Don’t Miss Our Free Wedding Fayre at The Shankly

If you’re planning your special day, look no further than our spectacular wedding fayre in Liverpool. Join us on Sunday 6th January 2019 for a wedding fayre brought to you by Signature Living Weddings. Hosted within Liverpool’s luxury Shankly Hotel, you can look forward to enjoying exhibitions from some of the UK’s top wedding suppliers.

At Signature Living Weddings, we’re known for our wide range of versatile wedding venues, packages and a sprinkle of the wow factor. We’ll be showcasing everything you could need for the wedding of your dreams, from florists and jewelers, to live entertainers and breathtaking wedding dresses.

The Shankly Hotel is home to two Signature Living wedding venues, Baby Eden and Eden rooftop. Both of these unique spaces are perfect for celebrating with your friends and family. Located on the ground floor, Baby Eden is an intimate wedding venue with a charming atmosphere, while Garden of Eden is a spacious venue for larger celebrations, showcasing panoramic views across the city centre.

We’re sure you’ll get a feel for weddings at The Shankly Hotel during the wedding fayre. Our team will also be on hand to provide information about more Signature venues, including Alma de Cuba, Rainhill Hall and 30 James Street Hotel.

Wedding Fayre Liverpool

Each moment of our wedding fayre is meticulously planned, so that our guests can make the most of the day.

This fabulous event is set to include:

  • A glass of fizz on arrival
  • Dazzling live entertainment
  • A variety of suppliers from the North West
  • Designer Catwalk Show
  • Fabulous Goody bags
  • VIP Lounge

Register Online for Free Entry

To come along to our Liverpool wedding fayre, simply complete the registration form over at Signature Living Weddings.

The Shankly Hotel Wedding Venues

Before coming along to our wedding fayre at The Shankly Hotel, why not take a look at our stunning wedding venues in Liverpool? Each of these exquisite spaces can be tailored to you.

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A charming wedding at Baby Eden at The Shankly Hotel (our smallest venue option)

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Garden of Eden rooftop terrace is a beautiful location for wedding celebrations

A Signature wedding is designed with a difference. Our wedding coordinators can craft your big day from a blank canvas, ensuring every detail is exclusively yours. You can also choose from our flexible wedding packages. These feature everything from live musicians and dancers to fireworks, photography and everything in between!

The inside of Garden of Eden (our rooftop wedding venue) is just as breathtaking as the terrace

The versatility of our venues means we can incorporate live entertainment to your special day, whichever way you choose. Live entertainment at our wedding fayre afternoon is sure to inspire your vision for one of the most memorable days of your life.

We look forward to seeing you soon at The Shankly Hotel. Merry Christmas from us! To enquire about booking your wedding day with us or about our wedding coordinators and packages, you can reach our helpful team today on 0151 305 3753.

Why Liverpool are the Rightful Owners of The Liver Birds

It is rumoured that the Liver Birds oversee separate sections of Liverpool. One looks inwards and watches over the locals, while the second statue stares outwards and watches over the Scouse sailors.

However, it is also rumoured that the two seabirds are an argumentative couple, facing away from each other because of an ongoing dispute. It is this fable that best epitomises Everton and Liverpool’s ongoing feud: Who has the largest claim to the Liver Birds? Everton or Liverpool.

Below, we’ve put forward our argument for Liverpool Football Club.

Liverpool and The Liver Birds

Liverpool is a city of two’s: two cathedrals, two tunnels and, in 1892, two football teams. Following the formation of the club which bores the name of the city, Liverpool Football Club adopted the Liver Bird as the team’s emblem and thus, a 126-year argument ensued.

The National Field newspaper wrote on September 19, 1892 – following Liverpool’s match with Bury – “A flag floated on the old staff, bearing the letters L.F.A surmounted with the Liver. Right proudly did it wave over the field of battle and seemed to beam on its patrons with a hopeful smile.” It seems that the “beaming” seabird was a constant fixture at Anfield – much like the banners that “wave over” the Kop today.

The Liver Birds

If any doubt or confusion remained about the seabird’s owners, when Liverpool were crowned champions for the third time in 1922, a new banner was unwound with the Liver Bird brazenly tacked in the centre even more ardently than before.

This presentation seemed like a premeditated plan to claim the civic emblem as their own and, in 1950, Liverpool began to use a club badge which featured a certain domestic seabird.

The Club Crest

It was in the 1950 FA Cup Final when the Liver Bird first featured on Liverpool’s Spice Boy-esc white shirt.

The Liverpool badge has had various makeovers since then; in 1955 the monogram ‘LFC’ was added to the emblem. Then, in 1992, The Shankly Gates and the maxim “You’ll Never Walk Alone” were included. And finally, in 1993, two eternal flames were added in memory of the 96.

But, the one constant has always been the unchanged Liver Bird.

Unsuccessful Counter Arguments

In November 2008, Liverpool Football Club unsuccessfully attempted to trademark the Liver Bird.

“The Liver Bird belongs to all the people of Liverpool, [it] is a symbol of the city,” said Flo Clucas, while a man from North Liverpool argued that the seabirds were a wider symbol of Liverpool and not Liverpool Football Club.

One of the rather more unusual arguments came from Keith Wilson, an Everton shareholder who attempted to “reclaim” the Liver Birds. Keith argued that the seabirds should be on both kits “because they’re both from Liverpool.” As one could imagine, this idea didn’t go down particularly well.

It is undeniable that the Liver Birds are Liverpool’s. However, when it comes to football, the Liver Bird is synonymous with Liverpool Football Club.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

The Liver Birds

The Liver Bird is blazoned across the memorabilia covered walls of the unique Bastion Bar & Restaurant located within the Shankly Hotel.

The spectacular hotel is ideal for overnight stays, watching Liverpool matches and basking in and enjoying unseen memorabilia.

Sound exciting? Get in touch with our friendly team today by calling 0151 236 0166 or email reservations@shanklyhotel.com

Keep up to date with everything going on at the hotel by following The Shankly Hotel Facebook.

New Year’s Eve in Liverpool | Hogmanay Party at The Bastion

Have an alternative New Year’s Eve in Liverpool and join us in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant for a dazzling Hogmanay celebration you’ll never forget.

We’ll be bringing in the New Year, Scottish style, paying homage to Bill Shankly’s highland roots. Enjoy a ‘right good knees up’ in our luxurious bar and restaurant, set within the famous Shankly Hotel.

Sound good? Well, here’s what else you can look forward to on the night!

Hogmanay NYE Celebration in Liverpool

The Scottish word for the last day of the year, Hogmanay is the celebration of the coming New Year and is sometimes considered more important that Christmas in Scotland!

It’s a celebration for everyone to enjoy, from your best pals, to the wee ones, your ma, your granny and your bonnie lass. When you arrive, you’ll receive a wee welcome drink, alongside a delicious buffet, stacked high with tasty food that is sure to get you in the party mood.

New Year's Eve in Liverpool

Sip on tots or drams of whisky as you enjoy one of the biggest parties of the year, surrounded by all your loved ones.

During the evening there will be some ‘pure barry’ live entertainment and when the clock strikes midnight, you and your clan can toast to 2019 with a complimentary glass of fizz!

There will also be amazing tiered drinks packages available all night, for those Braveheart’s who want to go the whole ‘HOG!’

The party will begin at 7.30 sharp, so get your kilt on and prepare to do a highland jig into 2019.

What’s included;

  • Glass of fizz on arrival
  • A delicious buffet
  • Amazing entertainment
  • A glass of fizz to toast to the New Year

Tickets cost £40 per person plus a booking fee. Book your tickets today to avoid disappointment!

An Unforgettable New Year’s Eve at The Shankly

If you’re planning to spend New Year’s Eve at The Bastion’s Hogmanay Celebration, why not book a room in The Shankly Hotel and really make the most of your night?

What better way to begin a brand-new year in Liverpool than by waking up in a luxurious Shankly Hotel room after a wonderful night of Scottish themed celebrations?

From the classic Shankly hotel rooms, to the vibrant Signature Suites, we offer our guests a range of choice when it comes to luxury accommodation.

Shankly Hotel room - bank holiday weekend in Liverpool

Perfect for groups of friends or family, we specialise in providing unrivalled experiences to our guests, catering for their every want and need.

No need to keep checking your watch or the train times, stay as long as you want and look forward to resting your head in one of our plush double beds.

The next morning, you can also enjoy a delicious, freshly made full English breakfast in our restaurant, the ideal cure to your hangover!

Perfectly located in the heart of Liverpool city centre, just a short walk from both Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central, it is the best place to spend New Year’s Eve in Liverpool.

To book your tickets for the Hogmanay Celebration follow this link and have a New Year’s Eve in Liverpool, you’ll cherish forever. If you’d like to book a stay with us over the festive period, give our team a call on 0151 236 0166.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Spend New Year With Your Family at The Shankly

There truly is nothing better than spending New Year with your family.  This wonderful time of year is perfect for celebrating with loved ones. So, what better way to ring in 2019 than by visiting The Shankly Hotel?

Nestled in the heart of Liverpool, The Shankly is the ideal hotel to use as your base as you explore the city. There are plenty of fun activities and treats to keep the little ones amused, from the famous ice festival, to the Christmas Markets and cosy restaurants to enjoy a delicious meal.

