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What’s on this week in Liverpool? (27 January-2 February 2020)


Everything you need to know about this week in Liverpool is here.

We’re good to ourselves in Liverpool and it’s hard not to be when we’re shaking away from January with a showcase of new music at Liverpool Independent Venue Week, live local bands at The Cavern, Jazz Clubs playing over dinner and World Ukulele day at Liverpool ONE! 

It’s time to quit hibernating and hit up the great outdoors with a visit from a British Endurance Athlete and a day out at a nature reserve, and after sampling some of the best food around, Burns Night brings a wee dam to town before the Winter Ale Festival arrives at St George’s Hall.

Whatever you’re up to there’s another great week ahead to get up to it in, starting now…

Monday 26 January 2020

Celebrate Burns Night at Liverpool Gin Distillery, Castle Street

Home to some of the finest premium and classic Scotch including Crabbie 8 and 12 year-old Whiskies bring on Burns Night celebrations as the Dark Spirits Bar at Liverpool Gin Distillery hosts whisky tasting followed by dinner of Haggis, Tatties & Neeps from 7pm.

Visit Liverpool Gin Distillery here

Make a meal out of lunch at Pieminster, Bold Street 

There’s pies – and then there’s award-winning pies and a side from the folks at Pieminister with a great selection of Vegan and Veggie alternatives and a menu packed full of flavours.

Visit Pieminister here

The Woman in Black opens at Liverpool Playhouse, Williamson Square

Susan Hill’s sinister tale comes from London’s West End with a lawyer obsessed by a family curse hiring a sceptical young actor to investigate the tale of The Woman in Black.

Book your tickets here

Prepare for your First Adventure with Jamie Ramsey, Cotswold Outdoor, Liverpool ONE

British Endurance Adventure Athlete Jamie Ramsay has a multitude of challenges ahead. Find out how to follow in his footsteps and plan your first big adventures from 6.30pm.

Find further details here

Tuesday 28 January 2020

Independent Venue Week: Yr Ods + Papur Wal at The Jacaranda Club, Slater Street

Two of the finest critically-acclaimed Welsh language bands Yr Ods and Papur Wal join this week-long celebration of independent venues now showcasing live national talent.

Book your tickets here

Curtains: A Musical Whodunnit opens at the Liverpool Empire

Join Jason Manford and former Hollyoaks actress Carley Stenson for this hilarious Tony Award winning murder mystery as a lead actress is murdered on stage at opening night!

Book your tickets here

Go for lunch at Neighbourhood Café on Woolton Road

You say lunch we say it’s time for a taste sensation from Crispy squid salad with chilli and soy dressing to gourmet brioche burgers and ciabatta sandwiches with soup on the side.

Visit Neighbourhood Café here

A midweek catch-up at the Pioneer Bar & Brasserie, Liverpool Road, Crosby

Why wait for the weekend with 3 small plates including basil, shallot and pine-nut bruscetta; Duck spring rolls and sticky pork ribs for £10 and 2-for-£10 cocktails?

More info here.

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Breakfast at Tate Cafe, Royal Albert Dock

Warm-up your morning with delicious hot chocolate including gingerbread or Jack Daniel’s honey whiskey, grab a coffee and pastry to go, or enjoy breakfast with some of the best views around.

Visit Tate Café here

Sound City’s MD Dave Pichilingi at Enterprise Hub, Toxteth Library

Dave Pichilingi discusses his 35-year journey at the forefront of the North West music industry from MD of Sound City to becoming CEO of Modern Sky UK and North America.

Book your tickets here

Enjoy 40% off food at The Clubhouse, Liverpool ONE

Hampton’s style dining with an American rotisserie menu including the famous hanging kebabs, hot pots including chorizo with tomato and red wine and a massive 40% off your food order.

Book your table now

Midweek live music at The Cavern

A great atmosphere guaranteed at a little place you might’ve heard of on Mathew Street with a 12-hour marathon of talented live bands every week. Sound.

