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Join Phileas Fogg on an ‘around the world’ adventure this half-term at the Playhouse

This autumn half-term, the Liverpool Playhouse is inviting you to join am epic around the world trip with an eccentric tour guide, without leaving your seat!

The New Vic Theatre’s celebrated production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days will visit the Playhouse stage for just three performances on 27 and 28 October, as part of a huge six-month tour across the UK.

The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London, to the exotic sub-continent and the Wild West, in a race against the clock.

Directed by Teresa Heskins, an ensemble cast of eight play over 125 characters in an imaginative and physically inventive high-spirited escapade including six trains, five boats, four fights, three dances, two circus acts and an elephant!

The UK tour re-unites original cast members Andrew Pollard (Phileas Fogg), Michael Hugo (Passepartout), Pushpinder Chani (Mr Naidu), Kirsten Foster (Mrs Aouda) and Dennis Haerdman (Inspector Fix). They are joined by Simi Egbejumi-David (Captain Speedy), Joey Parsad (Miss Singh) and Matthew Ganley (Colonel Proctor) – who has also  performed in the Everyman panto.

Around the World in 80 Days will visit the Playhouse for two evening and one matinee performances on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October. To book tickets visit: or call Box Office on 0151 709 4776.

October 19th, 2017|News|

City lawyer’s call to protect pensioners from fraud

A leading solicitor has joined the fight by protective organisation Solicitors for the Elderly against proposals to fully digitise the ‘lasting power of attorney’ process.

October 19th, 2017|News|

New agents at 4 St Paul’s Square set to revamp space to suit modern office occupier

Liverpool-based property agents Worthington Owen have been unveiled as joint agents for 4 St Paul’s Square and will work alongside CBRE to promote the remaining suites within the building, while Jones Lang le Salle will look after management of the building. 

Earlier this year, Aberdeen Asset Management completed its £18.7m purchase of the 107,000 sq ft complex in the heart of Liverpool’s new commercial district.

Representatives from Worthington Owen and CBRE say they have ambitions to transform areas of the building in a move to attract new occupiers.

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4 St Paul’s Square offers grade A office space in what is fast becoming the epicentre of the new business district.

In recent years, there has been a significant migration of occupiers from the historic core to Old Hall Street and in particular the St Paul’s Square area. As well as larger corporate, blue chip occupiers such as Hill Dickinson, American Airlines, Santander, Weightmans and Marsh Mercer, St Paul’s Square has also become a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurship and a landing spot for some of the city’s fasting growing start-ups.

Current tenants at 4 St Paul’s Square include banking giant Santander, gas safety technology firm Gas Tag and fast-growing law firm MSB Solicitors. Other tenants include global insurance broker and risk management consultant Mercer and commercial property consultancies CBRE and GVA.

The building is also home to the Santander Business Incubator, home to 16 of Liverpool’s most innovative early-stage businesses and offers access to state-of-the-art systems on a rent-free basis for 12 months.

On the ground floor is Ziferblat, a pay-as-you-go concept where all food, drink and wi-fi is provided for free and customers pay for the time they spend in there. Ziferblat has become a key meeting place for many of […]

October 17th, 2017|News|

Liverpool city centre footfall – Week 41 – 2-8 October – 2017

Liverpool city centre footfall – Week 41 – 2-8 October – 2017

October 17th, 2017|Footfall, News|

La Tasca launches new Autumn/Winter menu

Inspired by the exquisite culinary expertise found on the shores of Spain, the new autumn winter menu arrives with ultimate flavour satisfaction, where indulgence is encouraged & the fiesta continues in true Spanish heritage.

October 17th, 2017|News|

Halloween Lantern Carnival coming to Liverpool city centre

After weeks of whispers and spooky speculation, it is today confirmed that Lantern Company is bringing its legendary Halloween Lantern Carnival to the city on Sunday, October 29.

All the family are invited to join the fun as shadowy inhabitants – including illuminated giant beasts, skeletons and ghostly dancing apparitions, deathly street bands and other monstrosities – will roam the streets for one night only in a dazzling Halloween Lantern Carnival parade, the likes of which have never been seen before in the city centre.

Starting from the Pilgrim Street/Hardman St junction at 6pm, the spectacle will make its way, flapping, hopping and rattling through the city streets down towards the river, with the best vantage points being on Hardman Street, Bold Street, Church Street, Paradise Street, Thomas Steer Way, and Albert Dock, where at 7pm the carnival will disappear as quickly as it arrived.

Families are also invited to take part by attending a number of free lantern and mask making workshops to be held at Albert Dock, Metquarter and St Johns Shopping Centre during the half term week.

Those created at Albert Dock will then become part of a magical static display around the Grade I listed estate, featuring no less than 500 lanterns all lit up on the evenings of October 28 and 29. These will join a variety of large animal lanterns that will be dotted around the Dock and illuminated from this Saturday (October 21) right through to Bonfire Night (November 5).

Halloween Lantern Carnival is happening thanks to a partnership between Lantern Company, Albert Dock Liverpool, Culture Liverpool, and Liverpool BID Company.

Jo Pocock, artistic director, Lantern Company, said:

“We are very excited to finally be able to announce that the rumours are true – Halloween […]

October 17th, 2017|News|

Inciner8 blazes a trail at Merseyside Independent Business Awards

Inciner8 was the major winner at this year’s Merseyside Independent Business Awards.

October 13th, 2017|News|

5k Fun Run – Road closure Map – 15 October 2017

The forthcoming ECHO Scouse 5k Fun Run is taking place on Sunday 15 October 2017. There will be some roads affected as detailed on the map.

October 13th, 2017|News|

Ropewalks Community Litter Pick


Join the 5th Ropewalks Community Litter Pick which will take place on Saturday, 21st October from 10am to approx. 12noon.  

The meeting point is at FACT (at the café downstairs), where the equipment will be distributed and participants will be brief about the morning. The aim is to make the local area look shiny & new.

Anyone is welcome to join… Residents, businesses, engaged and active individuals who simply love the area.

Please confirm your attendance with

October 13th, 2017|News|

Moving your home business into office premises – 14 things you need to consider

You’ve spent hours toiling away at a makeshift desk at home while developing your business from dream to reality.

October 13th, 2017|News|