So, book a stay at our luxurious hotel, plan some fun things to do, indulge in some tasty food and toast to the beginning of a new year with your family at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.

A Family Friendly New Year’s Eve

Visit the Ice Festival

If you’re looking for some fun family-friendly things to do this New Year’s Eve, why not visit Liverpool’s amazing Ice Festival?

Set on the beautiful Liverpool Waterfront, take the kids for a spin on the ice rink then marvel at the crystal-clear sculptures in the ice bar. You and the family can enjoy soft drinks, yummy food and warm ponchos to keep you all toasty.

There’s also the UK’s largest ever real ice slide for the bravest of your little ones. The perfect place to kick off New Year with your family, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience at the Ice Festival.

Go on the Big Wheel

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Celebrate the New Year in style by taking a ride on Liverpool’s big wheel. The famous big wheel is open until 1am, so it’s one of the best places to get a last look at the city’s pretty Christmas lights before the year ends. You might even see a few fireworks in the distance!

You and your family can delight in breathtaking views over the city we all love and count down the New Year from the top of the world.

Watch a Panto

Why not treat your family to a panto to celebrate New Year? With a range of brilliant shows on over this festive period, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

You can enjoy the ever-popular Beauty and the Unity Theatre Liverpool for a heart-warming and hilarious family evening.

Or, you can visit The Epstein Theatre and check out the family favourite, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. There are also some magical panto’s on at the Empire, including Jack and the Beanstalk, plus Peter Pan will be flying to the Echo Arena this year!

The ideal activity to enjoy during a New Year with your family.

Explore the Christmas Markets

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Set on St George’s Plateau, the Christmas and Winter Markets are opening until January, so they’re the perfect place to enjoy an alternative New Year.

Ideal for a family occasion, enjoy food stalls from all over the world, festive drinks and a huge host of craft stalls selling beautiful trinkets and gifts.

Tuck into a tasty burger, a waffle or some candy floss, as you enjoy some of the best sights in the city, under the twinkling lights of the markets.

Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris

It might not be in the French capital, but The Garden of Eden are throwing the ultimate New Year celebration with a chic Parisian touch. Bringing the fashion, style and taste of luxury of Paris to the centre of Liverpool, this New Year’s Eve party is the perfect party to enjoy with all your family.

Enjoy a sophisticated celebration and bring in the New Year, Parisian style. If you’d like to come along with your family, book your tickets today to avoid disappointment.

Go Bowling

Searching for a family friendly activity this New Year? Look no further than Hollywood Bowl at Edge Lane Retail Park.

You and the family can book your own New Year’s Eve party and enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival, or squash for the kids. It includes unlimited bowling and nachos from 9pm, your choice of a drink at the lanes and a glass of bubbly at midnight to toast the New Year.

Prices are from £16.99 for adults and from £13.99 for children. You can also book standard bowling for earlier in the night, via the website.

A Meal in the Bastion

Feeling peckish? Carry on the New Year festivities with a delicious meal in the famous Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

Set within the luxurious Shankly Hotel, enjoy a truly unique dining experience and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Bill Shankly.

New year with your family - The Shankly Hotel

Sip on beautifully mastered cocktails and tuck into spectacular food all within this striking restaurant. With amazing offers and something for everyone, The Bastion is the perfect place to experience memorable moments with your loved ones.

Our stunning restaurant offers lucky diners a tasty selection of dishes, as well as a children’s menu, to ensure everyone eats well! Choose from starters such as pulled ham hock served with Stornaway black pudding bon bons, house piccalilli and pistachio, or tempura king prawns with salsa and avocado.

For the main event we offer delicious pan-roasted chicken breast served with smoked onion, duck fat potatoes, buttered leeks and crispy skin. There is also an extensive grill menu featuring everything from rump steak, to rib-eye and lamb chops.

Vegetarians can enjoy curried parsnip pancakes and grilled paneer with garlic creamed spinach, sticky piccolo parsnip and curry oil.  And for the little ones, the children’s menu features loads of tasty treats and healthy meals that are sure to satisfy them.

They can choose from super tomato soup served with a bread roll, or gorgeous garlic bread as a starter. And, for the main course there’s a classic roast chicken dinner, terrific tomato pasta and loads more.

A Scottish Themed New Year Party

After you’ve finished your meal, why not stay at The Bastion and enjoy a dazzling Hogmanay celebration you’ll never forget. Celebrate the New Year in style with a ‘right good knees up’ with your family, paying special homage to Shankly’s Scottish roots.

This fantastic New Year celebration will include a delicious buffet, a drink on arrival, amazing entertainment and a glass of fizz to bring in 2019. What better tway to look forward to a brand new year, than with your whole family at this Scottish themed party. Book your tickets today.

New Year with your Family at The Shankly

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So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate the New Year with your family at The Shankly Hotel and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Rooms at The Shankly offer the ultimate blend of contemporary and classic style with fabulous features. Ideal for family overnight stays in Liverpool, our spacious rooms are perfect for spending a night with your loved ones in style. Sleeping up to 6 people in one room, with amazing features and amenities, a stay in the Shankly is one of a kind.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, you’ll find the city’s best attractions, theatres and restaurants right on your doorstep.

To book your stay at the Shankly Hotel and spend New Year with your family, get in touch with our friendly team today on 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk.

To keep up to date with everything happening at The Shankly Hotel, follow our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Wedding Package: A Magical Winter Wedding in The Garden of Eden

If you’ve always dreamed of hosting your wedding in a winter wonderland, with a beautifully frosty view, this winter wedding package from The Shankly Hotel is perfect for you.

What could be better than brightening up those gloomy winter months than by planning the biggest celebration of your life, at one of the most stunning wedding venues in Liverpool?

Set on the rooftop of The Shankly Hotel, The Garden of Eden is one of a kind. Looking out over the iconic Liverpool skyline, it is the ideal setting to say, ‘I do’.

A Magical Winter Wedding Package

Available October – March only

Winter Wedding Package

Credit: Matthew Rycraft

What’s Included?

Starting From £5,500

This fabulous winter wedding package includes a range of amazing features that will help your day run as smoothly as possible;

  • Prosecco and canapés (3 per person) on arrival
  • A delicious three course wedding breakfast
  • Half a bottle of house wine per person with the wedding breakfast
  • Prosecco for the wedding toast
  • Evening buffet
  • ‘Love’ letters
  • Fully stocked candy cart
  • Cake stand, cake knife and wedding post box
  • Table name/number stands and easel for your table plan
  • Bridal Suite the night of your wedding (subject to availability)
  • Civil Ceremony in Baby Eden optional
  • Designated Wedding Coordinator and Events Manager

This wonderful winter wedding package can cater for 80 guests during the day and 150 guests in the evening.

*Additional charges will apply for extra guests both day and evening.

*Prices will vary subject to date of wedding.

An Enchanting Venue – The Garden of Eden

Winter Wedding package The Shankly

Credit: Matthew Rycraft

Nestled in the heart of Liverpool city centre, The Garden of Eden is one of the most beautiful venues to exchange vows. Set within a breathtaking glass box, you and your loved ones will have unrestricted views of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Three Graces and Pier Head.

Our stunning venue has space for both indoor and outdoor celebrations, ensuring that you and your guests will have a truly memorable day. The magical indoor setting features luxurious botanical interiors, opulent floral features and inventive seating arrangements that really make the most of the space.

On the outdoor terrace, you will find enchanting wintery trees and heavenly white features which will form an idyllic backdrop to your winter wedding photographs.

Host Your Wedding at The Shankly

As well as the beautiful Garden of Eden, The Shankly Hotel boasts luxury suites, a bar and restaurant and a unique Bill Shankly museum.

Each stunning suite within the hotel has been designed with pure opulence and comfort in mind, from fabulous plush furnishings to exquisite amenities, no two suites are the same.

Bridal Suite - Winter Wedding Package

If you are planning a winter wedding with us, our hotel offers couples the wonderful Bridal Suite. With a large Jacuzzi bath, a private snug and double shower, as well as a king-sized bed, you’re sure to have the night of your lives.

The hotel is also home to the Bastion Bar and Restaurant, a luxury space that is perfect for enjoy unique dining experiences. Decorated with never-seen-before Bill Shankly memorabilia, take in the fascinating history as you enjoy some delicious food and drink.

Why Choose Us?

Take the stress out of your wedding day by letting our dedicated team at The Shankly Hotel lend a helping hand. Drawing on years of experience, our devoted and passionate wedding planners will be there every step of the way to help you create the wedding of your dreams.

We pride ourselves on being at the very top when it comes to wedding planning, you’ll always get the best advice from us. We specialise in making your winter wedding dreams a reality, whether you want a large-scale celebration, or an intimate and cosy affair with your closest loved ones.

At The Shankly we also offer some fabulous additional wedding services that are guaranteed to make your day extra special. From unique transportation, to showstopping entertainment, live music, spa treatments and much more, we can give your wedding the wow factor.

So, what are you waiting for, book your magical winter wedding with us today and begin your journey to happily ever after.

If you would like to book our winter wedding package, ask us a question or come and look around our beautiful wedding venue call us on 0151 305 3753.

We look forward to meeting you. 

