The Spiegeltent are delighted to debut in Liverpool this year and excited to announce their first wave of live events for the 2019 festive season. We hope The Spiegeltent’s arrival in Liverpool will add something extra special to the city’s hugely popular nightlife scene.
The Christmas Spiegeltent will be located in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle area and sited in the Cain’s Brewery Village district. Situated adjacent to the Baltic Market and opposite to Northern Lights and Tusk Baltic. They have pulled out all the stops for 2019 with the return of some Spiegeltent classics as well as some fantastic newcomers who are guaranteed to make this our biggest and best events programme to date.
The opening night sees the long overdue return to Liverpool of dub poet, musician, author and Peaky Blinders’ actor, Benjamin Zepahniah who will be performing on our launch night – Thurs 28th November 2019. A truly incredible performer and his music has inspired a whole generation of artists and performers as he continues to lead the light with his recently released (and critically acclaimed) album ‘Revolutionary Minds’. As always, his shows are entertaining and educational in equal measure and all centred around that dance-inducing rhythm of the ‘reggae heartbeat’.
They follow this with White Mink: Electro Swing Saturday 30th November 2019; a chance to be transported back to the days of Swing music and the intoxicating temptations of the Speakeasy bar scene. Vintage harmonies, incredible live jazz and a blend of entertainment that’s heady, mesmerising and surprisingly fresh and contemporary. An excuse to dress up and dance about.
If you’d love to learn how to Swing dance then you’ll love the Mersey Swing ‘Spitfire Sunday’ Dance Workshop – 1st December 2019. A chance to learn alongside professional Swing dancers who will shape and manoeuvre until your Swing dancing with wild abandon. Something you’ll always be able to keep in your locker and bring out to show off to friends and family.
Or if you’re more inclined to watch professional dancers at work, you’ll love the immersive cinema experience as we show Hollywood classic ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Wednesday 11th December 2019. The film will be accompanied by an expanded and immersive theatre performance dovetailing seamlessly with the action on screen. This event is preceded by a two-course meal and a live DJ set and is the perfect festive treat for those looking for something a little different.
A weekly family-friendly event that is all about those Sunday vibes. Delicious three-course Sunday roasts all accompanied by live music and performance. They kick of our first one with a live DJ set from Positive Vibration festival DJS and a performance from legendary Liverpool musician, writer and actor, Levi Tafari – Sunday 8th December 2019.
They follow this up on the next Sunday 15th December 2019 with a performance from The Specials’ Jerry Dammers who will be DJing throughout the afternoon and curating the music from his vast collection. Again, this is all about great music, great food and a great day out for all the family.
The events are not all targeted to the adults as we have a number of events aimed at the little ones – after all the no one gets more excited by the festive season than them!
They start with Baby Disko Saturday 7th December 2019 is exactly what it says on the tin; a disco for children and a chance for them (and the parents) to get dressed up and dance the day away. This is for the little’uns that are aged 5 years and under with the added bonus of a circus clown show.
They’ll also be putting on a Family Cabaret & Disco Saturday 14th December (for adults and children alike. This is a show filled with all of the spectacular showpiece performances you’d expect at a cabaret and is all finished off with a family disco – a chance to try out some of the moves on display during the cabaret.
For those inspired by some of our events and those looking to learn and perfect some of the techniques involved we’re putting on a Circus Skills Workshop – Saturday 7th December. We hook you up with trained circus performers who will teach you all the tricks of the trade and have you entertaining friends and family with your impressive array of new skills.
We’re so excited to be hosting all of these events and can barely contain ourselves as we await our winter launch. These events have proven to be immensely popular so tickets are bound to sell out fast.
If you would like any further information or want to interview any of the artists or performers then do not hesitate to get in touch. Please email Diane Smith at [email protected] who will be happy to help.