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This week we’re paying homage to dad’s, beautiful women, African culture, samba and gin, nothing wrong with that line-up in our eyes! From brand new eateries serving up gin on the waterfront to Africa Oye celebrating 25 phenomenal years and there’s even a stage show or two in there for good measure. Here’s Your Guide Liverpool for the week ahead (12th-18th June 2017)……
It’s official! We’re a city of Gin lovers and it just so happens that a brand new eatery and dedicated gin bar has opened up on the citys iconic waterfront. Monday morning might be a bit early to hit the gin though, so why not stop by Gin n’ Juice for a healthy brunch and get a feel for the place before heading back after work? Check out menus and offers here.
This highly anticipated stage production finally comes to the Liverpool Empire this week and we know for sure the tickets have been flying out. Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. Tickets and more info available here.
Cocktails, cinema, gangsters and good times, what more could you ask for on a Tuesday evening? Head down to the New Bird Street Warehouse to indulge in this absolute belter of a film which was released 25 YEARS AGO! Botanical Gin Garden is supplying the cocktails with tasty treats from Ta’amiya. More info and tickets here.
Have you check out LIV Organic on Bold Street yet? Your Guide Liverpool went for a nose around and fell in love with the in-store eatery as well as aisle upon aisle of fresh, colourful and brand new produce. Start your summer with a fresh start and go and see it for yourself. Find out more here.
Rob & Sophie from FourPure will be checking into Dead Crafty Beer Company on Wednesday with their Juicebox 500 Tour. Expect a brilliant quizz, free juiceboxes and a tonne of boozy prizes as well as the usual vast array of beers and boss atmosphere! Book your tickets here.
Check out the brand new refurbished Unity Theatre, Hope Place with its inaugural show, Omnibus, featuring queen of Liverpool theatre, Eithne Brown. Omnibus is set ten years ago and is based on a group of people who end up being held hostage by a gangster! Find out more and get tickets here.
Cant wait to see what Brazilica Fest has in store when it returns to the city on 14-16h July 2017? Well wait no more as the official launch event is taking place at Camp & Furnace, Baltic Triangle this Thursday evening from 6:30pm. Grab a drink, grab a brochure and practise your samba! Tweet us your best moves @TheGuideLpool
There’s even more fun to be had at the Baltic Triangle on Wednesday night at Constellations hosts a Craft Beer Expo, from 15th-18th June. expect over 300 beers, 20+ bars and over 80 breweries, sumptuous street food and amazing tunes. Come rain or shine our sell out festival never disappoints. Tickets and more here.
Now us scouse girls love nothing more than a good flower headband filter on Snapchat and from this Friday you can see the original influence behind it when Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty opens at the Walker Art Gallery. These iconic drawings, posters and photographs show the true nature of art nouveau, which isn’t a good selfie, but natural beauty! Find out more here.
Hitting the city to celebrate a stag or hen this weekend? Save yourself a small fortune and have a ball at Bierkeller Liverpool One with their brand new summer party packages. For just £15 you’re guaranteed brilliant entertainment, drinks, tasty food and the best seats in the house, plus more. Check out the current offers here.
Aintree Racecourse provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable day out and this Friday it’s the stunning Jess Glynne who is taking to the stage. Glam up and enjoy an afternoon of racing before busting some moves to number one hits from Jess’ platinum selling album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’. Get your tickets here.
Prepare to be whisked away to the tropics this week as the Albert Dock Rum Festival returns for a 3rd year. Many of the Dock’s bars, restaurants and shops will be showcasing their wide rum selections, as well as foodie flavours of the Caribbean and live music to put you in a sizzling summer mood! Listings info available here.
The Summer Arts Market will feature the creative work of over 200 of the region’s best artists, designers and makers selling handmade work and original designs directly to the public. Thousands of items will be exhibited and on sale – everything from photography, ceramics and jewellery to screen-prints, decorations, cards, clothing, photography, woodwork, glassware, textiles and handmade beauty products. More info here.
On 17th & 18th June, a handpicked line-up of acts from Oye’s 25-year history will descend on Liverpool’s Sefton Park for a weekend of incredible music and cultural celebrations. In its anniversary year, Africa Oye’s programme of activity will also include film screenings, gigs, parties and exhibitions, something for everyone! Find out more and get involved here.
Hip Hop and wine, a match made in Camp & Furnace heaven and only these guys could turn a basic wine festival into something way more fun. This all day wine and cheese party will feature more than 50 wines from around the globe with cheese from Maray. Ps – why not stay on for the boozy brunch at 12pm? Tickets and more info here.
Everyone’s favourite city meeting place, lunch sit off and unofficial taxi rank is set for a grand soiree this week as the church gardens of St Luke’s (or the Bombed Out Church as we all know and love it) reopen to the public. The reopening will feature two special concerts of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album to tie in with the city’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the band’s landmark LP. Info on performance times here.
Hans Zimmer comes to Echo Arena this week and film fans are going crazy for tickets to experience Hollywood’s most in demand and innovative film music composer whose 100 film scores have made over $24 billion at the box office. Chances are you’ve seen more than one film featuring Hans’ work (The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean). Don’t miss your chance to experience them first hand. Ticket bookings here.
You can do worse than choose a specialist steak restaurant for a Sunday Roast, and we’ve chosen to go a bit up-market with this weeks hot spot. CAU, Castle Street offers a seriously succulent rump steak or half Spatchcock roast chicken, veg, roasties and Yorkshires for £15 a head every Sunday. Find out more here.
Formby Hall Golf and Spa has had a huge refurb and their new swimming pool and spa facilities are just waiting to be explored. Treat yourself this Sunday to a Himalayan Salt Sauna, spa bath, essence infused laconium cabin experience and check out the ice fountain and refurbished steam room. With deals on spa days and breaks, there’s a little oasis for everyone. More information here.
Africa Oye celebrations continue into day two from 12:30pm with even more music, craft, art, food and drink to get involved in. Closing this year’s show is none other than Grammy-nominated reggae star, Julian Marley. Marley will play hits like “Boom Draw”, “Systems”, “Lemme Go” and “Violence in the Streets” along with a selection of his father’s iconic songs, complete with his band The Uprising, in Liverpool’s Sefton Park this June. More into here.
It’s Father’s Day! Well in Dad’s for always being there when we need a lift/tenner/advice on how to get out of the dog house with your mum. We’ve lined up some great ways to have a giggle with your arl fella and celebrate the tremendous man in your life. From helicopters to big steaks and a pint or two….Check out our run down here.
Calling all parents, guardians, grandparents, babysitters etc get your little ones down to Sefton Park this weekend 17th-18th June for two days full of music, food, drinks, craft and fun as Africa Oye returns for a huge party to celebrate it’s 25th Anniversary. A best bit….it’s totally free to join in! All the listings into here.
The closer it gets the more we can’t wait to check out the very first LIMF Presents events coming to Sefton Park from 20th-23rd July 2017. You’re invited to get down as funk and soul legend, Norman Jay MBE brings Good Times to the Palm House on Thursday 20th July at 7:30pm. 70’s and 80’s funk anyone? Get your tickets here.
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