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Visitors Guide to Liverpool 

 
Here is a resource thread for visitors coming to Liverpool, whether it be for the first time or returning, with details of hotels, transport, restaurants, pubs and clubs, attractions, events, gigs etc.

City Centre Hotels
Hotels just outside city centre
Arriving by air
Arriving by train
Arriving by coach
Arriving by sea
Getting around the city
Getting to the ground
Anfield Tour and museum
Pubs around the ground
Things to do & see
Eating Out
Festivals and events
Gigs and comedy
Theatre stage, musicals and shows
More info

City Centre Hotels:  (poshest first)

Prices are a rough guide only. Appearance here does not mean recommendation and quite frankly some of the cheaper ones may not be up to much, but you pays your money ...

Radisson Hotel ****
modern hotel located in the recently built Beetham Tower, Old Hall Street. Offering great views across the River Mersey and the Irish Sea. Tel 0151 966 1500.

Hope Street Hotel ****
first in the country of the new chain of "Design" Hotels and has received much critical acclaim. Located between the two Cathedrals and opposite the Philharmonic Hall. Tel 0151 709 3000.

Crowne Plaza ****
situated in the city centre at the Pier Head next to the Seacat terminus for boats to Ireland. Tel number 0151 243 8000. Building work going on near hotel for Princes Dock development.

Holiday Inn City Centre ****
situated in the City Centre convenient for Lime Street Station. Tel number 0151 709 7090.

Marriott Hotel ****  
situated in the heart of the city convenient for Lime Street Station, buses and shopping area. Tel 0151 476 8000.

Not to be confused with:
Marriott Hotel Liverpool South ****
which is actually very nice and is the old Liverpool Airport terminal building - very art deco - handy for the airport but a bit of a trek to the city centre. Tel 0151 494 5000.

Gladstone Hotel **** recently refurbished and rebranded as The Liner at Liverpool 
next to Lime Street Station. Tel 0151 709 7050.

Thistle Hotel (Atlantic Tower) ***
situated Next to Liverpool Parish Church at the Pier Head opposite the Liver Buildings. Tel 0151 227 4444.

Britannia Adelphi Hotel ****
you will have seen this on TV no doubt. Faded grandeur. Situated on Lime Street a short walk away from the Station. Been lots of negative reports about the hotel in the local press recently after a spate of thefts from rooms. Tel  0151 709 7200.

Hotel Campanile **
situated at Wapping Dock - convenient for the Albert Dock. Short walk to the City Centre. Tel 0151 709 8104.

Ibis Hotel **
situated on Wapping a short walk from the Albert Dock and City Centre. Tel 0151 706 9800.

Dolby Hotel **
budget Hotel on Wapping a short walk from Albert Dock and City Centre. Tel 0151 708 7272.

Feathers Hotel ***
on Mount Pleasant convenient for the RC Cathedral. 15 minute walk to the city centre (downhill). Tel 0151 709 9655.

Sir Thomas Hotel  
On the corner of Sir Thomas Street and Victoria street - the old Premier Lodge and has been smartened up a bit too. Parking in open air NCP next door. Tel 0151 236 1366.

Premier Lodge Albert Dock  
budget hotel chain located at the Albert Dock. Tel 0870 990 6432

Trials Hotel ****
hotel above a lively pub in the City Centre near the Victoria monument. Tel 0151 227 1021.

Formule 1 Hotel
budget hotel on Wapping - short walk to Albert Dock and City Centre. Tel 0151 709 2040.

Holiday Inn Express
at the Albert Dock. Tel  0151 709 1133.

Travelodge City Centre
indeed it is. Convenient for everything really. Next to the entrance to the Birkenhead Tunnel. Tel 0870 191 1656

Travelodge City South 
situated "next to Harry Ramsden's" (everyone will know where you mean). Near Brunswick station about a 30 minute walk or short bus ride to the city centre. Tel 0870 191 1530.

