As much as the team at LEAF love creating and serving their delicious food and drink with their exquisite attention to detail, they also have as big a passion for live music, events and the arts. Bringing people together is in the DNA of LEAF, for gigs, talks, book launches and poetry to their artisanal markets.
Easing back into the events world since the tail end of the summer has seen the momentum build further into the tail end of the year with Christmas coming fast. There are some brilliant live music and talks taking place at LEAF on Bold Street, following on from recent guests including Nick Ellis.
Over on the Wirral there are quizzes, Spotify parties, craft markets and Pudding Club to check out and at the Smithdown LEAF the quiz night runs every Thursday. Full details are below. And don’t forget LEAF have announced their succulent Xmas 3-course menu and their Christmas at Home Xmas day feasting boxes are back too.
LEAF Bold Street
Monday 15 November sees the sensational folk singer Bess Atwell come to LEAF with Harvest Sun. She is a young singer and songwriter from Brighton whose ethereal vocals and sweeping guitar-led melodies inform her timeless music. Her debut album Already, Always marks her as one of the freshest voices of her generation. Support comes from Eve Owen. Then Harvest Sun are at it again with The Dears on Thursday 25 Nov. Their guests are a Canadian indie rock band from Montreal whose eighth album Lovers Rock is their latest grand opus imbued with themes of isolation and survival.
Bristol singer-songwriter Fenne Lily visits on Sunday 28 November. Her 2nd album Breach conveys the harsh realities and poses existential questions to create a stunning record that is as relatable as it is profound. Next up, Violette Societa present their unique take on music, poetry, visuals on November 29. Nev Cottee headliner and is one of Britain’s great unsung vocalists, with a deep, dark timbre and sixties slant that recalls prime-era Cohen or Hazlewood. He’s joined by Tigers & Flies, Geoffrey Allerton and Lydia McDonnell.
Tuesday December 7 is an In Discussion special with Barry Adamson. Born in the black and white world of post-industrial Manchester, Adamson saw music as a chance to turn his world technicolour. Propelled into punk via Magazine, he was the founding bass player in Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds before stumbling too far down a dark, drug-induced path. The evening promises to be revelatory.
And Pudding club is back Tuesday Nov 16 – 5 delicious desserts are carefully paired with complementary loose leaf teas in a feast for pudding lovers.
LEAF West Kirby
LEAF West Kirby’s famous Tuesday Challenge quiz is back every Tuesday from 7pm and costs £2 to enter. It’s a true test of everyone’s cerebral acumen – expect all the classic rounds and a challenging difficulty level and there’s a LEAF voucher prize for winner. There’s also Spotify Fridays every Friday from 6pm to help get the weekend started.
West Kirby will announce some festive craft markets and workshops soon – keep an eye on social media for announcements.
And Pudding Club is back on Wednesday 17 November. Indulge in some decadent dessert heaven with 5 delicious desserts carefully paired with complementary loose leaf teas.
The Thursday Challenge is LEAF Smithdown’s weekly mind and matter session. Tricky subjects, curve balls puzzlers and some screamingly obvious questions feature in this test of the grey matter. A LEAF voucher prize awaits the winner. 8pm start and £2 entry per person.
Pudding Club also returns to Smithdown Road on Wednesday 24 November. Dessert heaven with 5 delicious dishes carefully paired with complementary loose leaf teas for a sweet-toothed odyssey.
LEAF At Christmas
Don’t forget West Kirby and the flagship Bold Street destination will feature a delicious 3-course set menu and Smithdown Road will feature lovely festive specials. It’s £29.99 per person and the service will run from 28 Nov – 20 Dec. Booking are open now. For enquiries please contact [email protected]
And after last year’s successful debut, LEAF’s Christmas At Home feasting boxes are also making a very welcome return. Borne from the idea to simply take all of the hassle out of cooking on December 25, LEAF’s approach is to have everything covered for a sumptuous service with all the trimmings. Collection is from LEAF’s three venues.
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