BOLD STREET TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENTS WITH STREET PARTY
The celebration will mean the shops and restaurants on Bold St– many of them still proudly independent – will move onto the street to present their various offerings, ranging from gifts, arts and crafts to amazing food and drink from around the globe.
There will also be entertainment with colourful street theatre, giving visitors a fantastic opportunity to discover why Bold Street is the unique and much-loved place it is.
The occasion is to be the culmination of the Liverpool Business Improvement District (BID) Company’s Independents’ Week (July 2-8) – a 7-day long movement spotlighting the BID independent levy payers. Now for the 2nd time, Independents’ Week will have a variety of special events and which will highlight and support the Liverpool’s independent business spirit.
Liverpool BID Company chief executive, Bill Addy said:
“We created Independents’ Week to champion our BID independent levy payers and showcase the rich independent offering in the BID areas. Local entrepreneurship and family business is what gives our city its unique character – and is a beating heart that needs our support to secure its continued growth. Celebrating Bold Street, in particular, is a wonderful event and an excuse to highlight the many fantastic and varied retailers, restaurants and bars located there. Bold Street is famous for its uniqueness, and we hope this event will show that attracting visitors in their thousands, both those familiar with the street and those who have yet to experience its magic. The atmosphere was electric during last year’s event, and we cannot wait to do it all again this year!”
Celebrating Bold Street, is on Sunday, July 9, between 10am-6pm, there will be:
- A farmers market
- arts and crafts stalls – home-grown treats and handmade keepsakes from local traders for visitors to take home and enjoy
- a pop-up kitchen – Join your favourite Bold Street chefs while they share the secrets of their signature dishes during the day
- Street theatre
- Tai Chi demonstrations
- giant games
- circus skill workshops and much more
Mowgli founder, and Liverpool BID Company levy payer Nisha Katona, added:
“Being our mothership and the birthplace of Mowgli, Bold Street holds a dear place in my heart. Before launching here in 2014, I used to park on the street on a daily basis and counted customers to Leaf and Bold Street Coffee which were then, the only established, thriving hip independents. The whole scene and atmosphere in the Bold Street area really excites me. From restaurants and eateries to retailers specialising in unique gifts and wares, Liverpool can proudly boast a thriving independent scene. Independents’ Week not only throws the spotlight on these fantastic businesses but supports the community and encourages us to all work together supporting each other.”
The full Independents’ Week and Celebrating Bold Street programme will be revealed in the coming weeks. Visit www.independentsweek.co.uk for more information.