Your Guide Liverpool: From Dry Jan to Virtual Reality and Amazing Transformations!
It’s the second week of January and we’re made up to hear so many of you are smashing the 2017 goals!
This week, Your Guide Liverpool features all the info you need to make the second week of January, even better than the first! From dining deals to dance events and even a bit of virtual reality, there’s something for everyone to get involved in.
Monday 9th January
Tea for Two January Treat
All day dining destination, Castle Street Townhouse invites you in from the fog for a winter warming feast with a great dining offer. How does two courses each and a bottle of wine to share, for £20 a head sound as a perfect antidote to the back to work blues? Click here to preview the menu and book your table.
Toe-tapping Thrills on the Big Stage
Following on from the phenomenal success of the 2015 tour, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance returns to the Liverpool Empire to celebrate its 20th anniversary with Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games this week. Prepare to be thrilled as this intoxicating mix of dance and music fuses the traditional and contemporary in a classic tale that showcases breath-taking talent. Click here to get your tickets and buckle up for the show of 2017.
If you need a bit of motivation this week, head on over to the BTR website to set yourself a 2017 fitness goal. There’s loads of different races happening throughout the year that you can sign up to right now. From the Tunnel 10k to the Santa Dash 5k, the gruelling Liverpool Marathon to charity fun runs and colour dashes, whatever your ability and fitness level, make 2017 the year you smash it!
Tuesday 10th January
Glam Up and Be Inspired
The countdown to the Grand National has now begun (well it has for us in the office) and what better way to get inspired for a knock-out outfit than with a nod to the roaring 30’s. Get your glamour on with ‘Putting on the Glitz’ at Sudley House, in Aigburth and marvel at the sheer amount of sequined stunners on display. If you’re a fan of Hollywood movies, you’ll love this step back in time to the golden era of dressing up. Click here to find out more and plan your visit.
Dry January Sanctuary
If you’re smashing Dry January, check out The Brink, Parr Street for an alternative venue that doubles up as a brilliant eatery, hang out and music venue, right in the heart of the city. As the city’s only dry bar, where better to pick up some valuable tips for Dry January success? Check out our video and click here to read more.
Wednesday 11th January
Transformation at the Walker
Think you know the Walker Art Gallery? Think again! We’ll bet you didn’t know it’s currently hosting a ground-breaking exhibition called Transformation: One Man’s Cross-dressing Wardrobe. The first of its kind in a British museum, this collection of 16 garments belongs to Peter Farrer who has been cross dressing since the age of 14, and tells his fascinating story of identity through clothes. Check it out! More info available here.
With the big kids back to school a lot of parents and guardians are back to finding activities for the little dudes, that wont break the bank! We love the Wigwam Coffee shop on Rose Lane in Allerton, because it’s such an awesome space anyway, but there’s also a whole host of activities going on throughout the week. Wednesday is all about baby ballet and Story time! Click here to find out what’s going on and take your toddlers for a fun afternoon out.
Thursday 12th January
Far Far Away
DreamWorks Lights at St George’s Hall bids Liverpool farewell this weekend after a hugely successful stint in the city over the winter period. If you’ve not checked it out, get down there before January 15th to see all your fave characters from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar and click here to watch as our Jay has a chat with the big, green man himself.
Put Pen to Paper
The city is jam-packed with opportunities for 2017 and Your Guide Liverpool is chuffed to bits to share this one with you. Writing on the Wall is a dynamic community organisation that coordinates projects and events that celebrate writing in all its forms. New for January is a Write to Work, a project that aims to help unemployed people (over 16) utilise writing to find jobs. Training alongside published writers, this 12 week programme could be the start of a glittering career if you love to write, tell stories and develop great working relationships. Click here to book your place and make 2017 a year of change!
Get Your Geek On
Another awesome opportunity for our city’s youngsters is Tech 4 Teens, presented by Liverpool Girl Geeks. If you’re aged between 11 and 17 and you’re into science, technology, engineering and maths, you’d be mad to miss these free sessions bursting with interactive fun. The workshops include activities such as coding, 3D printing, wearable tech and field trips, plus a good giggle with likeminded girls and women. Click here to get involved and book your place.
