Marie Curie Daffodil Afternoon Tea at The Shankly Hotel

It’s nearly time for Marie Curie’s annual ‘Every Daffodil Counts’ campaign and we at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool are looking forward to lending our support by hosting a special Marie Curie Daffodil Afternoon Tea.

Marie Curie

The amazing work that Marie Curie nurses do across the UK is immeasurable. They provide unyielding support to people living with terminal illness and their families.

Often during their last few months of life people with terminal illnesses spend most of their time in hospital rooms, away from home or loved ones. This is simply because there isn’t an adequate level of care at home for that person and their needs.

Marie Curie nurses work day and night to make sure that as many people as possible can enjoy the final stages of their lives in the comfort of their own home.

The nurses work free of charge day and night to help support families who are caring for somebody with a terminal illness, or to simply provide companionship for those without families.

Daffodil Campaign

The very first Daffodil Appeal took place in 1986, where volunteers were raising funds for the charity by handing out fresh daffodils and collecting donations from the public.

Since then the appeal has grown and in 2005 the charity began using the term ‘Great Daffodil Appeal’.

Now, 12 years on, Marie Curie are the largest provider of UK beds outside of the NHS, in anyone of their nine charity supported hospices.

The Great Daffodil Appeal allows for an excellent standard of one to one nursing care in homes across the UK. Something that families and those who are terminally ill simply cannot put a price on.

The Shankly hotel Daffodil Afternoon Tea

Marie Curie Daffodil Afternoon Tea - The Shankly hotel

The Shankly Hotel was built upon the family values of a great man, and it is by those family values that we continue to support charities like Marie Curie, who are making the world a better place.

We will be handing out Daffodils during the month of March in support of the Great Daffodil Appeal and will look forward to the amazing turnout expected at our Marie Curie Daffodil Afternoon Tea.

The event is due to take place on the 25th March between 12-3pm. To arrange your attendance and do your part for Marie Curie call 0151 541 9999 and quote Marie Curie.

Every little bit helps, so if you aren’t attending the Daffodil Afternoon Tea, pop in and donate for a Daffodil. What costs a little to you is priceless to a terminally ill person and their family.

The Shankly’s Liverpool Theatre Guide

At the Shankly Hotel, we’re lucky enough to be right in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre. And that means we have some of the best theatres in the UK right on our doorstep. For those who have booked theatre tickets in Liverpool and are looking for accommodation, the Shankly Hotel offers luxurious rooms and facilities in a thriving location of the city.

If you’re still planning a stay with us, why not take a look at our guide to the fabulous theatres of Liverpool? We’re located only a short walk or taxi ride away, so we recommend spending a cosy afternoon at the theatre or making your theatre visit a glamorous night to remember.

The Everyman Theatre

Situated on one of Liverpool’s best loved streets, you’ll find the Everyman on Hope Street, between the city’s two breathtaking cathedrals and surrounded by flourishing independent businesses. After reopening in 2014, the theatre won the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture, and with its trademark wrap-around auditorium and environmentally sustainable features, it’s easy to see why.

Renowned for its unique and creative productions, expect to see classic tales turned into plays, jazz nights in their basement Bistro and of course, their famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas panto.

The Playhouse Theatre

Escape from the hustle and bustle of life with a trip to Liverpool’s traditional Playhouse Theatre. You’ll find this iconic theatre right beneath the Radio City Tower in Williamson Square.

The Grade II* listed building showcases a 19th century auditorium and 20th century front of house extension. Radiating character from its striking proscenium arch design, you’ll find yourself transported into the show from start to finish.

This Liverpool gem certainly cultivates an atmosphere. Known to show plays such as The Woman in Black and Haunting of Hill House, this is the go-to theatre for horror lovers hoping to find themselves on the edge of their seat. And for those looking for a more laid back experience.

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Seating an impressive 2348 people with the largest two-tier auditorium in Britain, Liverpool Empire Theatre is arguably the most dynamic in the city. In recent years, the theatre has played host to impressive West End favourites such as Dirty Dancing and Wicked.

