Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (22nd-29th May 2017) Bank Holiday Special

This week’s Your Guide Liverpool is a feast for the senses, with music acts, tasty dishes and more unforgettable experiences than you can shake a bank holiday brolly at!

Festival season goes from strength to strength as Sound City celebrates its 10th Birthday on Clarence Dock and the city welcomes Take That, Simple Minds, The Human League and The Kooks among the music giants visiting in just a matter of days. Eat new food, listen to new music and discover brand new venues! Here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (22nd-29th May 2017) Bank Holiday Special.

Monday 22nd May

Breakfast at Love Locks, Old Hay Market

This little gem of a coffee shop also serves up a whole host of breakfast fayre that our very own Jay Hynd is a big fan of! We love the spiced apple porridge, eggs, bacon and avocado bagels and handy lunchtime soup and sandwich combos. Start your week the right way and check out the Menu’s here.

Fusion Festival 2017 Line Up Announcement

While you munch your brekkie this Monday morning, be sure to tune into Capital Liverpool as the Breakfast Team, Gemma, Adam and Dylan will be revealing the line-up for this summer’s Fusion Festival 2017 between 6am-10am. If last year was big, this year’s concert is going to be colossal! Info here.

Take That Wonderland Live,  Echo Arena

For the first time ever Take That’s main stage will be in the centre of the arena floor, giving fans a truly unique and memorable experience, so if you’re heading to the Echo Arena to see the Wonderkand Tour this week, you’re in for a treat. If you like your 90’s bands you’ll love the support act too, feisty girls, All Saints are coming along for the ride. Some tix available here.

The Chancery, Hanover Street

Heading to see Take That? Why not start your evening with two or three delicious courses from The Chancery Pre-theatre menu from just £12.95? On offer from 5-7pm and just a convenient hop, skip and jump from the water front. Book your table here.

Simple Minds, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

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Simple Minds perform their acclaimed acoustic show, Acoustic Live 2017 on Monday evening at the Liverpool Phi;harmonic Hall. The show is the natural evolution of an album project that has seen the band strip down and re-imagine songs spanning their eclectic and illustrious career. More here.

Tuesday 23rd May

Speed Dating with Ditch or Date – All Bar One, James St

The stylish surroundings of All Bar One, James Street plays host to Ditch or Date in Liverpool this week. Don’t miss your chance to meet and flirt with up to 20 members of the opposite sex, and maybe meet your match! We’ll start looking at hats! More here.

Lunch Offer to Churp about at Yard and Coop, Hanover Street

The Home of Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Yard & Coop, Hanover Street has launched a new mouth-watering menu offering a variety of different dishes, including veggie options. Every dish on the menu at the Hanover Street Restaurant is as cheap as chips at the bargain price of £5. Find out more here.

Girl Glow film screening of Thelma and Louise at Love Thy Neighbour, Bold Street

Get the girls together and head to Love Thy Neighbour, Bold Street and pull up a comfy pew to watch the GLOW Girl cinema screening of landmark feminist classic, Thelma & Louise. There’s free popcorn too! More information and booking here.

Wednesday 24th May

Mid-week treats, Tasting at Lunya, College Lane

How about spending your Wednesday evening being guided through a huge array of meats (sausages, jamón and lots of different cuts)? Discover how they are made and get to eat all of them accompanied by tasters of wine, sherry and a beer that has been produced to drink with ham, plus a selection of Catalan breads and encurtidos. You had us at sausage! Book your spot here.

A brand new menu launches at Gusto, Albert Dock

How does three courses of the finest Italian cuisine in one of the most beautiful, waterside settings sound to you? Well, Gusto, Albert Dock are offering just that, for a mere £19.95, Monday to Thursday from 5pm onwards. With a fresh, new Spring menu, there’s a dish for everyone. Find out more here.

As Seen on TV stand up at Hot Water Comedy Club, Seel Street

Holiday Inn Comedy

This week, Hot Water Comedy Club, Seel Street brings the masses three hot off our screens stand up comedians (Including Hayley Ellis, watch her youtube McCain oven chips spoof here) plus a special, surprise guest. Always a brilliant night out, right in the heart of the city. Book your tickets here.

