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Albert Dock Company Ltd, 22 Edward Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AF

What’s On at Albert Dock

February 2010

We have an exciting calendar of events and activities here at the Dock throughout

Why not bring the kids to the Dock this half term where there’s a host of things to
entertain them. You could visit our attraction The Bugworld Experience or celebrate
Chinese New Year and learn about the Year of the Tiger at the Maritime Museum
where they can make colourful lanterns, fans and tigers or they could feel the beat with
African drumming and tribal dance at the International Slavery Museum plus to help
with the budgeting, many of the restaurants and cafés offer great money saving ‘meal
deals’ for the kids.

Romance will certainly be in the air with Valentine’s Day on Sunday, 14 February.
Many of our bars and restaurants are offering fabulous Valentine’s menus with live music
to entertain, so you can enjoy a perfect lunch or evening for you and your loved one in
the ambient surroundings of the Albert Dock.

On Sunday, 14 February Pillbox Vintage/Retro Fairs have their monthly visit to Baby
Blue. The fairs are being held on the second Sunday of every month throughout 2010
from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm with FREE entry. The stalls will be offering some unique
vintage/retro fashion for men and women with an array of stylish accessories, gorgeous
jewellery and affordable homeware.

Please take a look at the guide and see what else is happening here this February.
Attractions, Events & Exhibitions

Grand Hall, The Colonnades
+44(0)151 708 4938
Open daily 10.00 – 17.00

Liverpool’s Albert Dock has become a hive of activity as kids and adults alike swarm to a
unique new attraction, the BugWorld Experience.

The BugWorld Experience is the first of its kind in the UK. It shows visitors the world
through a bug’s eyes, testing their bravery, wit and skill with interactive challenges and
games along the way. Guided through simulated environments from a rainforest to a
savannah to the everyday British home, visitors can see, find out about and even interact
with the bugs that inhabit each.

As well as getting the chance to handle bugs like the giant hissing cockroach, those that
like their day out with a sting in the tail can head to the BugWorld Experience Base
Camp, to sample insect food delicacies from around the world, including chilli locusts,
meal worm pancakes and oven baked tarantula!

“There’ll be a real buzz around the place, and that’s not just the Panamanian paper
wasps!” says the BugWorld Experience general manager Jenny Dobson. “In all
seriousness, this is a must for all budding scientists, adventurers and travellers. Nowhere
else in Britain could they get up close and personal to insects and bugs like this in a fun
and educational way.”

A number of endangered species have become residents of the BugWorld Experience,

where the bug experts are committed to helping maintain and boost their populations
through conservation, education and carefully planned breeding programmes.

Visitors love these bugs and are not to be missed:-

Preying mantis
Death stalker scorpion
Red spotted assassin bug
Giant centipede
Mexican red knee tarantula
The critically endangered Partula Snail, which is extinct in the wild
Britannia Vaults
+44(0)151 709 1963
Open daily 10.00 – 6.00
Contact the Beatles Story for ticket prices

See how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of worldwide
fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time. Hear the story unfold through
the ‘Living History’ audio guide, narrated by John Lennon's sister Julia, and view some
amazing and rare Beatles artifacts along the way.

Come and browse in the new Fab4Store integral gift shop and enjoy a delicious snack in
the Beatles-inspired coffeehouse.

o John Lennon's iconic round spectacles

o Brian Epstein describing his first impressions of the Beatles
o George Harrison's first ever guitar
o The world's only 'blue' White Album
o An interview with Paul McCartney, never heard before
o The emotional and evocative White Room


Fun for all the Family at the Beatles Story!

With The Beatles being discovered by a new fan base every year, the Beatles Story
provides the ideal fun, family day out for all ages. To reflect this, the new interactive,
hands-on Discovery Zone is now open for families to enjoy. Employing the latest
groundbreaking technology, its fully interactive learning centre will allow young and old
alike, to learn about The Beatles’ music, the times they lived in and their influential

Specialist facilitators, who will be on hand to answer questions and ensure visitors have a
fab time, will staff the Discovery Zone. Guests will have the opportunity to create their
very own newspaper, select a song at 1950s NEMS record store, create their own
Beatles inspired artwork and play a Beatles tune on a giant piano.

An exciting programme of family workshops have been scheduled throughout the year to
keep the kids occupied.

The Beatles Story is live on MySpace. Beatles fans from all over the world can view its
profile at and become a friend.
September to May Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 – 17.50
closed Mondays (except Bank Holiday Mondays)
+44(0)151 702 7400
Entry is free except for major exhibitions

Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic

Tate Liverpool, Fourth Floor Galleries
29 January 2010 - 25 April 2010
10:00 - 17:50

As a port city, Liverpool has played an important role in millions of journeys back and
forth across the Atlantic. The City has been at the heart of cultural exchange for centuries
making it the ideal location for Tate’s fascinating new exhibition, Afro Modern: Journeys
through the Black Atlantic. This thought-provoking exhibition identifies a new, hybrid
culture that has arisen from the journeys made by people of black African descent and is
the first exhibition to trace in depth the impact of this new culture on art from the early
twentieth century to today.

