14 July - 25 August 2018
This landmark exhibition brings together photographs of New Brighton by internationally renowned photographers Martin Parr, Tom Wood and Ken Grant. It is the first time their images taken in the resort will be shown together, with their photographs exploring moments in New Brighton life from the late 1970s to the end of the 1990s.
One Wirral 2018
18 August 2018 (11am – 4pm)
One Wirral is a festival for the whole community, celebrating the diversity of Wirral and all the peninsula has to offer. It will bring together community groups from across the borough to Birkenhead Park to showcase talents and activities such as dance, drama and music, and will encourage people to find a new hobby or join a new group in their area.
Find out more: https://onewirral.weebly.com/
Egremont Festival 2018
19 August 2018 (11am – 5pm)
With arts & crafts stalls, performances, funfair, donkey rides and an international and locally sourced food, along the magnificent Egremont Promenade, this free event is a great day out for all ages.
For more information: https://thefriendsofegremont.weebly.com/egremont-festival.html
The Secret Gardens of Oxton
Sunday 13 May 2018 (10am - 5pm)
Enjoy special access to dozens private gardens of this characterful conservation village. With music, arts & crafts and food & drink stalls for all ages.
Tickets available from 3rd April at http://oxtonsociety.org.uk/wp/secret-gardens/ and local outlets.
Friday 25 - Monday 28 May
Come aboard and join us for Wirral's Tall Ships festivities!
There are plenty of free activities for all your crew to enjoy all weekend. Our waterfront will ring with the sounds of the sea as we celebrate our maritime connections – past, present and future. Click here for the full line-up: Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta
International Guitar Festival of Great Britain
The International Guitar Festival will be celebrating its 30th year, with a month long celebration of this versatile and much loved instrument.
Wirral Open Studio Tour
9 & 10 June 2018 (10am - 5pm)
More than 60 local artists will open the doors to their studios, workshops and display spaces and are on-hand to discuss their work, which includes painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles and jewellery.
For more information visit: www.wirralarts.com
Wirral Festival of Firsts
29 June – 14 July 2018
This volunteer-led festival celebrates the arts and showcases local talent along with outstanding performers from further afield.
For more information visit: www.wirralfestivaloffirsts.org.uk/
Love New Brighton Parade
14 July 2018
The streets of New Brighton come alive as performers and dozens of local groups parade through the town in a blaze of music and colour. Free entry.
The Leverhulme Grand Prix
22 July 2018
Over 100 cyclists compete in a series of races in Birkenhead Park, as the Wirral plays host to high-class professional cycle racing for the first time in over half a century. There will be lots of on offer for the whole family including food and drink, musical entertainment and fun activities and demonstrations for all ages. The event is free for spectators and there is so much more than cycle racing on offer throughout the day!
More information can be found at www.pedalare.co.uk
Be in Birkenhead Festival 2018
26 July 2018 (11:30am – 4pm)
This free one-day family festival returns in July to take over the iconic Hamilton Square in Birkenhead. Showcasing some of Wirral’s best small businesses it offers a fun filled day with entertainment, stalls, shows, tours and talks plus fairground attractions and a meet and greet with our local emergency services. Free entry.
For more information visit: facebook.com/birkenheadBID/
11 - 12 August
Six huge structures built entirely from cardboard, tape and community spirit will be constructed in public places across each of the six boroughs in Liverpool City Region this summer. The concept is the brainchild of French artist Olivier Grossetȇte and is the first creative project to take place across the entire city region.