EDITOR’S PICKS: What’s on this weekend in Liverpool?
By Jay Hynd
Summer might have done a runner but the big events and festivals continue to shine in Liverpool, and this weekend there are lots to choose from. As well as that, we welcome thousands of new students to the city as Fresher’s Week gets underway.
For the foodies…
Liverpool Food & Drink Festival, Sefton Park
It’s back with more food, drink and good vibes than ever before. The Liverpool Food & Drink Festival not only celebrates the best of Liverpool’s food scene but it also brings some huge international brands to the city too. This year you can watch chefs like Gary Usher and Raymond Blanc cooking up a storm, and our Kate will be hosting a special live Q&A with Chef Blanc on Sunday.
- Book your tickets and get lots more info here.
For the little pirates…
Pirate on the Dock, Royal Albert Dock
It’s the weekend that all kids (and big kids) in Liverpool love. Whether you’re a mermaid or a pirate there’s something for you at the Royal Albert Dock. I always think Pirate on the Dock has that touch of “Disney” magic to it and the shows, live battles and parades are really spectacular. The fun starts each day at 11am and finishes at 6, with the parade each day at 12.30pm.
- More info on what’s on and where here.
For a swashbuckling brunch…
Gusto, Royal Albert Dock
As if all of that pirate fun wasn’t enough, Gusto are inviting you to have brunch with the pirates this weekend. They’ll have all of their usual delicious breakfast items on the menu, along with kids colouring comps, fancy dress and, of course, photo opportunities with the pirates themselves.
- Book your place and get more info here.
For a funked up night out…
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, Camp and Furnace
From Red Dwarf to Corrie, Robot Wars to Radio, there’s not a lot Liverpool’s Craig Charles hasn’t done. If you have never seen him on the decks then this Saturday is your chance. He will be funking up the Camp and Furnace dance floor with his mix of soulful groovy vibes and beats.
- Head to the Camp and Furnace website to book your tickets.
For Gary, Robbie, Howard, Mark & Jason…
The Baltic Social Take That Night
Come on we all love a bit of Take That on the sly! It really could be magic at the Baltic Social on Friday as they bring you Take That inspired dance offs, fancy dress comps, cocktails and all of their biggest, best and cheesiest tunes, all night long. Where’s me Gary Barlow wig?
- Book your tickets for the night here.
For brunch, 90’s style…
Saved By The Brunch, The Alchemist
Take yourself back to the best decade of them all this Sunday as The Alchemist’s monthly 90’s themed brunches returns. For just £25 you get dibs on three cocktails and anything you want from the menu whilst being treated to the best 90’s mix tape you’ve ever heard, courtesy of The Alchemist’s resident DJ. Zach, Kelly & Screech would be proud!
- Book your place now via the website here.
For live music…
Baltic Sessions, Lock & Key, Duke Street
Lock & Key turned one earlier this week and it already feels like the Duke Street venue has been here forever. This weekend their monthly acoustic night returns, brought to you by the team at Baltic Sessions. See Jon Coley, DK Nicholls & Tanuki Suit Marcus Wells, Michael Halpin & Ellie Rose Smith all performing live in the stunning and intimate bar this Saturday.
- See what else is on at Lock & Key this month in our latest guide here.
Just a few ideas on what you and your gang can get up to this weekend in our great city. Get even more news on whats’ on and whats’ good about Liverpool on Twitter and Facebook and follow our story on Instagram.
Have a good one x