Summer 2013 in Liverpool is set to be as fun and vibrant as ever with a packed schedule of events planned throughout the city over the next few months.
Just on the doorstep of One Park West, the Waterfront has already been a hive of activity with the recent celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic and 25th anniversary of the Albert Dock regeneration.
Last weekend marked the last of the Mersey River Festival’s three consecutive weekends of maritime celebrations, and was the biggest of them all. The river and the Liverpool Waterfront came alive with activity as vessels, from historic sailing vessels to modern boats of all sizes, gathered from around the country to celebrate Britain’s maritime industry. The boats aside, there was a whole heap of other stuff going on including aerobatic displays, live street theatre, arts and crafts, make and do, water sports spectacles and a range of music for the thousands of visitors to enjoy.
One of the highlights was watching the spectacular skills of 14 of the world’s best wakeboarders as they battled it out in the city’s iconic Albert Dock to become the Red Bull Harbour Reach Champion 2013. Australia’s 18 year old James Windsor was eventually crowned champion after the thrilling grand final.
And if that wasn’t enough to keep you occupied, the return of the live ‘Music on the Waterfront’ event also took place on Friday night at the Pier Head. With music from soul to rock and blue, the home grown talent included Mercury Music Prize winner Terri Walker, big band artist Neville Skelly, Jon Casey Blues Band, pianist Victoria Sharpe and jazz group Tipitina as well as our own Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Then on Saturday night, the Smooth Radio ‘Love Live Music on the Waterfront’ concert once again took place on the outdoor stage in front on the Liver Building. Headlined by top tenor Russell Watson and Brit Award winner KT Tunstall, the other artists included Katie Melua, The Christians, American singer/songwriter Nell Bryden, Lighthouse Family frontman Tude Baiyews, Jack Savoretti and Thea Gilmore .
It doesn’t get much better than thousands of music lovers making the most of a free live music event in the unbeatable surroundings of our World Heritage Site. Well, perhaps it does when it all takes place in glorious sunshine and only a short stroll from your luxury apartment. We enjoyed a great weekend on the Waterfront especially dancing on the dockside before returning to our apartment for a night cap on the balcony overlooking the action – just another thing to love about living at One Park West and in one the UK’s most musically significant cities.