The Giants in Wirral 2018
The Giants are returing to Liverpool this October! Thy will be arriving on Friday 5th October and will coming to the Wirral for the first time ever.
The full route and timetable for the Giants is as follows:
Friday , October 5
Liverpool Giant Route
Wake up 10am on St George’s Hall Plateau, walk to Lime Street, Renshaw Street, across St Luke’s Place onto Berry Street, Upper Duke Street, Catharine Street, across Upper Parliament Street onto Princes Road, Princes Gate West, Devonshire Road and into Princes Park where a siesta will take place.
Wake up in Princes Park, walk to Devonshire Road, Princes Gate West, Princes Road, across Upper Parliament Street, Catharine Street, Canning Street, Upper Duke Street, Duke Street, Paradise Street, Liver Street, turn onto The Strand onto Queens Wharf for an evening sleep.
Wirral Giant Route
Wakes up next to the lighthouse at Fort Perch Rock, walk along Marine Promenade, onto Coastal Drive towards Kings Parade to have a siesta.
Wakes up at The Dips, head along Kings Parade, Marine Promenade, Tower Promenade and Magazines Promenade.
Saturday, October 6
Liverpool Giant Route 1
Wake up in Queens Wharf, onto Wapping, The Strand, Paradise Street, Hanover Street, Church Street, Whitechapel, Stanley Street across Victoria Street, Dale Street, Castle Street, Derby Square, James Street across The Strand to Mann Island where there will be a stop for a siesta.
Wake up at Mann Island, continue onto Canada Boulevard, Water Street, The Strand before making a u-turn returning onto The Strand, George’s Dock Gates where all Giants meet and continue onto New Quay, Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening sleep.
Liverpool Giant Route 2
Wakes up at Canning Dock, onto Salthouse Quay, The Strand, James Street, Castle Street, Dale Street, Crosshall Street, across Victoria Street, Whitechapel, St John’s Lane, St George’s Place, Lime Street, Elliot Street, Great Charlotte Street, Ranelagh Street, Church Street, Lord Street onto Derby Square where there will be a siesta.
Wakes up at Derby Square and continues onto Castle Street, Dale Street, Moorfields, Tithebarn Street, Chapel Street, George’s Dock Gates, where all Giants meet up and continue onto Bath Street, Waterloo Road and Clarence Dock for their evening sleep.
Sunday 7 October
Leave via King Edward Street, George’s Dock Gates and onto The Strand. At this point one Giant will depart via The Docks. The remaining giants will continue along The Strand and onto Sefton Street where they will stop for a siesta.
Giants Final Parade
Leave Sefton Street onto The Strand, Giants parade and bid farewell at Canning Dock.
All the times are approximations and there may be some slight changes on the day.
Upcoming Linghams 'Meet The Author' Events
Throughout September and October Linghams bookstore have a very exciting line up of best selling authors coming to the Wirral to give talks, Q&A sessions and book signings. If you would like tickets to any of these events all booking information can be found here. Why not book one of our 5* rooms where you can curl up in bed with a good book, a cup of tea and some of our complimentary homemade cakes and make it a cosy autumn getaway.
4th September 2018 – Lucy Worsley
7pm @ Heswall Hall
£25 per Ticket – Includes a copy of her new book ‘Queen Victoria’
In her newest book, bestselling author and historian Lucy Worsley tracks a new course through Queen Victoria's life, examining how she transformed from dancing princess to the Widow of Windsor and became one of Britain's greatest monarchs along the way. Taking twenty-four significant days from Victoria's life, from her birth, her wedding, her coronation to her husband's death, and many more in between, allows us to see Victoria up close and personal, examining how she lived hour to hour. This event will be a talk by Lucy, followed by a book signing.
5th September 2018 – Ronny Goodlass
7pm @ Linghams Bookstore
£8 per ticket including a welcome drink (ticket price redeemable against Ronny Goodlass’s book ‘Blue Nose’)
If you are a fan of Everton FC then you are a proud ‘BLUE NOSE’ and a fully paid up member of the ‘People’s Club’. Equally, you will associate with a famous Goodison Park banner that says: “Evertonians are born, not manufactured.”
Ronny Goodlass is perfectly placed to understand the pride Everton fans have in the Mersey Blues. He wasn’t just born and brought up in Everton, but played for the club he idolised before broadening his career in every way. The front cover of ‘Blue Nose’ – his official autobiography – declares: “My football story from every angle.”
It really is a book that will shock, surprise you – and make you laugh out loud.
