Posts tagged food


February 11, 2016


 

FEB

The Chester Antiques Show

Fete / Fair

Chester

Chester Antiques Show offers 40-45 stands of antiques and art extending over 3 floors of the County Grandstand.

From:

11 Feb 2016to14 Feb 2016

Chester Antiques Show offers 40-45 stands of antiques and art extending over 3 floors of the County Grandstand.

Free parking, and easy walking access to the city walls and wonderful city centre add to your day!

Open 10.30am – 5.30pm (but closing at 5pm Sunday) The Coffee Shop opens at 10am for early birds. Entry is £5, but Free E-Tickets available on the home page of www.penman-fairs.co.uk

 

RSN Workshop Series: Three Day Workshop

Workshop

Chester Centre

Royal School of Needlework presents this three day workshop to complement the exhibition ‘For Worship and Glory’ at Chester Cathedral. Workshop runs from 10am-4pm

From:

11 Feb 2016to13 Feb 2016

https://chestercathedral.com/event/rsn-workshop-series-three-day-workshop/

Amanda Ewing – Silk Shading and Goldwork

On this three day class you will learn the techniques of Metal Threadwork and Silk Shading.  The design is based on the Chester cathedral cross.

The cross is worked on silk fabric, using silver and gold metal threads and stranded cottons. The metalwork techniques covered are cutwork and chipping worked in smooth and bright check purls, couching worked in a combination of Japanese thread, twist and rococo, or nué worked in Japanese thread and stranded cottons, pearl purl, kid leather and felt and soft string padding.

Royal School of Needlework presents this three day workshop to complement the exhibition ‘For Worship and Glory’ at Chester Cathedral. Workshop runs from 10am-4pm on Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February. The cost of the kit for the course is £42 and needs to be purchased on the day from the tutor.

Booking is essential.

 

 

 

Chester celebrates the Year of the Monkey

Show / Display

Chester Centre

A fantastic colourful celebration of Chinese New Year will be taking place in Chester City Centre. Traditional Dragon and Lion Dances along with other cultural performances against Chester’s historical backdrop.

From:

13 Feb 2016to13 Feb 2016

https://www.facebook.com/Wah-Lei-Chinese-Association-124159317627714/

 

Celebrate the Chinese New Year, year of the Monkey, in Chester.

A fantastic colourful celebration of Chinese New Year will be taking place in Chester City Centre. Traditional Dragon and Lion Dances along with other cultural performances against Chester’s historical backdrop.

Celebrations include
– Lion and dragon dance
– Fire cracker display
– Tai Chi Chuan performance

10.45am Eastgate Street, Chester
11.30pm Bridge Street, Chester

Celebration Banquet at the Slowboat Restaurant, Frodsham Street – Ticketed event, get yours here: info@wahlei.org

With the two tier shopping on offer in Chester, this will allow all that attend fantastic views of the public parade.

 

 

Fintastic February

Participatory Event

Ellesmere Port

FINTASTIC FEBRUARY – Celebrating the newest shark recruits.

From:

13 Feb 2016to21 Feb 2016

http://www.blueplanetaquarium.com/

http://www.blueplanetaquarium.com/diving-with-sharks

How often do you get the chance to meet a sand tiger shark up close? Well now you can at Blue Planet Aquarium, home to one of Europe’s largest collections of sharks!

As a PADI Dive Centre, Blue Planet Aquarium offers the highest levels of customer service and product offerings to all of its visitors.

Diving with sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium has previously won the Gold Award for Tourism Experience of the Year at the Visit Chester & Cheshire Tourism Awards and was Highly Commended at the North West Tourism Awards.

To find out more click on the links on the left or call us on 0151 357 8804.

N.B. If you complete the open water experience, it is recommended that you wait at least 12 hours before flying.

 

 

 

Build a Bird Home

Workshop

Chester Outskirts

Do you enjoying spotting the local wildlife in your garden? Fancy building a cosy home for your local birdlife? Join the Zoo Ranger team, discover more about British birds and get busy, building your very own bird box to take home with you.

From:

13 Feb 2016to21 Feb 2016

http://www.chesterzoo.org/plan-your-visit/whats-on/build-a-bird-a-home

 

Do you enjoying spotting the local wildlife in your garden? Fancy building a cosy home for your local birdlife? Join the Zoo Ranger team, discover more about British birds and get busy, building your very own bird box to take home with you.

