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Something for the Weekend (22-25 August 08)

Apparently there's a festival going on near Mathew Street. If that's not your bag however, here's Heather's alternatives

Published on August 21st 2008.

Something for the Weekend (22-25 August 08)

Ron Campbell and Bill Zygmant Exhibition
From today, Beatles fans are treated with a joint exhibition at the Hard Days Night Hotel gallery, featuring original works from acclaimed Yellow Submarine animator Ron Campbell and 60’s Fleet Street photographer Bill Zygmant.

Luckily, both Campbell – whose work has only previously displayed in the States - and Zygmant will be present at the exhibition signing memorabilia. There’s a load going on at the hotel already as part of Beatles week, so no doubt you’ll find yourself hanging around for a beer afterwards.

Bill Zygmant’s fascinating snaps already line the wall of the hotels dedicated Zygmant Suite, but this jewel joint exhibition only runs until Monday, so be quick.

Ron Campbell and Bill Zygmant Exhibition @ the Hard Days Night Hotel Fri 22nd –Mon 25th Aug, free

Croxteth Hall Garden Society and Flower Show
Not that we want to be cynical about the weather, but should we be in for a Bank Holiday-bucket-down you'll be pleased to hear that most of the annual Croxteth Flower Show takes place in the impressive interior of Croxteth Hall’s oak panelled dining room.

The traditional style show features floral art, poetry and photography along with the requisite flowers, pot-plants, fruits and vegetables. Admission to the show kindly accommodates for a nosey around the whole hall, a number of children’s activities are also on offer whilst you could always brave a walk around the gardens.

Croxteth Hall Garden Society and Annual Flower Show @ Croxteth Hall, Sun 24th (1pm-5pm) and Mon 25th Aug (10.30am-4.30pm), admission £2.50 adults, £1.70 concessions

Wirral Food and Drink Festival
The Wirral Food and Drink festival returns this weekend to Claremont Farm after much previous success and yet again, there is heaps on the menu.

Whether you’re interested in the niche craft beer tepees or looking for something to entertain the kids (or both) you’re in luck. As well as live entertainment and circus fun, there’s a range of children’s workshops ranging from seed-planting to pottery-making and the Cheshire Farm ice cream is always a big hit, whatever the weather.

Whilst the festival is free, it's a fiver to park the car so public transport may be best, that way you can also make the most of the specialist wine and cheese area. Well that's what we plan to do anyway.

Wirral Food and Drink Festival @ Claremont Farm, Sun 24th (10am-5pm) and Mon 25th Aug (10am-4pm), free, for directions and public transport links, visit www.wirralfoodfestival.co.uk

Be Your Own Pet
If the thought of spending Bank Holiday Monday watching “Kaiser Theifs” makes you want to vomit; why not drop in to the Carling Academy for an all-round rowdier affair as the noisy Nashville punk quartet Be Your Own Pet play their last Liverpool gig.

Just two albums in, the band have decided to call it a day and it is no wonder really; the mind-boggling pace, energy and general craziness of their live shows usually leaves the audience feeling shattered, never mind the band.

There’s also a great local support in the infectious electro-poppers Soft Toy Emergency, who are sure to get you in the party mood. Don’t miss out.

Be Your Own Pet @ Carling Academy, Mon 25th Aug, doors 7pm, Tickets £10 adv, call Ticketweb on 08444 77 2000

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