Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (20-26 February 2017)
If you like a bit of celeb spotting, big bands and enticing eateries………this week’s Your Guide Liverpool is right up your street.
Half-term is in full swing and whether you’re regular at soft play or avoid it like the plague, Your Guide Liverpool has all the info on what’s on, in and around Liverpool this week. Why not try out post work European beer tasting, take on the Friends Quiz and grab your last chance to see legendary scouse play Brick Up 2 before ticking off another stop on our best Liverpool brekkies list?
Here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (20-26th February)
Monday 20th February
Celeb Spotting on the Waterfront
The BBC World Showcase is the world’s largest international television market hosted by a single distributor, and will welcome a spectacular range of talent to its flagship event right here in Liverpool from 19th-22nd Feb. Among the stars lined up to attend are Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue and Mel Giedroyc from hit prime-time show Let it Shine, actor Ed Westwick (White Gold), Top Gear presenter Matt LeBlanc and Absolutely Fabulous stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. Find out more here.
Sea the Stars in Blackpool
Fancy a day trip? Why not head up the coast to Blackpool? Sea Life Blackpool has just announced a very special new attraction, Sea Stars and you’re invited to get up close and personal with a variety of fascinating starfish species. Housed in a range of impressive displays creating an ocean of dazzling stars, giant windows ensure fantastic visibility and visitors can get a close up view and discover the pop up bubbles and peek-a-boo holes in the attraction. More details and tickets here.
Fiddler of the Roof – Everyman
With glorious songs such as If I Were a Rich Man and Miracle of Miracles, this classic musical follows the fate of Tevye and his daughters in a story of family, belonging and the dangers of a changing world. Runs until 11th March, tickets and more info here.
Dinner at the Old Stables
Tuesday 21st February
Children’s TV Legends come to Warrington
Your Guide Liverpool and nostaglia go together like Sooty and Sweep and that’s pretty handy seeing as those two cheeky rascals are heading this way! Izzy, wizzy, let’s get busy, because the nation’s favourite TV bear Sooty is bringing his friends to Warrington’s Parr Hall this month for a fun-packed show. The hugely popular children’s character and his friends Sweep and Soo are back for two shows on Tuesday 21 February with guaranteed giggles for all the family. Get your tickets here.
Rock-A-Oke at Hot Water Comedy Club
Love karaoke? Ever dreamed of being the lead singer in a live rock band? Let your dream come true with the Rock-a-oke night and join the awesome band on stage while you sing your heart out. Get dressed up as your favourite star with in-house props and fancy dress. Prepare to have your performance recorded and posted online for all the world too see! All hosted by the hilarious Host Philly Idol. More info available here
Whet Your Appetite
Kaiserkeller Sports Bar, Mathew Street is hosting European Beer Tasting this week, so why not stop by after work for a little Tuesday night treat? For £20 per person you get 4 1/3 pints of four different German and Czech beers plus a pint of your fave beer from the list and an authentic bratwurst to line your stomach! Book your place here.
Thoroughly Awesome Millie
Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns” including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. Running at the Liverpool Empire until Feb 25th, tickets available here.
Wednesday 22nd February
Palm House Crafternoon – The Gruffalo
Join in on a fun-filled afternoons of arts and crafts, games and storytelling all inspired by the classic and well loved children’s story, The Gruffalo. Suitable for children aged 3-9 and priced at just £5 per child (adults go free) what better way to spend a half term afternoon than in these beautiful surroundings!? Click here for tickets and more info.
Head on down to Yard & Coop, Hanover Street this Wednesday evening for chicken with a twist! Get your mates together and take on the Friends TV Quiz, free to enter and free chicken too! Could this BE anymore fun? Starts at 7pm, details here. Into quizzes? Your Guide Liverpool wants your Quiz Night suggestions, tweet us @TheGuideLpool with yours.
Thursday 23rd February
Half Term Fun at the VGM
Your Guide Liverpool loves a bit of culture during the holidays and we’re heading to meet scientists from the University of Liverpool at the Victoria Gallery and Museum this Thursday to find out about some amazing animals! They’ll be lots of hands-on activities and experiments suitable for children of all ages, and there’s plenty to do for adults too! It’s totally free events and no booking required. More info here.
Jazz in the City
The 2017 festival opens this Thursday at 7pm, with a set from MOBO award-winners Sons of Kemet. Kinetic, earth-shaking and always electrifying, the group features four of the UK jazz scene’s brightest stars. Led by saxophonist, clarinettist and ‘BBC New Generation Artist’ Shabaka Hutchings, their line-up includes Theon Cross and both Seb Rochford and Tom Skinner on drums. More info here.