With big productions ranging from musicals to ballet, the Empire is one of the city’s best venues for family entertainment all year long.

Liverpool Unity Theatre

At the unitytheatre Liverpool, expect to be swept away into the world of theatre with productions frequently showcasing the local talent of Liverpool.

The Unity describe themselves as a “small-scale theatre with big ambitions”, and we’re inclined to agree. Located off the cobbled streets of Hope Street surrounded by picturesque houses and bars, the theatre never offers anything short of creative, innovative productions that can’t be found elsewhere.

Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Formerly the Neptune Theatre, the Epstein Theatre is known for its sparkling pantomime productions, this family favourite is one that shouldn’t be missed during a visit with the kids to Liverpool.

Described by visitors as an “oldy worldy theatre”, the Epstein has managed to maintain the character of a traditional theatre while weaving in modern twists. Surrounded by Hanover Street’s bar and dining scene, expect upbeat shows and events that are perfect for a night out in the city centre.

Royal Court Theatre

If you ask a Liverpool local about the Royal court, they’re likely to tell you about a good night out. This unique theatre experience allows you to drink and dine in your seat before the show begins and enjoy drinks at your table throughout the production.

You can be certain of a fantastic auditorium, vibrant bar area and high-quality facilities at the Royal Court, which has seen significant investment over the past few years. Plans to continue the upkeep of this stunning venue are already underway.

The Lantern Theatre

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The Lantern Theatre is without a doubt one of Liverpool’s most charming and quaint hidden gems. A cosy, family-run company, this venue was grown from a love for the performing arts.

You’d be unlikely to stumble across the Latern unless you were looking, but located in the Baltic Triangle, just outside of the thriving Liverpool One shopping and dining area. And though the venue is low-key, we guarantee that it’s well worth a visit.

With a cosy bar and a blend of creative productions, visitors can indulge in a range of productions, varying from local writing, acting,  live music and laugh-out-loud comedy from talented performers who are ready to shine.

To start your Liverpool theatre experience with an unforgettable stay at the Shankly Hotel, our team will be happy to find the best available price for you. You can give them a call on 0151 601 8998.

 

8 Things to Look Forward to at the Liverpool Irish Festival

The Liverpool Irish Festival returns to the city to celebrate the unique relationship with Ireland. A showcase event of the very best in music, arts and entertainment.

We’ve long had connections with Ireland and this 10-day long festival celebrates the Irish contribution to Liverpool’s cultural identity and heritage.

There are a plethora of events happening throughout the city during Liverpool Irish Festival and we’re really excited about what’s on offer. The celebrations start today and go on until Sunday 23rd October, and we’ve listed the top 8 things you can look forward to.

Lots of Dancing

The Irish are well known for their dancing and you can expect to see lots of Irish dancing over the course of the next 10 days. As the drinks flow and the inhibitions start to fade, we’re sure there will be some spectacular dancing on show for all to enjoy.

Sense of Community

Scousers and Irish have long had a strong bond, with many sharing ancestries.

This bond is celebrated during the Liverpool Irish Festival and you really do get an impeccable sense of community. Everyone is friendly and everyone is in good spirits ensuring that this festival is one to remember.

Delicious Food

From Scouse to Irish stew, we guarantee you’ll find some delicious food on offer at Liverpool’s Irish Festival. Both Scousers and the Irish are renowned for their love of good, home cooked food. This year  we’re really looking forward to seeing all the stops being pulled out.

Something for the Kids

Liverpool Irish Festival is known for being a fantastic event for all of the family. Whether you have young children, teenagers or fully grown adults, we guarantee there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Liverpool Irish Festival.

There will be a full family day at Museum of Liverpool and the family ceili which have been hugely popular in previous years and are expected again to be utterly brilliant.

Amazing Drinks

As with all festivals, drinks are at the top of the list.

The Irish festival takes place across a number of venues in the city. Some of which are world famous Irish bars sure to be celebrating in style.

