This Thursday 20 February sees the first tickets for Wirral Festival of Firsts 2014 go on sale.
The festival boasts some big names this year, including speakers such as dramatist Willy Russell at Holiday Inn, 8 July; musicians including classical guitarist Craig Ogden at Hoylake Chapel, 9 July; poet-comedian Ian McMillan at Hoylake Chapel on 10 July and Photographer Mike McCartney at Holiday Inn on Wednesday 9 July.
There are dozens of other ticketed events, with something for everyone:
A whole week of new theatre at Melrose Hall, Hoylake including world premières of Rosa by Hyacinth Sweeney Dixon and Tim by Steve Regan, the Phoenix Youth Theatre, and the finals of the Festival’s Radio Script competition.
The Wirral Symphonic Wind Band performing a concert of “Summer Pops”
The world première of the Wirral Mass at St Lukes Church, Hoylake.
A day of writing workshops at Melrose Hall, Hoylake with a talk by distinguished English Language “guru” David Crystal
A day of four fascinating talks at the Wro Loft, West Kirby including David Charters on Wirral, and Frankie Connor on Old Liverpool
A great programme of films including the Grow Your Own Film Fest day at Hoylake Community Centre, and Tea at the Inn featuring films by Willy Russell at Holiday Inn
The return of old favourites like the Wirral Ukulele Orchestra and the Wirral Cooperative Orchestra, and a new show by C-City and friends.
There are also many competitions now open in the build up to the opening of the Festival in July, including a a photography competition (to be co-judged by Art in Liverpool) and a call for radio script submissions.
To find out more, or to join the mailing list, visit www.festivaloffirsts.com
Tickets now available from:
www.ticketswirral.com / 0151 666 0000
Acorn Picture Framing
Holiday Inn Express
Staacks Gallery, West Kirkby