches on Thursday evening at Sefton Park Palm House as Norman Jay MBE brings the Good Times Sound System to Liverpool. The first of five brand new LIMF Presents events, Good Times is all about the very best of 70’s and 80’s funk and soul. Doors from 7pm. Tickets are available here.
Friday 21st July
Get Weekend Ready at Liverpool One
Whether you’re looking for a new outfit, a dinner reservation or even a curly blow, Liverpool One is the place to be to get ready for an epic weekend. With offers on at Prado (including 25% off for new customers), happy hour at Around The World Bar and the best of the summer sales, nip in after work on Friday and treat yo self! Latest offers here.
LIMF Presents Circus Year One, Sefton Park Palm House
It’s all going off at Sefton Park on Friday night with not one but two phenomenal music events as LIMF 2017 gets into full swing. For those lucky enough to get tickets, doors open on LIMF Presents Circus Year One at 5pm at the Palm House for a DJ set like no other. Expect Yousef, Claude Vonstroke, Lewis Boardman & Special Guest, Josh Wink. More info here.
LIMF Presents Garage Classical, Central Stage, Sefton Park
Prepare to be part of a world premier event as the UK debut of Garage Classical hits the LIMF 2017 central stage from 5pm on Friday night. Expect to hear the most iconic UK Garage tracks such as So Solid Crew’s ’21 Seconds To Go’, MJ Cole, ‘Crazy Love’ and ‘My Love’ by the stunning Kele Le Roc performed like never before with a 40 piece orchestra…and it’s free! All the line up info here.
Click here to check out the full Friday line up across all stages (Bandstand, DJ Tent, Academy Stage, It’s Liverpool Stage) and plan the Friday night line up of your dreams.
Underground Presents Robert Hood, DJ Set, Eberle Street
Underground, Eberle Street is has announced that Techno legend, Robert Hood is joining them on Friday 21st July following his sell out show for 303 this time last year. An unmissable night for techno fans that’s sure to sell out quickly. Click here to get your second release ticket and don’t forget your ID.
Destination Exchange Flags
Fancy something a little bit more laid back? Why not head over to Exchange Flags and chill on the square with a glass of prosecco from Bubbles Bar or a chilled out meal at The Vincent or try the new small plates and cocktail menu on the terrace at Fazenda? Catch the last of the days sun and check out the Menu details here.
Saturday 22nd July
Brunch at The Tavern, Smithdown Road
Get yourself a decent breakfast at The Tavern before heading over to Sefton Park for the first day of LIMF Summer Jam. The Tavern, Smithdown Road is famous for smashing out belly busting brekkies and we cant think of a better place to start our weekend. American Pancakes, full English and a cuppa please! Menu here.
LIMF Summer Jam, Sefton Park
Ahhhhh this is it! The LIMF 2017 Summer Jam is go! Hosted by our Jay Hynd the free fun kicks off at 12 on Saturday with the likes of Gorgon City, Jax Jones, Fleur East, MO, Taya and so many more taking to the stage throughout the afternoon. Click here for the full line up and don’t forget to give our Jay a wave on the central stage!
LIMF Presents Reminisce 90’s RNB
Hang on Saturday, we’re not done yet! LIMF Presents Reminisce 90’s RNB is the club night of dreams for those 80’s kids. The legend that is Trevor Nelson will take to the decks at Sefton Park Palm House with special guests Shola Am and Damage to perform another incredible throw back set. We’re well jel of anyone that managed to get tickets to this sell out event. Check out the details here.
Sunday 23rd July
Sunday Roast Hot Spot: The Dovey, Penny Lane
Available from 1pm you can tuck into a generous portion of Sunday Roast at infamous Penny Lane pub and eatery, The Dovey. Formerly The Dovedale Towers, this place has been smashing out hangover curing, gravy-laden roast dinner to great reviews and you can even enjoy yours in the pub garden too! More info here.
Scouse Diaries Presents; Pulp Fiction on the Roof at HUS
LIMF Summer Jam continues, Sefton Park
It’s Day 2 of LIMF Summer Jam and our Jay will be welcoming another stellar line-up of musical talent to the central stage from 12pm. Grab your spot on the field and dance the day away as Becky Hill, Corrine Bailey Rae, Cast, Louis Berry, Kate Nash and more make up your official LIMF 2017 soundtrack. Full listings are here.
LIMF Presents No Sleep
And we’re still not done yet! Closing the LIMF 2017 event is none other than legendary Slick Rick The Ruler and he’s bringing the halcyon of 80’s and 90’s New York City club life to Liverpool as LIMF Presents No Sleep at the Sefton Park Palm House. With DJ Stretch Armstrong, Plus DJ Kool Red Alert, DJ Clark Kent, Jungle Brothers this is going to be one hell of a closing party. Tickets available here.
One for the Kids
LIMF 2017 Family Zone
Okay so we’ve gone a bit LIMF-tastic in this weeks Your Guide Liverpool but the bottom line is, it’s AWESOME! This year the Family Zone returns to Sefton Park and there’s so much free fun to be had, you’d be mad to miss it. From human sized board games including Hungry Hippos and Guess Who, to the huge man-made beach and mini Club House with hilarious bouncers on the door. Are you on the guest list? More info here.
Fusion Festival 2017, Otterspool Promenade
Carry on the festival fun and get your tickets for Fusion Festival, the biggest pop event to wrap up the summer featuring two huge festival exclusives. Pop sensations Little Mix headline Saturday night (2nd September) and Take That close Sunday night (3rd September) at the two-day Otterspool Prom music fest. They will be joined by Tinie Tempah, Ella Henderson, John Newman, The Vamps, Louisa Johnson, JP Cooper, 5 After Midnight and Jax Jones. Head to www.thefusionfestival.com to get your tickets now.