Wirral Festival of Firsts

Published: 16 June 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Wirral Festival of Firsts is hosting 10 days of exhibitions, performances and live music events July 5–14 across the Wirral and Liverpool in support of Wirral's year as the Liverpool City Region's Borough of Culture.

Opening the event is festival favourite Kabantu performing a new live set, Liverpool based Teatro Pomodoro is doing the world première of its new show A Fish Out of Water: A Shipwrecked Odyssey, Maya Jazz brings a fusion of Balkan and South Indian Carnatic music to West Kirby and poet laureate Luke Wright and author Mike Haskins also appear.

Manoeuvres will also be performing a gig in the home of their idols OMD and Off The Ground Youth Theatre presents Magnificent, an outdoor play to entertain the whole family. There's children's art, the Map Project: a collaboration of Wirral based artists, wood carving, Scottish dancing and affordable art sale.

Also taking place on Saturday July 6 from 11–4PM is the Hoylake Street Festival featuring drama, Scottish jive, live music from a host of local bands, street theatre, art and craft workshops, open studios, a razzle dazzle piano, face painting, wishing flags, yoga, storytelling and more.