Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (27 February – 5th March)
After the week that brought Storm Doris, half term madness and rocking out to The Kings of Leon, this week’s Your Guide Liverpool is all about Scouse and chill.
Embrace the pay day feels this week and check out the Your Guide Liverpool recommendations for a delicious roast with all the family, action packed events from Leap 2017, comedy, quiz nights, big stage productions and small cinema screen indie films. If that’s not enough, it’s only Global Scouse Day on Tuesday! Here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead 27th February to 5th March 2017.
Monday 27th February
Never Ending Half Term
A fair amount of kids are still on half term this Monday/Tuesday so if you’ve already exhausted our list of affordable dining deals, craft sessions and panto’s, why not stick your wellies on or grab some wheels and check out these top, outdoor ideas to get them (and you) through the last stretch? Lots more fresh air fun ideas here.
Table with a View, Cosy Club
Need a bit of a boost this Monday? Or maybe you’re looking for a relaxing city centre chill before taking the working week head on? Look no further than Paradise Street based, Cosy Club. With a coveted window seat you can people watch until your heart is content with a piping hot coffee and tasty lunch or dessert. Or until its time to get the kids or head back to work! More on menus and opening times here.
No-Wave Peep Show Quiz, Camp & Furnace
There’s not much to do on Monday night’s right? Wrong! Your Guide Liverpool invites you to get all competitive and check out No-Wave, back once again at Camp & Furnace to bring you the first of their monthly quizzes for the year and one of the most requested….Peep Show! Join in as No-Wave ask you questions about Mark, Jez, Superhans, Toni, Dobby, Sophie, Big Suze and the rest of the gang and be in with a chance of winning the £100 cash prize, other fun prizes and bonus rounds. Tickets are available here, teams of 8 people max.
Tuesday 28th February
Global Scouse Day 2017
Cancel all your dining plans for this Tuesday and forget about the flippin’ pancakes, its Global Scouse Day 2017! You can get involved in loads of different ways, including by simply dining at one of over 100 participating eateries and ordering a big old bowl of our favourite dish. To find out how to make your own, support this years charity or find your nearest outlet, click here. Be Scouse, Eat Scouse!
Fiddler at the Everyman
You have been raving about Fiddler on the Roof, the first of the Everyman’s new Rep Company performances, currently enjoying a four week run at the Everyman Theatre, Hope Street. Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz saying that by having a Rep Company at the theatre – fourteen local actors, some new and emerging, others recognisable names, means “we’re creating a family that can really respond to the City, who will create a conversation with our audiences and will together create vibrant, vital work.” Our review and tickets are available here. Don’t miss this!
Wednesday 1st March
Leap 2017, Make Liverpool
Something exciting is happening in Liverpool’s Docklands. MDI are teaming up with Make Liverpool and Unity Theatre for a very special 25th Anniversary of LEAP Dance Festival. Between the 1st and 12th March 2017 LEAP Dance Festival will occupy Make Liverpool, transforming the space in to a purpose built dedicated dance space, housing the entirety of the festival. Get your tickets and find out more about the wealth of exciting showcases here.
Indieflicks March: Short Film Festival, Liverpool Small Cinema
Welcoming more incredible shorts from around the globe, Your Guide Liverpool highly recommends getting down to experience IndieFlicks, back on the first Wednesday of each month at the Liverpool Small Cinema! As usual you will be voting for your favorite short on the night, having your questions answered by our special guest, and finishing with a Feature Short chosen by our panel of judges. Not to mention drinks all night and the chance to network with creatives throughout. Tickets here.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Your Guide Liverpool is back at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic on Wednesday night for the rescheduled showing of Academy Award winner Ron Howard’s authorised and highly anticipated documentary feature film uses rare and exclusive footage to explore the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966). The band you know, the story you don’t! Check out the video of Jay chatting to the Beatles’ first manager, Alan Williams at the film premier at FACT. More info here.
Thursday 2nd March
The Western Approaches is Back, Exchange Flags
Your Guide Liverpool loves a bit of local history and the Western Approaches is right on our doorstep! Walk through hidden rooms and discover the stories locked in the wartime bunker that protected the tactics and secrets of the British Armed Forces plotting to bulwark the Western Approaches and aid the Allied victory. The Western Approaches Museum reopens for the season on March 1st and gives visitors a rare glimpse of the documents and tools used to monitor enemy convoys, including one of only two surviving wartime phones which had a direct connection to the war cabinet in London. Click here to find out more.
We’re the Kids in America, Rent, Empire Theatre
Do not miss Bruce Guthrie’s brand-new production of the legendary, multi-award-winning rock musical RENT as it celebrates its incredible 20th anniversary with a 5 night run at the Liverpool Empire. This exhilarating, landmark musical tells the thrilling story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian excess. A feel-good, toe-tapping evening out. Get your tickets here.