What’s On Liverpool: Top Events in the City for November 2018

There’s never a dull moment in November: from firework fiestas for Bonfire Night to seasonal festivities kick-starting the most wonderful time of the year, family-friendly events are happening all over Merseyside in the penultimate month of 2018.

So, whether you’re looking to get up close and personal with some dinos at the World Museum or fancy sitting down for afternoon tea with the Mad Hatter at The Shankly Hotel, here’s our guide of What’s On Liverpool November 2018…

What’s On Liverpool, November 2018

Get up close and friendly with dinosaurs at the World Museum

When: 3 November

Where: World Museum

Head down to Liverpool’s World Museum for a hands-on family-friendly activity session with dino-expert Dave. Get ready to handle an Eorapter skull, touch a Tyrannosaurus’ foot and even a Baryonx claw as you discover the fascinating world of these iconic beasts. The event is free and happening at intervals throughout the day.

Enjoy a family fireworks display at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory

When: 3 November

Where: Isla Gladstone Conservatory

Avoid the crowds at the Mersey fireworks display and opt instead for this family-friendly event at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory to enjoy professional fireworks alongside live entertainment in the North of the city. With a BBQ, fully stocked bar, and kids’ disco, it’s the perfect family fireworks event. Tickets £16.50 adults, £11.00 children.

Watch the Mersey light up with fireworks for the River of Light Festival

When: 4 November

Where: Liverpool Waterfront and New Brighton

Head down to Liverpool’s waterfront for a fiesta of Fireworks on Sunday 4 November, as the River of Light festival swings into town.

A collaboration between Culture Liverpool and Wirral Council, this annual event sees the skies above the Mersey lit up with two majestic firework displays from barges in the Mersey and the Fort Perch Rock in the Wirral. Free to attend, you can also catch art installations, street performances and light attractions at both locations. All fireworks start at 6:30pm but visitors are advised to head down by 5pm. For more information, read the 30 James Street full guide.

Surprise Surprise! Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea with Cilla Black

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When: 4 November

Where: 30 James Street Hotel

Get your dancing shoes on for this spectacular sixties event at 30 James Street hotel. Indulge in a decadent afternoon tea inside the historic White Star Grand Hall, with delicate finger sandwiches, delicious sweet treats and, of course, a glass of bubbly, as our dazzling Cilla tribute act wows you with the Scouse star’s most iconic hits including ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’ and ‘ You’re My World’. Tickets £29.95 per person. Call 0151 236 0166 to book.

Transport yourself to Paris at Circo’s Moulin Rouge immersive experience

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Credit: Alternative Cinema Sessions Moulin Rouge | Facebook Event

When: 9 November

Where: Circo

Oo la la! Experience a movie like no other this November, as Circo transforms into a Parisian cabaret club for a film night you’ll never forget. You won’t just be watching the iconic movie: touch, taste and smell the world of Christian and Satine as cast and performers take you on a journey through Moulin Rouge in an immersive experience that’s never been seen before. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged. Tickets from £18.10.

Join the commemorations for Armistice 100 with an evening of music

When: 10 November

Where: Museum of Liverpool

Commemorate the centenary of the First World War with an evening of music and letters at the Museum of Liverpool. Listen to performances from The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, vocal soloist group Voices of Hope, pianist Lauryna Sableviciute and The Honour Choir plus a special performance of a new sound art piece by Stephen Davismoon, remembering the three territorial battalions of the King’s Regiment Liverpool.  The event is free but booking is essential.

Britten’s War Requiem at Liverpool Cathedral

When: 10 November

Where: Liverpool Cathedral

Drawing together orchestral musicians and choristers from both Britain and Germany, this profoundly emotional and moving event will see Benjamin Britten’s full War Requiem performed at the Liverpool Cathedral to commemorate when the guns of the first world war fell silent 100 years ago. Conducted by Andrew Manze. Tickets from £19.

Dress up to the nines for a Gatsby Afternoon Tea

When: 11 November

Where: Cunard House

Prepare for an afternoon of glitz, glamour and dazzle as Liverpool’s iconic Cunard House plays host to a Great Gatsby inspired afternoon tea. Transport yourself to the roaring 20s of New York as you indulge in delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats, pastries and freshly baked scones and an opulent glass of fizz. With live entertainment and fancy dress encouraged, it’s sure to be a real-good party. See you there, old sport.

Tickets £34.95 and include afternoon tea, fizz on arrival plus live entertainment. Call 0151 305 5101 to book.

Fall down the rabbit hole with a Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea for all the family

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When: 11 November

Where: The Shankly Hotel

Take all the family on a Wonderland adventure with the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at The Shankly Hotel. Sit down with your the favourite characters from Lewis Carrol’s famous fairytale as you tuck into a magical afternoon tea of delicate finger sandwiches and delectable sweet treats. With plenty of fun activities, games and immersive role plays for all the family, watch as Wonderland comes alive around you and our incredible characters lead you down the rabbit hole into a world of pure imagination! Tickets: £29.95 adults, £14.95 children. Call 0151 305 5101 to book.

Feel festive at the Liverpool ONE Christmas Launch

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Credit: Liverpool ONE Official | Facebook

When: 16 November

Where: Liverpool ONE

Step into Christmas with Liverpool ONE’s brand new festive event this year, as a giant light spectacular takes over Chavasse park. With a 250-strong choir and a street party happening across the shopping district from 4pm to 8pm, expect plenty of festive fun as the 96-cube light-installation is launched for the yuletide season.

Keep an eye-put for a piano-playing Santa, festive characters roaming around and a special appearance from The Voice Kids 2018 contestant Astrid.  The party will also see the L1 alpine-themed Bar Hϋtte open its doors.

N.B. There won’t be a Liverpool ONE light switch-on this year – the Christmas tree will be illuminated without an event on November 15.

Get browsing at the Palm House maker’s market

When: 17 November

Where: The Sefton Park Palm House

Head down to Sefton Park’s stunning Victorian palm house for a maker’s market amongst the leaves on the 17 November. Free entry.

Foot-tapping fun at the 30 James Street Swing Afternoon Tea

When: 18 November

Where: 30 James Street hotel

Enjoy a classic afternoon tea at 30 James Street inside the historic White Star Grand Hall. Sit back, relax and enjoy some ‘you’ time as you tuck into a delightful afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of prosecco and live entertainment from the world of song and dance. Tickets £29.95. Call 0151 305 5101 to book.

Celebrate the Star Man of music at Liverpool Philharmonic

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Credit: Live On Mars | YouTube

When: 19 November

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Catch Live on Mars as they return to Liverpool with their awe-inspiring performance that celebrates the music, artistry, style and showman ship of iconic pop hero David Bowie.

Fusing sound and vision to reveal Bowie’s many alter egos and creative muses, this stunning light show uses state-of-the-art visuals and amination to bring the Changes singer’s music to life.

With electrifying vocals from Alex Thomas, a world-class band and a show that includes all the Bowie back-catalogue from ‘Space Oddity’ to ‘Let’s Dance’, this is a must for any Bowie fans missing their ultimate musician. Tickets from £24.50.

Be awe-struck by Swan Lake at the Empire Theatre

When: 21 – 24 November

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

The English National Ballet are set to bring the timeless classical ballet Swan Lake to Liverpool this November in a magical production of everyone’s favourite Christmas performance.

Be captivated by the story of the Swan Queen and her lover, Prince Siegfried, as the iconic ballet takes you on an enthralling journey through Tchaikovsky’s famous score with beautiful sets and stunning dancing. Tickets from £13.00.

Drag Queen Story Time

When: 24 November

Where: The Sefton Park Palm House

Take the kids for a glamourous and fabulous storytelling experience in Sefton Park as The Nightbus Queen leads a storytelling extravaganza at this imaginative event which aims to capture the fun of gender fluidity in childhood and offer a positive queer role model for children. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2.50 for children.

Stay at The Shankly Hotel with our incredible festive offers

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Get festive with a seasonal stay at The Shankly Hotel, thanks to our new and exclusive Christmas packages.

For just £69, celebrate some Christmas cheer with three friends and enjoy an overnight stay in one of our luxurious group rooms. The All I Want For Christmas is You package includes a two-course meal at one of our city centre restaurants and breakfast the next morning, plus a free shopping guide and a choice between access to Morgan’s Spa (subject to availability) or car parking.

Or indulge in a festive pamper day with the ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly package, for just £89 per person. Enjoy an overnight stay in a luxury room with three friends, plus a 30-minute spa treatment and a two-course evening meal at the Carpathia Champagne Bar and Restaurant at 30 James Street, as well as breakfast the next morning, ensuring a relaxing and rejuvenating yuletide stay ready for the Christmas season.*

To view all our Christmas packages, visit The Shankly Hotel offers page today. Call our team on 0151 236 0166 to book. 

*Packages are subject to availability and cover Sunday to Thursday only, excluding Liverpool home games. 

Signature Sessions: Homeless Fundraiser Concert with China Crisis & Vile Assembly

Signature Live Sessions returns for yet another live music event, hosted on the rooftop of The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool. On 24th October we will be welcoming Kirby’s finest exports China Crisis, alongside British punk-rock band, The Vile Assembly.

The most unique musical showcase in the city, we are proud to announce that as well as playing host to some amazing artists, our next concert will also be a homeless fundraiser. In recent years, homelessness has become an epidemic in Liverpool and across the UK. According to statistics released by Shelter homeless charity, more than 300,000 people in Britain are officially recorded as homeless.

