What’s On in Liverpool? Your guide to the week ahead (11th-17th September 2017)
Autumn is coming and so are the students, we’ve got your week in Liverpool, all planned out.
The city clubs are back with bouncing nightlife, there’s brand new menus, comedy nights, gigs, family fun and of course, one huge foodie party at Sefton Park, all taking place in Liverpool this week. We’re preparing our bellies for a weekend of fine food as the 10th anniversary Liverpool Food and Drink Festival rolls into town with tonnes of new attractions, plus international star, John Legend plays the Echo Arena and pirates and mermaids invade the docks!
Here’s What’s On in Liverpool for the week ahead (11th-17th September 2017)….
Monday 11th September
Home-made Afternoon Tea at The Brink, Parr Street
It’s Monday afternoon, the weather is horrendous so why not enjoy a delicious, home-made Afternoon Tea at The Brink, Parr Street? How does a selection of finger sandwiches, including honey and mustard roast ham and butter-roast chicken, served with warm seasonal scones, plus double cream and strawberry jam and a selection of miniature cakes and pastries, sound to you? And all for £8.50 per person? Click here to check out the full menu.
Don’t miss Cilla the Musical at the Empire Theatre
No word of a lie, if you’re a fan of either Merseyside history or music, Cilla the Musical is unmissable. Take a step back in time and watch Cilla’s fascinating story unfold, meet the stars of yesteryear and bust some moves to the very best of scouse musical talent. Ahh Cilla, what a legend. Cilla the Musical runs until Saturday 16th September only. Get your tickets here.
Tuesday 12th September
Scouse is always a good idea at The Chancery, Paradise Street
You know sometimes when you just need a good bowl of scouse in you to make the world a better place? Well The Chancery can sort you out. This bowl of deliciousness will put you right back on track, relax in the unique dining room and maybe pick up a nice bottle of wine from the deli shop for after work too! Menus and more here.
Check out Siobhan Wilson at 81 Renshaw St
Since the release of her UK debut album ‘There Are No Saints’ earlier this month, Siobhan Wilson has been featured in Rolling Stone, DIY magazine and The Line of Best Fit and now you’ve got the opportunity to hear her perform at one of the city’s most intimate venues. More info here.
Wednesday 13th September
A knock-out midweek brekkie at Shiraz
Shiraz on North John Street is definitely in our top 5 Liverpool brekkie spots and their full english is a belter. Offering up all kinds of dishes, breakfast barms, toasties and more, the cosy cafe, brilliant staff and chilled atmosphere makes Shiraz the perfect place to chow down! Menus and more here.
Belly Dancing Classes with Elliot Clarke, Old Haymarket
Fancy doing a different type of exercise? Swerve the gym and have a giggle at Elliot Clarke Dance School, Old Haymarket as Belly Dancing with Tara kicks off its 10 week programme. From 7pm til 8pm on Wednesdays you could be shaking what yo momma gave you, having a blast and toning those abs at the same time. Winner! Click here for info and to book.
Mica Millar single launch, The Buyers Club
Described by The MEN as ‘the next big thing’ Mica Millar launches her second single “Not The First” at The Buyers Club this Wednesday evening from 8pm. Following her phenomenal first single ‘My Lover’ which left critics speechless, Mica will be performing with an eclectic 6-piece line up of musicians and supported by Little Grace and Neil Noa. Find out more here.
Thursday 14th September
Comedy at the Phil with Stuart Lee
‘Content Provider’ is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World and follows four years of writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. The Philharmonic Hall continues to be one of the best venues for comedy in Liverpool and these tickets are selling fast! Tickets available here.
Another round of Bongo’s Bingo anyone?
We’re not sure we can beat this description of Liverpool’s most unique and random night out. ‘The bastard child of traditional bingo complete with rave rounds and dance offs’! Join host Jonny Bongo and get your eyes down to win cash prizes, sh*t prizes and lots of mayhem! Join the waiting list for tix here.
Summer of Dub at 24 Kitchen Street
If you’re into grassroots DJ’s and love a rattling bassline, then 24 Kitchen Street is the place to be this Thursday night. The second Summer of Dub event hosts a handful of Merseyside’s best up and coming talent including..Indigo, Kidda,Vibes Upon Vibes, Jamo, Josh Ray and more. Click here for info.
