5 things to do in the North West

The British Street Food Awards 2017 – The Final
Mayfield Depot in Manchester will be hosts to The British Street Food Awards Final this weekend. After five regional heats, the 17 best traders in the UK will fight it out to be crowned champion. Visitors will enjoy free tastings of the competition dishes before making their votes, as well as testers of the craft beers at GRUB’s craft beer festival. Find out more here.

John Legend: Darkness and Light Tour
Acclaimed and multi-platinum selling artist John Legend is set to take to the stage at Liverpool’s Echo Arena this weekend. The Darkness and Lights Tour, which will have support from English acoustic singer Jack Savoretti, is set to feature some of the hit-maker’s greatest songs, including All of Me, Ordinary People and many more. Find out more here.

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival
Liverpool Food and Drink Festival returns to Sefton Park this weekend. Foodies, and those who love a tipple, can head along over both days for a whole host of celebrity chef demonstrations and masterclasses, as well as the chance to taste some of the region’s very best flavours. There will also be themed dining areas alongside live music and entertainment. Find out more here.

Pirate Festival
A pirate festival is taking over Liverpool’s Albert Dock this weekend. The whole gang can enjoy a whole host of pirate themed activities and demonstrations, including live cannons, pirates, mermaids, thrilling battles and action on the Mersey. There will also be children’s activities and the chance to learn more about the city’s pirate heritage. Find out more here.

Pizza and Prosecco Festival
Pizza and prosecco; what’s not to love? The event is taking place at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Trafford this weekend. Taking place from 2pm until 10pm, the event will offer visitors over 20 different Proseccos, including sparkling cocktails alongside home-cooked pizza from a range of local traders. There will also be live music and entertainment to enjoy. Find out more here.