We hope to raise money for the homeless community to help combat this growing issue and get people off our streets. Every Signature Session event is completely free, however for this special performance we are asking guests if they would like to make a donation to help the city’s homeless. All proceeds will go towards Signature’s new homeless shelter initiative, The Cotton Street Project.

Signature Sessions

Liverpool artist Sub Blue performing at Signature Sessions in August

An Amazing Event for An Amazing Cause

At Signature we are extremely passionate about helping vulnerable people that find themselves without a home. The Cotton Street Project will welcome Liverpool’s helpless members of society to enjoy a unique and inclusive shelter. This is a completely new initiative in Liverpool and will bring the city an alternative approach to our homeless epidemic.

This shelter will serve as a long-term solution and will aim to address the complex issues that face these people every day, from mental health and addiction, to the personal struggles. These people will have access to accommodation, a café, skilled workshops, social activities and professional support.

Cotton Street

Pictured: Signature staff, volunteers and those involved with the new homeless shelter at Cotton Street

Help us bring people together in Liverpool and really make a difference. Come along and show your support at our homeless fundraiser concert with Signature Sessions. If you’d like to know more about the Cotton Street initiative and how you can do more to help, visit our donation page.

About the Bands

Curated and presented by The Farm’s Keith Mullin, we bring together the city’s most influential musicians alongside our brightest new stars, for an unforgettable evening of cinematic music.

After the huge success of Red Rum Club and The Sums in July, followed by Sub Blue and The Farm in August, and finally Natalie McCool and The Christians in September, this month we are bringing you two more fabulous artists.

We’re welcoming Kirby legends China Crisis and British punk band The Vile Assembly to grace our unique stage.

China Crisis

Formed in 1979, China Crisis are a rock band from Kirby, near Liverpool. They were part of a new wave of Liverpool acts in the late 1970s and early 1980s, led by OMD, Echo and Bunneymen, The Teardrop Explodes and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Inspired by the new romantic camp, the band gave their pop songs more edge by injecting political commentary and bluesy reggae rhythms.

In the beginning the band was made up of vocalist and keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon, who shared an affection for the likes of Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, David Bowie and Brian Eno.  The pair eventually asked drummer and percussionist Dave Reilly to join them in 1981, and in 1982 they released their debut single “African and White” as China Crisis.

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The band were signed to Virgin Records and recorded their debut album, Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms: Some People Think It’s Fun To Entertain, which was released in December 1982. They re-released “African and White” shortly after which reached number 45 in the UK singles charts. The follow up single, “Christian” made it to number 12 in the early 1983 and brought them to national prominence.

Over the years, a number of members left and joined the group, however Daly and Lundon remained constant. Their third album, Flaunt the Imperfection, was produced by Walter Becker of Steely Dan fame and reached No. 9 in the UK Albums Chart in May 1985. The band’s last studio album, Warped by Success, was released in 1994, following their parting of ways with the Virgin label. The album produced their final studio chart single, “Everyday the Same”.

China Crisis toured Europe and USA during the late eighties and performed in front of crowds as large as 87,00 in Germany. Since then, they have played a number of live performances and fundraisers events across the world.

The Vile Assembly

The Vile Assembly are a British punk-rock band famous for being whistle blowers on our unjust society. They say what needs to be said through the universally understood medium of music.

Made up of Mark Wainwright, Mark Webb and Paul Mason, Vile Assembly are a tight knit trio of songwriters, musician and producers. The band was formed following a fortuitous meeting between these three life-long friends in a New York café, where they decided enough was enough and the troubles of the world needed to be voiced.

Vile Assembly’s lyricist and vocalist Paul Mason spent a month living on the streets of Liverpool to experience destitution and our ‘vile’ society first hand.  This horrendous experience inspired the band to create the music we all know and love. We can’t wait to see them take to the stage at this very fitting event for the homeless people of Liverpool.

A Breathtaking Rooftop Venue

Every month, Signature Live Sessions takes over the spectacular rooftop venue in The Shankly Hotel to host an unforgettable FREE live music event. Each show invites different and exciting new acts to take to the stage and perform their hits for an eager, music loving audience.

 

Boasting magnificent views over the famous Liverpool city skyline, this amazing venue provides one of the most unique and cinematic backdrops to enjoy some of the very best live artists Merseyside has to offer.

Explore the spacious rooftop and see Liverpool from all angles as you enjoy a live music event that you’re sure to remember for a long time to come. With the option to set up our stage both outdoors and indoors, our sessions will be rocking rain or shine. What’s better than watching some of your favourite bands take to the stage in front of the stunning backdrop of the Liverpool sunset?

As always, doors open at 7:00pm with our first act taking to the stage at 8:00pm. Why not get down early and enjoy a cocktail or a cold pint in this unrivalled venue? There will be delicious food available and the chance to meet and chat with the bands.

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The Sums performing at Signature Sessions in July

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With so much live music to look forward to, as well as in depth artist interviews in lavish hotel suites, extravagant rock star behaviour and all kinds of hot tub shenanigans, stay tuned for all things Signature Sessions.

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We’ll see you on the roof!

Our Guide to All the Highlights at Liverpool Irish Festival 2018

From 18 to 28 October, get set for Liverpool to be painted emerald green as the Liverpool Irish Festival kicks into gear.

Celebrating the relationship between what’s often called the 33rd county of Ireland or ‘the real capital’ and the original green isle, this year’s Irish Festival will see loads of events involving  music, arts, food and drink and culture burst to life across the city in honour of the centuries long friendship between Liverpool and Ireland.

We can’t wait to celebrate everything Irish at the Shankly Hotel. Why not book a stay with us during the festival? Located only a short walk from the city’s main station and many of the cultural sites where festival events are taking place, you’ll be perfectly placed to enjoy every aspect of the festival while enjoying a luxurious stay in one of the city’s premium hotels.

Here’s our guide to the Liverpool Irish Festival 2018 with all the must-see highlights…

Music & Song

Ireland’s music culture lives large at the 16th Liverpool Irish Festival. From world-renowned bands to local jams in pubs around the city, you can find all sorts of musical antics going on this October. Our highlights include…

Seisiúns – Various locations

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Head down to some of some of Liverpool’s favoured pubs and taverns to hear regular ‘sessions’ throughout the festival. These traditional music events are informal gatherings at which trad music is played, and enjoyed.

Budding musicians who know the tunes are invited to join in and experience the shared joy of Irish music but listeners are also welcome!

Sessions include:

  • 8pm, 19 and 25 Oct, The Old Bank in Aigburth
  • 9pm, 19 Oct, Peter Kavanagh’s
  • 9pm, 22 Oct, The Eddie (The Edinburgh)
  • 10pm, 26 Oct, Liverpool Irish Centre
  • 7pm, 28 Oct, Kelly’s Dispensary

Celebrate Samhain with Conleth McGeary

Samhaim, in Irish mythology, was a time when the doorways to the other world opened and allowed supernatural beings and the souls of the dead to enter our world. Celebrate the festival of the dead with Irish singer-songwriter Conleth McGeary as he performs at Kelly’s on Smithdown Road.

9pm, 26 Oct, Kelly’s Dispensary (Smithdown)

Kíla

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Catch one of Ireland’s best known acts celebrating their 30th year of performance with this live gig at the Arts Club.  Having played in over 30 countries, including for the Dalai Lama, Kíla‘s eight members bring differing musical backgrounds to the stage, producing trad Irish music that breaks all the boundaries with freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs and primal rhythms.

And don’t take our word for it: Kíla have previously collaborated with U2, The Dubliners and Sinead O’Connor.

7pm, 19 Oct, Arts Club (Seel St) – Tickets, £21.50

 

Film, Art and Animation

The future of Irish art is looking decidedly female, if the Liverpool Irish Festival is anything to go by. From an exhibition celebrating the Repeal the Eighth campaign, to an evening of Irish short films from women leads, the Irish sisterhood are out and about in the city. Our pick of the arts includes…

Repeal the Eighth

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Head down to OUTPUT Gallery to catch some politically charged artwork inspired by Ireland’s momentous referendum result this year.

In a partnership with Liverpool Irish Festival, the gallery invited artists to respond to the Repeal the Eighth movement which successfully campaigned for the Irish public to permit legislation on abortion and remove the Eighth Amendment of the Constitutional Act.

12pm-5pm, 18-28 Oct, OUTPUT Gallery (Seel St)

Celtic Animation Film Festival

Get to grips with some Celtic-inspired short films as the festival returns for a second year to celebrate and encourage emerging animators to tell and share Celtic cultures and concerns through film.

Head to Liverpool’s Everyman for an afternoon of storytelling, as well as information on contemporary approaches to animation and the preoccupations of the industry.

1-5pm, 26 Oct, Liverpool Everyman (Hope St)

It’s the Travelling Life

Discover the home life of Ireland’s most misrepresented and maligned community with this two-part exhibition of Jona Frank’s photographs depicting the world behind Irish Traveller’s closed doors.

Taking place at two locations, this exhibition aims to show what home life looks like and reveal the day-to-day preoccupations of contemporary Irish Travellers. Catch it at The Brink and George Henry Lee’s on Williamson Square.