Pop into any Irish watering hole for a decent pint, good banter and probably some dancing too.

Soak Up the Heritage

We’ve got oodles of heritage to share and show off, and the Liverpool Irish Festival is going to be showing this off throughout the course of the next 10 days. The whole festival is furthermore extremely educational. Children and adults are able to learn something new about the cities heritage and culture and how this was impacted by the Irish.

You’ll Never Be Bored

You won’t believe how much is planned for the Liverpool Irish Festival.

There is a music evening hosted by Mikey Kenny at the Caledonia, Ceílí class. A social hub and materials library at the Everyman Theatre Street Café and an Irish session at the Caledonia. All showcasing some of the best music and drink in the city.

Opportunity to see Emerging Musicians

Liverpool Irish Festival is a hub for emerging artists and musicians. This means that it is a fantastic place to catch something new and support local bands, both Irish and Liverpudlian.

These gigs are often very intimate and you can really enjoy the music and appreciate their stage presence.

Liverpool Irish Festival

Garden of Eden Open Evening

The newest most exciting Liverpool wedding venue opened its doors last week. The first event of its kind in the venue an amazing wedding open evening for excited brides and grooms.

The Garden of Eden is situated on the top floor of The Shankly Hotel and is set to become one of the most incredible wedding venues in the North West.

Boasting stunning unencumbered views of Liverpool, the Garden of Eden is a magical place to host your special day.

On the day

Hundreds of brides to be and their partners came to the Garden of Eden. All in the hopes of beginning plans for their big day. Couples were introduced to suppliers and most importantly made the decision if Eden was the venue for them.

Our dedicated wedding coordinators were on hand during the two-day event. Offering brides expert advice, answering any questions and providing exclusive tours around the stunning venue.

Eden was beautifully set out as it would be for a special Liverpool wedding. Full table settings, dance floor and flowers were on display to demonstrate to the happy couples, exactly what their big day could look like.

Liverpool wedding venue The Garden of Eden

The open event was free to attend with canapes and prosecco on offer to all guests.

Wedding co-ordinator Ciara Martin said:

“The day went amazing and we were excited to welcome so many lovely couples.

This was the first time The Garden of Eden has hosted a wedding open evening and the venue looked incredible, so we’re really pleased with how it all went.

We were lucky to have such a beautiful day which allowed couples to see all the way down to the docks and appreciate the incredible panoramic views Eden has to offer.

We can’t wait to see the rest of the development completed, and we know it’s only going to get bigger and better.”

This is the first stage of development for The Garden of Eden. Further plans include an extended garden area and a number of hot tubs suspended over the city.

Wedding Open Evening at 30 James Street

Our sister hotel, 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic is hosting their very own wedding open evening on the 18th August for those looking to get married in the iconic White Star Grand Hall.

Wedding co-ordinators will be on hand as well as the best Liverpool wedding suppliers in the business.

Liverpool wedding venue White Star Grand Hall at 30 James Street

If you would like to attend the wedding open evening, please confirm your attendance by dropping a message to weddings@rmstitanichotel.co.uk.

Armed Forces Day 2017 to be Held in Liverpool

A Special Day

Armed Forces Day is an annual day dedicated to showing support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community. From those currently serving to others who have previously served as troops, veterans and cadets are all celebrated.

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, recently announced that the city has been chosen to host the 2017 Armed Forces Day Liverpool.

Whats On

The 2016 event was held in Cleethorpes and featured a show from the Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Also military vehicles were on show and a superbly daring display from parachute teams.

Liverpool is known for its spectacular celebrations so we’re sure this is going to be an event you don’t want to miss. The plans which have been drawn up promise Armed Forces Day Liverpool will be a “colourful spectacle, full of speed and excitement”.

Show your Appreciation

This is a huge honour for our city and we’re extremely excited to be hosting such as prestigious and important event.

The national event it due to take place on Saturday 24th June next year and is a fantastic way for the city and country to show their appreciation for all our armed forces do.