Each session lasts around an hour and is suitable for ages 7 and above.

Create a Toad Abode

Workshop

Chester Outskirts

Have you seen frogs or toads in your garden? Would you like to give them a colourful, handmade home? Join our Zoo Ranger team and get creative by decorating your very own toad abode for your garden.

From:

15 Feb 2016to19 Feb 2016

 

 

 

WayWord 2016

Festival

Chester Centre

For seven fun filled days his February half-term, there is a whole host of events planned as part of the WayWord Festival to keep young minds engaged, enthralled and entertained.

From:

13 Feb 2016to19 Feb 2016

http://www.chesterperforms.com/literature/

 

For seven fun filled days his February half-term, there is a whole host of events planned as part of the WayWord Festival to keep young minds engaged, enthralled and entertained.

This family festival returns this February half-term, between 13th -19th February 2016, with Chester Town Hall and libraries across the region awash with activities and events as authors, illustrators, TV stars, scientists, coders and even a beatboxer come together to make up the festival’s most interactive line-up ever.

 

MARCH

 

Gothic Tales by Candlelight

Demonstration

Chester Centre

Join a costumed interpreter in the Art Gallery to hear atmospheric extracts from three classic Gothic tales.

From:

20 Mar 2016to20 Mar 2016

http://westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

 

2-2.15pm: Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey
2.30-2.45pm: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
3-3.15pm: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Free, suggested donation £3.

 

 

MARCH

ChesterBoat – Fish and Chip Friday Cruise

Participatory Event

Chester

Our Friday night Fish & Chip cruises return once more in 2016 after proving so popular last year. The two hour cruise sails at 7.30PM from The Groves in the center of Chester.

From:

25 Mar 2016to25 Mar 2016

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6 May 2016to6 May 2016

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3 June 2016to3 June 2016

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1 July 2016to1 July 2016

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5 Aug 2016to5 Aug 2016

From:

2 Sept 2016to2 Sept 2016

http://chesterboat.co.uk/themed-cruises/fish-chips/

 

Back again after a Successful Debut in 2014!

Our Friday night Fish & Chip cruises return once more in 2016 after proving so popular for the last two years. The two hour cruise sails at 7.30PM from The Groves in the centre of Chester.

As you meander along the beautiful River Dee, you will be able to enjoy some of the tastiest fish and chips available in Chester amongst some of the most stunning river scenery in the country.

Your fish supper will be from one of the city’s best fish and chip shops, who have won several national awards for their sustainably sourced “fresh, never frozen fish”. Complement your meal with a drink from our well stocked bar, while we take you from the city through the Cheshire countryside, through the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster.

During the second half of your cruise you can also choose to partake in a game of bingo in the main saloon; enjoying some light-hearted fun during this family-friendly cruise.

These tasty cruises do sell out and places are limited so book your tickets online or call 01244 325394 for more details.

 

Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival 2016

Festival

Chester Centre

The Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival features over 150 food and drink exhibitors.

From:

26 Mar 2016to28 Mar 2016

http://chesterfoodanddrink.co.uk/

 

The Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival features over 150 food and drink exhibitors, over 1000 people taking part in Camperfest – a caravan and camping festival that takes place on the Roodee at the same time and ArtFest which features artists from across the UK.

There will be free cooking classes for children, Simon Rimmer from Sunday Brunch returns as the headline chef, Gregg Wallace will also return to judge the Sous Chef Challenge and more.

 

APRIL

 

· Make a Gothic City

Participatory Event

Chester Centre

Visit the Grosvenor Museum to help make some looming buildings, soaring spires and black-clad inhabitants.

From:

5 Apr 2016to5 Apr 2016

 

Big Weather Day

Participatory Event

Chester Centre

Enjoy creating a scientific storm in a bottle, use coloured fabrics to make textured sunset pictures, have a go at presenting an ‘historical weather report’, and follow our weather trail through the galleries.

From:

6 Apr 2016to6 Apr 2016

 

Stained Glass Rose Windows

Participatory Event

Chester Centre

Visit the Grosvenor Museum and make a stained glass rose window inspired by the cathedral windows.

From:

7 Apr 2016to7 Apr 2016

 

 

MAY TIL SEPTEMBER

 

Chester Racecourse

Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY

Tel: 01244 304600

http://www.chester-races.co.uk/

 

Chester Racecourse is the oldest Racecourse in Britain.

