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International Community Arts Festival with a difference!

27th June - 12th July 2015

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Wirral Festival of Firsts is all over for 2015!

Thank you to everyone who took part, performed, watched, listened, helped, or in any way supported this year's Festival. We are truly grateful to you.


Announcements about next year's Festival

will be made shortly. 


Get in touch through the Volunteer Page

if you would like to help plan and deliver

the 2016 Festival!


Annual General Meeting The Festival's AGM comes up on 1st September 2015 in Vanilla Lounge's Function Room. Papers have been sent out.

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The Map Project

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The Festival is grateful to all businesses, venues and partners whose support makes the Festival possible. .

Gallery Hoylake


Two of the Gallery Hoylake winners -

West Kirby Grammar School,

who shared a window with

Acorn Framing


Jim Fleming who created a super window in Babylicious


The Right Hon Margaret Greenwood pays tribute to the Festival of Firsts in her maiden speech to the House of Commons, saying " The Festival of Firsts in Hoylake is a wonderful celebration of music, art and poetry, reflecting the laid-back atmosphere of an area characterised by charming architecture and sweeping sandy beaches. .."

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Vintage Radio features recordings of the July 11th Great Poetry Day Out at on the following Saturdays at 10 am  with repeats at 5.00 pm

1st Aug:        Chester Poets/Vintage Radio Stage

8th Aug:       Gladys Mary Coles and the Piazza Poets

15th Aug:      Chester Poets/Vintage Radio Stage

22nd Aug:     Highlights and Finale with awards