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ISSUE # 004

Relax and unwind on the Voyage of Maya Blue Wellness 10 MINUTES WITH

STREET FOOD

SHAKEN NOT

OUR GUIDE TO

WORLDWIDE SENSATION

IN LIVERPOOL

STIRRED MARTINIS

FESTIVAL SEASON

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PALOMA FAITH Page 8


Join us at the Everyman on Hope Street as the award-winning #EvCompany return to the theatre, bringing you work produced here in Liverpool. Sat 3 Mar – Sat 14 Jul

Lerner and Loewe’s

Revived Musical

Sat 14 Apr – Thu 12 Jul

INFAMOUS NOVEL

A musical play

Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Loewe

A play with music

Original dances created by Agnes DeMille Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Sat 28 Apr – Tue 10 Jul

CLASSIC REVAMPED

By Anthony Burgess

Sat 16 Jun – Sat 14 Jul

NEW WRITING

A reimagining of Peer Gynt by Robert Farquhar

By William Shakespeare

All four shows play in rotation, so check everymanplayhouse.com/EvCompany for specific dates.

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FEATURE PAGES

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A chat with worldwide sensation Paloma Faith

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STREET FOOD EATERIES Our guide to the top street food eateries in Liverpool

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SHAKEN NOT STIRRED

A MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER

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elcome to the fourth issue of The Navigator which has been created to guide our guests around the best of what the city of Liverpool, surrounding areas and Titanic Hotel have to offer.

We understand just how fortunate we are to have all of Liverpool’s culture, events and leisure on our doorstep and want to show you the varied and vast offering, so that you can make the most of your stay here. Spring is a wonderful time with plenty of celebrations and exciting things for the hotel. With a new spring menu at Stanley’s Bar and Grill, it’s the perfect place for a delicious lunch, afternoon tea or Father’s Day family gathering. The fresh, colourful dishes have been expertly created by our talented team of chefs to ensure the new menu is packed with seasonal produce and dishes that are bursting with flavour. For those visiting the hotel for a break away, Maya Blue Wellness is our in-house wellness centre which really is a hidden gem. In the hidden depths of the hotel, you will feel away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With an extensive list of treatments that you can choose from and the hydrotherapy pool to sink into, Maya Blue Wellness will leave you truly relaxed. If you want to explore the city centre, it’s our pleasure to give any information we can to help you decide what you’d like to do whilst you’re in Liverpool. From the Grand National festival to local shows, concerts, must-visit eateries and bars, there’s something for everyone and The Navigator is here to tell you all about them. Please enjoy this issue of The Navigator, we really hope it makes your time in Liverpool even more special.

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SPRING EVENTS

April Wrong Festival - 28th April - Docklands

Like rock music? Wrong Festival is back for the second year and is set to take place on 28th April at Liverpool’s Docklands. From burgeoning local talet to UK-wide bands, there’s something for all rock fans at Wrong Festival. Joining the already-announced 2018 headliners, cult Cardiff rock band Future of The Left (feat. members of Mclusky and Million Dead), organisers have revealed that Mugstar will be performing alongside Damo Suzuki as his backing band for the evening. 27th & 28th April Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour Echo Arena

Due to popular demand Michael McIntyre will now be performing at Echo Arena on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April 2018 to give the people of Liverpool a dose of his well-known wit. Grab your tickets now to see the funnyman in action, before he heads to New Zealand, Singapore and Australia to deliver the tour. 28th & 29th Liverpool Spring Festival Sefton Park

Head down to Liverpool’s biggest food and drink festival in Sefton Park where the city’s best food and drink vendors join forces for the two day festival. Expect delicious small plates from Liverpool’s restaurants, cafes and eateries, where independents showcase the best of their businesses. If you’re a foodie, this one is not to be missed.