Travel Inn City Centre
located right in the city centre. Parking in NCP. Tel 0870 238 3323.

Premier Travel Inn West Derby
nowhere near the city centre but a regular bus route in. At the Stag & Rainbow pub on the Ring Road (Queens Drive) opposite the Jolly Miller. Could be handy if you're coming by car - at the end of the M62 turn right following signs for Football Stadia and Ring Road - hotel is on your left about a mile along the dual carriageway. Tel 08701 977 160.

Devonshire House Hotel
on Edge lane a mile or so out of city centre - handy if you have a car. Tel 0151 264 6600.

Belvedere Hotel
another hotel on Mount Pleasant. Tel 0151 709 2356.

Lord Nelson Hotel
on Lord Nelson Street - very near Lime Street Station. Tel 0151 709 4362.

Aachen Hotel
on Mount Pleasant near cathedrals. Tel 0151 709 3477.

Cavendish B&B
Rumney Road, Liverpool 4. Tel 0151 922 6489.

Hostels
International Inn
South Hunter Street - off Hardman Street. Tel 0151 709 8135.

YHA Liverpool   
on Wapping close to Albert Dock. Tel 0151 709 8888.

Embassie Hostel
cheap hostel in the Georgian district near to Liverpool Cathedral (streetwalkers area by the way). Tel 0151 707 1089.

Hotels a little bit out from the centre.....

Best Western Alicia Hotel
Aigburth Drive (Sefton Park). Tel 0151 727 4411.

Blenheim Lodge
Sefton Park. Tel 0151 727 7380.

Royal Hotel, Waterloo
Marine Terrace, Waterloo. Tel 0151 928 2332.

Woolton Redbourne Hotel
never know who you might bump into there ;). Tel 0151 428 2152.

Solna Hotel
Sefton Park. Tel 0151 734 3398.

Childwall Abbey Hotel
Childwall Abbey Road. Tel 0151 722 5293.

Gateacre Hall Hotel
Tel 0151 428 6322.

Derby Lodge
Roby Road, Huyton near M62. Tel 0151 480 4440.

Park Lane Hotel
Sefton Park. Tel 0151 727 4754.

Village Hotel - Whiston
just off M62. Tel 0151 449 2341.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. Details of other hotels as well as B&Bs can be found here:

http://www.liverpool-wirral.co.uk/
http://www.visitliverpool.com

Right by the ground, by the way is the small guest house - Epstein's guest house on Anfield Road. This was the family home of Beatles manager Brian Epstein. Tel 0151 281 8696.

The Tourist Information centres at Queens Square and the Albert Dock can help with finding accommodation. Tel 0906 680 6886 and 0845 601 1125


Arriving by air

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has regular scheduled services with the following airlines:

Easyjet
from Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basle, Belfast Intnl, Berlin, Cologne/Bonn ,Geneva, Ibiza,
Madrid, Malaga, Nice, Parma, and Paris (CDG)

Ryanair
from Bergerac, Carcassonne, Cork, Dublin, Girona (Barcelona), Granada, Limoges, Milan (Orio al Serio),
Murcia (Alicante), Nimes, Oslo, Pisa, Reus (Barcelona), Riga, Rome, (Ciampino), Shannon and Venice.

British Airways
from Isle of Man

Euromanx
from Isle of Man

VLM
from London City

Aer Lingus
from Dublin  (connecting with flights to New York)

Aer Arran
from Knock

Emerald Airways  
from Isle of Man

Wizz Air
from Budapest, Warsaw and Katowice

Air Wales  
from Aberdeen, Cardiff and Plymouth

Flybe
from Belfast City, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Jersey, Southampton

Airport information can be found here: Liverpool John Lennon Airport

It is situated a few miles outside the city and is served by regular bus
links to the city centre. Numbers 500, 80A, 180  Regular bus services also
go to Hunts Cross, Garston and Runcorn stations. The Number 500 Airport
Express costs £2 or 4 euros and connects the airport with the Estuary
business park, Paradise Street Bus Station, Lime Street Station, Thistle
Hotel, Marriott Hotel, Crowne Plaza and Queens Square.