From Picasso to Man Ray, Kara Walker to Chris Ofili and Ellen Gallagher to Jean Michel
Basquiat, this exhibition features a wide variety of artists and offers a fresh and
alternative interpretation of their work for a new generation.

Admission: £6, £4.50 concessions.

Mark Rothko: The Seagram Murals

Wolfson Room
2 October 2009 - 21 March 2010
10:00 - 17:50

In 1988 Tate Liverpool opened its doors for the very first time with a memorable display
of Mark Rothko’s The Seagram Murals. Over 20 years later the series will make a
welcome return to the gallery, with Tate Liverpool's ground floor gallery transformed into
an emotive display of these nine significant paintings – the walls will be painted grey
according to Rothko’s specifications and atmospheric lighting will enhance the dramatic
qualities of the works.

Perceived, as the artist intended, in reduced light and in a compact space, the subtlety of
the layered surfaces slowly emerges, revealing the solemn and meditative character of
the works-one not to be missed.

Admission: Free

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture

First and Second Floor Galleries
From 1 May 2009
10:00 - 17:50

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture takes an ambitious and revolutionary look at the
history of modern and contemporary sculpture. This collection display continues to
examine and question the trajectory of artistic innovation in twentieth-century art and

Sculpture in the form of object, installation, assemblage and ready-made will sit
alongside more surprising forms, such as painting, video, photography, language and
In addition, key figures from the cultural arena have been invited to co-curate selected
sections of the display, offering their own inspiring interpretations of the Tate Collection.
Reflecting their own specialist practice, they present us with new ways of seeing and
appreciating sculpture.

DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture includes by artists such as Sir Jacob Epstein, Henry
Moore, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Arman, Yayoi Kusama, Joseph Beuys, Gilbert &
George, Cornelia Parker and Michael Landy.

Admission Free

Modern Art Remixed: Exploring Modern and Contemporary Art

Term Two: Beyond the Myth
Education Studio
Tuesdays, 26 January 2010 – 30 March 2010

This dynamic new introductory course offers a fresh and insightful look at modern and
contemporary art, examining the developments, theories, concepts and myths that have
shaped modern art over the last 100 years from a variety of perspectives. Led by art
historians Mat Gregory and Jane Morrow, who led the course Re-view: Exploring
Twentieth Century Art at Tate Liverpool last year, each weekly session combines themed
illustrated presentations with workshops held in the galleries, exploring Tate Liverpool’s
new collection display The DLA Piper Series: This is Sculpture.

Modern Art Remixed takes a thematic rather than chronological approach to the story of
modern art, examining not only the techniques and materials employed by artists of the
modernist period, but also the wider social and cultural context in which these art works
were both created and received. More than just an introductory art history class, this is a
unique opportunity to discuss the work of seminal artists up close and at first hand in an
open and informal environment. No experience necessary.

Admission: £120, £95 concessions. Booking required. Price includes materials and
refreshments and is per term.

Global Exhibitions
Contemporary Art and the African Diaspora
The Auditorium
Friday, 19 February 2010

This major international symposium will consider and reflect on recent developments in
the globalisation of the contemporary art of Africa and its many diasporas. A number of
key international exhibitions have highlighted the increased importance of artistic
production by African and African diasporic artists to the evolving geography of global
contemporary art. This symposium gathers artists, curators, art historians and cultural
critics to discuss and unravel the complexities of presenting and exploring art of the
African diaspora and situating it within debates around Modernism.

Key speakers include Shaheen Merali, curator of Black Atlantic: Travelling Cultures,
Counter-Histories, Networked Identities, Berlin 2004; Sonia Boyce, artist in Black
Skin/Bluecoat, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 1985; and Carol Tulloch, Reader at TrAIN,
Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, and co-curator of
Black British Style at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2004.

£35 (£20 concessions), booking recommended. Price includes lunch and refreshments.
Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) 1959
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Start time 18:30

Winner of the Foreign Language Oscar, as well as the Palm d’Or, Orfeu Negro is a
remarkable, and exuberant film that unfolds onto the screen, bringing to life colour, and
movement. A re-telling of a classic Greek legend, Orpheus (Breno Mello) is a Brazilian
tram driver, seducing the beautiful Eurydice (Marpesa Dawn) through his musical
charms. Set in Rio de Janeiro, and directed by the Frenchman, Marcel Camus, Orfeu
Negro presents an outsider’s view of a world filled with social, and cultural injustices.
Certificate PG.

Please note this screening will take place at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ.
This film screening forms part of Liverpool and the Black Atlantic, a city-wide series of
exhibitions and events that explore connections between cultures and continents, and is
screened by FACT in partnership with Tate Liverpool.