11am – 4pm, 11 Oct – 7 Jan, The Brink (Parr St)

11am – 5pm, 18 Oct – 28 Oct, George Henry Lee’s (Williamson Sq)

 

Performance & Poetry

Get cultural with some performance and poetry this October. Plays are leading the charge at the 2018 festival, with plenty of performances hitting Liverpool’s stages. From the comic (The Morning After The life Before) to the movingly emotional (Baggage – about friendship, homelessness and hope), there’s something for everyone down at the theatres…

To Have To Shoot Irishman

Catch this compelling production at Liverpool’s Everyman, as it charts the lives of 20th century Irish men and women in a time of conflict both at home and on the battlefields of Europe. Inspired by true events, the production uses live folk song to tell the story of rebellion, militarism and corruption in the wake of Dublin’s notorious 1916 Easter Sunday.

25-27 Oct, Liverpool Everyman (Hope St) – Ticket £10-£20

Kitty

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Discover the story of Derry woman Kitty Wilkinson and her influence in Liverpool helping to turn the tide on a cholera epidemic in this moving play at Liverpool’s Medical Institution. Exploring issues including class and gentrification, this production celebrates the incredible work of one women to help the city that she called home.

5pm, 25 Oct, Liverpool Medical Institution – Tickets £5

Poetry with Stephen James Smith

One of Dublin’s most exciting poets is performing at Liverpool Philharmonic’s Music room this festival. Stephen James Smith was central to the rise of spoken word in Ireland and has amassed a huge online following, with his videos reaching over 2.5 million views. Often commissioned by organisations such as the Irish St Patrick’s Day Festival and Dublin stadium sponsor Aviva, this is an exclusive opportunity to see one of the country’s hottest talents in Liverpool.

8pm, 28 Oct, Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room (Sugnall St) – Tickets £12-15

 

Food & Drink

It wouldn’t be a celebration of all things Irish in Liverpool without some beer. But if you’re bored of drinking the classic black stuff, there’s an Irish craft beer festival just for you…

Irish Craft Beer Festival

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Smithdown Road’s Handyman Supermarket is hosting a number of small Irish brewers behind its bar during the Irish Festival alongside some favourite soft drinks from the green isle including Cidona (an apple-based drink) and and Club Orange. You’ll also be able to enjoy a complimentary menu of Irish stew, potato and leek soup and crisp sandwiches with Irish bread.

19 – 20 Octo, Handyman’s Supermarket (Smithdown Rd)

 

Family and Fun

Join all the family together to celebrate the Irish contribution to the city of Liverpool with all the family-friendly events taking place during the festival. Learn to dance the traditional Irish way, enjoy a whole day of Irish-related fun at the Museum of Liverpool or take the older members of the family for a right knees up at O’Neills…

Family Day at Liverpool Irish Festival

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Get all the family involved on 27 October in a day incorporating the very best bits of the festival for everyone to enjoy. With craft activities, plays monologues, music, dance, Irish artefacts, screenings, talks, storytelling and a whole load happening all around the Museum of Liverpool, it’s a perfect opportunity to find something for everyone from this broad-ranging celebration of Ireland.

Highlights from the day include a dance performance from the George Gerusson Irish Dance School, with music from Liverpool Comhaltas, a Liverbird origami challenge, the UK premier of GAEIL UK, a tv programme giving insight into the lives of Irish emigrants today, and an ensign making workshop with Alison Little.

10am – 5pm, 27 October, Museum of Liverpool

Get Dancing at the Family Céilí

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Partake in one of the Irish community’s most joyous celebrations at the Liverpool Irish Centre’s céilí.

One of the festivals most popular events, visitors are invited to bring family friends and dancing feet to join in on the raucous fun, learning traditional dances with live music from the Liverpool Comhaltas.

And don’t worry if you’ve got no idea what you’re doing – their professional dance caller will guide you through the dance.

2pm – 5:30pm, 28 Oct, Liverpool Irish Centre (Boundary Ln) – Tickets £5 (£2 for concessions)

Head down for a Hooley at O’Neills

Get set for a good old hooley at O’Neills Irish pub in Liverpool city centre: a ‘big old Irish party with music, dancing and oodles of fun”.

The night includes live music, a warm Irish welcome and plenty of the black stuff. Irish band Prioland will be headlining.

10pm, 20 Oct, O’Neill’s (Hanover St)

 

Talks & Tours

Keep your brain cogs ticking over by trying some of the talks and tours going on during the festival. Our top picks include…

New Voices of Literature

Catch rising stars of Irish literature talking about and reading from their work at this exciting talk in the Victoria Gallery and Museum. The so-called ‘Salinger for the Snapchat generation’ Sally Rooney, Bailey’s Women’s Prize 2016 winnner Lisa McInerney and poet and musician Anthony Joseph will be in conversation with Guardian and Observer book critic Alex Clark about the new generation of writers they present.

10am, 20 October, Victoria Gallery and Museum (Ashton St) – Tickets £8

Irish Heritage Walks

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Catch one of three heritage walks taking place in the city for an insider’s view on how the Irish have shaped Liverpool.

Find out about local history and heritage relating to the Irish community across the city, with three walks covering different areas. Book the South Liverpool Heritage Walk for a historical stroll through Liverpool’s Rodney and Hope Street areas,  join in the Scotland Road Walk for an exploration of Liverpool’s world famous dockland district or take the more general Irish Heritage Walk to find out about Irish journalists, Italian craftsmen, Lancashire slavers and Polish impressionists who have all made an artistic mark on the Scouse city.

Walks:

  • Scotland Road Walk, 1pm, 20 October – £6
  • Irish Heritage Walk, 1-am, 21 October – £6
  • South Liverpool Heritage Walk, 10am, 27 October – £6

For more information and meeting points, check out the Liverpool Irish Festival website.

 

Stay at The Shankly Hotel for Liverpool Irish Festival

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One of our luxury suites at The Shankly Hotel

Stay in the heart of all the action during Liverpool Irish Festival with a night at The Shankly Hotel. Located just a stone’s throw away from Lime Street Station, and with all the city’s most popular attractions just a short walk away, it’s perfectly situated for exploring everything Liverpool has to offer, including the Irish Festival.

A tribute to the life and legacy of one of football’s finest managers, our suites are as unique as Bill Shankly himself, offering comfort, style and space with a heritage twist. Indulge in luxury rooms and incredible amenities including Jacuzzi baths, flat-screen TVs and ultra-comfortable double beds.

For more information and to book your stay at The Shankly Hotel, call our team on 0151 236 0166 or visit our booking page today.

What’s On, October 2018 | The Best Events in Liverpool this Month

Kylie, Sir Cliff Richard and an interstellar music performance – they’re just some of the exciting events in Liverpool you can enjoy this month, only a stone’s throw away from The Shankly Hotel. Whether you’re a theatre buff, a music fan or just in the mood for some exciting family entertainment, October is jam-packed with things to do and see across Merseyside.

Looking for unique  and unforgettable experiences in the city? Catch up on all the best Signature Living events in Liverpool with our What’s On Guide for Summer-Autumn 2018 from Signature TV below.  Read on to discover our pick of the best events in Liverpool this month…

 

Our Pick of the Best Events in Liverpool This Month…

Catch Daniel O’Donnell Performing at the Philharmonic

When: Monday 1 October

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

One of the UK’s best loved artists is back touring the country and he’s playing just a single night at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall. Catch Daniel O’Donnell and his recently revamped band performing songs from his 38 studio albums in a show that’s sure to be filled with life-affirming music, song and laughter. Tickets from £35.

Back by popular demand: Bongo’s Bingo Liverpool

When: Various dates throughout October

Where: Camp and Furnace

They’re back! The notorious founders of the bawdiest events in Liverpool have returned home triumphant after a UK tour and they’ve announced nine dates in Merseyside. Get ready for an eyeful of the fabulous Sweaty Betty, highly unsuitable family-fun and prizes you wouldn’t give your grandson at the fabulous Bongo’s Bingo. Tickets are currently sold out for all dates bar the Halloween special but keep a close-eye on the website as they sometimes release more.

Jump on the Loco-Motion with Kylie at the Echo Area

When: Wednesday 3 October

Where: Echo Arena

The iconic Kylie Minogue is stopping off in Liverpool for her autumn tour and is sure to get all of Merseyside Spinning Around with some of her biggest and best hits. Tickets from £55.

By the Waters of Liverpool at the Empire Theatre

When: Wednesday 3 October – Saturday 13 October

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Catch this stage adaptation of the best-selling book by Helen Forrester in its UK premiere at the Liverpool Empire. Following on from the success of Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey, By The Waters of Liverpool follows Helen at the age of 20 looking for love in the arms of a tall, strong seaman on the banks of the Mersey. But war looms on the horizon and the future of the girl’s beloved Liverpool hangs in the brink. A moving account of Helen Forrester’s teenage years and the devastating effect the Second World War had on her hometown.

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A previous visit from the giants. Source: Sean Wheeler Photography

The Giants Return with ‘Liverpool’s Dream’

When: Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October

Where: Various locations

The star highlight of events in Liverpool this month, French theatre group Royal de Luxe are bringing their larger-than-life puppets back to Liverpool for a final time in October. The four-day extravaganza will see the Little Boy Giant, the Big Giant and the fabulous dog giant, Xolo, walking about the city in a celebratory long weekend as they act out a storyline titled ‘Liverpool’s Dream’.

