Wirral Earth Fest

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Ticketing info – see below*

Free

Wirral Earth Fest returns for a second year of good green fun with music, workshops, food and more to be enjoyed over the day!

The festival will launch on the evening of Friday 12 September with the premiere performance of a specially commissioned multi-media musical performance for the festival from Operation Lightfoot. The composition, entitled Midgard, will feature special guest vocalist Kaya Herstad-Carney and noted Liverpool based artist Silent Cities.

Inspired by the Hogback Stone, located inside the venue for the performance, St Bridget’s Church, West Kirby, it will be a must see for those with an interest in the local history of the Wirral and West Kirby’s natural surrounds.

This will be followed by an appearance from renowned broadcaster, author and Vicar Peter Owen Jones talking on the topic of Well Being in the 21st Century. With limited spaces, tickets will sell quickly so to avoid disappointment please buy your ticket in advance. Tickets cost £5.

The main day of the festival will take place over St Bridget’s Church, Centre and Field from 10am on Saturday 13 September. As with last year’s activity packed festival, there will be much to see and do across the site for all the family. For the kids, there will be craft activities, storytelling, bike powered smoothie machines, face painting, pony rides and much more to enjoy the beautiful surrounds of West Kirby. There will also be two stages of music outside featuring Thom Morecroft, Creaky Bones, Jo Bywater, Kenny and the Energy with many more to be announced closer to the time.

There will be a street art workshop, the return of the Wirral Vikings for more demonstrations of the old way of life and choice stalls from local food sellers including a BBQ, a homemade vegetarian paella, an authentic Indian ‘thali’, homemade marshmallows, real ale. Also look out for the return of urban artist Love ArtUk, who will be placing some of his distinctive art around the festival, as well as designing the back drop for the music stages.

The day will be rounded off with the Ceilidh in the evening at St Bridget’s Centre with music from Reckless Elbow and Blackthorn Root to end the festival in the way it deserves. Tickets are £10 and will be available on the day of the festival or via St Bridget’s Church Centre before the festival. The event starts at 7:30 pm and goes on until late.

On Sunday 14th September at 10am there will be a special Earth Fest Service held at St Bridget’s Church to bring the festival weekend to a close and give thanks for community and creation.

Tickets

Both ticketed events can be booked via telephone to the venue on 0151-625-2739 (8:30-11:30am) or from  argibb@btinternet.com. Tickets will also be available on the day of the event. Friday evening talk costs £5 and tickets can be bought on the day or reserved via telephone. The evening event on the Saturday costs £10 and includes a meal.

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