Other flights arrive at Manchester Airport. There are regular rail services from
Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street. National rail timetables are available from
thetrainline.com

Arriving by Train

Mainline Rail Services arrive at Liverpool Lime Street Station which is situated
in the heart of the city. It is well served by taxis and bus routes.

Arriving by coach

National Express Coach services arrive at Norton Street bus station.
To see a map of the location click here
From there it is a short walk down to Lime Street and Queens Square
Gyratory where you can catch a bus to the ground.

Arriving by Sea

Seacat
services from Dublin and Douglas arrive at the Pier Head - right in the
middle of town. Handy for buses and taxis. Nearest station is James
Street.

NorseMerchant services
from Belfast arrive at the Twelve Keys Terminal in Birkenhead - yep you're
on the wrong side of the river but there is a bus service to Hamilton
Square where you can catch a bus, train or ferry to Liverpool itself.

P&O Ferries from Dublin
arrive at Gladstone Dock within the Freeport - a short taxi or bus ride
from the city centre.


Getting around the city

The city is compact enough to be able to walk to most of the sights
however you may want to invest in a Saveaway ticket which gives you
unlimited off-peak travel on all busses and trains in the Liverpool area.
They are available from stations merseytravel shops (paradise street and
queens square) tourist information shops and many newsagents. Details of
many local rail and bus serices can be found here: http://www.arriva.co.uk/
There is now a fleet of frequent reliable and modern buses making it
easier to get around the city and waterfront.  Smart buses routes 1, 4/4A,
2 and 3 are circular routes.
There is also, of course, the Merseyrail Underground.Info and maps are
available here

Getting to the Ground.

Very regular bus services go from the city centre to Anfield and
thereabouts, in particular buses 26/27 (Sheil Road Circular)
and 17D (Fazakerley). A soccerbus runs on match days
from Sandhills Merseyrail station (Northern Line). For
travellers by car the stadium is well signposted, expect
however to be stuck in traffic. There are various schools,
garages, churches, pubs and rival football clubs offering parking
for around £6 a car, otherwise park on the side of the road
and pay a couple of quid to one of the Rooneys to mind your car.

Anfield Tour and Museum

Is well worth doing if you've never done it before. Learn loads more about
the clubs history and view tons of memorabilia including the four European
Cup replicas and the real one that we've kept.

Visit the changing rooms, touch the "This is Anfield" sign etc. During busy
times (like when we've just won the European Cup) you may need to book
your tour. Tel  0151 260 6677.  The museum sometimes does a combined
ticket that gets you into the Liverpool FC Museum and the Beatles
Museum at the Albert Dock. More details are on the club's official site
liverpoolfc.tv

Admission to the museum alone (where the cup is) is £5

On match days please make an effort to pop into the Hillsborough Justice Campaign
shop situated opposite the Albert pub. All are welcome.

Pubs around the ground

The Albert  - Right next to the Kop - famous for its atmosphere/singing.
Bedecked in football memorabilia from past teams and past visitors. Quite
good for a sing song (especially post a great victory). Full of memorabilia
and scarves from around the world. Footy on show.  Juke Box never really
recovered from Mushy's attention.

The Sandon - Birthplace of Everton and Liverpool. Bit further down
Walton Breck Road on the left just past the garage.  Huge pub with many
large rooms and big screen in the back room for live footy. Fave haunt of
many a RAWKite spilling out onto the "sun terrace". If you can't be arsed
waiting at the bar you can buy bottled beer from the bottle bar at the foot
of the staircase.

Sam Dodd's Wine Bar - little further still down Walton Breck Road
- obviously they sell wine too   ::) er not much else to say really but
owned by the same people as the Sandon and home to some of the staunchest home and away regulars following LFC.