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May June

The Vamps - 2nd May - Echo Arena

Fresh off the back of their biggest single ‘All Night’ with 300 million global streams and a number one UK album, The Vamps are heading back to Liverpool. The band have fans on both side of the Atlantic after previously heading out on multiple world tours visiting over 25 countries. Join Brad Simpson (Vocals, guitar), James McVey (Guitar), Connor Ball (Bass) and Tristan Evans (Drums) for a night of exciting entertainment. The Best of WHAM! - 11th May - Epstein Theatre

Reminisce on the best from George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with a tribute featuring great vocals, choreography, costumes and a live band. How it’s 37 years since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed one of the most special pop bands of the 80s we’ll never know. But one we do know is that if you fancy throwing it back to the 80s, you really must be there to see The Best of WHAM! The Bordeaux Wine Festival - 25-28th May Pier Head

May’s last Bank Holiday will see the most celebrated wine event in Europe - Bordeaux Fete le Vin - will be coming to Liverpool while the Tall Ships are in the city. The very best of France’s food and drink will arrive at the Pier Head for the ticketed event which marks the first time the festival has ever come to the UK. Artists including Faith Bebbington, Lulu Quinn, Wired Ariel and Luke Jerram will also perform as part of the Tall Ships Festival.

Liverpool International Tennis Tournament - 20-24th June Liverpool Cricket Club For the 17th year, the largest tennis tournament in Europe is back in Liverpool. Running since 2002, the tournament will be held at Liverpool Cricket Club and as usual, will introduce up and coming and established WTA and ATP players along with Legends of Tennis. Katy Perry - 21st June - Echo Arena

As part of her US blockbuster tour’s success, Katy Perry is heading to the UK with her Witness Tour. It’s her first time back on the road since her 151-date 2015 Prismatic Tour, and Witness is where Katy performs song that inspire both thought and movement. Her singles released so far including Chained to the Rhythm, Bon Appetit and Swish Swish show the breath of music that she’ll take to the stage to showcase in Witness. Liverpool Gin & Disco Festival - 30th June

The Gin & Disco Festival is heading to Liverpool in June, so grab your disco shoes and gin balloons for a fun-filled day of dancing and drinking. The venue is still TBA but the event will start mid-afternoon, and will be packed full of the most popular spirit around right now (amongst others) and plenty of disco, funk, soul and house music too. Not to mention the bottles full of biodegradable glitter! Keep up-to-date with information at www.gindiscofestival.com

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Titanic Hotel Liverpool presents a unique and bespoke Titanic experience, Aurora Illuminate your Christmas Party extravaganza. Enjoy a red carpet arrival, stunning décor, enchanted entertainers, sumptuous gala dinner followed by an amazing night of live music and dancing. Dates available Fri 30th Nov Fri 7th Dec Thurs 6th, Wed 12th, Thurs 13th & Sun 16th Dec Fri 14th & Sat 15th Dec Fri 21st Dec Exclusive party nights available from £45pp Book now! For more information contact our sales team, call 0151 482 5782 or email events@titanichotelliverpool.com

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A Day in the life of Giulia Floris Stanley’s Bar and Grill’s Hostess

What do you love most about your job? “I love seeing guests happy and leaving with a smile on their faces. Guest satisfaction is what I love most.” What is the most memorable occasion/day that you’ve hosted at Stanley’s Bar and Grill? “I fondly remember a family who came to Stanley’s Bar & Grill for a reunion after a tragic event. I made a good relationship with the them and it was great pleasure to see the joy of the family during the evening. I gave the lady my personal email address and we have stayed in touch and developed a good friendship.”

What is the most unique request that you've had from a guest? “When a guest ordered a very expensive bottle of champagne to celebrate the birth of twins in their family.” When it comes to events like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas, describe what it's like to be part of those special days... “These days and evenings are always extremely busy but this is a good thing. I love working special days and seeing families and loved ones coming together. I also enjoy being apart of making their time at Stanley’s Bar and Grill memorable.”

