Highlights

Imagine Wirral is about opportunities for everyone – residents and visitors alike - to experience fantastic and unique culture in our special peninsula.

Just as importantly, Imagine Wirral will shine a light on local talent and the key role the creative sector will have in driving our plans for economic growth. It is about celebrating all those who contribute to arts and culture in the borough and make Wirral such a wonderfully creative place.

New Brighton Revisited

14 July - 25 August

The Northern Narratives exhibition in New Brighton is one of the ‘must-see’ photographic exhibitions taking place anywhere in the UK. Taking place over the summer, the exhibition will bring together images of the resort by celebrated photographers Martin Parr, Tom Wood and Ken Grant for the first-time. The show will be opened by the three artists on Saturday 14th July. New Brighton Revisited and events linked to the show throughout the summer will place New Brighton and its people, culture, history and communities at the forefront of the visual arts world. The exhibition is part of Liverpool Independents Biennial.

Giant Spectacular

4 - 7 October

Liverpool and Wirral – get ready to walk in the footsteps of Giants.

Preparations are underway as Liverpool gears up to welcome some very special Giant visitors for what will be their third and final experience in the city and their first visit to Wirral.

Visit www.giantspectacular.com for more information

Wilfred Owen Commemoration

November 2018

A festival of words, music and a new memorial will honour the life and death of World War One poet Wilfred Owen, who grew up in Birkenhead. The Commemoration will be a significant part of events happening across the region and beyond to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Celebrating Wirral's Heritage 2018

Wirral’s rich history will be celebrated throughout the year. From Stone Age and Viking settlements to shipbuilding, we will take you back in time and promote the many local events and activities which champion our cultural heritage and find new ways to unlock the past.

Fireworks

November 2018

Start your November off with a ‘bang’ as spectacular fireworks return to the Wirral and Liverpool waterfront. Get your hats, scarves and gloves ready and join us as we celebrate everything that is big, bright and loud, as we light up our skies and waterfront during our dazzling firework show. The event will also offer lots of activities and pre-firework entertainment for all to enjoy.

Photo by: Graham Morris

PAST EVENTS

Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta

25-28 May 2018

All hands will be on deck, as the international fleet of Tall Ships makes a triumphant return to the Mersey over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. Our waterfront will ring with the sounds of the sea, as some of the world’s most beautiful sailing ships navigate their way up the river to begin the prestigious Regatta. The tall ships race will connect a trio of esteemed port cities – Liverpool, Dublin and Bordeaux. Come aboard and join us in our celebrations. We have a great weekend planned with a spectacular festival atmosphere on both sides of the river, as well as exciting, fun-filled activities in Hamilton Square including an incredible animation, street performance and fantastic food and drink. There will be plenty of activities for all your crew to enjoy!

Lost Castles

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.