£5 (£4 concessions) Booking recommended. To book call FACT on +44 (0)8717 042063

Tate Explorers
Every Saturday and Sunday, excluding the first Saturday of February
13.30 - 16.30

Children aged between 0 and 12 (and their adults!) are challenged to visit the Explorers
Base Camp trolley to collect a map or activity bag. The maps take the young explorers on
a journey of discovery to see, feel and learn about the art in the gallery. Before they
return back to base camp they create some art of their own, inspired by their exploration.
Start at the ground floor and work your way up.

Free, no booking necessary. For ages 0-12.

Tales at Tate
The first Saturday of Every Month
13.00 - 15.00

Join poet and Storyteller John Hughes as he tells his interactive poems in our Gallery

Free, no booking necessary. The first Saturday of every month.


Open daily 10.00 –17.00; admission free
+44(0)151 478 4499

Set sail and drop anchor for a fun day out for the whole family at Merseyside Maritime
Museum. Explore the large and varied collections, reflecting the seafaring importance of
Liverpool as a gateway to the world. This shipshape museum contains four floors of
fascinating galleries that explore the city’s maritime legacy. Displays examine Liverpool’s
important role during the Second World War, life at sea with the merchant navy and also
include the Titanic, Lusitania and Forgotten Empress Galleries.
China: Through the Lens of John Thomson 1868- 1872
5 February – June 2010

An exhibition of work by Scottish photographer and travel writer, John Thomson. The
range and depth of his images, taken around the regions of China in the early 1870s
mark him out as one of the most important travel photographers in history. The
photographs are part of the Welcome Library, London.

All Hands on Deck

At Intervals between 1.00 and 4.00 pm
20 and 27 February 2010

Ever wondered why a ship is always a she or what a ‘Fid’ is? Join our resident
demonstrator and find out.

Waterfront Club
10.00 am – 12.00 noon
27 February 2010

Drop into the Waterfront Club for a fun nautical themed morning. For further information
call 0151 478 4413.

Dragons and Lanterns

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
7, 13, 14 and 15 February 2010

Celebrate Chinese New Year and learn about the year of the Tiger. Make colourful
lanterns, fans and dragons.

Spotlight on the Titanic

11.00 am - 6, 7, 14, 27 and 28 February 2010
2.00 pm - 1 February 2010
4.00 pm - 6 February 2010

Join our resident demonstrator and hear facts and myths that surround the sinking of the

Titanic - The Quartermaster’s Story

1.30, 2.30 and 3.30 pm
14 and 21 February 2010

Robert Hichins was at the wheel when Titanic hit the iceberg. Hear his fascinating story
told by our resident actor.

The Ultimate Experience

2.00 pm
20 February 2010

Steve Rigby talks about the once in a lifetime experience of diving to the wreck of the
Shiver Me Timbers
1.30, 2.30 and 3.30 pm
18 February 2010

Come and meet our very own pirate to find out about a life on the ocean wave and see if
you have what it takes to be a fearsome treasure hunter in our interactive storytelling

Wartime at the Piermaster’s House

At intervals between 1.00 and 4.00 pm
13 and 15 February 2010

Meet Rose the Piermaster’s wife as she prepares for another day of rations and blackouts.

Never at Sea – The Wrens Story

1.30, 2.30 and 3.30 pm
16 and 28 February 2010

Liverpool played an essential role in winning the Battle of the Atlantic during World War
Two. Join our Wren, May Hatton, to hear about the vital work carried out under the
streets of the city!

Blue Flu – The Story of the Blue Funnel Line

2.00 pm
6, 21 and 22 February 2010

The Blue Funnel Line, founded in 1866 by Alfred Phillip Holt, started the first sailings to
the Far East. Find out how important this shipping line was in the development of
Liverpool’s Chinatown.

Deeds Not Words

1.30, 2.30 and 3.30 pm
7 and 8 February 2010

On 6 February 1918, the right to vote was finally granted to women in Britain. Hear the
fascinating story of the suffragettes struggle and discover more about their activities in

The Leaving of Liverpool

1.30, 2.30 and 3.30 pm
15 and 16 February 2010

Join our travellers and listen to their tales of hope and fear on their way to the New

Lizzie - The Piermaster’s Daughter

Intervals between 1.00 and 4.00 pm
18 February 2010

Meet Lizzy in the Piermaster’s House and find out about life on the dock in wartime

Storytelling on Sea Urchins

11.00 am
14 February 2010

Story-time fun for your little ones at our early years gallery on the first floor.
Take the Six Knot Challenge
At Intervals Between 1.00 and 4.00 pm
28 February 2010

Are you smart enough to take the six knot challenge? Join nautical craftsman Dave
Walker and find out.

At Intervals Between 1.00 – 4.00 pm
27 February 2010

Discover the skill of traditional woodcarving with our nautical craftsman.

Walk, Talk and Explore

Join our resident experts to learn more about Liverpool’s Chinatown and historic
waterfront and get an introduction to the basic techniques of photography. Booking
essential, call 0151 478 4441.