Whether entertaining clients, celebrating a special occasion with family or enjoying a day out with friends, a day at Chester races will be an unforgettable experience for all the right reasons! Chester is renowned for being a glamorous venue where style and fashion go hand in hand with the racing action.

Racing begins with the three day May Festival (4th, 5th and 6th) putting Chester in the racing spotlight nationally. After May, another 12 days / evenings of racing are on offer throughout the summer. Each fixture has its own unique identity to ensure a wide-ranging appeal.

 

JUNE

Mid Summer Watch Parade

Carnival

Chester Centre

A colourful re-enactment of a traditional medieval celebration, marking the summer solstice featuring a colourful cavalcade of characters including the Festival of Giants.

From:

18 June 2016to19 June 2016

Chester’s Midsummer Watch is one of Britain’s oldest festivals – a tradition reflecting 500 years of the city’s history. We depend upon the continued support and involvement of local people to keep this exciting Parade alive, as a major mid-summer spectacle.

Background

In Medieval and Tudor times, Chester’s magnificent Midsummer Watch Parade was renowned throughout the country. First held during the mayoralty of Richard Goodman in 1498, it was organised by the City Guilds and took place in the years when the famous Chester Mystery Plays (external link) were not performed. The outstanding features of the show were the Giants – enormous structures made of buckram and pasteboard and carried by two or more men. Giants were a common feature of Tudor pageantry in England and Europe, but Chester was unique in that the city paraded a whole family of Giants – the Father, the Mother and two Daughters. There were also fantastic giant Beasts including the Unicorn, the Elephant, the Camel and the Dragon. Originally the Dragon was beaten by six naked boys, but this practice was banned in the late 16th century.

The Giants were accompanied by hobby horses, musicians, guildsmen, fools, children in costume – angels, goblins and green men. There were enormous moving floats called the “Mounts”; the most famous, the Merchants Mount, was in the form of a ship – a reminder that in those days, Chester was an important port. The whole procession was headed by a small boy, chosen each year, and the “Ancient” city drum. The Midsummer Watch Parade survived much longer than the now world-famous Mystery Plays, which were banned in 1575 and not revived until recent times. In 1599, Mayor Henry Hardware prohibited the Parade and ordered the Giants to be broken up. However, so popular was the show that it was revived the next year and continued until the 1670s.

 

 

“Slap on some Sunscreen”

Concert

Chester Centre

Chester Music Society Youth Choir, Preludes and Alumni Choir present “Slap on some Sunscreen”. A summer evening of choral singing to round off the concert season.

From:

9 July 2016to9 July 2016

http://chestermusicsociety.org.uk/

 

Youth Choir, Alumni and Preludes

The Youth Choir takes young people from age 9 to 18. Preludes, its training Choir takes children from 7 to 11 years. The Alumni Choir is an occasional choir of ex-members which meets twice a year for rehearsal and performance in our Christmas and summer concerts.

Conductors:

Helena Thomas, Youth choir;

Katie Cade, Preludes;

Helen Rowlands, Alumni choir.

Accompanists:

Fiona Rushforth, Preludes;

Will Hay, Youth Choir and Alumni.

Tickets: £7. Reduced prices available. Telephone 01244 300717

 

 

JUNE

Bolesworth International

Sporting Event

Chester Outskirts

If you’re looking for a fun family day out in Cheshire – The Bolesworth International promises to be one of the most exciting events of the summer.

From:

16 June 2016to19 June 2016

http://www.bolesworthinternational.com/

If you’re looking for a fun family day out in Cheshire – The Bolesworth International promises to be one of the most exciting events of the summer. The stunning setting for this event is Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, just a short drive from Chester. The show takes place over four long summer days and with so much to see and enjoy you might even want to make it the perfect excuse for a great short break.

The Bolesworth International plays host to world-class equestrian sporting action and features new competitions which will take the show to an International level for the first time this year. Alongside the horses, there are plenty of family friendly attractions and activities for the whole family to enjoy, including the popular Food, Fashion & Lifestyle marquee, vintage fairground, birds of prey displays and plenty of retail therapy in the shopping village.

If you want to be part of the VIP experience, then the Hospitality Marquee was designed with you in mind. Set in the grounds of Bolesworth Castle, beautifully decorated and overlooking the main arena, it’s even got a sun terrace where you can catch all the showjumping action. Hospitality packages are available to pre-book now to make your day out even more special.

