Want to know what's on in Liverpool? Confidentials has got you covered. Here are some things next month (that are actually worth going to)
An evening with Ricky Tomlinson
Eric 'Ricky' Tomlinson is best known for his role as Jim Royle from 90s sitcom The Royle Family. The Blackpool native is sharing his acting story with fans at The Church Anfield on Oakfield Road, along with a special screening of Mike Bassett: England Manager plus a meet and greet after the show. 18+ only.
Baby Queen at O2 Academy 2
Taking London by storm with her anarchic anti-pop tunes, Baby Queen heading on tour to share the journey of her music of her life so far and sharing her debut album; Quarter Life Crisis. Writing songs for a generation falling out of love with social media, Baby Queen will be performing at Liverpool's O2 Academy 2 on 10 November. If you're looking for a new artist to get into this winter, this is the one.
Bongo's Bingo Matinee Madness at CONTENT
Take everything you know about bingo being a placid, older person's game and toss it in the bin. Bongo's Bingo is the total opposite. Expect cheesy singalong, mid-game raves, dance-offs, weird and wonderful prizes, cash money and, of course, bingo. Don't forget your dabbers, it's going to be a wild one.
'Christmas Bubbles' - A special dinner with Charles Heidsieck at The Art School
The Art School have proudly worked with Charles Heidsieck for many years and are curating a special evening on Thursday 23rd November, complete with an expertly crafted food menu and complementing drinks chosen by Simon Stockton, Champagne expert. Simon has judged The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships and was the UK’s Champagne Ambassador 2015-2017. He joins Chef Patron Paul Askew at ‘Christmas Bubbles’ – a special dinner with Charles Heidsieck, featuring 5 courses and 5 Champagnes.
Divorce supporting Willie J Healey at Hanger 34
This type of divorce won't leave you in tears, unless they're tears of joy. Nottingham four-piece, Divorce who describe themselves as “Wilco meets Abba”, will be supporting Willie J Healey at trendy Baltic Triangle music venue, Hangar 34. Acclaimed by BBC Radio 6 and with big name festivals under their belt (Latitude, End Of The Road & Boardmasters), this alt-country band are fast becoming a formidable presence.
Enchanted: Knowsley Safari’s Illuminated Festive Extravaganza
Knowsley Safari's spectacular festive lights are returning this winter, packed with brand new experiences as well as old favourites that previous visitors will know and love. The Foot Safari will be transformed into a festive fantasia full of colour and glimmering lights. Make memories on the new moving Rainbow Road, trek through the icy-blue Arctic Arcadia and converse with a talking tree.
As well as your favourite wild animals in light-form, there's illuminated amusements and rides, plus Santa's Grotto for the little ones to visit. Tickets for Santa's Grotta are sold separately at £20 per child and include a Safari-themed toy plus a goody bag of treats.
Exclusive dinner hosted by Gino D’Acampo
Acclaimed TV chef, Gino D’Acampo, is inviting guests to join him for an exclusive evening of dinner, fine wines and conversation. The special dinner will celebrate the launch of his new autumn/winter menu at Gino D’Acampo Old Hall Street, Liverpool.
During the evening, guests will have the opportunity to meet with Gino and take photos. Guests will also receive a gift bag including a gift card for the restaurant, signed book and Prosecco, as well as other authentic Italian treats.
Graffiti Art Class at Black Lodge Brewery
Fancy getting creative? Black Lodge Brewery are hosting a graffiti art class where you can take your spray painting skills to the next level. Whether you're a novice or a graffiti pro, this class is designed to inspire and educate. Plus, what better way to get those those creative juices flowing than with a pint?
LEAF's Pudding Club: 15th Anniversary Specials
Celebrating 15 years of their famous Pudding Club, LEAF are returning with four sweet-toothed get-togethers. All puddings will be homemade by Claire Lara, the founding chef of Pudding Club and Masterchef: The Professionals winner. Each course will be washed down with a perfectly paired cup of tea. Ticket holders will also receive a complimentary glass of fizz to help celebrate the 15th anniversary as well as the opportunity to win a baking masterclass with Claire.
Liverpool Christmas Markets
Once again, the Christmas Markets will return to St George's Plateau and William Brown Street with plenty of festive food and drink, Christmas gifts and decorations to get you in the mood for the holiday season.
There'll also be a tipi bar and Bavarian bar as well as karaoke ski lifts and entertainment for the kids to enjoy, too.
Where: St George's Plateau/William Brown Street
When: 18 November - 24 December
Tickets & more info: skiddle.com
Mary Poppins drag afternoon tea
A glass of Prosecco helps the medicine go down, or whatever Poppins said...right?*
Book in and enjoy 90 minutes of entertainment with a delicious platter of cakes, sandwiches and 60 minutes of bottomless tea, coffee and sparkling wine. There's lip sync battles, twerk-offs and plenty of audience participation involved. Events are hosted by queens you might recognise from RuPaul's Drag Race was well as occasional tribute acts.
*Don't trust us. We're not doctors.
River of Light Festival
If you haven't checked it out yet, there's still time to see Liverpool Waterfront illuminated by beautiful artworks and sculptures. The River of Light festival follows a 2km loop and features both light and sound installations from local, national and international artists. The 11 pieces of art will be illuminated each evening between 5-9pm. This self-guided trail is ideal for taking photographs and making memories.
Where: Liverpool Waterfront
When: 27 October - 5 November
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