Catch them at various locations, including in the Wirral for the first time, as they explore the city once more. For a full schedule, including some of the best restaurants and bars along the Giant’s routes, read our guide to the giants in Liverpool.

Why not stay at The Shankly Hotel during their visit? Located in the centre of the city, our hotel is perfect placed to catch all the action close-by.

Journey to Justice Exhibition at the International Slavery Museum

When: from 5 October

Where: International Slavery Museum

Explore how the US civil rights movement helped move people in the UK and the rest of the world to fight for their own rights in a new exhibition opening at the International Slavery Museum this month. Charting the extraordinary stories of lesser-known women, men and children involved in struggles for freedom in the UK and US, this moving installation shows how great social and political change can be led by ‘people like us’.

Grab some vinyl at The Independent Record Fair

When: Sunday 7 October

Where: Constellations

Head down to the Baltic for an afternoon of LP buying, music and good food at the Melodic Distraction Independent Record Fair. Anyone from seasoned diggers to new-found enthusiasts are welcome at this congregation of private sellers, local record labels and at least one internationally renowned headline label. Pick up merchandise, streetwear bands and a Sunday roast served up by Constellations as well, and enjoy music from Melodic Distractions DJs. The event is free but a £2 donation is suggest.

Blast Off! with a family concert at the Philharmonic

When: Tuesday 9 October

Where: Philharmonic Music Room

Get the kids excited about classical music with these two rocket-powered performances in the Philharmonic Music Room. Help astronaut Claire Henry and musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra charge up a rocket so it can blast off into the stratosphere to a soundtrack  of interstellar music. Tickets are £11 for adults and £7 for children.

Jane Austen’s Persuasion at the Playhouse

When: Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 October

Where: Liverpool Playhouse

Enjoy Jane Austen’s most romantic comedy, Persuasion, adapted for the stage at the Playhouse for a short run only. Telling the tale of Anne Elliot and her devastatingly journey through love, this is a masterclass of storytelling awash with love, loss and longing.

At Last: The Etta James Story at the Philharmonic

When: Tuesday 9 October

Where: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Relive the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life with a knock-out stage performance from the sensational Vika Bull and some of Australia’s funkiest musicians. With stirring renditions of the soul-singers most iconic hits such as ‘Something’s Got a Hold on Me’ and ‘At Last’, this electrifying stage show charts the tumultuous career of James, from her Grammy Awards to her addiction struggles. Tickets from £28.50.

Catch the iconic Sir Cliff Richard on his UK tour

When: Wednesday 10 October

Where Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

It’s time to say Congratulations to Britain’s ultimate pop star who’s celebrating 60 years in the music industry. Heading to Liverpool for one night only to entertain fans with some of his biggest hits as part of the 58-18=60 Tour, catch Sir Cliff Richard at the Philharmonic Hall with special guests for a night of Devil Woman, Living Doll and Ocean Deep. Tickets from £70.

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The Baltic Triangle Vegan Market. Source: Baltic Market Facebook page

Baltic Triangle Vegan Market

When: Sunday 14 October

Where: Baltic Market

Indulge in some vegan peanut butter, pizzas, burgers and beers at this plant-based extravaganza in the Baltic Market this month. Catch all your favorite Merseyside specialist stalls plus plenty of amazing street food vendors from 11am until 3pm. A must-visit for vegans looking to enjoy some animal-friendly events in Liverpool this October.

The Unreturning at The Everyman

When: Tuesday 16 October – Saturday 20 October

Where: The Everyman

Catch this new play, directed by Neil Bettles, which explores the effects of war on young lives. Set in a British Northern Coastal town, The Unreturning tells the interwoven stories of three young men coming home from war set at different times over the last 100 years. Tickets from £10.

Liverpool’s Irish Festival 2018

When: 18 – 28 October

Where: Various venues

Celebrate Liverpool’s emerald roots this October as the annual Irish Festival kicks into action across the city. This year’s festival explore ‘the Seventh County’ and its deep connections to Ireland with events in Liverpool including discussions, poetry, art, comedy and much more.

Highlights include comedian Deborah Frances-White recording her hugely successful podcast The Guilt Feminist at Liverpool Playhouse, an Irish craft beer festival at the Handyman on Smithdown Road and a exhibition at OUTPUT Gallery which invited artists to show their response to this year’s #YesTogether / Repeal the Eighth Campaign.

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One of the Irish Festival’s 2015 installations by Irish artists Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly. Source: Liverpool Irish Festival Facebook page.

Celebrate 50 Years of children’s books with Quentin Blake’s stunning illustrations

When: From 19 October

Where: Lady Level Art Gallery

Take a look at more than 40 works from everyone’s favourite children’s illustrator at the Lady Lever Art Gallery’s new exhibition on Quentin Blake. Celebrating the professional relationship between the famous artist and children’s author John Yeoman, this showcase includes original drawings from their most recent project together, as well as a further 10 projects they have worked on from picture books and short novels to adaptations of classic folk tales.

Readings, workshops and books at Liverpool Literary Festival 2018

When: 19-21 October

Where: Various locations across the University of Liverpool

The written word is taking centre stage at Liverpool’s Literary Festival, with inspiring discussions on everything from fake news to graphic novels, life-writing and poetry. Events in Liverpool include discussions on killing favourite characters off, a talk with music journalist Paul Du Noyer, an intimate ‘date’ with Tony Robinson and a panel of new authors including MAN Booker prize nominee 2018 Sally Rooney.

Rock of Ages at the Empire Theatre

When: Tuesday 23 October – Saturday 27 October

Where: Liverpool Empire Theatre

Head-bangers get ready – the smash hit musical Rock of Ages is back in town with over 25 classic rock anthems interwoven into a hilarious musical comedy that had audiences around the globe laughing.

Million Dollar Men Show

When: Saturday 20 October

Where: Arthouse Hotel

It’s raining men and you’re all going to be shouting Hallelujah by the end of the night! Catch Merseyside’s alternative to Magic Mike at the Arthouse Hotel this October as the Millionaire Dollar Men bare all for your entertainment at one of the sauciest events in Liverpool. Enjoy gorgeous men and great dancing plus special talents such as fire-breathing and breakdancing in this action-packed night out. For just £20 per person, you and your friends can enjoy the full show with a complementary drink on arrival.

Why not make a night of it and stay at in one of the Arthouse Hotel’s luxurious suites, perfect group accommodation for a girl’s midweek treat?

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Get creepy at The Monster Halloween Ball. Source: The Lantern Company Facebook page

Get Spooky at the Palm House’s Monster Halloween Ball

When: 24 -26 October

Where: Palm House Sefton Park

Head down to the Palm House for three days of fiendish family fun with The Lantern Company, as the spooky and spectacular are brought to life during workshops, parades and devilish dance-offs. Take your little beasts down for all-day creative events, including monster mask making and lantern crafting before venturing out (if you dare) at dusk for a Mini Monsters Party where weird and wonderful puppet guests will be lighting up the dance-floor. One of the must-do family Halloween events in Liverpool this month. Tickets start from £7.50.

The Biennial’s Liverpool Mountain at the docks

When: from 23 October

Where: Tate Liverpool

Catch the gravity-defying sculpture by Ugo Rondinone outside the Tate Liverpool as the artist’s first UK public artwork crash lands on the docks for Liverpool Biennial 2018. Famed for their eye-catching colours, and Instagram-friendly aesthetic, the Liverpool mountain is sure to be an exciting addition to the waterfront this autumn.

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Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, 2016 by Ugo Rondinone – a similar structure to what the Liverpool Mountain will look like. Source: Twitter | @Biennial

Mamma Mia! An ABBA tribute night at the O2

When: Saturday 27 October

Where O2 Academy, Liverpool

Get ready for a soul-shaking, move-making night at Liverpool’s O2 Academy as the sensational ABBA’s Disco Wonderland tour hits Merseyside. Disco classic alongside ABBA’s greatest hits – what more could a Dancing Queen want from a night? It’s time to be thankful for the music, and enjoy the dodgy 70s décor. Tickets from £7.00.

Sing-a-long to Dusty Springfield’s greatest hits at an exclusive afternoon tea

When: Sunday 28 October

Where: White Star Grand Hall, 30 James Street Hotel

Get ready to sing your heart out to Britain’s Queen of Soul – 30 James Street are hosting an afternoon tea celebrating everything Dusty Springfield and you’ll be Wishin’ and Hopin’ to come along!

Celebrate the Son of a Preacher Man singer’s greatest hits during an exclusive afternoon tea of indulgent finger sandwiches, sweet treats and fizz as spectacular tribute act, Emily Clark, takes you on a journey through Dusty’s solo career. Enjoy classic hits such as I Only Want To Be With You and You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me as you soak in the historic interiors of the iconic 30 James Street. Tickets are just £29.95.

Watch Hocus Pocus with the Coven at Love Thy Neighbour

When: Wednesday 31 October

Where: Love Thy Neighbour, Bold St

Join the coven in Love Thy Neighbour’s secret basement cinema for a special screening of the Halloween favourite Hocus Pocus. Celebrating 25 years of the iconic film, you’ll be able to indulge in cauldron brew and cinnamon popcorn as you catch the Sanderson sisters back in action once again. Tickets are £7.50.