 

                                              

 

 

 

JULY TO AUGUST

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Performance

Chester Centre

The summer season will stage productions of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and a new adaptation of the children’s classic Stig of the Dump.

From:

1 July 2016to21 Aug 2016

http://www.grosvenorparkopenairtheatre.co.uk/

The award winning Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, the finest open-air theatre experience outside London, returns for another season.

The summer season will stage productions of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and a new adaptation of the children’s classic Stig of the Dump.

 

 

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February 4, 2016


 

31 March 2015 – 31 December 2016: Dazzle Ferry

Dazzle Ferry

Mersey Ferries, Pier Head, Georges Parade, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DP

Tel 0151 330 1444

http://www.merseyferries.co.uk/cruises/river-explorer-cruise/Pages/default.aspx

About

Liverpool Biennial, 14-18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commissions and Tate Liverpool have commissioned one of the major figures of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, to ‘dazzle’ a Mersey Ferry in partnership with Merseytravel and National Museums Liverpool.

This is the third in the series of Dazzle Ship commissions, following Induction Chromatique à Double Fréquence pour l’Edmund Gardner Ship / Liverpool. Paris 2014 by Carlos Cruz-Diez on the Liverpool Waterfront, and Tobias Rehberger’s Dazzle Ship on the River Thames in London.

Sir Peter’s design entitled Everybody Razzle Dazzle will cover the Mersey Ferry Snowdrop with a distinctive pattern that can be seen for the next two years, as the passenger vessel continues its commuter service, River Explorer and Manchester Ship Canal Cruises. This is the first of the Dazzle Ship commissions to be a working vessel.

Unlike other forms of camouflage, ‘dazzle’ works not by concealing but by baffling the eye, making it difficult to estimate a target’s range, speed and direction. Artist Norman Wilkinson, credited with inventing the technique, explained that dazzle was intended primarily to mislead the enemy; each ship’s dazzle pattern, realised in monochrome and colour, was unique in order to avoid making classes of ships instantly recognisable to enemy U-boats and aircraft.

As well as being a moving artwork, visitors who board the Snowdrop can learn more about the history of dazzle and the role that the Mersey Ferries took in the First World War in a display developed by curators from National Museums Liverpool and Tate Liverpool. An integrated education programme underpins the project and includes a digital resource for schools, online commissions by artists and writers, with opportunities for groups and individuals to visit and participate in the project.

The ‘dazzled’ Mersey Ferry can be seen on the river from Spring 2015 until the end of 2016.

Taking a River Explorer Cruise aboard Snowdrop the Dazzle Ferry is the best way to appreciate the artwork in all its glory whilst learning more about dazzle history. The 50 minute cruise also offers the best way to see Liverpool’s world class waterfront whilst listening to on-board commentary about the river, city and its surrounds

 

 

 

24 July 2015 – 1 June 2016: Poppies: Women and War

Poppies: Women and War

Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DG

Tel: 0151 478 4545

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/exhibitions/poppies-women-war/

Guide Prices

Free Admission

Every year thousands of women suffer as a result of war, but their stories are lost behind the dramatic headlines from the battlefields.

Visitors to this free exhibition are invited to learn more, and consider the impact of conflict, through renowned photographer Lee Karen Stow’s compelling images.

The exhibition features striking portraits of women whose lives have been affected by conflict, from the First World War to present day, alongside botanical images of poppies; a symbol of remembrance founded by a woman almost a century ago.

About

This new photographic exhibition explores the personal stories of women affected by war, and is on show in the Museum of Liverpool’s Skylight Gallery. Renowned photographer Lee Karen Stow reflects on women and conflict, from the First World War to the present day. The exhibition combines a portrait series of women, with striking botanical images of poppy flowers growing in the wild.

The exhibition is part of National Museums Liverpool’s programme commemorating the centenary of the First World War, and complements the displays in the City Soldiers and The People’s Republic galleries.

A free events programme accompanies the exhibition.

 

7 February 2016: Chinese New Year

 http://www.liverpoolchinatown.co.uk/events.php

After the success of the Year of the Goat, Liverpool Chinatown is heading towards the Year of the Monkey celebrations that commence on Sunday 7th February 2016.

The 2016 Kuei Szu year welcomes the ninth animal sign of the Chinese Zodiac – the smart, lively and versatile Monkey.

The lively, quick witted and clever Monkey tends to be flexible, cheerful and energetic with a gentle and honest nature which, allied with their loyal nature, can often mean they are popular with friends and family.  However, although regarded as intelligent and wise, Monkeys can be restless, snobbish and at times arrogant.

