Here's where you'll find our schedule of forthcoming special events at Bold Street Coffee.
Over the last year we've held an eclectic mix of events and general after-hours shenanigans and we've got more in the pipeline...
We've hosted launch parties for our art exhibitions, coffee experience nights, intimate accoustic gigs, a post-wedding breakfast buffet, a rehydration / caffeination / intoxication event for the Northern Coffee Tour crew and a cracking first birthday bash to name but a few!
We're now fully licenced so expect to see a few more special events being scheduled in 2012.
If you'd like to put on an event here at Bold Street Coffee or to hire the shop for a private function then please do not hesitate to pop in and have a chat or contact us via e-mail.
Flavour of Liverpool - Ice Cream Tasting
At Duke Street Espresso Bar
Thursday 19th July 6pm £10
Thursday 12th JulyTweet
07 Jul 2012
GIG - Pine Hill Haints, Serious Sam Barrett and Tim Kerr
Tuesday 10th July £5 on the door.
Get here early, this will be ace.Tweet
20 Jun 2012
Tequila Tasting Evening At Duke Street espresso Bar
This Thursday, 21st June the mighty El Bandito guys will be showing us some of the finest tequilas on the planet and teaching us all about this special drink. we will be paring a tequila with a coffee, and Taz will be ,aking a nacho mountain.
This will be fun, Places limited. Sign up here.
See you there…Tweet
20 May 2012
Cupping at Duke Street Espresso Bar
This wednesday 23rd at 7pm we will be cupping some very special coffees with Damian Blackburn from grumpy Mule coffee and Bolling Coffee. He is an expert taster and roaster and cup of excellence judge. The price is £5. The places are limited to 20 people so please RSVP as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you there.Tweet
We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be a hosting a series of free gigs in the shop as part of the Liverpool Sound City 2012 festival.
The gigs, featuring local artists and those from further afield, will start at 20:00 each night (with the shop staying open from the crack of dawn ‘til late every night).
We’ve sourced some excellent ales which we’re looking forward to cracking open too. We’re also serving coffee all night to fuel musos / roadies / revellers / artists who may be lagging and are in need off a caffeine kick.
The full lineup is shown below:
Thursday 17th May 2012:
22:00 - Johnny Sands
21:00 - All We Are
20:00 - Ratty Little Fingers
Friday 18th May 2012:
22:00 - Fallen Leaf
21:00 - Spring Offensive
20:00 - Tibi & Her Cello
Saturday 19th May 2012:
22:00 - Dead Cities
21:00 - Alex Hume
22:00 - Like Spinning
Our special selection of ales includes:
- Anchor Liberty Ale
- Brooklyn Beer
- Flying Dog Doggy Style
- Flensburger Pilsner
- Pacifico Clara
Get involved - it’s totally free and it’s going to be really rather good.Tweet
21 Apr 2012
Sir Richard Bishop Live
We are pleased annouce that SIR RICHARD BISHOP of Sun City Girls will be playing Bold Street Coffee on Saturday 21st April 2012.
Sir Richard on at 7.30pm
“Richard Bishop is an improviser, composer, and an intrepid explorer on electric and acoustic guitar whose work often reflects the shadow worlds of… India, the Middle East, North Africa, and other points along the Gypsy trail. There is also a fair amount of experimentation involved in much of his string-work which can lead to audio realms rarely visited by others. Attentive listeners may hear shades of Jimmy Page, Django Reinhardt, Sonny Sharrock, and Ali Akbar Khan in his playing. Others may hear the sounds of a train wreck or a swarm of bees flying into a buzz saw (it depends on the day). It hardly matters. Bishop has fused all of these and many other elements to forge a unique and inventive style all his own”
Will be a donations show and early doors!Tweet
We’re thrilled to have the work of Ricky Adam adorning the BSC walls this March. If you haven’t already you should swing by and check out his work.
Ricky Adam was born in Bangor, Northern Ireland in 1974.
His work has been featured in many worldwide publications / record labels, some of which include:
DIG BMX magazine, Juxtapoz, Obey, Maximum Rock N’Roll, Upper Playground, Hamburger Eyes, Dischord Records, Burning Heart Records.
While he often lives out of a backpack, Ricky currently resides in West Yorkshire, U.K. & is Co-editor / Photographer for ‘DIG BMX’ magazine.
“I don’t know why this happens, but I’ve noticed that, the minute someone picks up a camera and begins shooting BMX photos, it becomes generously easy to locate said person’s eccentricities.
The person could be the most normal person you’ve known your entire life; but the minute he or she picks up a camera and starts ordering strange items like Sunpak cables from Hasidic Jews in midtown Manhattan, you become immediately aware of what sets that person apart from any other person walking down the street on any given day.