Thursday 25th May

An al fresco feast at Fazenda, Exchange Flags

Fazenda are bringing Brazilian Petiscos to Exchange Flags and you’ve invited to take a seat on the sun-drenched terrace to sample them for yourself. Already a big hit with the business and nightlife crowd in search of succulent cuts of meat, Petiscos are smaller, tapas style dishes perfect for sharing in the sun. Menu info here.

A sweet treat from Kaspas, Crosshall Street

Photo Credit: Kaspas Facebook

Can we all agree that Thursdays are officially the start of the weekend? In which case that makes it perfectly acceptable to have dessert for tea. If you’ve not experienced Kaspas yet, you’re missing a trick. Fully loaded waffles, sundaes, shakes and cakes await you! More info here.

Sound City 2017 – The Human League

Are you ready? The long awaited 10th Birthday celebrations of Sound City starts right here! The festival launches this Thursday with a celebration of the English avant-garde featuring a trio of some of the most influential British electronic artists of the modern era – The Human League, Art of Noise and A Certain Ratio. Get tickets and find out more here.

Friday 26th May Bank Holiday Weekend

Murder Mystery at Leasowe Castle

Dinner in a castle, with a murderous twist? The beautiful Leasowe Castle is hosting a murder mystery Friday and its set to be a thriller! With accommodation deals as well as dinner, entertainment and a disco, will you make it until bedtime? More info here.

Xiringuito Dining Experience at Cains Brewery

Liverpool is the second location for Xiringuito, which has been designed to travel from location to location, with a transferrable structure by award-winning architect Asif Khan. Currently based at Cains Brewery, diners have just two more days to book and experience this breath-taking culinary treat. More information here.

Celebrate Mardi Gra at Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock

Oh its Mardi Gras weekend at Albert Dock and Revolucion De Cuba is bringing the carnival to Liverpool. A trip to the deep south is going to involve a whole load of cocktails, beads, samba dancers, face painting, live music and lots of carnival fun. Click here for more.

Sound City 2017, International Music and Digital Conference at Camp & Furnace

Sound City 2017

Sound City 2017 continues with its International Music and Digital conference at Camp & Furnace today plus The Velvet Underground and Nico, presented by John Cale and Guests. All the info and full line up available here.

Saturday 27th May

New Brighton Seaside Festival 2017

we’re gearing up for a weekend packed full of ice-creams, fancy dress, live music, fantastic local food and drink and wait for it…….a doggy parade! Get your tickets and don’t forget your buckets and spades and we’ll see you there! Tix here.

Breakfast Butler’s Afternoon Delight, Camp & Furnace

Originally planned for the Isla Gladstone Conservatory at Stanley Park, the Brekkie Butler’s latest event, Afternoon Delight has now moved to Camp & Furnace, Baltic Triangle but will still be serving up an all dayer of banging beats and nostalgic tunes. Purchased tickets are valid for the new venue, get yours here.

Reggae Yard Party at 24 Kitchen Street

It’s bank holiday weekend, the sun is shining, what could possibly make this situation even better? We know, how about a Caribbean reggae party with traditional food, rum punch and a whole load of dancehall? All ages are welcome at 24 Kitchen Street for this shindig, starting at 2pm. Find out more here.

Bermuda Day After Party  24 Kitchen Street

Stick around for the Official Afterparty for the 3rd Annual Bermuda Day celebrations in Liverpool at 24 Kitchen Street this Saturday! Featuring an all Bermudian lineup playing everything you want to hear in all styles! DJs on the night include Selector Joell (Redemption Sound/Smile), Beefy (King Star Musik), Randy Rich (Playbwoy the Outlaw Movement) and headliner for the night Mad Prezident (Prezidential Elite). Tickets and info here.

Sound City 10th Birthday Celebration, Clarence Dock

Head to Clarence Dock this Saturday for a huge line up including; Metronomy, The Kills, Slaves, Peaches, Touts, Sleeptalking, The Hunna, Fickle Friends, Yak, The Magic Gang, Lucy Whittaker, Lauren Rycroft, Satino, Laminate Pet Animal, Be Charlotte and many, many more acts. All the line up and schedule details here.

