Monday, 1 September 2008

Hope Street Feast 21/9/08

We will be participating in this year's Hope Street Feast and will post up details at a later date.

Here is the publicity blurb from the Hope Street Feast who organise the event:

Hope Street Feast is the ultimate family-friendly chill-out Sunday street party in Liverpool's iconic Hope Street Quarter. Celebrate the launch of the cultural season and academic year, the CAMRA Real Ale Pubs Festival, and the finale of the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, with music, theatre, dance, great food, drink and produce, and much more. See Vasily Petrenko conduct the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir at the Phil’s Open Day; enjoy the Open Air Ceili organised by Liverpool Irish Festival, or take part in dance workshops at Merseyside Dance Initiative leading to a performance. Kids will love the Unity Theatre’s “Emperor Bling’s To Do Market”, and there’s plenty more open events including Blackburne House’s 25th Birthday Party, The Dojo, and events at the Everyman Theatre.

Music includes reggae from T & Latouche, and sets from Ian Prowse, Jennifer John, Liz Green, Xander and the Peace Pirates, and Cortina Deluxx.

Eat at, or outside, the many fine restaurants on Hope Street: this year there will be several al fresco dining areas at which you can feast, including alcohol free family dining areas at the top of Mount Street and Hardman Street, whilst some of the quarter’s finest bars and eateries will have open air extensions for the day. Above all, enjoy a Green & Black’s organic ice cream outside The Phil!

At the heart of it all there’s the market, running along Hope Street from LIPA to the Everyman. With double the number of stalls this year, there’s more hot and gourmet foods, fine regional farm produce and local crafts than ever before. And setting the theme for the day this year we welcome The Market Of Optimism, organised by Hope Street Ltd and commissioned by Liverpool Culture Company. As you enter Hope Street you will be handed 100 “Neuros” to spend at 20 ridiculous market stalls on inspirational products that are the answer to a wish and the embodiment of hope. Accompanied by street musicians, roof top hawkers, flapping carpets, singers and vendors of every description, this sprinkling of positive madness will provide perfect seasoning to the Feast.

Events begin with the morning services in the Cathedrals, the market, and with children’s films in the Phil from 10am and run throughout the day until 5.30pm. The Market of Optimism runs from 1pm to 4pm.

More details of the Fest programme:

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