Sunday 17th June Treat your dad this Father’s Day to Sunday Lunch or Dockers Afternoon Tea at Stanley's Bar and Grill Dockers Afternoon Tea 2 – 5pm Packed with Dad’s favourites including pork pies, sausage rolls, mini pies and much more for £21 or £25 with a pint of beer

Sunday Lunch 12 – 4pm 2 course £22.95 3 course £26.95 Under 3’s complimentary

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10 minutes with Paloma Faith

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he’s one of only two British female artists this decade to have three albums go double platinum in the UK, and a fourth is well on track – the other one is Adele, obviously - so no wonder Paloma Faith is in such big demand.

With her latest album The Architect, she beat Taylor Swift in the race to the top of the charts and a tour of mostly sold out dates has meant a hectic 2018.

Then, of course, there’s been the little matter of motherhood to add into the mix too – those live dates were her first in three years, an extended maternity leave of sorts since she had her first baby in December 2016 with French boyfriend Leyman Lahcine. But there’s no stopping Paloma now and, after a visit to Liverpool Echo Arena in March, she’s back in the north west for dates at Delamere Forest on June 10 and at Haydock Park Race Club for a Jockey Club Live show on August 10. To find out more, and see how being a mum is suiting the 36-year-old Londoner, The Navigator had 10 minutes in her never-dull company …

You seem to be enjoying a settled phase at the moment, how are coping with the various demands of motherhood and working? “I’m trying to juggle being a mother and a singer. I have no idea how I am managing, but I am somehow.” Do you think becoming a mum for the first time had an influence on your music? “I do feel my approach to music has changed since I’ve become a parent - which does have an impact. With difficult things that are happening in the world, you feel protective and want to make things comfortable for your family. I think things are changing in our history and maybe not for the better, which is something I’m concerned about. I feel there’s a sense of duty to talk about events.” You’ve taken care to keep the baby out of the limelight, has dodging the paparazzi and the headlines become even more important to you because you’ve got your family to think of too? “I value my privacy more so than ever now, as it’s a real responsibility being a parent, and I want my child to know itself first rather than everyone else feeling that they know all about them.” You’ve always had a strong sense of self, did that start in your own childhood?

"It was amazing to win the Brit Award and to finally gain some acknowledgement."

“Growing up in Hackney, I was surrounded by lots of different types of music - from my mum, I remember listening to plenty of revolutionary music from the 60s such as Bob Dylan, while my dad was really into jazz, which is where my interest in all that comes from. Later, when I was studying, I got into R and B dancehall as well, and originally I wanted to be dancer. Then I did my musical theatre, and I think that music just chose me.”

Powerful female artists are few and far between in the UK, so that’s led to inevitable comparisons with the late Amy Winehouse. Is that something you’re comfortable with? “I’m flattered by comparisons to Amy. It’s not something I am offended by, though I am quite different. When she met me once, she asked if I played an instrument, but I said no, and she said that was a shame as she would really have liked someone like me in her group. I was a massive fan of hers, and after watching the documentary about her life, I actually wrote a song for her, Price of Fame, which is on the new album. Her death was such a tragedy.” After being nominated before, how did it feel to finally get your hands on a Brit Award two years ago? “It was amazing to win the Brit Award and to finally gain some acknowledgement. I come from a long line of people that haven’t really been acknowledged for what they did. I think there are a lot of people out there doing important work, like doctors and nurses who don’t get that recognition they should. ” What can fans expect from the Delamere Forest and Haydock Park Jockey Club Live dates? “The only reason I do what I’m doing is because I love touring – as when I’m out there I am excited and feel that I’m in the right place", adds the engaging singer, who may well have a little more to think about with a young child in tow, yet it won’t stop her from enjoying every single moment.

