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Experience Magical Open-Air Candlelight Concerts At Liverpool’s Iconic Bombed Out Church

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

Experience Magical Open-Air Candlelight Concerts At Liverpool’s Iconic Bombed Out Church

Wind down to the wondrous sounds of Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin at this stunning outdoor venue.

You can still experience an absolutely magical (and safe) evening here in Liverpool, and part of that is thanks to the amazing outdoor spaces the city has to offer. Luckily, Fever Originals is bringing its wildly popular Candlelight concert series to the wonderful St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in the heart of the city.

This series of open-air concerts showcases music performances in utterly magical settings as top musicians are completely surrounded by flickering candlelight.

And of course, the open-air candlelight venue will allow for a stylish but safe socially distant setting. Enjoy an amazing view as the musicians play within the church’s outdoor space as you sip refreshing drinks and are whisked away by the beautiful covers playing tribute to jazz and soul legends such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles.

St Luke’s Church was built between 1811 and 1832 as both a church and concert hall, however it suffered catastrophic damage during the May Blitz of 1941. The large fire that ensued swept through the building, causing its stained glass to burst from within, its roof to collapse, and several of its bells to cascade down the tower to the ground. All that remained standing after the blaze was the church’s exterior stonework, giving this candlelight open-air venue its local name, the ‘Bombed Out Church’.

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However, up until  2007, the church site lay derelict, overgrown and inaccessible, before being cleared, and transformed by a series of cultural events and reopening the space to the public. St Luke’s Bombed Out Church has now become an stunning venue for a range of performances, meaning this breathtaking outdoor space is a prime location for concerts, but none have been draped in gorgeous candlelight quite like this before.

There will be two shows each evening with time beforehand to enjoy a few sips before the music begins. Please note that the earlier performance will take place during daylight hours, so the space will not be quite as dark, but still just as enchanting!