RAISE your glasses, prepare your lemons... because two gin-ormous events are set for St Helens this year.
Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival, which has proven popular among gin lovers across Merseyside, will make its debut appearance at St Helens town hall in August, and return in December for a Christmas celebration.
With 50 gins to choose from, tickets cost from £10 which includes a welcome drink, an Absolutely Fabulous gin copa glass which can be taken home, a bag, a gin guide - and live entertainment.
Speaking at the launch, St Helens Council's town centre manager, Gary Maddock, said: "We've noticed the success Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival has been in other parts of Merseyside, and read nothing but rave reviews about similar events across the country, so thought 'let's give it a go in St Helens'.
"We're really looking forward to welcoming people from all over the borough and surrounding areas to the town hall to enjoy a gin on what I'm sure will be a great occasion."
Limited VIP tickets are also available for £50 which entities guests to five gin and tonics served with premium tonic and garnish, a dedicated seat, and balcony access to view the entertainment - and Indian food served by Mayur restaurant.
Lisa Copp, director of Absolutely Fabulous Gin Festival, added: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring this festival to St Helens, held within the fabulous town hall, which will be a great night out for gin lovers who have the chance to sample the many types of gin on offer, Indian food and live entertainment.
"Interest in this event is already high, so we would encourage those wanting to attend to book early in order to avoid disappointment."
Absolutely Gin Festival comes to St Helens on August 18 and 19, and again on December 1 and 2 for the 'Absolutely Fabulous does gin at Christmas' event.
To book tickets for August's festival, visit skiddle.com.