Liverpool’s maritime history is rich and lengthy, dating back over 800 years, the city has been the cornerstone of trade and emigration for centuries.
The heart of the city belongs to the sea, and we’re proud of our connection to the waves. This weekend pirates return to Liverpool for a spectacular weekend of theatrics, costumes and ships.
Pirates on the Dock
Buccaneers and Landlubbers alike are invited to head to the Albert Dock on September 16th and 17th for an exciting extravaganza of piracy and fun.
Centred around the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, the festival enjoyed huge success last year with more than 50,000 people in attendance. 2017 is set to be even bigger and better, with an action packed itinerary spanning both days.
Thankfully, the festival has highlights running on both days, so you won’t miss out if you can’t make one or the other!
Two magnificent tall ships will be docking and will be the host of a heart pumping pirate fight, performed by seasoned stunt actors from the silver screen. There’s also live shanty music, mermaid story time, pirate and mermaid meet and greets and a debut performance from a mind-blowing Strong Lady – lifting grown men as though they were made of feathers.
New for 2017 is the interactive children’s show, hosted by none other than comedian and TV star Steve Royle. Steve brings his charm and humour to the dock to get kids involved and giving them a day they’ll never forget.
The highlight of the weekend will definitely be the Pirates and Mermaids Parade, featuring acro-juggling pirates and sword fights. Liverpool’s little scallywags are encouraged to dress up to the nines in their finest pirate or mermaid clobber to join in the parade and show off their finest costumes.
Soak Up the Sea at Carpathia Bar & Restaurant
Once the kids are all swashbuckled out, head to Carpathia on the rooftop of 30 James Street – Home of The Titanic to finish off your maritime moment.
Decked out with luxurious ship fittings to echo the grand RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster, Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant is the ultimate way to end a nautical themed day.
With a carefully crafted menu from our talented in-house chefs, each meal is lovingly prepared and served to our highest standards.
30 James Street is the spiritual home of the Titanic, White Star Line, proprietors of RMS Titanic, called the beautiful building their home, and the landmark is forever tied to Merseyside’s maritime history.
Come and find us at the bottom of James Street, or call 0151 236 9659 to book a table now.