Open daily 10.00 –17.00, admission free
Inside Merseyside Maritime Museum
+44(0)151 478 4499

Come and explore a world of smuggling, tax evasion, protest and war and be amazed by
objects used to smuggle contraband. Learn about working on the dockside and try your
hand at steering a cutter, avoiding pirates and spotting suspects.

Little Smugglebusters Playday

10.30 am – 1.30 pm
25 February 2010

A day of Customs themed fun for little visitors: music, art, stories and dressing up too.
(Suitable for under 5s)

1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 3.00 and 3.30 pm
7*, 13, 14 and 20 February 2010

Think you've got what it takes to be a Customs Officer? Come and search our ship to
see if you can spot any signs of smuggling.

Pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk in the museum foyer.

* 3.00 and 3.30 pm sessions on 7 February will be BSL interpreted

Customs Contraband
1.00 – 4.00 pm
4, 13 and 20 February 2010

From counterfeits to cannabis, discover more about customs by getting your hands on
our contraband collections.
Explore Customs
1.00 – 4.00 pm
17, 18 February 2010

Get your hands on our collections and explore the issues of endangered animals,
smuggling and fakes. Includes dressing up for under 7s.

That Felt Good

1.00 – 4.00 pm
27 February 2010

Have fun making your own felt creation from real sheep’s wool.

SOS Save Our Species

1.00 – 4.00 pm
6 February 2010

Our demonstrators will explain how customs protect endangered species and help you to
make an environmentally friendly souvenir to take away.

Grave Tales
1.00, 2.00 and 3.00 pm
14 and 21 February 2010

Parson Dodge will be lurking about the gallery. If you're lucky he may stop and tell you
all about the age-old battle between smugglers and Customs men.

Mother Redcap
1.00, 2.00 and 3.00 pm
6, 19 and 27 February 2010

Mother Redcap will be on the gallery to captivate you with stories and songs about the
dark and dangerous world of smuggling around the Mersey.

Sniffer and Smugglebuster

1.00 – 4.00 pm
17 and 18 February 2010

Look out for our larger than life Sniffer Dog and his handler as they search around the

Storytelling With Customs

1.00, 2.00 and 3.00 pm
28 February 2010

Join our storyteller to hear tales about some of the flora and fauna that Customs Officers
try to protect.
Open daily 10.00 – 17.00; admission free
+44(0)151 478 4499

The International Slavery Museum is the only national museum in the world dealing with
transatlantic slavery and its legacy. Liverpool – central to the transatlantic slave trade in
the 18th century – is a fitting location for this groundbreaking museum. Containing
dynamic, powerful and moving displays about the horrific trade, the museum uncovers
the largely hidden account of the exploitation of Africa and Africans. A gallery on the
legacy of transatlantic slavery, both contemporary and historic, reflects issues that are
relevant to the world today.

Throughout the month National Museums Liverpool holds a series of events including
performances, talks, music, dance, craft activities and more. Some details are listed below:-

Black Britannia Exhibition

Until 28 February 2010

Lewis Hamilton, Ms Dynamite and John Conteh all star in this exhibition of inspiration
photographs by John Ferguson. The exhibition celebrates the contribution Black people
have made to British culture over the last few decades and includes teachers, farmers
and firefighters alongside household names.

Until 30 August 2010

Highlighting the on-going struggle to combat human trafficking around the world through
the experiences of people whose lives have been affected by this modern day slave

Handling Collection
1.00 – 4.00 pm
14 February 2010

Meet our demonstrator and learn about life in West Africa before transatlantic slavery.

12.00 noon – 4.00 pm
21 February 2010

Celebrate carnival with an afternoon of music, art and fun festivities for all.

African Arts and Crafts

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
15 and 28 February 2010

Try your hand at African art and make your own mask to take home.

Expert African Batik

11.00 am – 4.00 pm
16 February 2010

Join artist Barbara Maynell and learn from the expert in this hands on workshop.
(Suitable for over 13’s)
African Beats
1.30, 2.30 and 3.30 pm
20 February 2010

Feel the beat with an afternoon of African drumming and tribal dance.

Destination Freedom
1.00 pm - 8 February 2010
2.00 and 3.00 pm - 7* and 17 February 2010

Based on the true story of William and Ellen Craft, this performance tells of Ellen’s
personal journey from enslavement to freedom.

* 2.00 pm session on 7 February will be BSL interpreted.


Shop in Anchor Courtyard (next to Yellow Duckmarine Tours)
+44(0)151 709 2030

Shiverpool only visit the most haunted sites, bringing local tales to life through the art of
performance and story telling. The culture and history of Liverpool will be spun both new
and old, with tales that are not often told and every story is based on real historical
evidence. Shiverpool run all year round and each tour can take up to 40 people per tour
but don’t be fooled into thinking there’s safety in numbers, watch out for the ‘others’
lurking around hidden corners.

Shiverpool Tours started in 2005 are all year round, critically acclaimed, theatrically led,
fun, interactive, historical, educational guided walks led by some of Liverpool’s best
budding acting talent around the City’s creepiest corners. Discover Liverpool’s murky
mysteries and remember ‘We scare because we care’!