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Traditional Street food in the heart of Liverpool STREET FOOD DELICACIES ARE THE BIGGEST FOOD TREND IN LIVERPOOL RIGHT NOW AND THERE’S PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM IN THE HEART OF THE CITY CENTRE. FROM INDIAN TO CHINESE, VIETNAMESE AND LEBANESE PLUS MUCH MORE, THERE’S SOMETHING TO SUIT EVERYONE. GET A TASTE OF FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD WHEN YOU SAMPLE DELICIOUS STREET FOOD DISHES IN SOME OF LIVERPOOL’S BEST EATERIES. WORK YOUR WAY THROUGH SOME OF NAVIGATOR’S TOP PICKS…

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Pho

Puffle Waffle

Vietnamese street food specialist Pho is a must-try with over 20 different types of the warming, delicious pho noodle soup, spicy salads, curries, wok-fried noodles, small plates and more. The Bold Street site’s dishes are packed full of fragrant flavour so you really need to give it a go if you fancy something a little different and super tasty. The pho bowls are an obvious choice and rightly so - packed full of melt in your mouth meats and fish, noodles and veg, they even come with a little pouch of herbs and spices so you can adjust yours accordingly.

The most tempting sweet street food has got to be Puffle Waffle. This Albert Dock eatery is the perfect place to pick up a treat - the Hong Kong street food snack that is a perfectly puffed waffle packed with whatever filling your heart desires! Sweet or savoury? You choose. And what’s even better is that each puff (there’s 30 per waffle to be exact!) can be filled too. Banana or berries for those with a sweet tooth, or for a savoury sensation why not fill it with melted stringy cheese?

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Bakchich

Lucha Libre

Houmous, falafel, shawarma wraps and charcoal grills - who wouldn’t want to visit Bakchich? Now open in Williamson Square as well as it’s flagship restaurant on Bold Street, this Lebanese street food delight has so much on the menu that you’ll want to return again and again. Fresh, filling salads and Bakchich’s specialists including moussaka, shakshouka and koftas so you’ll be spoilt for choice - just make sure that you get the freshly made Arabic bread too.

This Mexican street food haunt on Wood Street offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and has trays and dishes that are packed full of flavour. A favourite amongst Liverpool foodies, Lucha Libre imports Mexican ingredients and combines them with the best locally sourced produce to create its stand out dishes, giving the city an authentic taste of Mexico. There’s quesadillas, tacos, burritos and special street food trays - share these with a friend to sample most of the menu.

www.bakchich.co.uk www.luchalibre.co.uk

Mowgli

Izakaya

This cool Caste Street restaurant is perfect for authentic, delicious Japanese street food. Fancy expertly created sushi? Here you’ll find a whole section dedicated to urmaki, nigiri, sashimi and hosomaki. Alternatively, tuck into tempura, gyozas, boa buns, ramen, curries, karaage and donburi - sticky rice bowls. Continue the Japanese theme and finish off your dinner with a sake or two! www.izakaya-sushi.co.uk

At Bold Street and Water Street Mowgli it’s Indian food like you’ve never seen it before. Forget takeaway style dishes because here you’ll find street food delicacies including the staple yoghurt chat bombs, lip smacking tamarind treacle fries and a whole range of fragrant curries, dhals and street meat dishes. Can’t decide what to have? Let Mowgli do the hard work for you with their mix bag tiffin boxes - you’ll be presented with four tiers of a meat, veg and carbs chosen by the chef. There’s a veggie option too. www.mowglistreetfood.com

FROM INDIAN TO CHINESE, VIETNAMESE AND LEBANESE PLUS MUCH MORE

Wahaca

Expect fragrant Mexican dishes that pack a flavour punch at College Lane’s Wahaca. Classic tacos, tostadas, taquitos, quesadillas and baja tacos make up the vast small plates selection, whilst traditional burritos, enchiladas and hearty meat and fish dishes are the big filling dishes. Mexican street food never tasted so good but don’t forget to save some room for the moreish churros. www.wahaca.co.uk

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What to expect The treatment begins with a relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage to induce relaxation and gently melt away any muscular pain. VOYA body oil is specifically chosen for each individual preference. The deluxe facial is a results driven facial which is deeply hydrating and purifying and is suitable for all skin types, particularly those in search of anti-ageing results and experiencing dehydrated or dry skin. The facial is designed using VOYA’s finest organic ingredients combined with anti-oxidant algae. After deep cleansing and exfoliation, there will be a facial massage using VOYA’s iconic ‘My Little Hero’ nourishing facial serum to deeply hydrate the skin, followed by a dual action facial mask. The exclusive re-mineralizing mask known as Mermaids Purse, is followed by Laminaria seaweed facial leaves that are applied warmly onto the skin. The mix of seaweed and botanical ingredients helps to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Voyage of Maya is a luxurious treatment that’s not to be missed! Book now by calling 707 from your room, 0151 482 5767 or email info@mayabluewellness.com.