Enjoy a Stay at The Shankly Hotel

When: October

Where: The Shankly Hotel

Why not book an autumn stay in Liverpool this October with one of The Shankly Hotel’s exclusive autumn offers? Chose one of three seasonal packages and indulge in a luxurious overnight stay at our Shankly suites, with sumptuous inclusive treats.

Enjoy some rest and relaxation with the Autumn Revive for just £159 per couple and be treated to an overnight stay plus spa session at Morgan’s Spa, with included spa treatment and breakfast the next morning at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant.

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For a night to spoil your loved one, why not book our Autumn Relax package, and take them for a romantic overnight stay at The Shankly, with chilled prosecco ready in your room on arrival and breakfast included at The Bastion Bar and Restaurant? All for just £99 per couple.

Or enjoy a short city break, with an overnight stay, two-course evening meal and breakfast the next morning with our Autumn Escape offer, for just £138 per couple.*

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our pick of the best events in Liverpool this month. We can’t wait to welcome you to The Shankly Hotel and our incredible city. For more information or to book, call our team today on 0151 909 3648 or visit our booking page now.

*Subject to availability. All Shankly Hotel Offers are for Sunday – Thursday stays, excluding bank holidays and all Liverpool home games. A £30 supplement applies to Friday nights.

Live Music Liverpool: Signature Sessions With Natalie McCool and The Christians

Signature Living are proud to present Signature Live Sessions, the most unique live music Liverpool event in the city. On Tuesday 18th September, we are welcoming two more outstanding artists to our spectacular rooftop venue on The Shankly Hotel, to showcase the very best Merseyside musical talent.

Each month, the city’s latest and greatest artists perform their hits on the breathtaking Eden rooftop, with the iconic Liverpool skyline as a backdrop. Curated and presented by The Farm’s Keith Mullin, we bring together the city’s most influential musicians alongside our brightest new stars, for an unforgettable evening of cinematic music.

After successfully kicking off Signature Sessions in style with Red Rum Club and The Sums in July, followed by Sub Blue and The Farm in August, this month we are bringing you two more fabulous artists for a FREE gig in the heart of Liverpool.

Gepostet von The Shankly Hotel am Montag, 10. September 2018

Live Music Liverpool – Signature Sessions

On Tuesday 18th September, we will be welcoming two amazing artists to our stage for the third Signature Live Sessions. The first will be the hugely talented English singer-songwriter Natalie McCool, famous for her inimitable style and gloomy indie-pop. She was first recognised when she won a Yamaha-sponsored national song writing competition judged by Coldplay front man Chris Martin and ever since then, she has become one of the best new artists in Merseyside.

McCool’s breed of slick alternative pop has won acclaim from tastemakers including The Sunday Times, Q, Clash, Line of Best Fit and the 405, as well as Huw Stephens and Alice Levine, while BBC Introducing described the edgy artist as “one of the finest emerging songwriters around”.

As well as the wonderful Natalie McCool, Signature Sessions are inviting the legendary Christians, who first burst onto the scene in the late 1980s.  Renowned for an endless string of soulful, yet socially aware hits such as Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Words, The Bottle and many more,  The Christians are currently enjoying a successful revival to the Scouse music scene.

Named after the surnames of the three brothers that were originally in the line-up and also coincidentally guitarist Henry Priestman’s middle name, this iconic band have had a long list of top 40 hits. Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian, who very much deserves the Daily Mirror’s description of him as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop’, we can’t wait to see this legendary band take to the stage in their hometown.

With so much live music to look forward to, as well as in depth artist interviews in lavish hotel suites, extravagant rock star behaviour and all kinds of hot tub shenanigans, stay tuned for all things Signature Sessions.

Eden Rooftop

Signature Live Sessions will be taking place every month on Eden’s spectacular rooftop, with different and exciting acts headlining the show each time.

So, make the most of this jaw-dropping setting and get down early, grab a drink, take in the view and meet the bands. The bar will be open from 7pm and there will be food available.

What’s better than watching some of your favourite bands take to the stage in front of the stunning backdrop of the Liverpool sunset?

We’ll see you on the roof!

Doors open at 7:00pm with our first act, Natalie McCool taking to the stage at 8:00pm. So, make sure you don’t miss out on the action by securing your FREE ticket via Eventbrite today.

To be the first to get on the list for future live music Liverpool events and see some of the amazing past events, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Christmas Party Liverpool | Enjoy an Enchanting Experience at The Shankly Hotel

The festive season is the most wonderful time of the year and here at The Shankly Hotel, we’ve got all you need to help you celebrate in style. Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas Party Liverpool style and check out some of the fun festive activities and dining options that are sure to get you in the yuletide spirit.

From showstopping Christmas party ideas, to idyllic Christmas Day celebrations, New Year’s Eve extravaganzas and festive dining, The Shankly Hotel has everything you need for the perfect Christmas night out.

Christmas Party Liverpool 2018 | Enjoy an Unforgettable Celebration

The Shankly Hotel is home to three spectacular venues, that are ideal for small or large groups looking to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

From the breathtaking Garden of Eden, to the cosy Baby Eden and the opulent Bastion Bar and Restaurant, our hotel offers guests a range of amazing options when it comes to Christmas party planning.

Whether you’re celebrating the festive season with work colleagues, friends or family, party the night away at The Shankly Hotel.

The Garden of Eden

Christmas Party Liverpool

The enchanting Garden of Eden is bursting with yuletide charm and character, making it a perfect host to your Christmas party. Located in the heart of Liverpool city centre, enjoy this unique rooftop setting surrounded by your closest friends, family or co-workers for an unforgettable celebration.

The Garden of Eden features gorgeous interiors and breath-taking views over Liverpool’s skyline. Gaze out at the view whilst you enjoy great festive music, a tasty Christmas menu and the company of your nearest and dearest. We will be decking the venue out with luxurious Christmas decorations and wintery features, to help you really get in the yuletide spirit.

Party nights at the Garden of Eden include a delicious three-course meal, where diners can indulge in dishes such as Spiced Pumpkin Soup, Roast Cheshire Turkey Breast served with all the trimmings and mouthwatering traditional Christmas Pudding.

Baby Eden

Christmas party venues Liverpool

Our delightful Baby Eden venue is perfect for smaller Christmas parties in Liverpool. Atmospheric and cosy with an intimate feel, this stylish space is ideal for seasonal celebrations throughout December.

Whether you’re planning a festive celebration with work colleagues, a well deserved get together with your friends, a family occasion or a mixture of the above, this beautiful venue is the ideal place to raise a toast to Christmas.

Set on the ground floor of our hotel, Baby Eden exudes charm and character, making it an idyllic backdrop to your festive photographs.

The Bastion Bar and Restaurant

Christmas party venues Liverpool

If you’re searching for a more casual Christmas Party Liverpool venue, look no further than The Bastion Bar and Restaurant. Why not book a table in this popular restaurant and enjoy an atmospheric dining experience with your loved ones?

Our luxurious venue offers diners a unique experience where you can tuck into delicious food and tasty drinks, served surrounded by amazing Bill Shankly memorabilia. You can either enjoy a delicious festive meal, or why not try our seasonal afternoon tea? Perfect for sharing during a unforgettable Christmas party.

At The Shankly Hotel, we also offer a number of festive packages that run across the whole yuletide season. You and your loved ones can enjoy a luxurious Christmas Day feast in either Eden of the Bastion, or perhaps a Boxing Day treat?

Whatever you’re looking for, our hotel is sure to have something that suits your needs. Check out what’s on this festive period at The Shankly Hotel.

A Festive Stay at The Shankly

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The Shankly Hotel offers guests an entirely unique experience. The stylish hotel attracts football fans from around the globe as well as guests in search of something special.

We encourage guests to make their Christmas party all the more special with an overnight stay in our luxurious hotel. Whether you fancy heading out for the night to continue the fun or heading to bed, you’ll have both options to choose from.

Rooms at The Shankly offer a lavish blend of contemporary decor and classic style. Sink into a comfortable double bed and enjoy luxury facilities at your leisure. And if you have a little too much festive cheer, you can recover from the night before in a rejuvenating whirlpool bath. Perfect!

The Shankly Hotel - Christmas

Our hotel is a beautiful tribute to the legendary Liverpool FC manager, Bill Shankly and guests are welcome to enjoy the exclusive collection of memorabilia on display. Kindly donated by the Shankly family, our fascinating museum includes Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract and personal typewriter.

The Bastion Bar & Restaurant boasts a fantastic menu of tantalising light bites and indulgent meals. The Bastion is also a local favourite for a refreshing pint or eclectic cocktail.

So, for the ultimate Christmas party Liverpool, look no further than The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool.

So, we hope you’ll join us this Christmas at The Shankly Hotel for a Christmas party filled with merriment!

To book your Christmas Party Liverpool at one of our venues, you can contact us on 0151 305 3753 or check out our festive page here. You can also keep up to date with all things festive by following us on Facebook! 

What’s On September 2018: Liverpool’s Best Cultural and Heritage Events

Summer might be turning into autumn, but that hasn’t stopped Liverpool’s events calendar this month – there’s still plenty going on across the city, so whether you’re hiding from the rain or enjoying the last few days of summer sunshine, you’re sure to find something to do despite the weather.

