Find out about Wirral’s 2019 Borough of Culture & how you can be involved as an creative individual or organization in the area
The IMAGINE WIRRAL programme in 2018 has seen major events and collaborations showcase Wirral on a national and international stage like never before. Many thousands of residents and visitors have been part of and experienced magical and transformative events including the Giantsvisiting New Brighton, Lost Castles in West Kirby and the River of Light as well as the successful exhibition New Brighton Revisited which brought together the works of three internationally renowned photographers Martin Parr, Tom Wood and Ken Grant to name a few highlights.
Wirral’s Borough of Culture programme for 2019 will encompass unique events, new work, exhibitions, creative projects and activities throughout the year and we want you to be involved with the events either as a practitioner contributing to an existing event or by suggesting new events that could be included in the programme.
The Borough of Culture initiative was introduced by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and designed to encourage cultural activities across the region. St Helens has been the first recipient of the Borough of Culture title, which was officially handed over to Wirral on Saturday 8 December.
The award will rotate around the six local authorities (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) on an annual basis, enabling each borough to highlight the unique character and distinctiveness of its people and places, develop the skills and talents of its residents and create an exciting year of cultural events and activity for everyone.
Discovery, exploration and the great outdoors are the themes that shape our creative year ahead. We want to facilitate as many organisations, individuals and communities as possible to be part of Wirral’s Borough of Culture in 2019. We can help you develop your ideas, identify opportunities for partnership working, promote your events and support access to potential venues and performance spaces.
Please come to meeting or be in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our Imagine Wirral website for more information. If you are unable to make this particular event , please contact email@example.com as we are running a series of meetings for different areas of interest and it maybe possible to attend a different meeting on another day.
The Wirral Creative Network is for artists, creatives and anyone who wants to be part of Wirral’s cultural scene. Sign up and we’ll send you our monthly Creative Bulletin email packed with the latest news and opportunities for Wirral’s creative community and occasional updates on what we’re up to and how you can get involved. It is free to join – simply click on the link and complete your details https://www.imaginewirral.com/join-wirral-creative-network
On the day: Birkenhead Town Hall is easily accessed from Hamilton Square station, there is on street pay parking or consider car pooling to reduce costs and congestion.