Animated Square light show illuminates the best of Birkenhead

Come and check out a Wirral light spectacular and free family festival worth crossing the Mersey for.

When it comes to events, the Liverpool City Region has enjoyed some of the biggest and best, with something for all the family. March 2019 marks the start of a brand new programme from Wirral, recently named the LRC Borough of Culture, and Wirral Council is going all out to include and impress.

On Saturday 23rd March 2019 from 5pm, Hamilton Square Gardens, Birkenhead will become Animated Square. Alongside live choir performances, circus workshops, street theatre, fun fair rides, food and drink, there will be a spectacular, brand new light show at 7:45pm and 8:30pm, projected on to the beautiful Birkenhead Town Hall, after dark.

Watch as our Jay explores Birkenhead Town Hall and meets Wirral Council Assistant Director for Culture, Lucy to find out more.

Creating the light show involved delving deep into the local areas past and taking inspiration from stories past, present and future, Illuminos has designed this unique light and sound extravaganza for everyone to enjoy.

Celebrating the start of Wirral Borough of Culture, Animated Square is just one of a whole programme of events designed to delight and inspire, throughout 2019. The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will utilise the Wirral roads in May while River Festival Wirral will see thousands line with water front at New Brighton for another free, family friendly spectacle this Spring too.

A real hot spot for Art lovers, Wirral Borough of Culture events highlight the wealth of stunning artworks and exhibitions at venues such as Lady Lever Art Gallery, Williamson Gallery and the West Kirby Arts and Crafts weekend in July.

If music is more your think, New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion is set to host a wide range of live shows throughout the year including Fame The Musical. There’s also a spellbinding free event at Birkenhead Park as The Witching Hour combines fire, live performance and music all in one night.

For more information about the Wirral Borough Of Culture programme of events and to download your brochure, head to or click here

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