When is the Pink Moon in April 2017 and what is the meaning of its name?

Keep your eyes peeled at the skies of Liverpool tonight as there will be a rare full moon showing its face.

On the night of Tuesday, April 11, the pink moon be fully visible but don’t be fooled by the name.

The Pink Moon isn’t actually coloured at all – the moon’s name comes from the pink flowers that spring around this time of year.

It’s name actually derives from the Native American practice of giving titles to full moons.

 

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The moon won’t actually look pink

The reference comes from the moss pink herb, or wild ground phlox flower, which is widespread by spring.

But the moon isn’t just referred to as a pink moon, it is sometimes called a Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon or the Full Fish Moon.

It will look its most impressive when the skies are darkest in the middle of the night.

April in Liverpool – What to do in the City Next Month

Live Music

Bruno Mars – Arena Tour
Liverpool Echo Arena, Saturday 15th April

Bruno Mars brings his arena tour to Merseyside on 15th April. The 31-year-old Hawaiian singer-songwriter will perform at the Echo Arena as part of his latest worldwide tour showcasing tracks from his most recent album ‘24K Magic’. The five time Grammy Award winning artist is set to perform with his group ‘The Hooligans’Bruno Marswith whom he performed at the BRIT awards earlier this year. The event is now sold out but tickets are available on certain resale websites at the price of £70 plus. Anybody lucky enough to have a ticket for the show is in for a treat with Mars being known for his highly energetic performance and the party-like atmosphere brought to the audience.

The Kooks – ‘Best of’ Tour
Liverpool Olympia, Saturday 29th April

Performing their best hits from the past 13 years The Kooks will take to the stage at Liverpool Olympia near the end of the month. Saturday 29th April will see the Brighton band return to Liverpool as part of their ‘Best of Tour’. Luke, Hugh, Peter and Alexis are set to play to a sold-out crowd at the Olympia, although tickets are available on someKooksresale sites at as little as £30. Fans who have followed The Kooks will be in for a treat as the band treat them to a trip back to 2006 and through the years following that performing their top hits from their four studio albums, along with some newer material.

 

Sport 

Premier League Darts
Liverpool Echo Arena, Thursday 13th April

The Premier League Darts comes to Liverpool Echo Arena on the evening of 13th April. The fixtures have yet to be confirmed, however Liverpool will welcome the top names in darts for an evening of exciting competition. Former
winner of the Premier League Darts, Michael Van Gerwen, will be competing along with 14-time winner Phil Taylor and many other familiar names. The event will provide a great atmosphere and is guaranteed to be a fun evening. Tickets are till available online at a price of around £50 per person.

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Liverpool Echo Arena, Saturday 1st April

1st April sees Cage Warriors MMA return to Liverpool Echo Arena for a night set to be packed with young entertaining fighters. Scouse duo Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett and Chris Fishgold are both currently preparing to perform in their bouts in front of a home crowd like no other at the Echo Arena. Paddy, current Cage Warriors World Featherweight Champion, will be hoping to defend his title in a
bout with fellow Brit Nad Narimani. Along with a high number of other fights on the undercard, it is shaping up to be a great night of mixed martial arts here on Merseyside. Tickets are still available online with prices ranging from £33 to £70.

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Theatre

Grease Musical
Liverpool Empire Theatre, Week Commencing Monday 3rd April

The World-Famous West End production ‘Grease’ is coming to Liverpool for 6 days of the week commencing 3rd April. The show will be played Monday to Saturday every evening at Liverpool Empire Theatre, with two showings on Friday and Saturday evening. The show will include all of the hit songs from the original movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, and many more. The character Danny will be played by Tom Parker of UK boyband The Wanted, whilst Sandy will be played by Danielle Hope. Numerous other performers in the cast include Darren Day and Louisa Lytton of Eastenders. Tickets are available for as little as £13.50 online.