Sunday 28th May

Hangover Brunch at The Alchemist

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The Alchemist, Brunswick Street is offering a very nice little bank holiday hangover deal to help you make it through until Monday. Treat yourself (and your aching head) to a choice of brunch dish and cocktail for just £12. Find out more here.

The Liverpool Rock and Roll Marathon 2017

Whether you’re taking part or supporting someone pounding the city streets this Sunday, immerse yourself in the carnival-like atmosphere as the Rock n Roll Marathon returns with a belting headline act! Rock legends, Republica will take to the stage on Sunday of the weekend long festival that sees a half and full marathon, 5k and 1 mile run all kicking off on Saturday morning. Road closures and info here.

Sound City 2017, The Kooks headline at Clarence Dock

It’s going to be a huge night of music at Clarence Dock as Sound City 2017, and it’s 10th birthday celebrations come to an end, and what a way to finish! The Kooks and White Lies will both take to the main stage on Sunday with a vast line up of other acts and there’s still some tickets available. Click here for the line-up and schedule info.

Grab a Slice at The Merchants dedicated pizza bar

One of our favourite Slater Street bars has a dedicated pizza kitchen, Nightcrawler and we couldn’t think of a better place to chill and refuel on a Sunday afternoon. If you survived the 1000 free slices of pizza at the Nightcrawler first birthday, you might wanna check out the Eat New York Pop Up or dance off the calories at the family-friendly Madonnathon! More info here.

The Sunday Roast Hot Spot: Camp & Furnace

Get your roast on from 12:00pm at Camp and Furnace this Sunday. Described as ‘the stuff of legend’ by The Sunday Times, diners are seated communally in The Furnace at long trestle tables whilst organic chickens and joints of sirloin, lamb or pork are dispatched from the kitchen un-carved, accompanied by the necessary cutlery for diners to divvy up according to size of appetite and/or love of yorkies, roasties and the trimmings. Book here.

Monday 29th May Bank Holiday

Brunch at Maray, Allerton Road

Whether you’re only able to drag yourself as far as Allerton Road or you’re fresh as a daisy and going for a bit of retail therapy in town, stop in for a tasty brunch at Maray. With small platters, cocktails, and a vast array of brunch dishes, we can think of worse ways to while away a bank holiday Monday! More info here.

The One where they won the Friends Quiz – The Merchant, Slater Street

All back to The Merchant this bank holiday Monday night to try our luck at the Friends quiz.
Do you know Chandler’s middle name? How many sisters Joey has? And how Gunther gets his hair that colour? Brush up on your Ross and Monica dance routine and re-watch the old series in order to be crowned the king of Friends. There’s pride and some pretty awesome prizes at stake. More here.

Experience The Luminarium at Liverpool One

Liverpool One invites you to experience a rainbow this Bank Holiday as the Luminarium comes to Chavasse Park for three days only. Inspired by pure forms of geometry, nature and spiritual architecture from around the world, The Luminarium is an accessible visual arts experience for all to enjoy! Tickets and more information here.

One for the Kids

Celebrate all things Bermuda at Constellations, Greenland Street

Your Guide Liverpool

On Saturday, May 27th, 2017 (Spring Bank Holiday), Bermudian Culture and Heritage will come alive during the third Annual Bermuda Day Celebrations at Constellations in Liverpool’s creative and digital heartbeat, the Baltic Triangle. This family-fun day will be jam packed with entertainment, food and drink and live music for all ages to enjoy. More info here.

Get Booking

Africa Oye Celebrates 25th Anniversary with a stellar line up

Africa Oye, Sefton Park

On 17th & 18th June, a handpicked line-up of acts from Oye’s 25-year history will descend on Liverpool’s Sefton Park for a weekend of incredible music and cultural celebrations and we’ve just announced that it will be headlined by reggae royalty as Julian Marley is set to close the festival weekend out in style! Entry to the two-day, Sefton Park festival is free so it’s less Get Booking and more Get Planning! All the info you need here.

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