Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (3-9th April 2017)

It’s going to be a huge week in Liverpool! We’re getting dressed up to the nines for the Randox Health Grand National 2017, planning Easter Holiday fun with the kids and we’ve also got two music legends coming to rock the city.

How awesome was Threshold Festival last weekend? Ready for another fix of live music? Well, you’re in luck. There’s gigs happening at the 02 Academy, Mountford Hall and Constellations (to name a few) this week, plus tasty new Spring menu’s to try out, a brilliant run down on exploring the Wirral with the kids and of course a theatre hit in the form of iconic musical Grease!

Fascinators at the ready here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (3-9th April) 2017

Monday 3rd April

Explore the Wirral rain or shine with the kids this Easter Holidays

October Half Term Stanley Park

Lots of the regions’ kids have started their Easter hols already so we’ve rounded up a 10 handy ideas, rain or shine to explore the Wirral with the little ones. From parks, mini golf, soft play, museums and horrible histories on the big stage, there’s something for everyone. Click here for more info.

Light bites for lunch at Hudson House Seafood & Bar, Beetham Plaza

The sun is shining and Hudson House Seafood & Bar at Beetham Plaza, invite you to sample their light bites lunch menu with a world class view. Experts in sourcing fresh, local produce, Hudson House offers dishes such as smoked haddock kedgeree, traditional smoked salmon and cured cod and chorizo croquettes. Menu’s and info here.

The Who at the Echo Arena

In this new, acoustic premier presentation of ‘Tommy’, the band announced it’s first full performance of the classic Rock Opera since 1989 and it’s coming to the Echo Arena this week. For Who fans new and old this is something special that hasn’t been done by the band or seen by their audience since 1970. Tickets here.

Tuesday 4th April

Be the King of the Jungle at Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village

half term lady lever art gallery

The Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight invites you and your little ones to join Lucy the explorer and help spot some of the amazing animals in the exhibitions with fun storytelling. The session is free a runs from 10:30am. There’s also plenty of puppets, costumes and storybooks at the gallery for little ones to play with. More info here.

Last chance to see Lost Soul at the Royal Court

Dave Kirby’s Lost Soul was the Royal Court’s second ever production in 2007 and returned the next year after breaking box office records in that first run. Set in the Sunday night pubs and clubs of Liverpool, audiences (including us) have been in stitches laughing at the characters, places and storylines that we all know so well. Running until April 8th, you don’t want to miss this. Tickets and info here.

How Scouse are you? Independent Liverpool at The Merchant

Independent Liverpool have a challenge for you. Do you know your Beatles from your Brookside, your Woolton from your Walton, your leccy from your brekky? If so, get yourself down to The Merchant this Tuesday night and prove just how scouse you are! You’ll be tested, skitted and your wits will be pitted against all comers attempting to take the inaugural Scouseology 2017 crown. Tickets here lad.

Wednesday 5th April

Lunch Date with the kids at The Little Eatery, Aigburth Road

Offering not only freshly brewed coffee, gorgeous cakes and a tasty lunch menu, The Little Eatery, Aigburth Road also runs fun, educational classes for tots too! This family-run, child friendly café is a saviour during the Easter hols and also runs birthday parties too! Find out more here.

Grease is the word at the Empire Theatre

Iconic musical, Grease is back at the Liverpool Empire this week (3-8th April) starring Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band The Wanted, in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny. Also starring EastEnders’ Louisa Lytton as Rizzo and Darren Day as Teen Angel, this original, electrifying West End production lights up Liverpool this week only. Tickets here.

Melanie C at the O2 Academy

Scouser Mel is making a pit-stop in her home city on the second date of her UK and Ireland 2017 tour. Recorded in LA and London, ‘Version Of Me’ is a deeply personal album which lays bare her life over beats. It’s Melanie as you’ve always known her – adventurous, honest, infectiously pop – but as you’ve never heard her before. Tickets here.

Jesca Hoop at The Magnet

Jesca Hoop’s new album ‘Memories Are Now’, released back in February on Sub Pop Records, wastes no time in making clear its confidence, confrontation, and craftsmanship. Get your tickets and hear first hand an album of stunningly original songs. More here.

Thursday 6th April Grand Opening Day, Aintree

It’s finally here! The Grand National is the biggest racing event in the calendar and our Jay has been up to Aintree to see how the preparations are going ahead of the first day of the festival. If you’re still preparing your day at the Grand National, click here for 8 of the best Breakfast and bubbles deals from across the city and start your day the right way.

For hints and tips on how to get the very best from your Randox Health Grand National 2017, click here.

Le Rock Macbre at Constellations

If the gee-gees just aren’t for you, fear not! Grab your green carnation (a la Oscar Wilde) and head on down to Constellations, Baltic Triangle for a night of horror and wonder curated for your delectation by decadent rockers, The Resurrection Men. More info and tickets here.

