Wirral Borough of Culture 2019: Watch the highlights so far and see what’s next

We’ll be showcasing the exciting programme of cultural events still to come in Wirral in 2019. Watch above for the highlights so far.


This year Wirral is celebrating being named Borough of Culture 2019 and we have been capturing all of the action as it happens.

We are so proud to announce a partnership with Wirral Council which sees The Guide Liverpool named as the official video provider for the remainder of 2019. Showcasing the very best of Wirral Borough of Culture events, our videographers will be at the heart of the action – and what a line up of events we’ve been tasked with.

Following in the footsteps of Giants and Lost Castles, already Wirral has enjoyed a number of truly memorable events in 2019. The Witching Hour brought tales of old to life in Birkenhead Park through incredible street art, lights and sounds.

Sporting fans were treated to the OVO Energy Tour Series which saw the best male and female British cyclists race across the borough. Animated Square quite literally put the spot light on local culture and brought a family festival to Hamilton Square. While the annual River Festival brought thousands to the waterfront to enjoy a regatta-style event with something for all ages. All of these events have put Wirral on the cultural events map, and we’re only just getting started.

Wirral Council’s events calendar for the second half of 2019 is even more exciting. In the next three months alone, locals and visitors alike will be treated to exhilarating sights, sounds and experiences, night and day.


Here’s 8 unmissable events still to come in Wirral in 2019…

1 – Future Yard Festival

On Bank holiday weekend (23rd-24th August), Birkenhead plays host to the inaugural Future Yard Festival. A two-day celebration of the best local, national and international music. Gigs take place across a number of Birkenhead’s iconic spaces and headliners include Anna Calvi and Bill Ryder Jones! Day tickets are £20. More info here. 

2 – Wirral Food & Drink Festival

We hope you’re hungry! Bring your appetite to Birkenhead Park for a feast this September as more than 60 local producers and celeb chefs from Wirral and beyond come together for the all-new Wirral Food & Drink Festival. Taking place on 7th and 8th September, it;s going to be a gastronomic paradise. Find out more here. 

3 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra live at Birkenhead Park

Picnic blankets and deck chairs at the ready for a very special evening of popular classics, show tunes and exciting film themes. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and mezzo sporano, Jennifer Johnston perform live at Birkenhead Park on Saturday 7th September. This is a great sing-along opportunity with songs from theatre, tv and film for all the family. Tickets here. 

4 – Lightning Seeds, The Christians & China Crisis Live

Legendary Merseyside bands Lightning Seeds, The Christians, and China Crisis will take over Birkenhead Park for one night only with a not-to-be-missed musical extravaganza on Sunday 8 September. Following on from day two of the Wirral Food & Drink Festival, this all Mersey line up will be a spectacular home-coming gig for all to enjoy. Tickets here. 

5 – OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com – 22/05/2018 – Cycling – OVO Energy Tour Series Men’s Race – Round 4b: Durham – Crash, Vitus.

Sporting action continues in Wirral with a second thrilling instalment of cycling for 2019. Stage five of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain will start and finish on the Wirral roads on Wednesday 11th September. Taking in the 174 kilometre route, the event truly highlights Wirral Borough of Culture by passing through villages and towns from Seacombe to Chester and everywhere in between. Check out the route map here. 

6 – Walker Cup

Calling all golf fans! The Walker Cup, the 47th biennial match between Great Britain and Ireland and USA amateur golfers, takes place at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake on 7th and 8th September. Celebrate the club’s 150 anniversary by witnessing some thrilling moments on the course. Event info here. 

7 – Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon at Liverpool Cathedral 2018

The Assemble Room at Birkenhead Town Hall will host The Museum of the Moon this October half term. Created by artist Luke Jerram, this 23ft wide replica of the moon features NASA imagery and is truly a sight to behold. A programme of events and Moon viewing times will be announced shortly. Head this way for more info. 

8 – River of Light 2019

How about this for a cultural finale? River of Light invites you to wrap up warm and head to the waterfront for a spectacular fireworks display, delivered in partnership with Culture Liverpool. The perfect way to start the festive season, this is an opportunity for families and communities to come together, under the stars. More info to come here. 


We couldn’t be more proud to support such a diverse and exciting line-up of cultural events which are accessible to all, locals and visitors alike, in the coming months. Keep your eyes peeled as our team goes all out to capture and crate stunning videos of these truly unmissable events.

To find out more about what’s still to come in Wirral in 2019, head to www.imaginewirral.com and follow @ImagineWirral on Twitter for event updates. 


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