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A new night is launching at the beautiful Revolution Albert Dock on Friday April 25th, with refined touches of elegance and decadence. The Liquorist’s Lounge is a fresh concept dedicated to the finer things in life, focusing on some of the classic drinks around and how to get the best out of them. Enter our competition and you plus four guests could be enjoying a booth and a special Kraken Rum chest to boot.

Following the phenomenal response to the recent ‘Back to Front’ tour dates, the latest honoured musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Peter Gabriel, has confirmed a further series of UK arena shows including Echo Arena Liverpool on 7 December 2014. Tickets go on sale from this Friday (25th April) at 9am. TICKETS

Callum Oakley
made his TV debut in 2012 making it to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent where he performed live each night on ITV1 in front judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams. Now, Callum is coming to the Floral Pavilion on Friday 2 May with his debut solo show Callum Oakley: Young And Lively.

Liverpool Biennial
is once again inviting families to take part in its monthly Sunday Art School workshops, where children and adults create artwork in collaboration with artists. The next workshops will be at Camp and Furnace on 27th April and 18th May 2014.

REVIEW: Special Measures, Royal Court, 09.04.14

Everything about the Royal Court is geared towards a local theme and the encouragement of all things Liverpool. Special Measures, written by Mark Davies Markham and directed by Ken Alexander, dovetailed perfectly into the Liverpool theme revolving around the staff at the inner city located St Jude’s Primary School and their outrage at being placed on “special measures” following an OFSTED inspection. Dave Thompson reviews…

Easter weekend is not to be missed with events spanning the bank holiday. Our blogger Ashley Manning picks out three of the best parties and there's not a chocolate egg in sight.

Following a highly successful inaugural year with an estimated audience of well over 150,000, Liverpool International Music Festival is back, bigger and better, for 2014. This year, the event – which brings together the very best in musical entertainment from around the globe – will take place from 15 August to 30 August.

A young filmmaker who took part in the BFI Film Academy at FACT will graduate from a prestigious training scheme and see her film premiere on the BFI IMAX in London today (17th April). ‘Dust’ will be screened along with six other films made by other National Film and Television School (NFTS) graduates at the ceremony hosted by BFI Chief Executive Amanda Nevill and Nik Powell Director of the National Film and Television School.

Two legendary Liverpool bands will play at the finishing line of the BT Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & 1/2 Marathon which takes place on Sunday 25 May. The Farm and The Christians will headline a special concert to welcome home the expected 10,000 runners.

Freeze will be kicking off 2014 by teaming up with Bedrock Records on 26th April to host a ten hour session at the Garage in Liverpool’s Baltic District. The venue is the epitome of modern day warehouse and there’s only one man who can ever truly represent the label – John Digweed. Enter our competition for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

It's already shaping up to be one of the biggest line-ups of the summer but never content the team behind X&Y 2014 have announced another wave of acts for this year's event. Matthew And The Atlas, Stu Larsen, Thomas J Speight and more will join the likes of Half Moon Run and Catfish & the Bottlemen at Mountford Hall on Friday 11th July. TICKETS

REVIEW: Fame - The Musical, Liverpool Empire 14/04/14

Set in and around the high school of performing arts on West 46th Street NYC and not a leg warmer in sight Shazney Spence found herself immersed in song, dance and more as Fame the musical came to town..

Royal De Luxe
, the team behind Memories of August 1914 and the return of the Little Girl Giant, are looking to sign up 120 local male volunteers for this year’s biggest street theatre event. The full story is yet to be revealed for the event but part of it will focus on re-enacting the recruitment of the Liverpool Pals battalions 100 years ago.

A special art sculpture commissioned by Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson was unveiled at the 25th anniversary service of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield yesterday (15 April). Created in co-operation with the Hillsborough Family Support Group, The Band of Life - a large metal circle filled with 96 lights - has been created by Julian Taylor at Bridewell Studios in the city.