Latest line-up here

Thursday 30 January 2020

Winter Ale festival at St. George's Hall

We think you’ve earned a pint so say goodbye to January with over 200 real ales and ciders and some brilliant experimental breweries brought to you for the 7th year. The Winter Ale Festival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Book your tickets here

Liverpool’s Shards play The Zanzibar, Seel Street

Catch homegrown talent as Shards bring us tracks like the Reflections on their shimmering rise to becoming the gentlest Pop giants that side of the stage. Gorgeous stuff.

Book your tickets here

Live music and 40% off dining at Smugglers Cove, Royal Albert Dock

There’s just two days left to enjoy 40% off your January food bill with a brilliant soundtrack of live music and a Guinness World Record breaking variety of rum on the menu. A-hoy!

Book your table here

Ringo Bingo at Frederiks, Hope Street 

We love the sound of The Fab Four – and we love the sound of this – a night of Bingo dedicated to The Beatles with live entertainment and dabbers at the ready, folks!

Book your tickets here

Friday 31 January 2020

The Brink’s 9th birthday party, Slater Street

Liverpool dry bar The Brink blows out the candles with this free party celebrating the many achievements of this brilliant non-boozer – including the launch of their fab new menu!

Further details here

Australian Wildlife Fundraising Party at Evil Eye on Smithdown Road

We’ve seen the devastation so tonight aims to dig deep with a DJ, raffle, special edition of musical bingo and all proceeds going to Australian Wildlife Conservancy trust. Good stuff.

Further details here

Skeleton Key Takeover at Phase One, Seel Street

As part of Independent Venue Week, Skeleton Key Records takeover with a stellar line up including Rongo Rongo, Marvin Powell, The Entire City, Noctural Coast and The Roswell Project.

Buy your tickets here


Friday night drinks at Papillon, Hope Street

Behind the beautiful pink facadé of this pretty pub and eaterie you’ll find a wine list from vineyards across the globe and cask ales from local brewers and regional greats. Perfect!

Visit Papillon here

Saturday 1 February 2020

Breakfast or Brunch at Delifonseca Dockside, Brunswick Way

You’re right. Saturday morning deserves a slap-up start, so take a seat right here and don’t forget to look around the food hall for some gorgeous gourmet treats before you go.

Visit Delifonseca Dockside here

Afternoon Delight Classics Dinner Party with Lee Butler at Camp and Furnace, Greenland Street

A dinner party with a difference! Enjoy food and drinks alongside live Club Anthem covers, your chance to win £500 with the Dance Music quiz and DJ Lee Butler and friends bringing your faves from Quadrant Park, Cream, 051, The Buzz, The State and beyond!

Book your table here

The Music of Prince - Auditorium, M&S Bank Arena

The great man may be gone but the Purple Reign continues with hits including 1999, Little Red Corvette, Kiss, Raspberry Beret, U Got The Look and When Doves Cry.

Book your tickets here

Sonic Yootha is back at 24 Kitchen Street, The Baltic

Expect beats and treats to put the swing in your seat alongside audio-visuals to get you hot, sweaty and just a little Betty. Let’s Get Physical at Sonic Yootha’s first party of 2020!

Find out more here

Sunday 2 February 2020

Ukulele Day for Clatterbridge Cancer Centre at Liverpool ONE

In 2019 World Ukulele Day raised £3K for Clatterbridge, so if you’re in a local club or play for fun join this free open-air ukulele jam at Liverpool ONE to smash the target for 2020!

Further details here


Head out to Martin Mere Wetlands Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

Kids will love exploring this nature reserve with learning zone, guided walks, fabulous flamingos, and all things flying or feathered, before a trip to Mere Side café and pocket money at the ready for the WWT gift shop.

Visit Martin Mere Wetlands Centre here

Sunday Roast at The Butterfly & The Grasshopper, Renshaw/Oldham Street

Expect the tastiest of trimmings with your favourite dinner of the week – a gorgeous roast with Veggie options available and set to the soundtrack of the Anti Social Jazz Club.

Book your table here

Superbowl 54 live at O’Neills, Hanover Street

Liverpool’s American football teams the Merseyside Nighthawks and LJMU Fury host the 54th NFL Superbowl final between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers!

Book your tickets here


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