Something for the weekend…

The weekend is here and although the weather is a bit iffy we are happy to head out and find something to entertain us. Fist stop is Sefton park where the African Oye festival is taking place over two days. The event is held every year and has a great atmosphere, celebrating African music and culture. The stage is set to host many artists performing a range of music from Africa, the Caribbean and South America. Performers include Omar, Frankie Paul, Cumbia All Stars and many more. The food on offer is always a highlight and you can expect ques at certain stalls. There will also be stalls selling arts, crafts and fashion. The event is totally free and starts today 12:30 – 9:30pm and will continue the same time tomorrow. Find out more here.

Let’s not forget about the after parties! Take your pick as the party spreads throughout the city centre to 24 Kitchen street, The Magnet and Envi. You can find tickets for all three here. There is also the Liverpool Craft Beer Expo 2015 being held at Constellations. If you like your beer then you don’t want to miss this event, on until Sunday and with 200 beers and 80 breweries. There is even a German Beer Bar this year (stein anyone?). There are still tickets left for the sunday afternoon session, but be quick. This would make a great last minute fathers day gift! Click for tickets. Oh and yes it’s Fathers day. if you want to treat your dad to a day/night of food, drink and your wonderful company then there are some new eateries in town you can try. The Old Blind School on Hardman Street has opened its doors and is looking very well presented. The bar on the ground floor is grand but yet relaxed, with an outside area to watch passersby if the sun comes out. Then if you choose to eat you will be taken up the enchanting staircase into a bright and welcoming dining area. Duke street has two new residents The Brunch Club and Cedar Food & Drink. The former is celebrating the best meal of the day, whilst still catering for all other meal times of course. Sit and enjoy the view out of the floor to ceiling windows in comfort. We can’t wait to try their ‘retox’ cocktails (alcohol infused smoothies). Cedar Food & Drink has found a home in what was the Le Bateau. It is the newest gin bar in town, full of love and enthusiasm for the complex spirit and with a selection to keep you there for hours. If thats not enough to convince you to go then you can check out their modern british menu, have a look, it will have your mouth watering!

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