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Festival No6 - Portmeirion

The Studio Liverpool
, highly acclaimed for its Gaming technology and digital futures applications, held its most recent summer showcase attracting the likes of mentors and media giants Sony to the event.

, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced its star cast for the in the record-breaking production when it comes to the Liverpool Empire Theatre on 16 September until 11 October 2014.
Miss Francesca Couture’s glamorous designs have become the go-to ensembles not only for Liverpool ladies but also for celebrities including Michelle Keegan, Alesha Dixon and Helen Flanagan, to name but a few. This month, the founder of Miss Francesca Couture, Francesca Kearns is delighted to announce the opening of her very own design studio also situated at Liverpool’s Metquarter.

Following last summer's acclaimed production of ‘Othello’, Liverpool's Trickster Theatre takes on Shakespeare’s magnificent play, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and is set to perform at The Kazimier from 4th–7th August 2014.

For its second year the team behind this year’s Liverpool Calling festival got it spot on, bringing the likes of headliners Space and Jetta back to their home town bringing an abundance of supporters to our beloved Bombed Out Church and popular venues around the city, for an incredible day of live music. We sent Poppy Davenport and photographer Vicky Pea along.

Hundreds of bearded brothers and supportive sisters will get together to award the Best Beard and Moustache in Liverpool at BeerdFest 2014. The third hairy hoorah will take place Saturday 6th September at Constellations, Liverpool's newest creative event space in the Baltic Triangle.

SHOUT: Steve Earle | Liverpool Auditorium | 20.08.14

After many years of numerous awards, extensive solo/acoustic tours, successful acting roles on HBO’s The Wire and Treme, Steve Earle, the rabble rousing godfather of the alternative country scene is back to tour around Europe in 2014, including an exclusive performance at the Liverpool Auditorium (Echo Arena).TICKETS

A Merseyside restaurant is the first in the UK to be recognised by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation after opening a smoke free outdoor dining area. The charity has given its first Fresh Air award to Barbacoa in Crosby, the first restaurant in the UK to extend the smoking ban to its outside space.

The Button Street Smokehouse
is the latest venture from Liverpool-based company Bistro Qui? who have just launched a brand new restaurant concept in the heart of the Cavern Quarter close to Mathew Street.

WATCH: Giants 2014 - Friday Highlights

Liverpool Live TV were on hand to capture the return of Royal De Luxe as they brought their Giant Spectacular: Memories of August 1914 to the city streets. This film follows the journey of both the Grandma and the Little Girl Giant from the city centre to Newsham Park on Friday 25th July.

NEWS: Star Football comes to Liverpool this August

Celebrities from the world of TV and Pop music will line up at Star Football UK in Liverpool on 9th August, a charity event raising awareness and money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Stand Up Speak Out/We Have A Voice! The event will feature a host of stars playing 5 a side football during the day from 11am until 4pm at Liverpool Powerleague followed by a festival at the Liverpool Dome in the evening! TICKETS

Stones In His Pockets
, the multi award-winning comedy by Irish writer Marie Jones, returns to UK theatres from September for a nationwide tour with original director Ian McElhinney, now starring in the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones, at the helm. It comes to the Southport Theatre on 30th September.

6 of the Best: Bands at Liverpool Calling 2014

With the city basking in a glorious summer, multi venue urban festival Liverpool Calling looks set to raise the temperature even more with a massive line up of local and national musical talent. The one day event takes place on Saturday 26th July and here’s our pick of 6 bands you simply cannot miss. TICKETS

Set to take place as a free event as part of Liverpool Polish Midsummer Festival organized by Merseyside Polonia, The Brink will host Polish writer – Agata Pyzik to launch her book ‘Poor but Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West’. The FREE event takes place on Tuesday 29th July