City centre roads to close as summer street parties return

Liverpool's city centre street parties are returning this year to Castle Street and Bold Street.

Celebrating Castle Street will take place on Sunday, August 4 and Celebrating Bold Street will take place on Sunday, August 11. After a successful return last summer, the two all day events promise to be even bigger, celebrating the breadth of local businesses in the city centre, blending food, drink, entertainment, culture, family fun and more

Both will run from 11am to 5pm with both roads closed as businesses spread into the street. Each day will have a dedicated programme of entertainment and activity to mark its distinctive character.

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As a foodie destination, filled with food and drink venues, close to cultural attractions and historic landmarks, Castle Street’s programme will feature a food and drink hub at Exchange Flags with a chef’s demo stage. Partnering with Parentfolk there will be a selection of music, mixology, and workshops.

Busking spots will provide ambience and create a fantastic atmosphere alongside dot-art drawing classes, yoga classes, a mini golf course and more. Bold Street’s quirky, independent style will be at the forefront with busking spots and a ukulele class.

Celebrating Bold Street
Celebrating Bold Street -Credit:Andrew Teebay Liverpool Echo

Batala Mersey will provide entertainment alongside stilt walkers. A record fair at the Bombed Out Church will provide a hangout spot for vinyl lovers. A full programme of events will be revealed in July.

Bill Addy is CEO of Liverpool BID Company said: "We were so delighted with the response to last year’s events that the whole team has been thinking about how we can make them bigger and better for this summer. It is such a privilege to be able to spend Sundays enjoying our city and everything it has to offer. There’s still time for anyone who wants to be involved to get in touch and sign up."

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