The Park - packed, sweaty, loud and probably best avoided. Right
opposite the Kop and Albert. Not one of our favourites. Bob K thinks it's
shite too

The Arkles - usually the pub for away support because of its
proximity to the Annie Road End but has a loyal Red following as well who
enjoy the banter - might see a few famous faces in there after the game
getting a quick bevvy.

The Salisbury (Little Solly) - handy stop between the Albert and
Stanley. Front and back bars, barely 5 minutes from the Kop.

The Stanley (Hotel) - by the traffic lights on the junction of
Walton Breck Road and Sleepers Hill. Top pub with a great vocal tradition
after the game. Serves highly recommended bowls of scouse pre-game.

The Flat Iron (Breckside) - very distinctively shaped pub, always
busy.

The Cabbage Hall - big pub at the top of Breck Road. Popular with
big screen. Good for a relaxed pre-match beer.


Other Stuff to do in the City:

Albert Dock and Waterfront Complete with Maritime Museum, Tate Gallery,
Fred's Weather Map, Museum of Liverpool Life, Mersey Ferries, Waterfront
Buildings, Beatle Museum

Williamson Tunnels
Tour and find out about the weird and seemingly pointless maze of 19th
century tunnels underneath the city

Theatres
Empire Theatre,
Playhouse, Everyman,
Royal Court
Unity theatre
as well as other smaller venues

Music Venues
Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool Academy - Mount Pleasant (Student's Union)
Carling Academy
The Olympia, West Derby Road
Kings Dock Arena
The Cavern, Mathew Street
Barfly
Pacific Road, Birkenhead
The Zanzibar Club - Seel Street
Central Docks Summer Pops info 

Cinema
Odeon London Road
picturehouse at FACT
(which has the advantage of sofa seating and a bar that allows to to take
drinks into the cinema.
Philharmonic Hall - also shows a lot of film on the world's only surviving
Walterdaw cinema screen, and with an organist in a kilt rising out of the stage
with the screen : classic.

Museums and Galleries:
Liverpool Museum
Merseyside Maritime Museum
The Beatles Story
The Conservation Centre
Customs & Excise Museum
Museum of Liverpool Life
Western Approaches Museum
Tate, Liverpool
Walker Art Gallery
The FACT Centre (film, art, creative technology)
Bluecoat Chambers
Open Eye Gallery
Matthew Street Gallery

Comedy
Apart from Goodison Park Rawhide is the big comedy venue/ organisation 0870 787 1866 now moved and based at The Royal Court.
Comedy Kitchen @ Citadel
Laughterhouse @ Slaughterhouse
Philharmonic Hall has plenty of comedy too.

Cathedrals
Both are magnificent pieces of modern architecture in contrasting styles
at either end of Hope Street. Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King
Completed in 1967 is now open to visitors after refurbishment.
Liverpool Cathedral was completed in 1978 and is the largest anglican
cathedral in Britain.

St Georges Hall
confronts you as you exit Lime Street Station and is one of the finest
neo-classical buildings in the world. Now open again after a facelift.

Aintree Racecourse  
Plays host to a number of meetings throughout the year including the most
famous steelplechase in the world - the John Smiths Grand National.  Easiest
way to get there from the city centre is on the Merseyrail Northern Line to
Aintree station.

Other Landmarks

St John's Beacon
Every city that was half decent had a revolving restaurant in the 60s. This
was Liverpools. For years after the revolving gear mechanism broke down
it lay derelict before Radio City stuck a transmitter on the top and moved in.

Super Lamb Banana
half lamb, half banana sculpture currently situated on Wapping Dock.
Frequently gets painted different colours in the night by pranksters. Originally
cost £35,000 when created in 1998 - so spare change for Stevie G then.

Pubs
Evo has made a few suggestions in a thread of his own here
but then he's an arl arse  ;)  Liverpool city centre is brimming with bars
and pubs - it's impossible to keep up with them all.  You may find a few
RAWKites lurking in Dr Duncans  by Queens Square on a match day.