Their strange habits all become abundantly clear as soon as the label ‘photographer’ is attached to them.
Such is the case with Ricky Adam. Though I never had the pleasure of meeting the pre-photographer version, I can happily point out everything about him that makes Ricky what he is, which is one of the most eccentric personalities I’ve ever known.
So what have I noticed about Ricky in the time I’ve come to know him? For one, he’s a human squirrel. He hoards his food and hides it on himself. Days later, he’ll find the hidden food and then, that day’s meals are taken care of. (This practice often involves peanut butter sandwiches and nuts.)
Secondly, Ricky is bizarrely obsessed with Northern Midwest cities in the U.S. If it’s North of Chicago and offers an average temperature of 20º in the winter, Ricky has been there or wants to go there. And lastly, and this is the really strange one, Ricky leaves suitcases full of unknown items behind at places he visits. I have one in my basement, and I think Will [Smyth] has one as well. For the sake of privacy, I won’t open it or disclose the contents, but it does make me wonder…
I digress though, as this is supposed to be about Ricky’s photography. Ricky likes to shoot photos. His current employment at DIG BMX mag requires him to shoot photos of BMX, which he does quite brilliantly. But he takes his photography much further beyond the realm of technically accurate BMX riding. I guess what I’m getting at,is that Ricky captures the reality of life. Yes, he’s a little strange (which we all are to some degree), but there’s a fine line between genius and insanity, and it often gets crossed when someone is spending their living moments laying down on a dirty patch of ground, shooting photos of kids riding their bikes down handrails.”
...SEEMS LIKE THE ONLY OPTION”
Hardback 11” x 10”
We have a very limited number of exclusive copies of Ricky’s new book in BSC. The book is not available in the shops yet so don’t sleep on these as they will sell out…
05 Mar 2012
We are riding from Coffee Fix in Gately on Saturday 17th March. The route is 65 Miles and the route is amazing. The ride is open to anyone and will be fun. There will be coffee and breakfast at coffee Fix from 9 and we will set off at 10am.
Hope to see you there…
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Our new Espresso Bar and Toastery opened on Saturday. We have some fine coffees including a single origin espresso from Sau Judas in Brazil. Best of all we have 27 different kinds of toppings for your toast!
Hope to see you soon.
We’re delighted to see the return of Horse to BSC to kick off the New Year in fine style.
Horse is an illustration and design studio based in Liverpool. Eschewing the broader, Horse hones in on creating imagery for the music that inspired and drives him, screen-printing ties everything together, making the whole package more personal and less mass produced. Horse has designed album cover artwork and screenprints for a huge variety of artists including The Pixies, Bjork, Mogwai, The XX, Battles, Dan le Sac vs Scroobious Pip, Chilly Gonzales, And So I Watch you from Afar to name but a few.
Horse also organises and curates Screenadelica, a gig poster exhibition which travels the world’s music festivals, commissioning posters for the headline acts. Screenadelica has featured in Liverpool Sound City, Bestival, Primavera, Orlando Calling, this year it shall premiere in New York, Porto, Berlin, London to name a few.
You can can pick up Edition Packs for £7 in the shop and the limited edition prints and frames are very reasonably priced too. Ask at the till about reserving one…
Venue - 27 Duke Street
Date - Monday 21 November 2011 - Christmas (and beyond…?)
Time - 10:00 - 16:00 every day
27 Duke Street is a pop-up shop serving the finest coffee using lots of interesting brewing methods. It’s a collaboration between Bold Street Coffee and Transition Espresso.
Joni, Jamie and Kate will be brewing some exceptional single origin coffees using a variety of brewing methods. It’s a lovely space and you can even pick up some excellent coffee-related gifts and exclusive coffees whilst you’re there.
If you pick up a flyer in Bold Street Coffee you’ll also get 10% discount off all coffee beans or equipment.
Pop-up, pop-out, pop-in. Peace.Tweet
Bold Street Coffee presents an exhibition of artwork by the scourge that is known as Herman Inclusus:
Exhibition starts November 03 2011.Tweet
Venue - Bold Street Coffee
Date - Wednesday 02 November
Time - 19:30
Entry - £10 (includes dinner and treats)
Tickets - Sign up in the shop.
Come join us for the latest instalment in our series of monthly coffee nights.
This month we’ll be looking at different brewing methods and learning how to brew the perfect coffee at home using pour overs, Chemex, Aeropress and French press.
We’re getting a special single origin in from Square Mile especially for the occasion which we can’t wait to try.
Spaces are limited and get snapped up fast. Sign up in the shop today - we’d love to see you there…Tweet
Stan Ambrose is an absolute local legend and is one of the presenters of the longest running folk programme on the radio, Folkscene on BBC Radio Merseyside. Unfortunately due to BBC cuts his show is in danger - check out the Save BBC Radio Merseyside Folk Scene Facebook page here: Save BBC Radio Merseyside Folk Scene.