Shiverpool Presents: My Bloody Valentine!

Book now for the 14th of February and make your Valentine’s Day scarily special...
Full details on their web site:

Lovers Fright

Surprise your lover for Valentine

Where ghosts whisper in the majestic Moon Shine
Lost lovers from beyond the grave
Will dance about and misbehave
Beware who lurks on this romantic night
For Shiverpool guarantees a fright!

Available tours Hope Street Shivers and Auld City Shivers – check their website for further details.

Do something different, think Shiverpool….

Private Bookings - make your tour and your grave exclusive, one shared, immaculate
head stone!

Discount Group Bookings - people would commit murder for these prices!

Team Building - a great way to scare your team into doing what you want!

Corporate Entertainment - great times to simply DIE for!

Gower Street Bus Stop
Tickets Sold at Shop in Anchor Courtyard (next to Shiverpool Tours)
+44(0)151 708 7799

10.30 till dusk. Take the ride of your life on the Yellow Duckmarine, an amphibious
sightseeing tour of Liverpool’s waterfront, city and docks which lasts approximately one
hour with live commentary throughout.


Departs from Albert Dock Basin (close to BugWorld Experience)
+44(0)151 708 7799

Departures between 11.00 am and 6.00 pm. Tickets can be purchased from the Yellow
Duckmarine office located in Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock or purchased at the boat
20 minutes prior to each tour (subject to availability).

A 40 minute fun, historic, pleasure cruise of Liverpool’s South Docks with live
commentary. There’s plenty to see, just sit back, relax and experience the trip of a

Anchor Courtyard (next to Shiverpool Tours)
+44(0)151 233 2008

The Albert Dock Visitor Centre is situated in the Anchor Courtyard, and offers advice and
guidance on the Dock’s exciting range of attractions as well as offering maps and a
selection of merchandise. The Visitor Centre can also offer advice on a variety of tours in
and around the Dock, including information and booking for the new Liverpool City Scene
tour, a two-hour guided evening coach tour.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Britannia Pavilion

+44(0)151 707 2023
Open 10.00 am – 11.00 pm, 7 days a week

Award winner, Best Family-Friendly restaurant, the American-style food set up diner-
style, What's Cooking offers a fun atmosphere which appeals to the entire family. Plates
are piled high with American classics such as burgers, ribs and nachos but prices are still
pocket friendly. Kids do particularly well at What's Cooking with their own menu and the
restaurant also runs a Junior Chefs Academy to get kids into understanding, cooking and
eating great food. Also, don't miss the 80s night on Mondays, when it's 80s music and
80s prices!

FREE WINE WEDNESDAYS (except Arena Event nights)

Starts from 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm for ALL guests eating, buy one large glass of red
or white wine and we will keep it topped up ALL NIGHT! (Does not apply unless

80s NIGHT!

Every Monday from 5.00 pm – 80s menu, 80s music, 80s PRICES!!
(except Bank Holidays)

KIDS EAT FOR 99p - Tuesday to Friday 5.00 pm until 7.00 pm


Britannia Pavilion
+44(0)151 702 5840

The PanAmerican Club is a contemporary restaurant and bar, located in the Grade I
listed Britannia Pavilion. An exclusive private function area is also available, with
fabulous views towards Liverpool's Three Graces. The restaurant offers a choice of a
brasserie menu in the bar, or an extensive à la carte menu in the restaurant. Pre-
concert menu also available.


Present a valid Echo Arena concert ticket and receive 20% off food and drink before and
after the show!

KIDS EAT FREE with one paying adult – available 12.00 noon till 5.00 pm.
0870 401 2125 0151-708 6969 e:

Gusto is the new name for an old favourite at the Albert Dock, offering an Italian dining
experience both stylish and ambient, and the cutting edge of restaurant design. The
atmosphere is informal and relaxed with open kitchens where you can watch expert chefs
toss pizzas, adding an element of theatre to the dining experience. The menu is focused
on modern and traditional Italian dishes made with wholesome ingredients sourced
directly from Italy. Excellent service is at the heart of Gusto, and – teamed with
reasonable prices – it is quickly becoming everyone’s favourite Italian restaurant.


Why not try their £8.95 lunch menu which includes a glass of house wine, bottle of beer,
coffee or soft drink. Available, Monday to Friday, 12.00 pm till 5.00 pm.

Every Sunday night you can relax with the classic sounds of Swing with the resident
bands Dominic Halpin and Perfectly Frank after 7.00 pm, performing two classic 45
minute sets each and every Sunday!

Gusto also offers FREE WIFI throughout the week.


Edward Pavilion
+44(0)151 702 5831


Live performances from the Region’s future vocal superstars every Friday from
10.00 pm

Friday, 5 February 2010 – Nicole Jones

Friday, 19 February 2010 – Charlese Allen
Friday, 26 February 2010 – Camille Wenton

BORN TO BOOGIE... The new dance party for all the family!