To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, Culture Liverpool, Liverpool Chinese Community groups and other organisations are arranging a series of arts and cultural events

 

 

 

 

7 – 9 April 2016: Crabbie’s Grand National Festival

Crabbie’s Grand National Festival

Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 5AS

Tel: 0151 523 2600

Visit Website

http://www.thecrabbiesgrandnational.co.uk/#grand-national-day

History has been written about the legendary runners and riders who have triumphed in the Grand National, each of them demonstrating that thrilling combination of human endeavour and equine fortitude.

From the legendary triple-winning success of Red Rum, to our present day successors, there is always a story to be told.

Once again the world will stop in its tracks, as 600 million people watch live on television. 40 horses and jockeys will line up to race across the famous fences including Becher’s Brook, Canal Turn, Valentine’s and The Chair.

You could be at Aintree to witness the drama unfold in person and to watch the hero come through at the end.

From the Tattersalls enclosure, the balcony of Amberleigh House, or as the horses flash past the Winning Post outside the window of the Princess Royal Restaurant, take your place for ‘The Grandest Show, The Greatest Drama’.

Completely unscripted. Totally captivating.

Further details on the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Festival will be unveiled near the time

 

 

 

 

23 – 24 April 2016: Liverpool Food and Drink Spring Festival

Liverpool Food and Drink Spring Festival

Sefton Park, Liverpool, Merseyside

Tel: 0151 432 5652

Opening Times

Liverpool Food and Drink Spring Festival (23 Apr 2016 – 24 Apr 2016)
Day Times
Saturday 10:30 18:30
Sunday 10:30 17:00

http://www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk/

About

Taking place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2016 in Sefton Park, the Liverpool Food and Drink Spring Festival will celebrate the awakening of spring, with a number of themed activities such as a fresh flower fair, children’s enchanted garden, street food in the woods and grow-your-own demos.

There will also be several themed foodie zones dedicated to genres such as fresh fish, chocolate and street food, while those in search of something a little boozier will love the dedicated ‘Gin Market’.

Green fingers will be inspired by a number of live gardening demonstrations while kids will love the Children’s Area, which will include a petting farm and live puppet theatre.

The festival will also be a great opportunity for visitors to do a little shopping, with an array of fresh produce and kitchen essentials on sale at the producers’ market.

Bars, restaurants and producers confirmed to take part in the event include Baoxen Ltd, Little Furnace, Oh So British Street Food, Fudge Factory, French Corner and the Real Thai Pie Co.

 

 

13 May 2016: Liverpool Light Night

Liverpool LightNight

Various city centre venues, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EN

Tel: 01514784550

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/

LightNight, Liverpool’s one-night arts and culture festival returns to illuminate the city for a seventh year on Friday 13 May 2016.

You, your friends and your family are invited to explore Liverpool as our world-class galleries, museums and public spaces stay open late for a free showcase of the city’s arts and culture.

Explore Liverpool with your friends and family along a trail of light projections, street performances, exhibitions, walks, talks and hands-on activities for all ages. Take part in a dance workshop, head to a science demonstration or party into the early hours – there’s something for everyone on LightNight.

 

About

History has been written about the legendary runners and riders who have triumphed in the Grand National, each of them demonstrating that thrilling combination of human endeavour and equine fortitude.

From the legendary triple-winning success of Red Rum, to our present day successors, there is always a story to be told.

Once again the world will stop in its tracks, as 600 million people watch live on television. 40 horses and jockeys will line up to race across the famous fences including Becher’s Brook, Canal Turn, Valentine’s and The Chair.

You could be at Aintree to witness the drama unfold in person and to watch the hero come through at the end.

From the Tattersalls enclosure, the balcony of Amberleigh House, or as the horses flash past the Winning Post outside the window of the Princess Royal Restaurant, take your place for ‘The Grandest Show, The Greatest Drama’.

Completely unscripted. Totally captivating.

Further details on the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Festival will be unveiled near the time.

 

 

 

3 – 5 June 2016: Southport Food and Drink Festival

Southport Food & Drink Fest

Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2BZ

Tel: +44 (0)1704 533333

The annual Southport Food and Drink Festival is a three day culinary delight featuring chef demonstrations, street food traders, cocktails, local and regional beer, family activities in the Children’s marquee, local and continental producers, food challenges and much more. The festival is FREE. Bring the family along and enjoy the surroundings of Victoria Park and the delights of the festival.

