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Ian McMillan.

“The Shirley Bassey of performance poetry” aka “The Bard of Barnsley” shares his life in verses.


Craig Ogden

Australian-born Guitarist, Craig Ogden is one of the world's finest guitarists.


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Willy Russell

Liverpool born Willy Russell, British dramatist, lyricist, and composer comes to Hoylake...

Harry Hill, 

Comedian and TV presenter will show selected works from  his "My Hobby" art exhibition...


Chris Barron  and John Gorman will bring more innovative theatre to Hoylake

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Gallery Hoylake

For the two weeks spanning the main Festival weekend, works of art (and poetry) are displayed in shop windows


Art on the Promenade

A special feature of the Festival is Art on the Prom along the the Hoylake promenade,

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Margaret Ransome

 Margaret Ransome is this year's feature artist at Art in the Parade. Margaret's still life paintings in pastels



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Wirral Ukulele Orchestra

A popular return to the festival for another scintillating performance.

Wirral Symphonic

Wind Band

bring a programme of Summer Pops to delight lovers of classical and light classical music.


Be  inspired - Get Creative

The Festival of Firsts competitions encourage new work:

New Art Competition

New Music Competition (entry date now extended to 1st June!) 

New Radio Script Competition

4th Open Poetry Competition

2nd Photographic Competition

visit the competitions pages for full details


Stop Press! Sign up as a Festival Volunteer!

Find out more on 19th May at 6.30pm at Melrose Hall

Check out the Volunteer Page!

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Art at the Festival

Music Proms

Market Street, Hoylake

Saturday 12th July 2014 


Where I Live

The Map Project

First UK exhibition of an international textile art project


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Hyacinth Sweeney Dixon

Hyacinth brings us the world premiere of her new play "Rosa" about Rosa Parks...