Glitterballs, bubbles, balloons, great music; a brilliant way to spend a Sunday afternoon
with your loved ones. Launch Event Sunday, 31 January 2010

1.30pm - 4.00pm

For further information visit

0844 8000 400

For a full line-up of gigs please visit


Tuesday, 9 February 2010


Sunday, 21 February 2010


Monday, 22 February 2010

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Tickets for Live Lounge @ Baby Blue are purchased through the Liverpool Echo Arena
on the ACC Live Hotline: 0844 8000 400 (Mon–Sat 9 am - 9 pm and Sun 10 am – 4 pm)

PILLBOX Vintage/Retro Fairs at Baby Blue

Pillbox Vintage Fairs will be held on the second Sunday of every month throughout 2010,
the next is on Sunday, 14 February between 11.00 am and 5.00 pm with FREE entry.

The stalls will offer some unique vintage/retro fashion for men and women, an array of
stylish accessories, gorgeous jewellery, affordable homeware and scrumptious

Blue Bar and Grill will be open and serving a selection of drinks, their Sunday menu and
‘Retro Specials’ created just for Pillbox Vintage Fairs.


The Vaults, Edward Pavilion
Box Office +44(0)151 702 5834

Doors Open 7.00 pm

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Compere: Chris Cairns
Comedians: Benjamin Crellin, Rory O’Hanlon and Mark Nelson

Friday, 5 February and Saturday 6 February 2010

Compere: Chris Cairns
Comedians: Benjamin Crellin, Chris Stokes and Dean Scurry

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Compere: Chris Ramsey
Comedians: Craig Hill, Des Sharples and Helen Arney
Friday, 12 and Saturday, 13 February 2010
Compere: Chris Ramsey
Comedians: Craig Hill, Paul Pirie and Johnny Candon

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Compere: Jonathon Mayor
Comedians: John Warburton, Johnny Candon and Paul Price

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Compere: Toby Hadoke
Comedians: Matt Kirshen, Kevin Precious and Philberto

Friday, 19 and Saturday, 20 February 2010

Compere: Toby Hadoke
Comedians: Matt Kirshen, Shazia Mirza and Pete Johansson

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Compere: Dave Williams
Comedians: Terry Alderton, Colin Owens and Dave Thompson

Friday, 26 and Saturday, 27 February 2010

Compere: Dave Williams
Comedians: Terry Alderton, Susan Murray and John Gordillo

Britannia Pavilion
+44(0)151 709 0470

Circo is a unique circus themed venue located in Britannia Pavilion. Enjoy their full a la
carte restaurant with views of the Albert Dock or relax on the quayside, the perfect place
to enjoy a great meal, with all of your requirements met by the in-house team.

Open for lunch and evening meals, with a great choice from our modern international
menus. The ‘decadent’ menus offer a unique blend of classic and modern European
dishes with a hint from further away destinations. Starters include Carpaccio of Beef,
Seared Scallops, Thai Style Sea Bass and Gnocchi. Mains include Wagu Kobe Beef
Burger, Herb Crusted Rump of Lamb, Seared Tuna Loin, Surf & Turf with half a
Canadian Lobster, North Atlantic Monkfish and Wild Mushroom Risotto.

Famed for their Freakshows and other Live Events set in a stylish and modern setting,
Circo is perfect for people to drink and dine, attracting a broad range of clientele.


Atlantic Pavilion and Anchor Hall
+44(0)151 707 7877
Times: Mon – Wed, 10.00 – 23.00; Thurs – Sat, 10.00 – 01.00 and Sun 10.00 – 22.30

Ha!Ha! Bar & Canteen in Liverpool is a sophisticated, design-led venture offering

superbly comfortable surroundings. Perfect for everyday drinking and dining, and now
with WIFI too. New menu available now.
Unit 7, Britannia Pavilion
+44(0)151 707 8962 Order Hotline: 08448 806 688 e:

Monday – Wednesday, 11.00 – 20.00; Thursday 11.00 – 23.00:

Friday and Saturday 11.00 – midnight and Sunday 11.00 – 23.00

Vinea is Liverpool’s premier wine bar, providing unique, quality and excellent value wines
and deli products from around the world, all of which are available to take home.

The Vinea wine list is complemented by specially selected fine quality cheeses, meats
and exclusive olive oils, balsamic vinegars and sauces.

If you’re having a party, why not let Vinea supply your wines and nibbles? They offer
FREE local delivery on all orders over £40. Vinea also offers competitively priced wines
and champagnes ranging from £4.99 per bottle. Either enjoy wines and champagnes on
Vinea’s premises and simply pay £5 corkage per bottle, or purchase to take home with
you. Many wines, champagnes and foods are available to taste before committing to buy.



Introduction to Wine Tasting Course

A five week introductory course with Caroline Murphy, WSET tutor. Tickets £70


The Wines of Chateau Ollieux Romanis, Corbieres, France

A unique opportunity to meet the wine maker of a leading chateau in the Languedoc. In
association with Les Caves de Pyrene. Tickets £10.