 

 

 

25 – 26 June 2016: Summer Arts Market

Summer Arts Market

St George’s Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 1JJ

http://www.summerartsmarket.com/

About

A huge arts and craft weekend showcasing over 100 of the finest artists, designers and makers in the North West.

Offering a unique alternative to the high street, shoppers can enjoy the colourful sights and sounds whilst supporting small businesses and the local creative economy.

Discover thousands of unique handmade goods ranging from screenprints, homewares, jewellery, paintings, textiles and much more.

There is something for all ages with a craft workshop for little ones, a café from local food and drink vendors and the chance to explore the astonishing surroundings of St George’s Hall, which is a Grade I listed heritage site and widely considered to be one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world.

 

 

9 July – 16 October 2016: Liverpool Biennial 2016

Liverpool Biennial 2016

Liverpool, Merseyside

Tel: 0151 709 7444

http://www.biennial.com/

About

Liverpool Biennial presents a free festival of newly commissioned contemporary art from around the world. It takes place over 14 weeks every two years across the city in public spaces, galleries and online.

Liverpool Biennial 2016 will unfold through the landscape of the city. It is organised as a story narrated in several episodes: fictional worlds sited in galleries, museums, pubs, unused spaces, stations, hotels, parking lots, shops and supermarkets. For the first time children will work together with artists and the Biennial team to develop ambitious exhibitions, projects and publications specifically for young audiences.

Also showing during Liverpool Biennial 2016 are the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery, Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Bluecoat and the Biennial Fringe.

Find out more at www.biennial.com

#Biennial2016

 

 

18 – 21 August 2016: Southport Flower Show

Southport Flower Show

Victoria Park, Rotten Row, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1RX

Tel: +44 (0)1704 547147

Fax: +44 (0)1704 500750

http://www.southportflowershow.co.uk/

About

Located in Victoria Park and within easy walking distance of the town centre.

Attracting over 50,000 visitors, the event will feature stunning show gardens, the finest flower and vegetable displays, specialist foods and demos, celebrity guests and much more.

Southport Flower Show, the UK’s largest independent flower show and a great day out.

There are fantastic group discounts and incentives available for groups of 10 or more.

Guide Prices

Ticket Type Ticket Tariff
Admission Ticket £19.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis

 

 

 

10 – 11 September 2016: Southport Air Show

Southport Air Show

Southport Seafront, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1RY

Tel: +44 (0)1704 533333

About

The Southport Air Show is the number one family day out in the North West. Young or old, you are guaranteed to fall in love with the aviation world.

Feel the thrill of the Red Arrows as they perform daring and breath-taking aerobatics in the sky. The exhilarating fast jets leave you covering your ears and watching in awe.

At the start of the day you can see light aircraft land on the beach, something completely unique to Southport. You can wander around the Air Show Village, testing your agility on climbing frames or experience the closest thing to flying a jet in a simulator.

Do you have a limited budget to entertain the family for the entire day? Southport Air Show tickets are £6.27 for children 5-15 years, £8.36 for adults in purchased in advance. And that is not all, children under 5 are FREE.

Suitable for all ages, you can make it even more of a family occasion by upgrading to a premier ticket and watching from the Pier.  Or simply bring along a picnic and some chairs and sit on the beach. Your Air Show can be tailored to meet your needs.

Southport Air Show was awarded a highly commendable event of the year in the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards this year and with excellent ratings on Trip Advisor you can see why people keep coming back for more.

Avoid the traffic by arriving early and visit the town; do a spot of shopping, go to the cinema, bowling alley, grab a bite to eat or wander through the Air Show Village – your wrist band means you can leave and enter the site as often as you need.

Why not stay the weekend? We have many affordable hotels, bed and breakfast or guest houses in Southport for you to choose from. But remember, book early for plenty of choice.

Be early and buy your tickets safely and securely online today!