Nightlife -  Centred around Matthew Street area, Albert Dock  and Concert
Square/Ropewalks . Night time brings the revellers out in force wandering
between the areas.  For those of you wanting Nightlife without any clothes
on, Liverpool has a number of lap dancing bars dotted around the city
centre.  Aphrodites, Angels, X in the City , Sugar Fantasy Bar, and
Phantasy Club  are longest established

Eating Out
Liverpool city centre is packed full of coffee shops, sandwich bars and
fast food eateries, too many to mention.  If you're after posh nosh for a
sit down meal and fancy splashing the cash around - here's a guide to
the best restaurants in the city centre:

60 Hope Street
At the Anglican Cathedral end of Hope Street. Posh British nosh with a
lean towards seafood. Reservations essential most times really.
Underneath is the more informal 60 Cafe bar  (same food - different price)

Anderson's Bar    243 1330  Exchange Street East - Choice of food,
drinks and tapas throughout the day

Ask
Italian / Mediterranean cuisine in the Queens Square complex

Azzurro
Small but pleasant Italian restaurant on Berry Street. House Wines
available and a BYO policy.

Baby Cream
Part of the  lyceum group of bar/restaurants. On the site of the old
"Beige" bar at the albert dock.
Tear & share menu and cocktails and a facility to burn your own
compilation cd's too. Very swanky.

The Bar and Grill    Formerly Prohibition and before that - Life cafe. 
Situated in the old Lyceum club at the bottom of Bold Street.
- Swankily refurbished.

Bistro Pierre    0151 227 2577
formerly Pierre Vittoire on Button Street in the Cavern Quarter -
charming relaxed French bistro

Blue
Modern Bar/restaurant that forms part of the lyceum group of Albert Dock
venues.

Blundell Street
Situated behind the McNasty's on Wapping. European Cuisine in a jazz-club
type venue with various live acts on throughout the night.  Supper menu
too served from 11pm. Very handy for the Dolby Hotel!  Now also branched
out to "The supper Club" catering for late munchies and big parties.

Bluu
Funky English restaurant in the Tea Factory development (next to FACT)
complete with VIP area and downstairs club too.  0151 709 8462

Caesar's Palace
708 7787 Renshaw Street - American style family restaurant

Christakis
Liverpool's latest Greek restaurant just off Duke Street (next to St
Petersburg)  Belly dancing and plate smashing compulsory
708 7377

The Courtyard
Situated behind Rigby's on Dale Street. English / Fusion food. 0151 236 5556

Chung Ku
Chinese restaurant just slightly outside the city centre on Riverside Drive
however the setting with views over the Mersey is excellent.

Colin's Bridewell
Converted old police station just off Duke Street - complete with intimate
cells and a resident ghost.
Excellent food.  Sunday roast very good too  707 8003

Don Pepe's
Amiable Spanish Restaurant on Victoria Street. Often having wine-tasting
evenings.

Ego
Mediterranean restaurant on Hope Street next to the Philharmonic Hall.

El Macho
Long established Mexican restaurant on Hope Street.

Est Est Est
Italian eatery in the Albert Dock. They have also recently opened a slightly
more upmarket "brassiere" on the site of the old What's Cooking.

Everyman Bistro   0151 708 9545
on Hope Street underneath Everyman theatre.  Fresh food - favourite
haunt of students and arty types.

Filini
the restaurant in the new Radisson hotel. Posh Italian - rather nice.

Floor One -  at The Baltic Fleet
Bistro serving English cuisine above one of the best known pubs in Liverpool
handy for the docks Great Sunday Lunch

Il Forno
new Italian on Duke Street  (next to Soporro)

Golden Phoenix
Chinese on Hanover Street - been there since 1965

Ha Ha!
Recently opened Cafe bar in Albert Dock -  Canteen, bar and restaurant
areas -  weird!

