Thursday 27th September 2018 by BASE Serviced Apartments
It’s October, the month when every coffee shop adds a ‘pumpkin spiced latte’ to their menu and we start getting those warm, fuzzy, winter feels! This month kicks off with what has to be the HIGH-light in the Liverpool 2018 calendar, the finale of the Giant Spectacular. Then to top the month off we have some spooky Halloween shenanigans. Get the low down of what’s in in Liverpool in October in our latest blog.
Giant Spectacular Event 4th – 7th October
The Giants are back! It was announced earlier in the year that the jaw dropping display of street theatre, would be returning to Liverpool for the 3rd and final time this month. It’s been 4 years since their last visit and this time their autumn trip promises to be bigger than ever!
In a press conference earlier last week, Jean – Luc the eccentric mastermind behind The Giants made a shocking revelation. He stated that this will not only be the last Giants event in Liverpool, but the last in the world! (how lucky are we?). He said when asked about Liverpool:
“Liverpool remains a bright star in the milky way, it’s a true reality in fact that I’m in love with Liverpool”.
This year The Giants will make their way over to The Wirral for the first time ever, with the little boy giant starting his journey from New Brighton. The event will also see a Giant ball at St Georges Hall as well as football games in Princes Park near Everton and Liverpool’s football stadiums.
Route and Timetable
Thursday 4th October
Full details for the first day of the event is still strictly under wraps! What we do know it that there’ll be a giant surprise in and around St. George’s Hall which will kickstart the event.
Friday 5th October
Little Boy Giant route – Liverpool
10am – 1pm (approx)
Wake up 10am on St George’s Hall Plateau, walk to Lime Street, Renshaw Street, across St Luke’s Place onto Berry Street, Upper Duke Street, Catharine Street, across Upper Parliament Street onto Princes Road, Princes Gate West, Devonshire Road and into Princes Park where a siesta will take place.
4.15pm – 7.15pm (approx)
Wake up in Princes Park, walk to Devonshire Road, Princes Gate West, Princes Road, across Upper Parliament Street, Catharine Street, Canning Street, Upper Duke Street, Duke Street, Paradise Street, Liver Street, turn onto The Strand onto Queens Wharf for an evening sleep.
Big Giant route – Wirral
11.15am – 1pm (approx)
Wakes up next to the lighthouse at Fort Perch Rock, walk along Marine Promenade, onto Coastal Drive towards Kings Parade to have a siesta.
3pm – 5.15pm (approx)
Wakes up at The Dips, head along Kings Parade, Marine Promenade, Tower Promenade and Magazines Promenade.
Saturday, October 6
Little Boy Giant Route
10am – 1pm (approx)
Wake up in Queens Wharf, onto Wapping, The Strand, Paradise Street, Hanover Street, Church Street, Whitechapel, Stanley Street across Victoria Street, Dale Street, Castle Street, Derby Square, James Street across The Strand to Mann Island where there will be a stop for a siesta.
3.30pm – 5.45pm (approx)
Wake up at Mann Island, continue onto Canada Boulevard, Water Street, The Strand before making a u-turn returning onto The Strand, George’s Dock Gates where all Giants meet and continue onto New Quay, Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening sleep.
Big Giant Route
11am – 12.50pm (approx)
Wakes up at Canning Dock, onto Salthouse Quay, The Strand, James Street, Castle Street, Dale Street, Crosshall Street, across Victoria Street, Whitechapel, St John’s Lane, St George’s Place, Lime Street, Elliot Street, Great Charlotte Street, Ranelagh Street, Church Street, Lord Street onto Derby Square where there will be a siesta.
3.50pm – 5.45pm (approx)
Wakes up at Derby Square and continues onto Castle Street, Dale Street, Moorfields, Tithebarn Street, Chapel Street, George’s Dock Gates, where all Giants meet up and continue onto Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening sleep.
Sunday 7 October
All Giants route
10.15am – 12pm (approx)
Leave via King Edward Street, George’s Dock Gates and onto The Strand. At this point one Giant will depart via The Docks. The remaining giants will continue along The Strand and onto Sefton Street where they will stop for a siesta.
Giants Final Parade
2.30pm – 4.00pm (approx)
Leave Sefton Street onto The Strand, Giants parade and bid farewell at Canning Dock.
All the times are approximations and there may be some slight changes on the day. For further details and updates, visit the giantspectacular website.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO 23rd October
Following triumphant sell out shows at Echo Arena Liverpool and across the UK earlier this year, Jeff Lynne’s ELO are returning to Liverpool this month!
Jeff Lynne’s ELO have always been known for their epic live shows with a distinctive style that blends rock, pop and classical whilst showcasing ELO’s top hits.
There’s still tickets available! For more information click here. Stay with us in Liverpool during the event at our Beautiful docks location just a minutes walk from the Echo Arena! View our choice of apartments here.
Monster Lantern Ball 24th, 25th, 26th October
The beautiful Palm House in Sefton Park will play host to some spooktacular family fun this Halloween with the lantern company providing 3 days of workshops, mini-parades, dance-offs and more! Over the October half term, little beasties of all ages are invited to join in the fun making fabulous monster masks or create a lantern to join the mini Halloween Parade. At dusk, get ready for the Mini Monsters Party.
Dress to scare…
Young revellers can choose their creepiest costume and join the mini Halloween Parade around the grounds of the Palm House, getting ready for the evening party. At the ball, ghosts, ghouls and goblins will light up the Palm House! There’ll be lots of Halloween fun and games, food and drink as well as a monstrously good prizes. Find out more here.
Shiverpool Ghost Walks (Ongoing)
If you’re looking for something a little on the scary side with a bit of history involved, this spooky event is something that the whole family can enjoy. Enjoy an immersive experience whilst visiting some of Liverpool’s most haunted sites, hear about their eerie past through spine tingling performances by the theatrical team and visit ghoulish places not open to the general public.
Shiverpool runs all year round in Liverpool and for Halloween it will be stepping up its scare game…for more information and for tickets, click here.