Feast of Fire at St John’s Gardens

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Walk The Plank

Feast of Fire at St. John’s Gardens, City Centre 23 March — 2 April 2018 Tickets from £8 — Book now

We’re more than a bit excited about this cracking (or should that be crackling) event from the clever folk at Walk The Plank. Programmed in partnership with Liverpool’s cultural royalty it will finally get us outside to experience some of the best outdoor arts and music around. Part of the Liverpool 2018 programme which celebrates 10 years of incredible creativity in the city since Walk The Plank also produced the mega opening and closing celebrations for the European Capital of Culture Year in 2008, Feast of Fire is seven sizzling nights of fiery wonder.

Set in St. John’s Gardens against the monumental backdrop of St George’s Hall, from 6.30 – 8.30 each evening families can wind their way at dusk through an Easter fire experience of world-renowned fire performers, atmospheric music and awe-inspiring installations. Look out for flaming metallic trees, a firey archway and hypnotising flowers that ignite and bloom.

As night falls from 8.30 – 10.30 late night sessions start with a different pyrotechnic party like no other. Friday 23 sees Fire In My Soul as Liverpool SoulFest celebrate the soul of Liverpool with music and dancing and on Saturday 24 there will be Celtic Flames in a “fiery feast of creativity and craic”. Prepare for Flames from the Dragon and a night of Chinese culture and music on Sunday 25 from Pagoda Arts complete with fire and water tai chi fan.

Feast of Fire
Feast of Fire

The heat is turned up again for Easter weekend as The Kazimier Fire Garden takes over on Good Friday followed by African Heat on Easter Saturday – a preview of the summer’s Africa Oyé festival with live music and fiery beats galore. On Easter Sunday there’s a musical inferno with Liverpool Pride followed by a grand finale on Easter Monday with Milapfest presenting The Fire of India.

We love that this event celebrates all the diverse and brilliant cultural activity in a city that certainly never does things by halves.

Oh, and the artisan food and drink including flaming cocktails and chilli hot chocolate will be sure to get you even more hot under the collar – in all the good ways of course.



Feast of Fire at St. John’s Gardens, City Centre 23 March — 2 April 2018 Tickets from £8 Book now

Where to go near Feast of Fire at St John’s Gardens

Liverpool Central Library
City Centre
Liverpool Central Library

The final building in the World Heritage Site of William Brown Street to be revamped, the wonderfully restored Central Library takes pride of place in Liverpool’s architecturally stunning Cultural Quarter alongside St George’s Hall, Walker Art Gallery and World Museum.

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Walker Art Gallery

The Walker Art Gallery is a small but perfectly formed traditional gallery. It houses an impressive collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative art from 13th century to present day. 

O2 Academy music venue in Liverpool.
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Music venue
O2 Academy Liverpool

O2 Academy Liverpool (formerly the L2 and Carling Academy Liverpool) boasts two performance areas that host live music and clubnights.

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Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court Theatre stages mostly home-grown comedies, somewhat mannered and self-conscious reflections of an inward-looking city.

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Liverpool Playhouse

The Liverpool Playhouse theatre retains much of its 1911 structure, and has a varied programme of events from a rock’n’roll panto, to live poetry and comedy.

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