Heart & Soul
Newish Cafe/ Restaurant / Bar on Mount pleasant in converted old
Victorian building.

Honey Harmony
Started out as a cocktail bar in Queens Square - now aiming a little more
downmarket it seems.


Italian Kitchen

in Queens square (where L'Allouette used to be)  Very friendly Italian
restaurant serving quite late too.

La Cantina
Spanish tapas restaurant in Temple Court in the business district.

La Tasca
Part of the Spanish Tapas restaurant chain situated in Queen's Square.
Children Welcome. Pre-theatre menu available.

La Vińa
Recently opened Tapas bar on North John Street.  My favourite albondigas
in town already.

Late Lounge Victoria Street 
Trendy but friendly they say. Food, bar, Djs. 0151 236 4832

The Lobby  
Sandwiched between Mathew Street and Victoria Street - Cocktail bar with food 
(looks like a bookmakers from the outside)

The Living Room
Bar Restaurant on Victoria Street with various levels of VIP room
depending on how famous you are, named  Mosquito Bar and Vampire Suite.

The London Carriage Works  
New swanky restaurant part of the  Hope Street Hotel. Phenomenal wine
list and excellent food. Posh decor too.  Wonderful piano bar underneath
usually frequented by pseudo celebs.

The
Lower Place

Situated underneath the Philharmonic Hall and also run by Paul Askew (see
London Carriage Works) Won Liverpool restaurant of the Year award for
2002. European Cuisine.

The Magnet
Hardman Street  0151 7091998
diner style restaurant. Quite relaxed for a city centre bar.

Maharajah       
Very good new Indian restaurant on London Road next to the Odeon.

Marquee
Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine in the bar/restaurant/music venue in
Victoria Street

Metro
Basement bar/restaurant with European cuisine and regular live music in
Victoria Street.

Ming Sum
Large Chinese buffet restaurant in St John's Precinct  (Opposite Lime
Street Station)  Good value nosh popular with students, visitors and Roger

Mister M's
Seafood Restaurant in the corner of the Albert Dock. Pick your own  lobster.

The Monroe
Situated on Duke Street amidst all the Ropewalks redevelopment.
Liverpool's first Gastro-pub with fine quality British Food in a pub-type
environment.

The Office   Concert Square -  sharing platters etc.  DJs take
over in the evening

The Olive Press
Paul Heathcote's little brother - Pizzeria and Itallian Bistro on Water street. 
Popular at lunchtime with the city centre workers.

Orchid Spring   
Thai restaurant on Paradise Street -  Getting good reviews  0151 708 8400

Piccolino
New restaurant and bar on Cook Street - looks promising - from
the same people that brought us Est Est Est   0151 236 2555

Pacific Bar
Another of Liverpool's Bar/Restaurants - this one on Temple Street.

Pan American Bar
Part of the Lyceum group of bar/restaurants at the Albert Dock - situated
in the old This Morning studios.

The Place
John Aldridge's gaf of Victoria Street. Bar Restaurant with VIP area too

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Funky bistro on the edge of Liverpool's Georgian quarter - Rodney Street

The Quarter
The owners of 60 Hope Street recently opened this bistro / pizzeria style
restaurant round the corner on Faulkner Street. Seems to be doing quite
well.

Sapporo Teppanyaki
Japanese restaurant on Duke Street, East Village. Excellent fun as
cleaver-wielding chef's prepare your food at your table.

Shere Khan
Posh Indian situated on Berry Street - part of the chain of Rusholme based
restaurants.

St John's Restaurant & Bar  
In Sir Thomas Hotel -   A favourite haunt of Rafa so it's said.

St.Petersburg
Authentic Russian Restaurant just off Duke Street amidst the Ropewalks
redevelopment. Fine collection of vodkas, live music and a dance floor
too.

Shapla
Posh looking Bengali restaurant on Whitechapel.

