Feast of Fire at St. John’s Gardens, City Centre, 23 March–2 April 2018, 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.
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