From watching Sister Act with a live gospel choir accompaniment, to two weeks of jokes, jesting and laughter at The Liverpool Comedy Festival, September in the city is jam-packed with exciting and unusual happenings we can’t wait to try. Here’s our guide to What’s On Liverpool this September. Plus, check out the best events this season with a run-through from Signature TV:

1920s Gatsby Afternoon Tea

what's on September

Get your glad-rags on for a Gatsby affair

When: 1:30pm, 1 September

Where: Cunard House

Get your glad rags on for an afternoon of partying in true Gatsby style at one of Liverpool’s most iconic and glamorous venues. Indulge in a roaring 20s afternoon tea, complete with delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats and prosecco, while you enjoy some amazing live entertainment.

For more information, and to book, visit cunardhouse.co.uk

Fusion Festival 2018

what's on September

The full Fusion Festival line-up

When: 1-2 September

Where: Otterspool Promenade

Some of the biggest names in music are heading to the waterfront for a weekend of pop this month. Catch David Guetta, Shawn Mendes, Years & Years, Jess Glynne and Clean Bandit plus loads more at the music festival hosted by Capital FM. This year is set to be bigger than ever.

For more information and tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Cilla and the 60s

what's on September

Surprise surprise! Join us for an afternoon of everything Cilla

When: 1:30pm, 2 September

Where: 30 James Street

Surprise, surprise! Join us at 30 James Street as we play host to a spectacular sixties afternoon. Indulge in a delicious afternoon tea in the historic White Star Grand Hall and a showstopping Cilla Black tribute to take you through the hits from way back when. Plus, you’ll get fizz on arrival to make it an afternoon to remember.

For more information, and to book, visit rmstitanichotel.co.uk

Knowsley Hall Annual Public Opening

what's on September

Source: Visit Liverpool

When: 3 – 7 September

Where: Knowsley Hall

Half an hour’s drive outside of Liverpool, the historic Knowsley Hall is opening its doors for the annual showcase of the stunning property to the public. The Earl and Countess of Derby are inviting you into their home to enjoy a special exhibition, which highlights paintings of female family members through the centuries.

There’s also a chance to see historical dresses on display from the Derby Collection, including the robes worn by the late Lord and Lady Derby at the coronation of the Queen in 1953. You’ll also get a tour of the Hall – an opportunity to see inside one of Merseyside’s hidden architectural treasures.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the website knowsleyhallvenue.co.uk.

Historian David Olusoga at The Bluecoat

what's on September

Source: Bluecoat Facebook Event Page

When: 5 September

Where: Bluecoat

British Nigerian historian and TV star David Olusoga is heading back to Liverpool after his acclaimed television series A House Through Time to give a talk on his academic research on slavery and Liverpool. Head to The Bluecoat in the city centre to hear the award-winning historian and author discuss the city’s tragic history with the trade.

Tickets and more information available on the Facebook Event Page.  

40 Years of Grange Hill Exhibition

what's on September

Source: Museum of Liverpool website

When: 7 September – 24 February

Where: Museum of Liverpool

Remember Grange Hill? Remember Zammo, and Pogo and Gripper?

Then you’ll love this new exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool exploring the groundbreaking BBC children’s series and its links to Liverpool. Many of the famous scenes from the series were based on lead writer  Phil Redmond’s own experiences from his Liverpool school days and the display includes a number of unique objects from the scouser’s personal archives.

Mobster & Moll Murder Mystery

what's on September

Join in for an evening of mystery and mobsters

When: 1:30pm, 9 September

Where: 30 James Street

Sharpen your detective skills for an afternoon of New York’s most dastardly Mobsters and Molls with this unmissable murder mystery event at the luxurious White Star Grand Hall. Recreating the roaring 1920s of the Big Apple, you can expect laugh-out-loud moments from our comedy characters as you indulge in a decadent afternoon tea with fizz on arrival.

For more information, and to book, visit rmstitanichotel.co.uk

Just Dusty – Dusty Springfield Afternoon Tea

what's on September

Sing and dance your way through our Dusty Afternoon Tea

When: 1:30pm, 9 September

Where: The Shankly Hotel

Join us for an afternoon of your favourite Dusty Hits performed by the fabulous Emily Clark. Enjoy Dusty’s best known hits, from ‘Only wanna be with you’ to ‘You don’t have to say you love me’ as you indulge in a luxurious afternoon tea complete with a glass of fizz.

Rooftop Cinema: The Greatest Showman

what's on September

The Eden Rooftop at The Shankly Hotel

When: 14 September

Where: Eden Roof Terrace, The Shankly Hotel

Ignore the autumn chill, grab your blankets and head to The Shankly Hotel to watch The Greatest Showman under the stars, as Alternative Cinema Session and Skyline Events celebrate a summer of outdoor movies with one final showstopping event. Expect free popcorn and pop-up bars plus live entertainment and Liverpool’s biggest temporary outdoor screen. With sofas, camp chairs, bean bags and blankets at your disposal, it’s set to be a cosy night under the stars.

Grab one of the pre-movie meal packages or party apartment deals while you can to enjoy a night of luxury fit for the stars at The Shankly Hotel.

Tickets will be released shortly. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

The City of Liverpool Tattoo

what's on September

City of Liverpool Tattoo Facebook Page

When: 14 – 15 September

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

Liverpool’s first ever military tattoo will see a host of military bands and live performers coming together in this incredible spectacle. Including British Army drummers, pipe and flute bands, the City of Liverpool Highland Dancers and The Imperial Corps of Drums Liverpool, it’s guaranteed to be a loud, proud and bold experience.

For more information and tickets, head to the Facebook Event Page.

The Liverpool Comedy Festival 2018

what's on September

Source: Visit Liverpool

When: 14 – 30 September

Where: Various locations across the city

Get your laughing muscles ready – The Liverpool Comedy Festival is back, with familiar faces and up-and-coming talent from across the Merseyside region. Taking over 20 venues in the city with a staggering 100 shows scheduled, it’s an all-out celebrating of the funniest city in the UK.

For more information, and tickets, head to liverpoolcomedyfestival.com

Sister Act Live Choir

what's on September

Source: Visit Liverpool

When: 15 September

Where: Philharmonic Hall

Fans of box office smash hit Sister Act can’t miss this incredible event at the Philharmonic – a chance to watch the film accompanied by a full-piece gospel choir and band.

Uplifted Voices Choir (as seen on The Voice and The X Factor) will be giving a spine-tingling performance of all the hit songs from the original soundtrack during an incredible live cinema experience like no other.

More information, and tickets, are available from liverpoolphil.com

Pirates on the Dock

what's on September

Source: Visit Liverpool

When: 15-16 September

Where: Royal Albert Dock

Ahoy! Head down to the docks for a weekend of swashbuckling adventures with two days of ship battles, sword fighting, stunts, folklore and sea shanty as well as a pirates and mermaids parade. This child-friendly event is sure to get all the family into a jolly roger mood – even the old sea dogs!

Liverpool Food & Drink Festival 2018

what's on September

Source: Visit Liverpool

When: 15 -16 September

Where: Sefton Park

Liverpool’s foodie paradise is back this September, bringing bespoke ingredients, independent brands, never-tasted flavours and celebrity chefs to Sefton Park once more. Head down to South Liverpool to feast on delectable offerings from Merseyside and beyond.

Smash the Keys

what's on September

Hear some incredible piano playing at Smash the Keys in Sefton Park

When: 20 September – 30 September

Where: Sefton Park

A 10-day music festival all about the piano is heading to Sefton this month and you might be surprised what you’ll hear coming from the keys…

From jazz to grime and hip-hop to swing, the mix of genres at this eclectic festival will see some of the biggest names in music sitting down at the piano stool for mass performances and solo gigs.

Confirmed artists include the winner of the most prestigious piano competition in the UK playing alongside the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Anderson and Roe – the innovative face of the classical music scene.

Plus, to celebrate the festival, Smash the Keys will be returning pianos to our boozers, with 10 instruments heading into pubs across the city to celebrate the tradition of tickling the keys in public houses.

Sing-a-Long Cinema: Mamma Mia!

what's on September

Source: Sing-a-long Facebook Page

When: 21 September

Where: Circo, Seel Street

If you’re still feeling the ABBA buzz after all the excitement of Mamma Mia 2, then this sing-a-long cinema session at Circo will tick all the boxes. Enjoy the hits of the Swedish foursome from the original movie with free popcorn and audience participation very much encouraged.  Fancy dress is a must.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Stay at The Shankly Hotel

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One of our luxurious suites at The Shankly Hotel

Only a stone’s throw away from many of Liverpool’s greatest attractions, The Shankly Hotel is the perfect place to stay for a family trip to Liverpool. Our luxurious suites sleep up to six guests, and come with state-of-the-art amenities including free wifi, flat screen-TVs, whirlpool baths and kitchenettes. Plus, with our interconnected room options, we can accommodate any family – whatever your size! Designed with comfort, style and flexibility in mind, all our rooms span over 2.5 times an average hotel room.

While you stay, why not dine at our ground floor Bastion Bar and Restaurant? Serving delicious, home cooked meals and a eclectic drinks menu, it’s the perfect space to relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday.

For more information, or to book, call our friendly team today on 0151 909 2510.