Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (15th-21st May 2017)
It’s the start of a brand new week and as the temperatures begin to creep up we’re ramping up the gigs, the food and the festivals in preparation for summer.
It’s all about getting out and about this weekend and we’re seriously spoiled for choice. Friday sees the return of Light Night with all manner of music events, dance, song, craft, you name it, lighting up the city for one night only. Friday also starts off a whole weekend of music at Prenton Park as Wirral Live comes to life with a star-studded line-up across all three nights. It’s National Vegetarian Week too so we’ve lined up a few tasty treats to give a try, and of course there’s the Sunday Roast hotspot, a bit of vintage and some fun for the kids at Albert Dock.
Here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (15th-21st May 2017)
Monday 15th May
Start as you mean to go on, breakfast at The Quarter, Falkner Square
Whether you’ve had a heavy weekend or you’re gearing up for a week packed with work and play, a hearty breakfast on a Monday is no bad thing. Head over to Falkner Square and order a bacon butty (or choose from tonnes of other breakfast dishes) from The Quarter to get you started. Menu’s and more here. (PS, they do breakfast on Deliveroo too!)
Experience Billy Elliot at The Empire Theatre, Lime Street
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Billy Elliot the Musical has now been seen by over 11 million people and until Saturday 27th May, you can experience it right here in Liverpool at the Empire Theatre. We had a chat with Lewis, Haydn, Emile and Adam, about playing the lead role and learning a bit of scouse! Tickets and previews here.
Riverside dining at Malmaison, Willam Jessop Way
The beautiful Malmaison Brasserie is the perfect, dock-side setting to try out a mouth-watering dish from the brand new a la carte menu. From Seared Cornish sea scallops and beautifully-balanced flair dishes such as Yorkshire Dales lamb cutlet, you’ll probably be that person photographing their dinner before eating it! Find out more here.
Tuesday 16th May
Get Your Scrum on with Liverpool Collegiate Ladies RUFC
Give the Z-List celeb work-out DVD a miss tonight and head down to Otterspool Prom from 7pm for an evening of muddy fun with the girls. This open training session is an opportunity to meet the current team, get a sweat on and have a giggle while trying a whole new type of fitness. You don’t need to know anything about rugby, just turn up and have fun! More info available here.
Go Meat-free for National Vegetarian Week at Leasowe Castle, Wirral
Leasowe Castle’s in-house restaurant Brasserie 1593 is serving up a delicious selection of vegetarian options as part of its new menu. Overlooking the idyllic Wirral Peninsula coastline, diners can choose from a range of mouth-watering options such as Vegetable Thai Scented Green Curry & Fragrant Rice and Superfood Salad: Spinach, Kale, Watercress, Roasted Butternut Squash, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds & Beetroot. More info and menus here.
Former Keane frontman, Tom Chaplin goes solo, Liverpool Philharmonic
Following the release of his solo album, The Wave, back in October, former Keane lead-singer Tom is bringing his band of multi-skilled musicians to Liverpool for one night only. Don’t miss your chance to experience this hugely evocative and powerful performance. Tickets and info here.
Wednesday 17th May
Treat your tastebuds any time of the day at Castle Street Town House
If a meal without meat just isn’t a meal for you, we think the Castle Street Townhouse vegetarian offering might just change your mind. The all-day dining and drinking destination has expanded its veggie offering following the introduction of its new dinner concept. How does Buratta, Pear, Walnut, Honey & Truffle Oil, Roasted Wild Mushroom Orzo & Basil Oil, together with superfood sensations such as Goats Cheese & Beetroot, Chickpea Hummus, Lentils, Honey & Balsamic and Falafel, traditional Hummus, Quinoa, Chickpea & Mint sound to you? Book here.
Last Chance Saloon for The Lonesome West, Royal Court
This week is your last chance to experience full on hilarious Irish-bickering at the Royal Court. In a break from it’s usual side-splitting scouse comedies, the Royal Court being dark comedy The Lonesome West to the stage, and you’re going to love it. Two brothers are trapped in an old family home following their father’s death and spend their days bickering, moving ornaments and annoying the bejaysus out of each other! Sounds boss. Tickets here.
Thursday 18th May
Italfresh Pop Up at The Bagelry, Nelson Street
We’re gonna keep this simple….three courses of sensational, vegan, Caribbean food for £15, every Thursday evening, throughout May, from 6pm. Click here to book your table and spice up your Thursday night dining. Simples.
A Double Dose of The Libertines starting with Shit Indie Disco, Arts Club
Shoot Pool & Eat Wings at Shooters Sports Bar, Liverpool One
Thursday nights are all about Wings and Pool at Shooters. Alongside showing more live sporting action than you can shake a pool cue at, the bar also has great offers on chicken wings and bottles of Bud. Test yourself against the rest and see if you have what it takes to win yourself a bar tab and the pot! Weekly tournament starts at 8pm. More info here.