Friday 7th April  Grand National, Ladies Day, Aintree

Arrive in Style at The Grand National with the Sax Shuttle and #YourNeighbourhood

Race-goers can not only start their Grand National Ladies Day with a champagne breakfast at Neighbourhood, Castle Street, but also arrive in style at Aintree racecourse with their Saxophone Shuttle! Shuttle available on Friday and Saturday 7-8th April. Find out more here.

Brand new Easter Fun at Farmer Teds Adventure Farm

Take the family to Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm this Easter! Meet the animals in the animal barn, explore the amazing Mini-Beasts centre, watch milking demonstrations, groom a pony, dig away with the new mini diggers, and check out the brand new jumping pillows and events planned for the Easter holidays. Click here for more info.

Ladies Night at The Old Stables, Allerton Manor

Why not extend your Ladies Day celebrations and head to The Old Stables Restaurant at Allerton Manor for Ladies Night. Be one of the first to experience their brand new menu, with tasty dishes (the salted caramel cheesecake is divine), live music from vocalist, Clare Sophia and plenty of cocktails, it’s all wrapped up in a seriously beautiful setting. More info here.

Guilty Pleasures at Camp & Furnace, Baltic Triangle

Guilty Pleasures is a true one-off. You’ll dance yourself silly and will be picking glitter out of every orifice for the foreseeable, but it’s not just about the pop. It’s about the confessional booth, where you can repent for your sins and love of the pop, down your holy vodka and continue on your merry way, absolved from whatever’s getting you down. You had us at glitter! Tickets here.

Saturday 8th April Randox Health Grand National Day

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Place your bets, get a round in and prepare to either hold your breath or shout at the tv as more than 25 horses and riders line up at 5:15pm to compete for the £1 million prize fund at the biggest race event in the calendar.

It was clear from the first running of the race in 1839 that the ‘National’ was destined to become more than just another steeplechase, and 178 years later we’re lining up to go the distance and bring you the best Grand National deals to make your weekend a memorable one.

Champagne Breakfast at The Old Blind School

The Old Blind School is offering a Bottomless Brunch for £30 per person running Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 6, 7 and 8. This includes a dish off the brunch menu with endless glasses of Champagne, Mimosas and House Martinis. Brunch dishes include eggs benedict, eggs royale, full English or smoked salmon and avocado. Find out more here.

Spend your winnings and continue the party with Revolucion De Cuba, Albert Dock

Albert Dock is the place to be to continue the race day party vibes! Revolucion De Cuba is hosting the Grand National Fiesta – expect live music, legendary DJ’s, Samba dancers, lashings of rum, a walking band and the best carnival atmosphere around. With loads of drinks offers including magnums of Vueve Cliquot and Havana 7 year rum, you just know it’s going to be messy. Click here to pre-book your booth.

Watch all the live action from Aintree at Camp & Furnace, Baltic Triangle

Missed out on tickets but don’t want to miss all the action? No worries, you can watch The Grand National on the big screen at Camp and Furnace with Food, Drink and Live Music. How does a glass of Prosecco on arrival, one course lunch, followed by a traditional Afternoon Tea, with live entertainment and a best dressed competition, sound to you? Click here to book your table to don’t miss a single win.

Sunday 9th April

Sunday Roast Hot Spot, Frederiks, Hope Street

Your Guide Liverpool has featured a Sunday Roast every week and we’re guessing you’ll need one now more than ever after Grand National weekend shenanigans.  Fredericks, Hope Street offers diners a Sunday Roast as elegant as it’s Georgian Quarter surroundings. Two courses from £13.50 or three courses for £16.50, every Sunday. Booking is essential, reserve your table here.

A trip down memory lane at Museum of Liverpool

Photo Credit: Harold Douglas Avington

When do you think was the best time to grow up in Liverpool? Used to hearing you mum or nan waffling on about what it was like for them as kids? Well why not head down to the Museum of Liverpool for a Sunday reminisce and see if you can spot any family members in the ‘Growing up in the city’ exhibition? More info here.

Paul Weller at Mountford Hall

Former Jam and Style Council frontman, the legend that is Paul Weller re-discovered himself as a solo talent in the 90s, effortlessly straddling the fields of indie, rock and acoustic musings. Paul Weller has confirmed his first UK tour since 2015, bringing his live show to Liverpool Uni’s Mountford Hall this Sunday. Tickets here.

Get Booking

Smithdown Road Festival is an entirely free, non-profit community run festival, so less ‘Get Booking’ this week and more ‘Start Planning’ an epic weekend in L15!

It’s just four weeks until Smithdown Road Festival 2017 kicks off! There is no doubt that the program of events has grown considerably this year – and that festival goers are in for a brilliant weekend of music, art, food and dance.

The biggest news of all is that due to the overwhelming popularity of last year’s festival, there will be a huge outdoor area on the Saturday and Sunday to be held on Wavertree Playground – aka The Mystery where over 160 acts will perform on 15 different stages! Check out all the line-up info here.

Are you hosting a gig, launching a new menu or holding a market or drop in session? Drop us a line, tweet us @TheGuideLpool or email us info@theguideliverpool.com and we’ll add the details to the Your Guide Liverpool line up.

 

 

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