Simply Heathcotes
In Beetham Plaza, Opposite the Liver Buildings. Branch of celebrated chef
Paul Heathcote's empire.
Modern European Cuisine.

Sultan's Palace  0151
227 9020
Excellent Indian Cuisine - NOT your average 2 pints of lager and a curry
place. Very unusual and varied menu - situated underneath The Mandarin

The Tavern Co
Mexican BBQ restaurant in Queens Square - branch of the Smithdown road
restaurant.

Tea House Cafe   0151 707 2088
Hong Kong style cafe in the Bohemian Bold Street area.

Tso's
0151 709 2811
Posh looking Chinese restaurant in the Queens Square complex facing St
George's Hall

Uncle Sam's    
Large American - style diner   on Renshaw street  has the recommendation of
"Explicit"  (think it used to be Cesar's Palace) - and he hasn't had the shits
yet either   ;D

Valparaiso
Very good Chilean restaurant on Hardman Street

Villa Romana 0151 708 8004
Wood Street pizzeria.
Very reasonable

Vodka Kitchen    
Cavern Quarter  0151 236 0905
11am - 7pm  in the Revolution bar.  Some interesting uses of vodka in the menu !

Vue bar 
Campbell Square  (opposite Colins Bridewell)
Trendy bar in the rapidly developing East Village.  Tapas  and an a la
carte menu.   Tables outside

WHAT'S ON -  FESTIVALS and EVENTS

2005 - All Year -  "SEA LIVERPOOL" Festival

Sept
11 Liverpool Corporate Cup Run
18 Start of Round the World Clipper Race
21 Visit of the Grand Turk


Oct
20-30 Cains Liverpool Irish Festival - strongly recommended by this website!
14-31 Liverpool Food and Drink festival
31 Liverpool Lantern Festival - Lantern Carnival Procession in Sefton Park with hundreds of community made lanterns, live music, dance performances, street performers, angelic choir, many amazing large scale lanterns and illuminated puppets.

WHAT'S - ON -   GIGS and Comedy

Oct
01    Space Ritual - Carling Ac
02    Joan Armatrading - Philharmonic
03    Corrosion of Conformity - Academy
03    For Tomorrows - Academy
03    John Cale - Philharmonic
04    Ray Davis - Philharmonic
04    Infadels - Barfly
05    The Hollies - Philharmonic
05    Do Me Bad Things - Carling Acad
05    THE MTV2 Tour - Academy
06    The Undertones - Academy
06    Malcolm Middleton - Barfly
07    James Blunt - Philharmonic
07    Brendan Benson - Academy
07    Killing Joke - Carling Ac
08    The Fall/John Cooper Clarke - Carling Ac
10    Joesph Arthur - Carling Ac
12    Proud Mary - Academy
12    Wild Child - Carling Ac
13    Half Man Half Biscuit - Carling Ac
13    Brakes - Barfly
14    The Real Thing - Philharmonic
14    The Delays - Academy
14    The Paddingtons - Carling Ac
15    Rooster - Academy
15    Blues and Roots Festival - Academy
15    The Ordinary Boys - Carling Ac
16    Supergrass - Carling Ac
16    Michael Nyman - Philharmonic
17    Nils Lofgren - Philharmonic
17    Bloc Party - Academy
18    Tom Baxter - Academy
18    Monkey Boy - Academy
18    Ladytron - Carling Ac
19    Tom Vek - Carling Ac
20    Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Carling Ac
20    Engineers - Barfly
21    Dead Men Walking - Carling Ac
21    Garva - Philharmonic
21/22 Christy Moore - Philharmonic
21    Alan Burke - The Casa
22    Emer Mayoc Trio - Philharmonic
22    Alan Burke - The Casa
22    The Sabbath & Rainbow Rising - Carling Acad
22    Nine Black Alps - Carling Ac
23    The Black Family - Philharmonic
24    The Termites - Academy
25    El Presidente - Academy
27    Teen Spirit - Academy
27    Nick Harper - Barfly
28    Jamie Cullum - Philharmonic
28    The Coral - Academy
28    Cut Copy - Carling Ac
28    Turin Breaks - Carling Ac
29    Hard-Fi - Academy
29    The Coral - Academy

