Toxteth Day of the Dead 2021: Your guide, by way of Buxton

Planet Slop provides the low down on the plans for the 4th annual Toxteth Day of the Dead.

By Vicky Pea
Thu 18 November, 2021

After a Toxteth Day of the Dead-less 2020 the annual folly returns this year, albeit looking rather different. This is what we know about the day so far.

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Beating of the Bounds

Despite 2020’s best efforts the integral Beating of the Bounds did take place last year as the focus of the scaled back and restriction adhering celebrations and no Toxteth Day of the Dead would be complete without it.

The Liverpool Arts Lab have risen to the challenge once again and the plans for the Beating of the Bounds are as follows. You can also read more about the tradition and logistics here (and pick up a copy of the latest Bodge whilst you’re at it).

Dress code? Masks/face paint of British woodland animals encouraged. Suitable outwear and footwear.

Route? 10 miles starting and ending at the Britannia Inn on Riverside Drive, L3 4AZ (Free on-street parking is available nearby, nearest train station St Michaels, bus route 500). Map can be found here.

When? Sunrise 23rd November 2021 @ 7:51am

Where? The Britannia Inn > Otterspool Prom > Otterspool Park > Aigburth Vale > Penny Lane > Smithdown Road > Fallowfield Road > Garmoyle Road > Smithdown Road > Toxteth Cemetery > Smithdown Road/Alderson Road > Upper Parliament Street > Princes Road > Egerton Street >St James Place > Mariners Wharf > Coburg Wharf > Herculaneum Steps > The Britannia Inn.

How long? With last years epic still fresh in my mind, and feet, I’d guess at a good 5 – 6 hour adventure awaits those taking to the streets. For more info and updates I point you towards the Arts Lab twitter.

What else? As you’re in town you may also wish to visit Jimmy Cauty‘s MdZEstateTour that is currently on site at The Florrie. It’s free and doesn’t require booking so remember to bring some donations for the food bank with you!

Toxteth Day of the Dead

As you all well know by now this years Bricklaying will take place in Buxton. All the details you need can be found here and yet for some reason I will now reiterate them with slightly different wording.

Dress code? Hi-Vis, weather suitable outwear and footwear.

Where? The Palace Hotel, Buxton, SK17 6AG.

When? 14:45 for 15:00 set off.

What? A two mile walk to the Bricklaying site where the annual Bricklaying will take place.

Party? Yes. The ‘Aftermath’ will take place at the K2 Works Kanteen at the Palace Hotel.

Merch? Duh.

What else? Everything you need to know or do is linked to in the below tweet.

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