Just over two weeks to go until the brand new Easter celebration, Feast of Fire, will be lighting up St John’s Gardens. Liverpool’s first ever fire garden experience will be heading to the city for only two weekends, from Friday 23rd March for seven nights of incredible fire installations, eclectic music and mouth-watering fire themed food and drink that will literally set the city ‘alight’!
As part of the Liverpool 2018’s cultural programme and created by award-winning outdoor arts company Walk the Plank, families and friends will be able to bid adieu to the wintry weather and say hello spring, with Liverpool’s first ever fire garden. With the Feast of Fire early sessions perfect for the little ones and the unique mix of adult only Feast of Fire Lates, there really is something for everyone.
Taking place the weekend before and the Easter weekend itself, the Feast of Fire early sessions from 6:30pm - 8:30pm provide the perfect opportunity to get the whole family out together to enjoy the burning trail of discovery through Liverpool’s most picturesque gardens. There will be burning sculptures, flaming fire dancing and much more fiery fun, all with the backdrop of the iconic St George’s Hall.
From 8:30pm - 10:30pm the Feast of Fire Lates will be offering something truly amazing. Teaming up with some of Liverpool’s most well-known cultural organisations including Liverpool Pride, Africa Oyé, the Kazimier and Milapfest, Feast of Fire will not only be showcasing the joys of spring, but also celebrating all that Liverpool has to offer.
With so much to do and see, you will be spoilt for choice and here’s seven things you DEFINITELY should see and do at Feast of Fire:
1. Flaming food and cosy cocktails
Who doesn’t like toasted marshmallows and steaming chilli hot chocolate to warm the cockles? Feast of Fire has teamed up with a host of artisan food and drink concessions to tantalise your tastebuds while you meander through St John’s Gardens. With fire-wood pizzas to satisfy the hungry kids, and succulent smoke ribs and veggie kebabs for the adults, one guarantee for Feast of Fire, is you definitely won’t go hungry!
2. Fire…and plenty of it!
Feast of Fire is sure to be hot this Easter, with more fire than you can possibly ‘feast’ your eyes on. Feel the heat as you walk through sizzling displays and enter the flaming arch to watch flowers ignite in front of your very eyes. It is quite literally the hottest ticket in town!
3. Bring The Fire
Fired up in Liverpool, the Bring the Fire Project is a much loved collective of fire dancers who will be bringing their own fiery magic to St John’s Gardens this Easter. Demonstrating captivating and innovative fire dances throughout the celebration, get ready for your jaw to hit the ground when you see their fiery repertoire up close and in front of your very eyes.
4. Music galore to warm your heart
Offering an atmospheric awe-inspiring soundtrack around the gardens in the early evening sessions and live music performances at the Feast of Fire Lates, there is music for all tastes at Feast of Fire, with the Lates themes showcasing musicians from Liverpool and around the world, including everything from Bhangra to traditional Celtic music to Liverpool’s legendary DJ Charlie C confirmed to perform.
5. Leave the Easter bunny at home
Bored of hot cross buns and the same Easter egg hunt every year? Give your little ones a new Easter experience, with some fiery springtime magic. With seven nights to choose from, this unique and immersive experience is something that the whole family will be talking about for months.
6. The Lates… a party paradise!
Whether it’s soulful tunes, stunning Chinese dance or African beats, there is something for everyone with the Feast of Fire Lates. Celebrating Liverpool’s rich diversity and what truly makes the city special, Feast of Fire have joined forces with some of Liverpool’s best including Pagoda Arts, Liverpool Soul Fest, Kazimier Productions and Africa Oyé.
Each of the seven nights will showcase a new theme in this feast of fun aimed at 16+. With the long Easter weekend to enjoy, it is the perfect time to grab your mates and head to where the party is hot.
Starting with Fire In My Soul on the 23 March, Celtic Flames (24 March) and Flames from the Dragon (25 March), these extravaganzas are the perfect events to kick-start the Lates programme.
For Easter weekend there will be The Kazimier Fire Garden (30 March), African Heat (31 March), Liverpool Pride on Fire (1 April) and Agni - the Fire of India (2nd April ). Whatever you are in to, there is a perfect Feast of Fire for you!
7. A stunning setting for a sizzle
Just two minutes walk from Liverpool Lime Street and adjacent to Queens Square bus station, Feast of Fire will be located in the heart of the city, making it ideal for those travelling from near and afar. Set in the beautiful St John’s Gardens with the backdrop of the St George’s Hall, the scenery will be simply idyllic and under the night’s sky with fire a-plenty, it is certainly the place to be.
With the event now just around the corner, now is the time to get your tickets booked. Available from Ticketquarter, head to ticketquarter.co.uk/Online/feast-of-fire to book yours now.
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