Festival of Firsts: Mike McCartney Talk

unnamed-69 July 2014


Tickets. £15 including dinner

Mike McCartney has been a valued Patron of Wirral Festival of Firsts since it began and this year  Mike contributes to the festival as a performer and exhibitor for the first time. You can view a selection of Mike McCartney’s acclaimed photos at Holiday Inn Express Hoylake throughout the Festival.

Mike takes you through his family album, with stories of Liverpool life from childhood to entering showbiz, when because of Beatlemania, he had to change his name to ‘McGear’. Hear how Mike became an integral part of the 60’s Merseybeat era. Find out how Scaffold subverted BBC Children’s TV! Hear how Rod Stewart and Freddie Starr woke Mike’s relatives and how Jimi Hendrix became Mike’s backing musician! See George Harrison pinch Joe Brown’s guitar! And why did Billy Connolly have to separate Mike from Michael Parkinson? All will be explained and several thousand more wonderful tales.

Please contact reception at Holiday Inn Express Hoylake on 0151 632 2073 for tickets or purchase through Tickets Wirral.

To buy tickets for all other festival events, go to: www.ticketswirral.com (T:0151 666 0000) or  visit the following shops: Hoylake: Acorn Picture Framing, HELP shop, Holiday Inn Express, Urbane;  West Kirby: Staacks; and New Brighton: Literally… a Bookshop


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