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The facial is completed with a relaxing scalp massage, a visage eye mask and bright eye cream that is gently massaged around the eye area, increasing lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness and dark circles Finally, 'Me Time' moisturiser is applied onto the skin to complete this amazing experience.

Products Mermaid’s purse A deeply nourishing and hydrating facial mask, made from compressed certified organic Fucus Serratus Seaweed leaves, proven to improve circulation and detoxify the skin. This mask is guaranteed to leave your skin feeling, bright, hydrated and extremely nourished. Laminaria Seaweed Leaves The facial leaves are hand harvested from the ocean making the treatment ideal for tired and dull skin. This is the secret anti-ageing ingredient, supporting skin cell regeneration and leaving the skin feeling and looking firmer. Duration The Voyage of Maya experience lasts 90 minutes, plus one hour access to our tranquil Thermal Suite. After your treatment Continue relaxing and pamper your senses in our luxury tea garden and relaxation area, enjoy a selection of quinteassential teas.

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Martinis

Dia Noche Dia Noche is Bold Street’s new Spanish eatery which has a fantastic bar too that’s packed with fruity, delicious drinks including its Autumn Cosmo that’s made up of orange vodka, liquor 43, peach, pomegranate, fresh lime and rosemary. Elements of sunny Spain are met with Autumn notes to create this Cosmo-inspired martini

Liverpool’s bar scene is better than ever - speakeasies, glamorous or laid back vibes, Liverpool has it all. And one of the most popular drinks that are here to stay is the much-loved martini. Pornstars, espresso or classic French; who doesn’t love this classic cocktail?

Rum Bar, Titanic Hotel Escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre to Rum Bar that’s tucked away in the luxurious Titanic Hotel Liverpool. There’s a whole menu of cocktails to make your way through but the signature Espresso Martini is so tempting you really must try it. Mr Black’s Espresso Martini is made from coffee liqueur, Stoli vanilla, espresso and sugar. Panoramic 34 There’s nothing quite like the breathtaking views from Panoramic 34. Set on the 34th floor of the West Tower, this luxurious bar will see you sitting back with your preferred Martini watching Liverpool go by below. With a whole menu dedicated to Martinis, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Enjoy a traditional Dry Martini or if you fancy being adventurous, why not go for a Hazelnut & Coffee Martini made from Finlandia Vodka, Frangelico, Kahlúa Liqueur, Espresso Coffee, Hazelnut and Almond Praline. www.panoramic34.com Neighbourhood Fancy visiting a bar with a fantastic atmosphere? Neighbourhood on Castle Street is where you can enjoy a drink or two before it transforms into a party with a live saxophonist and drum player. Give their Pornstar Martini a go for a real pineapple, passionfruit punch. It’s sure to get you in the party mood. www.neighbourhoodrestaurant.co.uk Berry and Rye Head to this Berry Street hidden gem for quirky cocktails and a super cool vibe at one of Liverpool’s best speakeasies. A little knock on the door and you’ll be welcomed into the underground bar where you’ll find the Vesper Martini - made famous by its inclusion in Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale; 1953. After Bond orders the drink he explains the bartender should, “Shake it very well until it’s ice cold”. Hence, shaken not stirred. Bond eventually names his favourite martini after the beautiful agent Vesper Lynd. www.theberryandrye.com

