Animated Square

Saturday 23 March

5pm - 9pm | Projection at 7.45pm and repeated at 8.30pm

Hamilton Square, Birkenhead

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Birkenhead Town Hall comes alive with an incredible 3D projection which tells the story of Birkenhead’s past, present and future.

First seen in May last year as part of Wirral’s Tall Ships celebrations, rediscover this breath-taking display, featuring new content for 2019.

Created by award-winning Illuminos, Animated Square celebrates the town’s people, places and history. Visit the monks who lived at Birkenhead Priory and ran the first ferry ‘cross the Mersey, celebrate Wirral’s Viking heritage, see how Birkenhead-built ships have travelled the world – and much more!

In the build up to this extraordinary show, Hamilton Square will be filled with light and colour. Enjoy street entertainment and live music from fantastic local choirs. Take a spin at the fun fair, and grab a bite from delicious food and drink stalls.


17:00 Event starts - circus & aerial workshops, food & drink stalls, rides and face painting

18:30 Circus performance

19:00 Choir performance

19:45 3D projection show

20:00 LED street entertainment

20:30 3D projection show (repeated)



Plan your journey with the Arriva Bus App and buy your bus ticket in advance with the Arriva M-Ticket App.


Nearest station: Hamilton Square is a 2 minute walk away

Regular Merseyrail services run to Hamilton Square from Liverpool, West Kirby and New Brighton. Plan your journey on the Merseyrail website or download the free Merseyrail app.

Please note work will be continuing on Merseyrail's Chester line this weekend. Regular trains are still running to Hamilton Square from Liverpool, West Kirby and New Brighton. For any visitors to the event coming from areas along the Chester line, regular rail replacement buses will be running from all stations between Hooton and Rock Ferry to Hamilton Square. An express bus will also be running between Hooton and Hamilton Square.