Aircraft Confirmed:
– The Red Arrows
– The Typhoon
– Lancaster Bomber
– Tutor
– NEW Hawk T2 Role Demo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 27, 2016


EDINBURGH

Jan – Feb MANIPULATE FESTIVAL http://manipulatefestival.org/about/

Contemporary puppetry and animation and physical theatre

 

Feb EDINBURGH MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL http://www.edinburghmountainff.com/aboutus.htm

Promoting adventure through film, lectures and exhibitions

 

March GASTROFEST http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/gastrofest

Food festival

 

April BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL https://beltanefiresociety.wordpress.com/

Gaelic May Day festival half way between spring and summer

 

July SCOTTISH REAL ALE FESTIVAL http://www.sraf.camra.org.uk/

Scottish ale festival

 

August EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL https://www.edfringe.com/

Edinburghs famous fringe festival. Performance, comedy, poetry and much more

 

August EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/

Miliatary tattoos performed by people from 48 different countries

 

September RIDING OF THE MARSHES http://www.edinburghridingthemarches.co.uk/

Over 250 horses culminate in riding from The Royal Mile to the Mercat Cross

 

October SAMHAIN FIRE FESTIVAL https://beltanefiresociety.wordpress.com/samhuinn-fire-festival-2014/

Traditional event celebration at the time that we now call Halloween

 

December HOGMANY http://www.edinburghshogmanay.com/

New years as the Scots do it!

 

GLASGOW

Feb GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL http://www.glasgowfilm.org/festival/gff_information

Film festival

March 2016- Jan 2017 MOMENTS IN HISTORY, BRITISH MEDALS http://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/visit/exhibitions/exhibitionprogramme/momentsinhistory/

Exhibition of war medals

 

March 2016-17 AYE WRITE! GLASGOW BOOK FESTIVAL http://www.ayewrite.com/Pages/default.aspx

Celebrating Scottish authors, books and poetry

 

April GLASGOW RESTAURANT FESTIVAL http://glasgowrestaurantfestival.co.uk/

Celebrating Glasgows Restaurants

May GOUROCK HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.gourockhighlandgames.org.uk/

Traditional Highland Games

May CARMUNNOCK HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.carmunnockgames.org/

Traditional Highland Games

June BEARSDON AND MILNGAVIE GAMES http://www.bearsdenmilngaviehighlandgames.com/about-the-games/

Traditional Highland Games

June SHOTTS HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.shottshighlandgames.org.uk/

Traditional Highland Games

June LESMAHAGOW HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.lesmahagowhighlandgames.com/index.asp

Traditional Highland Games

June GLASGOW SCIENCE FESTIVAL http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/

Science Festival

 

July – August MERCHANT CITY FESTIVAL http://www.merchantcityfestival.com/Pages/default.aspx

Multi arts street based festival in Glasgows Merchant City

 

August WORLD PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS http://www.theworlds.co.uk/Pages/home.aspx

Pipe band championships hosted this year in Glasgow

 

November EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS http://www.worldcurling.org/european-curling-championships-2016

Olympic sport of curling comes to Glasgow for 2016 European championships

 

 

DUNDEE

All year CRAFT SUNDAYS @DCA http://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/workshops/craft-workshops

Selection of craft workshops each Sunday from screen printing to book binding to digital video editing

 

Jan – March SCOTTISH SNOWBELL FESTIVAL http://www.barnhillrockgarden.org.uk/

amongst other venues also close by

Enjoy the entering change of season with  selction of beautiful walks through idyllic Scottish surroundings

 

Feb DESTINATION SPACE SHOW http://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/local/events/event.php?eventgroupID=53&categoryID=9

Explore what life is like for a space crew

 

Feb – March DRY SLOPE SKI/SNOWBOARD LESSONS http://www.ancrum.com/activities/dry-slope-skiing

Dry slope snowboarding and skiiing lessons

 

Feb – April SKI TOURING http://www.ancrum.com/activities/ski-touring

Learn how to ski in the great outdoors in the Scottish mountains

 

Feb – April ALPINE SKIING http://www.ancrum.com/activities/alpine-skiing

Alpine skiing adventure in Scotland

 

May IGNITE DUNDEE http://www.ignitednd.co.uk/

Celebrating the creativity of Dundee through a programme of exhibitions, performances, workshops and more.

 

June STRATHMORE HIGHLAND GAMES http://www.strathmorehighlandgames.co.uk/

Highland games

 

June THE ANGUS SHOW http://www.theangusshow.com/index.php

Angus cattle and horse show

 

August ABROATH SEA FESTIVAL http://www.arbroathseafest.co.uk/

Celebration of fine food and the sea

October – November DUNDEE FILM FESTIVAL http://www.dca.org.uk/

Film festival

 

All Year INDOOR CLIMBING CENTRE http://www.averticalworld.co.uk/#_=_

Try climbing whatever the weather!

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