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dia-noche.co.uk Santa Chupitos Tucked away on the corner of Slater Street you’ll find the cool and quirky Santa Chupitos bar. It might be famous for its $5 shakes but Santa Chupitos also have some tasty martinis on the menu. Why not try the Vesper Martini - popularised by James Bond - it’s packed with Sloe Gin, Vodka and Sweet Vermouth stirred down and served with a twist. www.santachupitos.com NYL @ Aloft Want a classy bar in the heart of the city centre? NYL tucked away in Aloft Hotel on North John Street, is the perfect place for quiet drinks or gatherings with friends. Here you’ll find various martinis available including the popular Liberty Pornstar Martini that’s a combination of Smirnoff vodka, Passoa, Vanilla Syrup, Pineapple juice, Passionfruit syrup which is all shaken together, and served with a shot of prosecco on the side! www.aloftliverpool.com 81 Ltd If you don’t know 81 Ltd then you need to. Hidden away above Seel Street’s Salt Dog Slims is this by apointment only speakeasy where cocktails are a must! While it’s nice to try a unique martini or one with a twist, sometimes nothing beats the traditional. Head upstairs to 81 Ltd for a classic martini made with Vodka/ or Gin, and dry Vermouth stirred down with ice, served with an olive or a lemon twist. 81ltd.com Jenny's If you’re looking for a great bar with an even better vibe, then Jenny’s is the place for you. Tucked away on Fenwick Street Jenny’s can be difficult to find, but if you do manage to (it has a fish restaurant sign above it just to confuse you!) be sure to stay for their jazz music and complimentary table service. The service is brilliant but so is their Espresso Martini which will keep you partying into the early hours! www.facebook.com/JennysBar


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Festivals 2018 Sound City Sat 5th & Sun 6th May Sound City is back for its 11th year and this time its returning where it was originally based for the twoday bonanza on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May. Heading back to the Baltic Triangle for performances in the likes of the Great Baltic Warehouse, Constellations, Camp and Furnace, Baltic Market, Baltic Social, 24 Kitchen Street, Unit 51 and many more. This vibrant celebration of music and arts will see artists including DMA’s, Peace, The Slow Readers Club, Sunset Sons, Baxter Dury, Idles, Baxter Dury, The Night Cafe plus more, taking over some intimate and eclectic spaces across Baltic Triangle. Snap up your tickets at www.soundcity.uk.com 16

Light Night Fri 18th May Liverpool’s free one-night arts festival is back on 18th May from 5pm-late. This festival brings alive Liverpool’s love of arts and culture and opens up the city’s museums late at night with over 100 free performances, exhibitions, installations, workshops, talks and much more on offer across various city venues For more information, visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk/lightnight

Fusion Festival 1st Sep & 2nd Sep Fusion is renowned for attracting big names to Otterspool, but 2018 sees some of the best artists around right now gracing the stage right here in Liverpool. David Guetta headlines Saturday 1st September and will be joined by Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Disciples, Sigala and MNEK. Whilst Shawn Mendes heads up Sunday 2nd September, accompanied by Years & Years, James Arthur, Zara Larsson, Jax Jones and Louisa Johnson. It’s a two-day special in South Liverpool that’s not to be missed! Get your tickets at www.thefusionfestival.co.uk


Creamfields Thurs 23rd August – Sun 26th August Back for August Bank Holiday is the city’s biggest festival. Creamfields, based in Daresbury, returns for a four day festival celebrating house and dance music from Thursday 23rd August to Sunday 26th August. Thursday will ease you into the long weekend and then major acts including Camelphat, Carl Cox and Armin Van Buuren take over Friday, with Annie Mac, Axwell & Ingrosso, Dimitri Vegas Like Mike, Steve Angello and Pete Tong amongst others taking to the stage on Saturday. Sunday sees MK, Duke Dumont, Fat Boy Slim, Armand Van Helden, Oliver Helens, Tiesto and other big acts performing. Still need a ticket? Get yours at www.creamfields.com

