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Love and Peace on Red Nose Day

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Went to the Albert Dock to see what jolly things were happening for Red Nose Day.

Some of the boats moored in the dock were sporting red noses which looked suspiciously like buckets to me.

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A strange guy from nearby Virgin Media with a completely red head was striding around the dock.

Apparently the waxworks in the Beatles Story were wearing red noses but I wasn’t going to pay to enter just to see that. As part of the Beatles Story promotion some of the staff were taking part in a Yoko and Lennon style bed-in in the window of one of the units. It looked like good fun and certainly got some good responses from the passers-by.

I should mention though that myself and Mrs J do a much better impersonation of John & Yoko, perhaps we should hire ourselves out.

St Patrick’s Day at Albert Dock – Saturday 17 March

Get into the Irish spirit with some traditional river dance displays from the McIver Ryan School of Irish Dance. Young Irish dancers will be performing in front of the Dock’s Granada building between 1-4pm.

There’s more exciting entertainment in the form of LEAP 07 – Merseyside Dance Initiative’s Annual Festival – with unique performances next to the Apple Shop from 11am-4pm. As part of LEAP 07, ‘Spot the Dance’ will bring dance artists and LIPA dance students to the Albert Dock to give visitors a rare opportunity to see eclectic, beautiful and inspiring performances.

Looking for a taste of Ireland? Try the Albert Dock’s themed menus and cocktails. Babycream has created a special St Patrick’s Day cocktail made of Jamesons, Stoli Vanil, Monin Hazlenut Syrup and lemon juice. Blue bar are offering a range of themed specials including the ‘Irish Flag’ (Peppermint bols, Baileys and Grand Marnier) and ‘Emerald Flag’ (Bombay gin, Crème de menthe and pineapple).
Pop down to the Pumphouse and Ha!Ha! Bar and Canteen for more special Irish offers.

Fancy a shamrock design on your cheek? The Albert Dock’s face painter will be on hand outside the Granada building between 1-4pm to provide a choice of Irish inspired face designs.

Liverpool Pictures is offering customers 10% off everything in the shop from 17-18 March and maritime retailer Nauticalia is offering a range of big savings to visitors this weekend including a discount on Irish flags