One of Liverpool’s most celebrated nightclubs ‘Garlands’ is back by demand as its doors re-open at its spiritual home on Eberle Street this March. Famed for its wildly entertaining cabaret shows, disco’s and a variety acts its back in full effect as it lines up its new weekly events (below). A club which first opened in 93 Garlands more than made its mark within the world of clubbing as LTW.com also takes a quick look back at its history.
It was following the success of last month’s Garlands ‘Gathering’ event and overwhelming public response, the Liverpool club is now set to re-open its doors for good, with its big re-launch on Saturday 3rd March. Back with more outrageously wild entertainment set in its magical atmosphere, its crazy fun for all in a safe place. Garlands has set the standard for three generations of clubbers over the last 25years with 2018 all about introducing the clubs ethos to a new generation of clubbers, which will be brought to you by the original people behind the club when it opened.
Weekly events – will include Saturday’s regular night ‘Garlands Made Me Do it,’ which launches on Saturday 3rd March, with an ‘Alternative Disco’ night on Saturday 31st March and a special Easter bank holiday club night ‘Bunnies of the Garlands Mansion’ on Saturday 1st April.
The ‘Carry On Miss-behavin’ afternoon garden parties will run from Sunday 25th March and Garlands very own adult-themed cabaret night ‘Life Is a Cabaret’ every Friday with a special Mother’s Day afternoon show on Sunday 11th March (below) and returning on Sunday 27th May is ‘Bedlam.’
Also a special one-off nostalgic event (4pm to 6am) on Saturday 6th May bank holiday brings some of the biggest club nights of the last 2 decades together, Garlands, Society, 051, Carry On Miss-behavin’, Back To The Anthems and Sunrise over 2 floors and all under one roof.
As the club returns to its spiritual home on Eberle Street, key events are planned throughout the year, during the tenth anniversary of the capital of culture, Gay Pride and of course to celebrate 25 years of Garlands in October. The team is set to take the Garlands Gathering tour across the globe, stopping off at major cities across the UK and internationally from Ibiza to Dubai, so look out.
Garlands History – Enjoyment is everything
Launched in 1993 Garlands nightclub became an overnight success and has now become the longest established Saturday resident dance night in the country. Synonymous with glamour, craziness and its own unique ambiance creating an environment where clubbers can be who they want to be, knowing they are in a very safe place.
Garlands has set the standard for three generations of clubbers, spurning a host of pale imitations and copycats as well as births, marriages and civil partnerships! It has played host to some of the ‘best times of our lives’, remaining supreme for nearly 2 decades: placing at the forefront of our philosophy the taking of risks, together with extreme entertainment and inventiveness and portraying and excusing the clubs and our clubbers wildest behaviour – with its infamous catchphrase and get out clause ”Garlands made me do it“.
above – Cherry Lane & Lynn Gum (pink hair..Garlands fashion/costume designer)
The clubs flyers have been displayed in the Tate Gallery (above), and Isabella Blow, discoverer of Alexander McQueen and now sadly deceased, made Garlands the setting for a fashion piece in the Tatler. Proving that there really is NO place like Garlands. The monopoly that so called ‘super clubs’ have on DJs has driven Garlands to become more extreme with their entertainment. So we now reject these DJs who come and go, and instead give their patrons quality music that is always moving forward in an environment, where for the customer – ENJOYMENT IS EVERYTHING.
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