Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June | FREE
The 10th Wirral Open Studio Tour takes place over the weekend of 8 - 9 June (10am-5pm), with some studios also open on Friday 7 June (6-9pm). This free event sees more than 60 artists across Wirral opening their studios to visitors.
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight
Until 3 March 2019 | FREE entry, donations welcomed
Celebrating a unique, artistic partnership between illustrator Quentin Blake and children’s author John Yeoman, this exhibition will showcase more than 40 Quentin Blake works, including the beautiful illustrations featured in Yeoman’s magical storybooks.
Birkenhead Town Hall
Saturday 9 March, 10am - 4pm | FREE entry
Discover Wirral's fascinating past with over 70 stalls from local heritage attractions and societies, including family history experts. See inside the Grade II* listed Birkenhead Town Hall and visit bookstalls selling new and second-hand books. Vintage vehicles in Hamilton Square and visits from costumed characters will bring history to life throughout the day. Organised by Wirral History & Heritage Association.
10 - 12 May 2019 | Free & paid for events
The first ever Wirral Poetry Festival celebrates all kinds and varieties of poetry. It is a packed weekend starting off with a grand show by Roger McGough and Little Machine (10 May) in Westbourne Hall, West Kirby. Some other attractions include the free Big Poetry Variety Show at Birkenhead Town Hall with its unmissable line up of poets, community groups and performers (11 May). Star gazing is a unique poetry and music fusion event with innovative music by Izzy Ryder. The weekend finishes up with our first ever poetry slam Slam and Deliver! at West Kirby Arts Centre.
1 - 31 May 2019 | Free & paid for events
Coordinated by Wirral Council’s Parks and Countryside Service, the Wirral Walking Festival highlights the variety of walks that take place on the peninsula in May each year from short strolls around the Secret Gardens of Oxton to long distance treks like the Coast to Coast walk.