 

 

 

 

Five things to do on St Patrick’s day in Liverpool

It’s well known that there are strong links between Liverpool and Ireland; so much so in fact that our proud city was even referred to as Ireland’s “second capital city”. At one point, the only two cities that homed more Irish people than Liverpool were Dublin and New York.

It’s no surprise then that Liverpool plays host to some of the most vibrant and entertaining St Patrick’s Day festivities than pretty much any British city outside of mainland Ireland.

This is our guide to the best ways to mark the occasion in Liverpool:

1. Drink one, or maybe several, pints of Guinness in one of the city’s many Irish bars or pubs. Lanigan’s Irish Bar on Ranelagh Street, Pogue Mahone on Seel Street and McCooleys on Concert Square are particularly good spots that are sure to be awash with revellers this time tomorrow evening.

2. Medication St Patrick’s Day Special; this one promises not to disappoint! With Irish folk songs and line dancing set across three floors at Liverpool’s fantastic Arts Club, cheap drinks and a genuinely warm and lively atmosphere, this is one event that revellers definitely need to look into.

3. Independent Liverpool’s St Patrick’s Day Weekender will take place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of March at The Great Baltic Warehouse. Independent Liverpool events rarely disappoint, and as the organisation are promising to bring a little taste of Ireland to Liverpool, we’re sure that this one will be as good as ever. Celebrations will include, but not be limited to, plenty of singing and dancing and a mulitiude of Irish Gin and, of course, more Guinness!

4. The St Patrick’s Day parade is an annual event that takes place every year in Liverpool city centre. This year, it will start around 3pm near Mount Pleasant before making it’s way through town and finishing in Derby Square. The Liverpool Irish Flute Band and Manchester Community Pipe Band are both set to take part in proceedings.

5. And finally, something a little more laid back and thought provoking, why not get tickets for Love History’s production of Irish Liverpool at the St George’s Hall Concert Room. The play is about the tragedies of the Great Famine of the 19th century and the impact it had on the lives of the Irish people. Tickets are, at the time of writing, still available at: http://www.ticketquarter.co.uk

Have we missed anything out? How are you spending your St Patrick’s Day? Let us know in the comments, or alternatively tweet a member of the team on @NewsLiverpool17 or contact us at our official Facebook page- just type our name into your search bar!

5 things to do for ardenaline junkies in Liverpool and the North West

SKYDIVING

Going skydiving is the ultimate adrenaline junkie experience.

If you like jumping out of a plane then Skydive Tilstock is only an hour outside Merseyside.

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They are the only skydiving club to do tandem skydiving and solo parachute training.

From over 10,000 feet high the tandem skydive is a great way to experience freefalling skydiving.

For more information, visit the website here.

HELICOPTER TOUR

If you want a good view of the city then why not take a helicopter tour.

However, if you’re afraid of heights you may want to sit this one out.

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This is sure to get your blood pumping and is not to be taken lightly.

The tour last for over 20 minutes and you can see lots of sights from the cockpit such as the River Mersey and landmarks such as Anfield, Goodison Park and Aintree race course.

For more information, visit the website here.

GO KARTING

If you feel the need for speed then this is exactly the rush for you.

Go Karting is a great way to get your heart racing and is the perfect way to beat your family and friends.

There are plenty of indoor and outdoor Go Karting experiences across Merseyside including TeamSport Go Karting and Hooton Park Circuit.

HOVER CRAFTING

If you want one of the best hover craft experiences in the North West then get yourself over to Hover Force.

They have two tracks with lots of land and water to ride on and customers will be fully instructed on how to fly the machines.

The site is in Frodsham in Cheshire just next to the M56.

This isn’t for the faint hearted and is sure to get your blood pumping.

For more information, visit the website here.

OFF ROAD DRIVING EXPERIENCE

If you want to experience some off road driving then 90 Dirty Adventures is the place for you.

They promise to take you places where you dare not walk and bring you excitement and fun.

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Not only do they offer you an heart pumping experience but they also show off the  beautiful scenery on offer.

For more information, visit the website here.