Nov
01    Steve Harley - Philharmonic
01    K T Tunstall - Academy
01    Mando Diao - Barfly
03    The Subways - Academy
04    Koopa - Academy
06    Charlie Landsborough - Philharmonic
08    Motorhead - Academy
10    Dirty Three - Carling Ac
11    New School of Rock - Carling Ac
12    Jazz Jamaica - Philharmonic
12    The Bluetones - Carling Ac
13    Sigur Ros - Philharmonic
15    Illegal Eagles - Philharmonic
18    Martha Wainwright - Academy
19    The Other Smiths - Academy
21    Tony Christie - Empire
22    Joe Brown + Marty Wilde - Empire
24-26 Little Britain Live! - Empire
26    Paul Carrack - Philharmonic
26    The Clone Roses - Academy
26    Red Mock Chili Peppers/Green Bay - Carling Ac
27    The Proclaimers - Carling Ac
28    The Stylistics - Philharmonic
29    Shakin Stevens - Philharmonic
29    Ezio - Carling Ac

Dec
01    Blondie - Philharmonic
02    Rory Bremner - Philharmonic
03    The Complete Stone Roses - Carling Ac
04    Bjorn Again - Philharmonic
06    Status Quo - Philharmonic
09    Katerine Jenkins - Philharmonic
09    Maximo Park - Carling Ac
09    The Saw Doctors - Academy
10    Bootleg Beatles - Philharmonic
10    Ian McNabb - Carling Ac
11    The Levellers - Carling Ac
16    Echo & The Bunnymen - Carling Ac
29    Ken Dodd - Philharmonic

2006

Jan
14    Whole Lotta Red - Carling Ac

Feb
27-28 Little Britain Live! - Empire

Mar
01-04 Little Britain Live! - Empire
16      The Fureys - Philharmonic

Apr
11/12 Little Britain Live! - Empire

May
26      Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Philharmonic


WHAT'S ON - THEATRE, STAGE, MUSICAL, SHOWS

Oct
01      The Jungle Book - Empire
01-22 The Tempest - Playhouse
03-08 Grease - Empire
04-08 The Little Mermaid - Everyman
10      Dance Dance Dance - Empire
11-15 Translations - Everyman
11-12 Carmen - Empire
13      Nabucco - Empire
14-15 Carmen - Empire
17-22 Saturday Night Fever - Empire
24-30 Twopence to Cross the mersey - Empire
25-29 Bronte - Playhouse
28-31 On Tour - Everyman

Nov
01-05 Twopence to Cross the mersey - Empire
01-19 On Tour - Everyman
07-12 Annie Get Your Gun - Empire
08-12 Midnight - Playhouse
14-19 Cooking with Elvis - Playhouse
15-20 Lord of the Dance - Empire
29-30 Sleeping Beauty - Empire

Dec
01-03 Sleeping Beauty - Empire
02-31 Cinderella - Everyman
06-10 The Merry Widow - Empire
07      Barber of Seville - Empire
09      Barber of Seville - Empire
08-31 Seasons Greetings - Playhouse
16-18 Cinderella - Empire
20-24 Cinderella - Empire
26-31 Cinderella - Empire


2006

Jan
02-28 Cinderella - Everyman
02-21 Seasons Greetings - Playhouse
03-08 Cinderella - Empire
13      That's Amore - Empire
21      Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music - Empire
22      Sing-A-Long-A Annie - Empire
   

Feb
06-11 Scrooge - Empire
13-18 Scrooge - Empire

Apr
04    The Flying Dutchman - Empire
05    Marriage of Figaro - Empire
06    Jephtha - Empire
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