HESWALL Arts Festival draws to a close this weekend – and organisers say it has put West Wirral firmly on the map for arts and entertainment.
Volunteers organised 54 events across 25 venues, featuring 400 artists and performers for the two-week event.
The festival has been supported by Rotary clubs across Wirral.
Festival Director, Dr Valerie Warr said: “So far it has exceeded expectations of the excitement that Heswall needed to begin its rejuvenation.”
The festival ends on Saturday (October 29). Before then, Heswall Hall will host Wirral Orleans Jazz Band and the Wirral Ukelele Orchestra on Thursday from 7pm. Tickets are £7 on the door.
Linghams is holding a book reading with local author Hilary Green on the same day at 6.30pm.
On Saturday Linghams will host an easy listening piano music event at 11.30am featuring Chris Youngman and Sam Davis.
At Heswall Library there will be Bite Sized Bard, with actors performing their favourite speeches from Shakespeare’s plays at 2 and 4pm.
A closing concert at Heswall Hall at 7.30pm will including Viennese waltzes and songs from soprano Laura Sheerin.
Visit www.heswallfestival.com for more details or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org