The hottest event this Easter has just got much, much hotter! Feast of Fire comes to St John’s Gardens at St George’s Hall, Liverpool, this March – a seven-night Easter spectacular for the whole family, March 23 – April 2, including a medley of sizzling displays from world-class fire artists, along with artisan street food and drink, and music.
And now the organisers of the event, Walk the Plank, announce the new late-night additions to the programme called Feast of Fire Lates – showcasing some of Liverpool’s most exciting cultural organisations including Liverpool SoulFest, Pagoda Arts, Milapfest and Movema.
John Wassell, co-founder and creative producer for Walk the Plank, said:
“We are truly passionate about celebrating Liverpool’s rich diversity and the cultural heart of the city, so it was so important for us to collaborate with the right partners and I believe we have done just that.
“Being able to work with organisations such as Africa Oyé and Liverpool Pride is phenomenal and I know we will be setting the gardens alight with the very essence of what makes Liverpool such a magical city.”
After the earlier Feast of Fire family sessions, Feast of Fire Lates will offer an additional twist each evening with a mix of uniquely themed experiences from 8.30pm-10.30pm.
Taking place on the weekend before and Easter weekend, the Feast of Fire evening programme includes:
- Friday, March 23 – Fire in my soul – Join Liverpool SoulFest and warm your heart by celebrating the soul of our amazing city through music, dancing and fire.
- Saturday, March 24 – Celtic Flames – Mystical music and dance combine in a fiery feast of creativity and craic with Movema and friends.
- Sunday, March 25 – Flames from the Dragon – A night to explore Chinese culture, from fusion to hip hop and traditional Chinese music from Pagoda Arts, including their visually stunning fire and water tai chi fan.
- Good Friday, March 30 – The Kazimier Fire Garden – A feast for all senses unfurls as the Garden springs to life on Good Friday, see St John’s Gardens in a whole new light, as Kazimier Productions weaves its magic.
- Easter Saturday, March 31 – African Heat – Feel the beat in the fiery heat and enjoy a preview of this summer’s Africa Oyé festival with live music and entertainment.
- Easter Sunday, April 1 – Liverpool Pride on Fire – A one night inferno of everything that’s hot about Liverpool – for the LGBTQ+ community and friends.
- Easter Monday, April 2 – Agni – The Fire of India – For the grand finale St John’s Gardens will be ablaze with a colourful and vibrant myriad of Indian music and dance, curated by Milapfest, the UK’s leading Indian arts trust, with support from Liverpool Mental Health Consortium
As visitors walk through the trail of burning sculptures and garden installations, a mix of fire themed food and drinks will be available, with everything from wood-fired pizzas and toasted marshmallows to flaming cocktails and chilli hot chocolate. Feast of Fire will quite literally set your taste-buds alight. Alongside this, Kazimier Productions are now confirmed as a key partner, with plans to set up a pop-up Kazimier bar concept, sure to deliver something hot.
Liam Naughton, from Kazimier Productions said:
“Feast of Fire Lates gives us the opportunity to transplant the essence of the Kazimier Garden into the ornate surroundings of St John’s – to create a blazing collision of light, sound and vibe. It’s going to be sensational evening for all the senses – and the mind!”
Feast of Fire has been created by the award-winning outdoor arts company, Walk the Plank, that helped stage the incredible opening to Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebrations, Feast of Fire is part of the Liverpool 2018 cultural programme.
Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, commented:
“Walk the Plank are famed for delivering something a bit different, and Feast of Fire is certain to do exactly this with an event that will wow visitors of all ages. It’s something brand new and exciting for our cultural calendar and is a great way for people to celebrate Easter in a unique and unforgettable way.”
Tickets for both the Feast of Fire family sessions and Feast of Fire Lates are now available at ticketquarter.co.uk/Online/
For more information about Feast of Fire at St George’s, visit walktheplank.co.uk/project/