SATURDAY, 6 MARCH 2010 @ 8.00 PM

Californian Wines and Live Music

Enjoy a relaxed two-glass tasting with complementary nibbles and live music throughout.
Tickets £6.99

FRIDAY, 19 MARCH 2010 @ 7.30 PM

The Wines of Odfjell Winery, Chile

An innovative Chilean producer of Norwegian origin. Presented by Robin Nugent of

Alliance Wines. Tickets £10

Entertainment at Vinea

Lazy Sundays with Dave Robertson playing ‘live’ Beatles covers and other classics
every Sunday from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm.
Unit 8, Britannia Pavilion
+44(0)151 706 7400

Pax Leisure Ltd., the Group behind the award winning Alma de Cuba is currently
working hard to bring its acclaimed high quality customer experience in a new bar to the
Albert Dock.

Upcoming Events

Find your heart’s desire and join us for the ultimate Valentine’s Experience at
Portico Cantina and Bar. For more information, or to make a booking, call 0151 706

Do you always leave your Mother’s Day arrangements to the last minute and end up
disappointed? This year make sure you book early and ensure your Mum has the best
day she could hope for with a Mother’s Day Brunch at Portico Cantina & Bar from
12.00 pm until late on Sunday, 14 March 2010!

Concert Offer

Open every day

11.00 am – Late

10% off your food bill before and after any concert with your ticket!

Atlantic Pavilion and Anchor Courtyard
+44(0)151 707 2202

This stylish venue offers a delicious array of modern Indian cuisine using only natural
flavours made from fresh herbs and spices, which gives the diner a truly authentic flavour
of India. As well as boasting one of the only Tandoori ovens outside the capital, the Spice
Lounge uses top quality ingredients, which are expertly crafted by the chefs to produce
contemporary Indian cuisine at its best.

The Spice Lounge offers a unique opportunity to learn the secrets of Indian cooking in its
own professional kitchen. Choose whether to experience a contemporary restaurant or
traditional home style lesson from its team of experts in the art of Indian cuisine.

Lunchtime menu available from 12.00 – 15.00, evening menu from 17.30 until midnight,
booking is recommended.

For more information call +44(0)151 707 2022 or email

Unit 2a, The Colonnades
+44(0)151 709 6285
Monday – Sunday

New to Albert Dock and unique to Liverpool, ‘Coffee Culture’ on the Colonnades offers a
great experience in coffee. Cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate and tea are all served in
the distinctive ‘Coffee Culture’ way. A range of juice, soft drinks, cakes and sandwiches
make this an ideal place to take a break and take in the fantastic views of the Albert
Dock. Children’s lunches are also available.

New menu available. A new range of freshly prepared sandwiches, fresh cakes and
cookies and our fresh ‘bean to cup’ Fairtrade coffees, chocolate drinks and range of teas
available. Eat in or take away.

Unit 5, Britannia Pavilion
+44(0)151 703 6956
Monday - Sunday

Sit back, relax and enjoy the taste of real coffee at Costa Coffee, in the historic and
ambient surroundings of the beautifully restored Grade I listed Britannia Pavilion. Costa
Coffee offers inside seating, or visitors can relax on the outdoor terrace, enjoying a great
cup of coffee as you watch the world go by.

Units 20 and 21, The Colonnades (next to Tate Liverpool)
+44(0)151 709 9444
Monday – Sunday

French style café – perfect for a light lunch or snack.


Units 13 and 14, The Colonnades
+44(0)151 709 8982
Monday – Sunday

Café and coffee bar with pleasant views across the Albert Dock and external quayside

Unit 11, The Colonnades
+44)0)151 709 0909
Monday - Sunday

Nosh is a delightful café with external quayside seating offering a perfect pit-stop for a
great full English breakfast or light lunch.
Close to Merseyside Maritime Museum
+44(0)151 709 2637
Monday – Sunday

The Grade II listed Pump House is a relaxed and friendly venue which has recently had a
£600,000 refurbishment.

Great traditional pub food served everyday. Try their world famous local Liverpool dish
‘Scouse’ or visit on a Thursday and sample the ‘Curry Club’ from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

You can enjoy a drink in their huge beer garden with outdoor smoking shelter and soak
up the great view of Liverpool’s world heritage waterfront.

THE FRESHWATER GALLERY (formerly Whistlefish Gallery)
Unit 15, The Colonnades (next to Tate Liverpool)
10.00 – 18.00, Monday - Sunday
+44(0)151 707 7991

A beautiful, contemporary gallery sourcing local artists and traditional gifts. They are
formerly The Whistlefish Gallery (Cornwall) and will stock many of their lines still,
including their famous Milkwood cards. Not to be missed….


Unit 16, The Colonnades
10.00 – 17.30, Monday – Sunday
+44(0)151 709 2600

Gifts and small furniture

A wide range of gifts, ornaments, canvas pictures and small items of furniture from South
East Asia.