Friday 13th January
We’ve carried out some important research and apparently Friday is the day we’re most likely to crave a quick and easy takeaway, absolutely wrecking all the good work we’ve done towards our 2017 healthy eating goals. Well, luckily for us, No Excuses Nutrition by Shelley Roe are on hand to serve up seriously tasty meals, like this vegan pizza, salad and sweet potato (how fit does this look?) from their store on Prescot Road. Shelley has a unique take on eating healthily that’s a refreshing break from the norm. Click here to check out the delicious menu and order your Friday treats in advance!
Back On It
Medication, Liverpool’s iconic student dance night is on every Friday during term time. Described as like an ‘Elrow for Students’ escape reality at Arts Club with great music, amazing people and phenomenal lasers, lights and special effects. Click here to get your tickets and get medicated!
Beat the curse of Friday 13th and get yourself down to Revolution, St Peter’s Square for Fast love Speed Dating from 7:30pm. Guaranteed to be a whole heap of fun, will you meet your Miss or Mr Right, just in time for Valentines Day? Click here to book your spot.
Saturday 14th January
Swashbuckling Adventure For All
Saturday mornings at FACT are bursting with action and swashbuckling fun. This Saturday at 11am you (and your little ones) can catch Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods, a story packed with family friendly comedy and satirical fun. FACT also host an Autism friendly showing on Sunday at 11:30. Click here to find out more.
It’s all change for popular children’s attraction, Under Water Street. Closing its doors for the final time on January 8th, this brilliant children’s discovery experience is moving to a brand new home at Wavertree Technology Park, which is absolutely HUGE and reopens this Saturday for even more interactive fun for pre-schoolers and schoolies alike. With a brand new name, Imagine That, click here to find out more about the new exhibits and check back for our sneak peak video later this week.
Deluxe Brekkie Discount
Okay so a 5km run first thing on a Saturday morning isn’t for everyone, but a delicious breakfast and a chilled out atmosphere could be. Your Guide Liverpool recommends heading on down to The Tavern on Smithdown for a tasty, belly busting brekkie AND 50% off between 7 and 9am throughout January. Click here for opening times and menu’s.
Last Chance: Scouse of the Rising Sun
Don’t miss your last chance to see hilarious, hit comedy, Scouse of the Rising Sun this Saturday at the Royal Court Theatre, Queen Square. A crazed dictator with a huge chip on his shoulder is set to launch a nuclear weapon at Liverpool and only Mr T Inman and hapless sidekick Clare Crow can save us all! Click here to book your tickets and watch as Jay meets the brilliant cast.
Birthday Bash at Jolt
24 Kitchen Street is the place to be this Saturday night if you’re into the very best of underground house, techno and everything in between. After a short hiatus over the summer, Jolt returns to celebrate it’s 3rd birthday wit global techno titan WEHBBA for a mid January party you wont forget! Click here to read more and get your tickets.
Sunday 15th January
Ready, Set…..Park Run
Are you on a New Year fitness mission? Go you! Why not get the kids involved too with the Stanley Park Junior Park run, every Sunday morning at 9am. This 2km fun run is for juniors only (age 4-14) and is free to enter (click here to register first) and is a great way to get the younger ones off the tech for an hour of fresh air with their mates! Click here to register and find out more.
Who Are Ya?
The Red Men make the journey down the M62 to Old Trafford this Sunday for an away clash with Man U. Kick off is at 4pm and online polls are predicting a comfortable LFC win. Click here to read more about the reds’ current form and fixtures.
Step Back In Time
Do you have tickets for ‘The History of The Cavern’ at the Philharmonic this Sunday? Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the most famous club in the world is showcased in this specially commissioned event presented by The Overtures, the UK’s premier 60’s band. Sunday nights performance is a sell out (but we hear there are a limited number of tickets available for Monday here). The Beat Goes On!
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