Stan can be found in the shop (by the brew bar) every Wednesday afternoon playing the Celtic harp and enchanting the shop with his melodic tones.
We’ve had customers nearly moved to tears by his wonderful sets and we can think of no better way to spend a Wednesday afternoon than kicking back and relaxing with a brew and been charmed and entertained by Stan.
04 Oct 2011
Behind The Wall of Sleep
Behind The Wall Of Sleep are a Liverpool based collective comprising of designers, artists, musicians and promoters. The collective has a music, arts, reviews and listings website and is due to release a publication later this year.
‘Dogs and Mongrels’ Art Show
This collective design show from Behind The Wall Of Sleep features poster art, doodles, blasphemies, reviews, interviews, videos, live photography and much more, featuring work from Adam Cooke, Sam Wiehl, Clifford Unsworth, Jason Stoll, Marc Glaysher, Paul Bilsborough & David Smyth.
New exhibition in Bold Street Coffee from Friday 07 October 2011 as part of Liverpool Design Week.
‘Dogs and Mongrels’ Launch Night:
Venue - Bold Street Coffee
Date - Friday 07 October
Time - 20:00
Entry - Free, everyone welcome. Come down, have a mooch and drink some hooch…
The artwork will remain on display in the shop until the end of October 2011.
French is an artist from Aldershot, South East England. He draws finely detailed and often fairly dark artwork, some what informed by his love of metal music, history, myths, legends, horror and story telling.
In the past few years he has created pictures for Advertising, Fashion, Print, Editorial, Skateboard brands and the music industry.
He has exhibited in the UK, France, Denmark, Sweden, the USA, Australia and Israel.Tweet
Bido Lito is ‘The Liverpool Music Magazine”.Tweet
Mark Lea’s photo project, concentrating on capturing the atmosphere and community ethos behind Bold Street Coffee.Tweet
Sara is a documentary photographer employing visual language to explore political, psychological, and cultural issues.Tweet
Whether he was painting graffiti, publishing fanzines or making a drawing Kev Grey has always used a simple, clean and bold style in his artwork with striking results.
For the last 15 years Kev’s work has centred around creating drawings using a black pen on white paper and he continues to be inspired by his passion for comic books, tattoo flash and a variety of other influences including skateboard graphics, heavy metal, country music, rock ‘n’ roll and many other weird references.
To me his drawings can be funny, mysterious and ghoulish all at the same time and always have an injection of fun and enthusiasm.
In 2000 he received his first commission and since then has continued to work for an impressive and varied list of clients. View the project section of this site to see just a tiny selection of the projects and commissions he has worked on.
His original artwork has also been exhibited internationally in both solo and group shows.
- Ben Pierce, 2010
Penny Davenport has been drawing characters and scenes for imagined stories since 2006 and currently lives in Liverpool.
Rhonda Anaconda is a printmaker, illustrator, imaginator of unusual activities.
Emily Lansley is an illustrator working in a variety of media; drawing, photography, painting, collage, using digital media, traditional methods, and textiles to create 2D and 3D objects and characters.
Jon Barraclough: artist’s statement
Jon Barraclough questions ideas of authorship, authenticity and ownership. His art making creates fragments - sometimes generated (drawn, photographed, filmed, painted), sometimes found, juxtaposed and re-presented to form clues to our purpose and to our inter- connectedness with all things: real, imaginary, living, dead. He chooses media to suit his enquiry, although drawing remains his longest and most durable companion. His themes of enquiry include the ghosts of history and the traces that all living things make and leave behind.Tweet
As a painter, Gareth Kemp is interested in the construction of paintings. Gareth usually paints from a number of photographic sources; old family photographs, holiday snaps, carefully composed photographs and images from magazines and newspapers. The finished pictures are often made up of 3 main elements-and the overall composition is important to the finished piece. He spends many hours carefully planning the assemblage of elements in each painting, a process of mentally cutting and pasting within and between photographs. This results in repetitions and occlusions and also a blurring between foreground and background and what is real and what is not. The finished paintings hint towards a narrative and through their particular construction methods provoke a subtle sense of unease. His work is held in a number of private collections in both the UK and the USA.
Gareth Kemp was recently one of 6 artists short-listed for the inaugural Liverpool Art prize having originally been one of 44 artists nominated. More information can be seen on http://www.liverpoolartprize.comTweet
Helen Palmer is a freelance photographer based in Liverpool.
Her clients include Urban Splash, Shedkm LiquidSolutions, Paversmith, R2 Architecture, and JJ Lorraine Architects.Tweet