Unit 4, Britannia Pavilion
10.00 – 18.00, Monday – Sunday
+44(0)151 709 1619

Established in 1988, Impressions of Liverpool is a one-stop souvenir shop for all things
Liverpool. Buy one get one free offers are available on selected T-shirts, plus signed
football memorabilia.

Unit 5, The Colonnades
10.00 – 17.30, Monday to Sunday
+44(0)151 709 3566

An extensive range of pictures, paintings, art prints and photographs of Liverpool.

They are currently hosting a display of iconic images of some of the most important
figures in popular music.

The images are all limited edition prints signed by leading photographers including the
legendary John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins who photographed for The Sunday Times, The
Observer and Melody Maker in the 1960s, Stephen Wright (who took the famous
photograph of The Smiths in front of Salford Lads Club) and Ian Tilton (whose
photograph for The Stone Roses’ first album perfectly captures their effortless cool).

Hoppy’s prints include an outstanding image of John Lennon with his beloved
Rickenbacker guitar, as well as prints of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in their
early years of fame. Other outstanding images include Ian Curtis of Joy Division, Iggy
Pop, Freddie Mercury, The Jam and The Smiths.

Complimenting the images will be some new pictures of Liverpool and Antony
Gormley’s Another Place by local photographer Ron Davies whose exhibition last year
at the Albert Dock proved to be a great success.

Unit 6, The Colonnades
10.00 – 18.00, Monday – Sunday
+44(0)151 709 4492

Bring a sparkle into your life with our stunning new range of CRYSTAL JEWELLERY.
Also - just in - fossils, fossil shark’s teeth, trilobites and a beautiful range of handcrafted
giftware made of fossil limestone.

Unit 6, Britannia Pavilion
10.00 – 18.00, Monday – Sunday
+44(0)151 708 9295

Nautical gifts, clothing, ship, maritime and boating equipment - the home of maritime
tradition and innovation, where the past meets the present with a range inspired by a love
of the water.

NEW mail order catalogue with over 150 new products out and NEW to the Liverpool
store is a full clothing range including Lee Valley and County Cork hat wear to name but
a few brands! Special Offers also in store and Shop Manager Specials available.

Units 3 and 4, The Colonnades
10.00 – 18.00, Monday – Sunday
+44(0)151 709 0530

A great range of chocolate and confectionery.

Units 9-10, The Colonnades
10.00 – 17.30, Monday – Sunday
+44(0)151 709 0113

Gift shop and picture gallery - a wide range of gifts, souvenirs prints and canvasses.
Unit 2B, The Colonnades

An exciting array of fashion accessories to suit every occasion.

Unit 1, The Colonnades
+44(0)151 703 2370

State-of-the-Art Technology - an Apple Mac and Canon dealership for all your
technology needs.
What can you find at the Albert Dock?

The BugWorld Experience, The Beatles Story, International Slavery Museum,
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Shiverpool, Tate Liverpool, Yellow Boat Cruise and the
Yellow Duckmarine.

Bars, Restaurants and Cafés:

Baby Blue, BLUE Bar & Grill, Circo, Gusto, Ha! Ha! Bar & Canteen, Portico
Cantina & Bar, What’s Cooking, Hansel & Gretel's, La Crepe Rit, NOSH, The Pan
American Club, Spice Lounge, Tate Café, Coffee Culture, Costa Coffee, Fab4Coffee
store (inside the Beatles Story), Vinea Wine Bar and Deli.

Annabel's Accessories, Apple Centre/Canon, The Gift Company, Impressions of
Liverpool, Liverpool Pictures, Nature's Treasure, Nauticalia, Quay Confectionery, the
Freshwater Gallery and Wizzard.

Express by Holiday Inn and Premier Inn

Parking spaces are available directly outside the Albert Dock and in the new Arena and
Convention Centre Liverpool and Albert Dock multi storey car park, which is open 24
hours a day.

History of the Albert Dock:

 The Albert Dock was designed by Liverpool Dock Trustees’ surveyor Jesse Hartley
and named after Prince Albert. Work began in 1841 and it opened in 1846.The
Dock’s warehouses stored valuable cargo from all over the world. Steamers, barges,
brandy boats and corvettes (in World War II) all docked there.
 The Dock's fortunes waned after WWII, and it closed in 1972. In 1983 the Albert Dock
Company Ltd and the Merseyside Development Corporation began to restore the site
to its former glory, breathing new life into a rundown area. In 1988 the Albert Dock
was officially re-opened by HRH Prince Charles.
 2008 will mark the Dock’s 20th anniversary since its restoration in 1988.
 From 1988-1996, Richard and Judy presented This Morning on Granada TV. Their
studio looked out onto the Albert Dock. Fred Talbot presented the weather standing
on a floating map of the UK; viewers cheered each time he leaped across from
mainland Britain to Northern Ireland.
 The Dock has the largest group of Grade 1 listed buildings in Britain and is a World
Heritage Site.