Goodlass was the talented England Schoolboy star who was wanted by clubs nationwide. Anfield legends Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley came knocking, but only one club was going to tempt him to sign – his beloved Everton. This event will be a talk by Ronny, Followed by a book signing.
13th September – Deliciously Ella
7pm @ Linghams Bookstore
£15 per ticket (£10 of ticket price redeemable against Ella Mills ‘Deliciously Ella’ Cookbook)
Ella's latest book features the most popular, tried and tested recipes from her supper clubs, pop-ups and deli to show how delicious and abundant plant-based cooking can be. The simple vegan recipes cover everything from colourful salads to veggie burgers and falafel, creamy dips and sides, hearty one-pot curries and stews, speedy breakfasts, weekend brunches, muffins, cakes and brownies. They're the recipes that Ella's thousands of customers have been asking for since the deli first launched in 2015, and each recipe has a beautiful photograph to show you how it should look. This event will be a talk by Ella.
17th September – Kate Atkinson
6:30pm @ Neston Cricket Club
Tickets £20 including a copy of Kates latest novel ‘Transcription’ or £10 (redeemable against book)
Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of this country’s most exceptional writers.
18th September 2018 – Shaun Usher
6:30pm @ Linghams Bookstore
£10 per ticket (redeemable against Shauns latest book ‘Speeches of Note’)
From Shaun Usher, the author of the international bestseller Letters of Note, comes an obsessively curated, richly illustrated and sumptuously produced collection of speeches from throughout the ages. Seventy-five extraordinary ways to step into someone else’s shoes. Discover speeches that altered the course of history, like Nelson Mandela’s on the day he became South Africa’s first black President, and outpourings of much-needed change, such as the impassioned, impromptu appeal for women’s rights from Sojourner Truth, an African-American woman born into slavery. Expect the gloriously unexpected, as Kermit the Frog takes to the podium, and celebrate lives well-lived, including Tilda Swinton’s tribute to ‘every alien’s favourite cousin’, David Bowie. While some speeches are heard by millions, some remain unspoken: the secret draft prepared for Queen Elizabeth II during a military exercise for World War III, and President Nixon’s chilling public announcement should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become stranded on the Moon.
2nd October 2018 – Gary Barlow – SOLD OUT
4pm for a 7pm start @ Thornton Manor
If you were lucky enough to get hold of some tickets for this event, make sure you have a look at our Exclusive offer for Gary Barlow ticket Holders
4th October 2018 – Michael Palin
1pm-2pm @ Linghams Bookstore
£20 per ticket, includes a cope of Michaels latest novel ‘Erebus’
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Erebus.
Now Michael Palin – former Monty Python stalwart and television globetrotter – brings this extraordinary ship back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic. He explores the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys: the dashing James Clark Ross and the troubled John Franklin. And he vividly recounts the experiences of the men who first stepped ashore on Antarctica’s Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic wastes as rescue missions desperately tried to reach them. Book signing only.
11th October 2018 – Rosemary Shrager
7pm @ Neston Cricket Club
£20 including signed copy of ‘Cookery Course’ or £10 (redeemable against book)
Rosemary Shrager has a passion for sharing what she loves: delicious food anyone can learn to make and enjoy. With decades of experience as a chef and cookery teacher, Rosemary knows how to make even the most nervous of cooks feel confident in the kitchen.
Starting with classic principles and skills, Rosemary will show you how to develop as a cook recipe-by-recipe, so each new skill is learned through practical experience. Learn how to poach a perfect egg, make the creamiest béchamel sauce, knead a light and fluffy white loaf, bake a warming chicken and potato pie from scratch. With Rosemary’s guidance and delicious dishes along the way, this is the most enjoyable way to learn to cook.
With over 140 recipes, and gorgeous photography and illustrations throughout, this book is an essential for anyone who wishes they could have Rosemary by their side in the kitchen.
15th October – Liane Moriarty
7pm @ Neston Cricket Club
£18.99 per ticket, including a copy of ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ or £10 (redeemable against book)
Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of seven novels: Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty. The Husband's Secret is a worldwide bestseller which has sold more than two million copies and been translated into over forty languages. Big Little Lies is now an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. This event will be a talk by Liane, followed by a book signing.
29th October – Lord Jeffery Archer
7pm @ Birkenhead High School, Bushell Hall
£20 per ticket, Includes signed copy of ‘Heads You Win’ or £15 (redeemable against book)
Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . .
This event will be a talk followed by a book signing.