Friday 18th May
Wizardry comes to life! Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone at Echo Arena
You might think you’re familiar with the whole Harry Potter franchise by now, read the books, seen the films, been to the studios….but prepare for something truly magical as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stones comes to the Echo Arena to wow audiences in high-definition and with a full, live orchestra. Not to be missed! More info and tickets here.
Light Night 2017
Liverpool will come alive for its eighth annual LightNight on Friday with over 100 free cultural events at venues across the city. This free festival or art and culture literally lights up the city and is accessible for all ages. You can bust some moves, singalong to choirs, get elbow deep in clay….you name it, it’s likely happening at a venue across the city. With something for all ages, we urge you to grab your programme and get involved. Details here.
Join in the Madness at Wirral Live 2017
This Friday, Madness and scouse favourites, The Farm kick off three days of thrilling live performances at Prenton Park in the form of Wirral Live. In a bid to boost the economic state of Tranmere Rovers’ stadium, Wirral will welcome acts such as Little Mix, The Libertines, Reverend and the Makers and Madness to the stage as well as scouse legends, The Farm, The Coral and the brilliant Bronnie. All the info and tickets here.
Saturday 20th May
Yoga & Juice at The Brink, Parr Street
Yoga at The Brink has become so popular that they’re putting on another class! This Saturday session, from 3- 4pm includes a delicious freshly pressed juice so you reconnect and refuel for just £7.50. Double the amount of goodness for your Saturday. Book your spot here.
Rock out with Iron Maiden at Echo Arena
Continuing their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a series of European arena shows opening in Antwerp, Belgium on April 22, Maiden’s first visit to this city since 1981 on the Killers Tour. The special guest support comes in the form of American arena headliners SHINEDOWN. Tickets and more info here.
Ready, Steady, Brisket at Red Dog Saloon, Bold Street
Bold Street has a brand new eatery that will have you seeing stars and stripes! When you’re in need of a hearty brunch, lunch or belly-busting burger, head down to Red Dog Saloon and prepare for an authentic American Bar-B-Q feast. Tuck into the finest fat ribs, buffalo chicken wings, hickory smoked, pulled pork and a huge variety of burgers. If you’re absolutely hankering for a tasty, finger-licking meal, this is the place for you. Opening offers here.
Wirral Live 2017, Prenton Park, Wirral
Wirral Live continues it’s star-studded line up of musical giants this evening as The Libertines, The Coral and Reverend & The Makers take to the stage on Saturday night. Click here to find out all about the full line-up and to get your tickets.
Sunday 21st May
Step back in time with Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair, Adelphi Hotel
Spend your Sunday having a mooch around 40 stalls of vintage fashion, homeware and collectables nestled in the iconic Liverpool Adelphi Hotel. Relax in the quaint tea room, watch a live performance on the stage or even indulge in a little pampering at the vintage beauty salon before tasting what delights the Secret Cake Club have brought along. Vintage fashion and cake…match made in heaven! More here.
Sunday Roast Hot Spot: Bards and Beans, Queens Drive
If there’s two things we love its a big old plate of roast dinner……and a bargain! Head on down to Bards Bean Café Bar, a gem of a vintage find on Queens Drive for a tasty roast at an unbeatable price, just £6.90! More info here.
Wirral Live 2017, Prenton Park, Wirral
Talk about going out with a bang! Wirral Live will finish up on Sunday evening with a set from none other than pop’s feisty foursome, Little Mix. Support acts include Conor Maynard and Wirral-native, Bronnie who is bound to go down a storm playing this huge gig in her own back yard! More info and tickets available here.
One for the Kids
Think you know Albert Dock? Discover more with Hidden Histories
Albert Dock Hidden Histories invites visitors of all ages to discover this iconic landmark in a way like never before….with your mobile phone! A free, two-day, family-fun event on May 20-21, will celebrate the launch, and see tour guides available onsite to help visitors as they embark on the trail, bringing their own unique insights to the experience. There will also be a selection of free fairground rides to entertain the children. Find out more here.
LIMF Presents No Sleep, Sefton Park
There’s no doubt that LIMF 2017 is going to the best one yet, so dont miss out on tickets for LIMF Presents, 5 brand new events taking place alongside the Summer Jam main stage. The legendary DJ Stretch Armstrong will bringing his ‘No Sleep’ show to the Liverpool International Music Festival for LIMF Presents on Sunday 23rd July 2017. Joined by New York City’s hip-hop stalwarts and tastemakers, Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Clark Kent, Jungle Brothers and Slick Rick at Liverpool’s Palm House for a celebration of New York’s prolific hip hop scene, exploring sounds from the 80’s and 90’s. Tickets cost £19.80 (including fees) and are available here.
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*Featured Image: Beatles Statue, Liverpool Pier Head, by Terry Bouch