Cocktail’s in The Study at Red Door, Berry Street
Have you been to The Study at Red Door, Berry Street yet? It’s practically the weekend already so why not treat yourself to a pay day cocktail (or two) in the city’s newest, coolest venue? With brand new cocktails to sample such as The Strawberry Shrub, Save The Honey Bee and The Tanquery, there’s also full table service with no minimum spend.Now open Thursday to Sunday, click here to find out more.
Friday 3rd March
Brit Floyd at the Echo Arena
The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, ‘Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017’. The spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert experience is truly recaptured in high-definition sound, and with a stunning million dollar light show and state of the art video design. Tickets available here.
Get Ready for the Launch, The Shipping Forecast
Spektrum is a brand new enterprise striving to push underground DnB music in Liverpool. We are a non-profit organisation comprised of passionate DnB fans, and our primary goal is to put on high quality events at affordable prices. To get the ball rolling, we’re throwing a massive launch party in The Shipping Forecast’s basement known as ‘The Hold’ on Friday 3rd March in Liverpool city centre. Expect high energy levels brought by a wide range of underground DnB from both established artists and up and coming local talents. Final release tickets here.
Saturday 4th March
Bottomless Brunch in Your Neighbourhood, Castle Street
We had the pleasure of checking out the Neighbourhood, Castle Street Bottomless Brunch last weekend and it was a delight! Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am til 1pm you can dine on a range of delicious, traditional breakfast dishes including eggs benedict and smoked salmon, or sushi rolls or steak and eggs, and bottomless prosecco, seasonal cocktails or bloody marys for £35pp. Click here to find out more and book your spot.
The Force is Strong, The Atkinson, Southport
May The Toys Be With You is one of the country’s finest Star Wars collections of memorabilia, toys and posters owned by collector Matt Fox and you’re almost out of time to view them at The Atkinson, Southport. The toys and collectables from this period, including X-wings, lightsabers, posters and figures will all be on display in this magical exhibition for families of all ages to enjoy. Go and check out why Star Wars has earned its place in our cultural history. Exhibition ends on Sunday 5th March. More here.
Do Something at FACT
Get together at FACT for Do Something Saturday and see what your family can create. During the new exhibition How much of this is fiction., explore different elements of art-making and experimentation, inspired by the exhibition. Take part in a programme of hands-on workshops centred around artist activism and DIY art-making, all designed for families to create, do and learn together. Click here for more info.
Dine in Style at The Old Stables, Allerton Manor
When it comes to delicious food in beautiful surroundings, you simply have to try The Old Stables at Allerton Manor. Schedule in a pay-day weekend date with your loved one and treat yourselves to an indulgent breakfast, light lunch or delicious dinner in the most tranquil setting. More information and menu’s available here.
Comedy Camp, Camp & Furnace, Baltic Triangle
Comedy Camp is an all new comedy and variety show, where laughter is in tents, and Your Guide Liverpool loves an excuse for a giggle. Comedy Camp brings together award winning, headline act Patrick Monahan and camp host Lara A. King, alongside an hilarious mix of mind magic, mayhem and musical marvellousness from Harrison Richards, Suzanna Gonzo and the unbearable pleasure of being a woman. A great night is guaranteed, with tickets at just £12.50, click here to find out more and buy yours now.
Sunday 5th March
Vegan Sundaze at Brewdog, Colquitt Street
With many starting off 2017 with Veganuary, BrewDog Liverpool are here to help you through the rest of the year. Cruelty free doesn’t mean eating just salad everyday. Each Sunday, we’ll be adding some awesome vegan specials to our food offerings. Including: Young Jeezy: Mac and Cheese Burger, Chili Division: Chili Soy Dog, Dixie Seitan: Chilli Con Carne Seitan Steak Burger and more! Click here to book your table.
Get a Roasting at The Munro, Duke Street
If you follow Your Guide Liverpool weekly, you’ll know we love a good roast on a Sunday. Winner of Gastro Pub of the Year, The Monro, Duke Street invite you for a good old roast this Sunday, and the menu sounds divine! With two courses from £16.50, starters include chicken liver pate, homemade black pudding, soup of the day or warm goats cheese (plus others) followed by a freshly made, piping hot plate of delicious veg, Yorkshire puddings and your choice of roast beef, braised shoulder of lamb, pork loin or veggie nut roast. Wow! Click here to view all the options and book your table.
Gin, Glorious Gin, Croxteth Country Hall & Estate
Threshold Festival 31st March – 2nd April, Baltic Triangle
Threshold is Liverpool’s festival of grassroots music and arts and now is the time to get your tickets and if you can, also pledge your support to make it bigger and better than ever before. Threshold Festival launched their campaign just a few weeks ago following a shortfall in funding ahead of their 7th annual event in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.
We met Emelia Eriksson from the festival to find out who is on the bill for this years event and get all the info you need on how you can help it grow. To support Threshold, get your tickets and earn various rewards for pledging, please visit crowdfunder.co.uk/