Impress that adrenaline junky you’ve had your eye on in the gym with a date to remember in a PA23 Cherokee, cruising above the skyline of Liverpool. Not for the feint hearted, Top Gun enthusiasts will be introduced to the cockpit of the plane before you both climb aboard, start the engine and choose the destination of your flight anywhere above Liverpool. Hovering above the Anfield or Goodison Park Stadium may not be the most romantic of encounters, but you can be sure it won’t be a day he forgets in a hurry.
£118 Accompanied at all times by a fully qualified instructor www.buyagift.co.uk book before 3pm Friday 11th to ensure delivery before Valentines Day
Chocolate Cellar Workshops
Far from being sickly sweet, the chocolate cellar offers a relaxed, fun alternative to a regimented evening dinner with its weekly chocolate workshop sessions. The two hour session starts with ‘bean to the bar’ history lesson on how chocolate is made, before progressing onto the more sticky task of making your own sugary sensation. As well as supporting a local Liverpool business, you’ll get you devour everything edible you make, meaning there’ll be no need to sweet talk your date into attending!
£40 per couple, Course limited to 10 couples www.thechocolatecellar.co.uk tel: 0151 709 5197 11-13 Hanover Street, Liverpool
Vintage Film Screening at the Bombed Out Church
Those great folk at St Luke’s ‘The Bombed Out’ Church are putting on another open-top Vintage Film screening this Valentines Evening. Enjoy a flashback to the 1920’s with a screening of Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s at 8pm under the stars, followed by French offering A Man and a Woman. Home to the likes of resident percussion band Urban Strawberry Lunch, St Lukes is a fun, unconventional alternative to a trip to the Odeon, complete with its feral packs of scallies. Feeling peckish? Bring a picnic basket and enjoy a candle-lit meal al-fresco. However, make sure you dress warmly and bring an umbrella to ward off any unwelcome showers!
8pm onwards St Lukes Church, Leece Street, City Centre
Bridal Exhibition at Sudley House
Following in the footsteps on Big Fat Gypsy Wedding worshipping, Sudley House is staging a Bridal Wear exhibition with Big-(but not so fat)-Gyspy Winifred Doran’s Authentic dress as its centrepiece. The exhibition celebrates other strange international bridal fashions from bygone eras, and the 19th Century site itself is perfect for a leisurely stroll around the stately gardens with a spot of afternoon tea. Besides, if wedding gowns aren’t your thing it’s fair trade-off for her month-long suffering during the World Cup last year.
Free Admission www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk 0151 724 3245 Exhibition runs until 2nd May 2011
Last November we reviewed Millie Dollar’s excellent burlesque production of DaDaLesque, this February put Valentines Day on hold till the end of the month to see Dollar’s return with Martini Lounge, Liverpool’s long-standing burlesque extravaganza. Hosted in the impressive surroundings of St George’s Hall Conference room, the event includes a two course dinner before the show, as well as vintage stalls and a bar – feathers and ruffles come as standard! Slip a pair of tickets to see these exotic performers strut their stuff into a Valentines card for an evening of glitz and glamour that will dash the disparaging preconceptions of even the most prudish of critics.
February 25th Dinner Event (from £59) or Regular Event (from £17) available www.martinilounge.co.uk