Friday 24th February
The weekend starts here with the Breaky Butler
There’s only one way to start your weekend off right and thats here on The Guide Liverpool as the Breaky Butler presses play on another 30 min old skool mix. Click here for all the info you need to get your spine-tingling anthems direct from the Breaky Butler every Monday and Friday at 9:30am.
Journey to Narnia
Head to St Georges Hall for the Narnia Experience, brought to life by Crosby-based community theatre charity In Another Place, the company also behind 2016’s hugely successful production, The Alice Experience. Visitors are invited to step through the enchanted wardrobe where they will discover a wintery forest scene and whisked to the magical land of Narnia. Take on the role of either Lucy or Edmund and follow the adventure from their perspective in this classic children’s tale by C.S. Lewis. More details here.
Dare to Dine with the Kids
If you and your kids are a bit bored of the usual fast-food chains, why not check out our list of tasty and affordable menu’s (with a number of kids eat free deals too) and eat like kings this half term in Liverpool. From Jamie’s Italian to finger-licking chicken at Yard & Coop and Red’s True BBQ. Click here for all the best deals and tasty menu’s.
Disco Flashback at Constellations
To celebrate the release of our line up for Liverpool Disco Festival 2017 – 30 yrs of Southport Weekender the main man, the maestro, Louie Vega, is bringing his infamous Flashback party to the UK for the first time ever LDF are “goin’ back to the rooots”. Louie Vega takes you on a trip with the best in Disco, Soulful late 80’s and 90’s House classics, Boogie, Rock dance, Nu Wave, Latin & afrobeat classcis. Tickets and details here.
Saturday 25th February
Brunch in Your Neighbourhood
Your Guide Liverpool loves to champion breakfast dining and no one does brunch quite like Neighbourhood, Castle Street. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-1pm you can indulge in a mouth-watering brunch featuring dishes such as smoked salmon, eggs benedict and even sushi, plus bottomless Bloody Marys, seasonal cocktails or prosecco for £35 per person. Book your place at the table here.
From Blues and Soul to Rock & Roll, District House Re-launch
Exclusive Water Street destination, District House is hosting its official re-launch event this Saturday with special guest Connie Lush performing her favourite tracks from Blues, Soul and Rock and Roll legends such as Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Sam Sparrow and Dusty Springfield. We cant wait to check this out. Tickets and more info here.
Roll Up and Brick Up
Dave Kirby and Nicky Allt’s Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels has run at Liverpool’s Royal Court six times since its debut in 2006. The two writers have come back together to write a new show that begins the day after the first show finishes. With the original having sold more than 175,000 tickets over the years, the theatre are looking forward to giving Brick Up fans something new to get their teeth into. Don’t miss your last chance to see it this Saturday. More information here.
Kings of Rock
Kings of Leon bring their first UK show in more than two years to the Echo Arena this Saturday following the release of their highly anticipated seventh studio album, ‘Walls’ at the end of 2016. More info and tickets available here.
Sunday 26th February
Easy like Sunday Morning
Have you had a go at our top brekkie spots in and around Liverpool yet? We want to know where you’re favourite breakfast and brunch spots are and why. Tweet us @TheGuideLpool with your breakfast pics and recommendations and we’ll share the best. Here’s 18 breakfast dishes you could be eating right now!
Otterspool has long been a destination for outdoor fun during half term in Liverpool, whether its simply flying a kite in the high winds coming straight from the Mersey, or scootering along the smooth flat pathways or trying your hand at high ropes, climbing walls and abseiling at the Otterspool Adventure Centre. Hours of fun. More details on outdoor half term fun here.
Sgt Pepper at the Albert Dock
The Beatles Story has unveiled its newest exhibits to mark 50 years since the era-defining Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album was recorded, and Sunday’s are perfect for a wander around the Albert Dock and down memory lane too. Go and check it out. More information on this amazing new exhibit and further 50th anniversary celebrations here.
Style in the Study at Red Door
It wouldn’t be Your Guide Liverpool without a Sunday cocktail spot. The Study is the newest part of the Red Door, Berry Street venue that accommodates up to 70 guests looking out on to the Red Door terrace. Booths are available with table service and best of all no minimum spend. It is all about the cocktails in The Study with brand new concoctions mastered up including Save The Honey Bee, Benedictine and the Strawberry shrub. Find out more and book your booth here.
Charity Fashion with the Lord Mayor of Liverpool
Tickets have just become available for the Lord Mayor of Liverpool’s Charity Fashion Show, 2017. Held at The Devonshire House Hotel on Thursday 30th March, this runway show features 6 high-end designers, live entertainment from Jelli Studio’s and a whole lot of laughs, raising money for four local charities. Click here to find out more and get your front row seats now.
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