Friday 15th September
Gin Festival at HUS, Tempest Building
Did someone say Gin Festival? HUS, Tithebarn Street loves a gin or two so they’ve lined up some fave gin suppliers and paired up some tasty nibbles to create their very own festival. Expect Bombay Sapphire and tonic on arrival from 3pm and the chance to chat to those in the gin business too. More info here.
Friday night feast at Love Thy Neighbour
Love Thy Neighbour, Bold Street have launched a whole new menu and Vegan fans are made up! Whether you’re in town for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, there’s a tasty dish, smoothie, snack or warming Buddha bowl for you. More info and booking here.
Saturday 16th September
10th Anniversary Liverpool Food & Drink Festival, Sefton Park
We’ve been waiting since Easter for another instalment of the Liverpool Food & Drink Festival and this weekend the 10th anniversary festival is set to be bigger and better than ever. With more celeb chefs, diverse stalls, kids village, cookery demos and more taking place across the two days, there really is something for every one and every palate! Find out more here.
Liverpool Disco Festival 3 Launch Party, Camp & Furnace
Ahead of the 3rd instalment of the infamous Liverpool Disco Festival in October, Camp & Furnace is hosting ‘Don’t Walk, Boogie’ on Saturday 16th September from 10pm. Resident DJ’s will be taking over the launch to celebrate all things Disco. Expect Linda Clifford, Julie McKnight and Ron Carroll live plus John Morales and Dimitri From Paris. Info here.
World Middleweight boxing action at Shooters Sports Bar
Planning on watching the fight this weekend? Pre book your seating and watch all the action on the cities largest non-cinema screen at Shooters Sports Bar, part of the Bierkeller complex, Liverpool One. They’ve just launched a brand new dog as well so get some scran while you’re down there. Check it out here.
The Sesh is on at Hangar 34, Baltic Triangle
Calling all freshers! The SESH is coming to Liverpool on the 16th of September to kick off another year of partying with one almighty SESH. Hangar 34, one of Liverpool’s famous Warehouses in the Baltic Triangle will be bringing you: Insane Visuals, House Party Bangers, Over 1000 Students, A party like no other. Ticket info here.
Future House Music returns to Underground Liverpool
A year since making it’s UK debut right here in Liverpool, Future House Music returns with a HUGE line up to celebrate not only their return but also the 5th anniversary of this talented duo. Get ready for the Bougenvilla Birthday Bash at Underground Liverpool, hosted by Sanity events. Info and tickets here.
Sunday 17th September
Sunday Roast Hot Spot: 60 Hope Street
You’ve invited to dine in the Georgian Quarter this Sunday with a traditional roast and a dessert for just £15. Beautiful surroundings, a simply gorgeous dining room, and mouth-watering food, what Sundays are all about. Click here to book.
Baltic Farmers Market, Cains Brewey
Prepare to feel like a Michelin star chef this Sunday as you stock up on the finest produce from local independent traders as the Baltic Market stages another brilliant Farmers Market. From 11am til 3pm you can pick up (and probably eat as you browse) bagels, cheese, organic veg, fresh bread, local honey, dog treats and tonnes more! Entry is free too. More info here.
John Legend ‘Darkness & Light’ Tour comes to the Echo Arena
We might just be Ordinary People but we CANNOT WAIT to see and hear John Legend perform at the Echo Arena this Sunday. The multi-platinum selling, Oscar®, Golden Globe® and 10x Grammy Award® winning singer/songwriter brings his Darkness and Light Tour to Liverpool for one night only and if you’re super quick, you might just be able to grab a ticket. Click here to get yours.
One for the Kids
Calling all Pirates, Mermaids and Sea Monsters, Pirates on the Dock is back!
Avast me hearties! Albert Dock is the place to be this weekend if you love a bit of maritime, family fun. Pirates on the Dock kicks off on Saturday and little ones can dress up, play games, get crafty and watch some real life pirate action across the waterfront. Take a look at our highlights from last year and click here to get involved.
Botanical Garden Closing Weekend (sob)
See out the end of September and the last weekend of the Botanical Garden with three days of celebrations. With DJ sets from Lee Rands, Dash O’brien, Morf and Johnny Bongo aka the buckfast kid, plus a fireworks, a Lamb spit roast and vegan BBQ from taamaiya and live music from loose moose string band. Sounds ace doesn’t it? More info here.