Africa Oye Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th Liverpool’s only festival celebrating African music and culture is returning on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June. Heading to Sefton Park, Africa Oye will take over for two jam packed free days of music, dance, workshops, food stalls, DJs and a range of traders in the Oyé Village. To also mark its 25th anniversary, Africa Oye will be putting on various other events including Disco Africa on 23rd June and Silent Disco at LIMF amongst others. Find out more information at www.africaoye.com

Baltic Weekender Friday 3rd-Sunday 5th June Following on from the success of the 2017’s debut sunny weekend, the Baltic Weekender is back on Friday 3rd-Sunday 5th June with more house, techno, grime and bass music at venues throughout the Baltic Triangle including 24 Kitchen Street and Abandon Silence. The line-up is still yet to be announced but last year saw Axel Boman, Gerd Janson, Move D, Ghetts, Stefflon Don, P Money plus many more taking to the stage. Keep your eyes peeled at www.residentadvisor.net

LIMF 21-22 July Famous for its free festival with an amazing line-up is LIMF, only this year its back with equally brilliant performers but charging £5 to enter (it’s free for under 12s) or £15 for VIP tickets. It’s worth it though because on Saturday you can expect to see Example along with Wiley, Stefflon Don, Jax Jones, Trevor Nelson and many more. Sunday, there’s Hacienda Classical, Basement Jaxx, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Tim Westwood plus more. Secure your spot at www.limfestival.com

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Spring at Stanley’s

Titanic Hotel Liverpool launches spring menu with seasonal favourites Titanic Hotel’s theatre style restaurant Stanley’s Bar and Grill has unveiled its new spectacular spring menu, with the delicious dishes expertly created around seasonal produce and spring flavours offering delicious nibbles, starters, main courses and desserts that are packed full of flavour. Why not start your dinner off with some tear and share rosemary and oven dried cherry tomato focaccia with press olive oil or homemade brioche with butter and flavoured salt, or even a portion of mixed olives? Scrumptious starters include chicken and pork terrine with charred sourdough and piccalilli, seared scallops with chickpeas, ham fritter and paprika, parmesan risotto cakes with smoked bacon and Stan’s barbecue sauce and many more delicious choices. For those who prefer a vegetarian option there’s a fresh salad of buffalo milk narrate and tomato with balsamic and pear or roast sweet potato and red pepper soup. When it comes to the main course there’s plenty on offer. Why not try the lamb rump with feta cheese, watermelon and summer peas, seabass with Thai curry spice, puffed rice and coconut or cannelloni of aubergine with tomato and basil pesto? Although the spring menu has a selection of unique dishes, British classics are also present so those 18

wanting a traditional dinner will be able to choose from favourites including Titanic Beer Battered Fish with triple cooked chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce, 8oz Titanic Steak Burger with Irish cheese, gem lettuce, dill pickle on a brioche bun and BBQ Style Rotisserie Chicken with jerk seasoning, homemade slaw and fries. There’s also a dedicated grill menu of either 10oz sirloin, 10oz dry aged ribeye or 8oz dry aged fillet steaks with grill toppings such as tempura tiger prawns, Gorgonzola blue cheese, garlic butter, béarnaise or peppercorn sauce. On the side you can choose salt and pepper fries, sweet potato fries, crispy courgettes

with pesto and parmesan plus much more. The restaurant’s dessert menu changes each week to ensure the offering remains exciting and has something for everyone! Desserts including peanut butter crème brulée with homemade doughnuts, lemon treacle tart with lemon curd ice cream, and sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce have all recently been showcased, with many more decadent desserts ready to feature on the menu. Sounds too good to miss, pop down to book a table call 714 from your room, 0151 482 5780 or email stans.hostess@titanichotelliverpool.com


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The Harcourt Hospitality Collection boasts a range of unique hotels which are stand alone and varied but which are all characterised by the distinctive Harcourt ethos.

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Donegal, Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland

St Mary’s, Antigua

Liverpool, England

Donegal, Ireland

The Navigator #4 April – June  
The Navigator #4 April – June  
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