About Us

The Wirral Arts Festival (formally the Heswall Arts Festival) is a not for profit organisation that produces an annual two week celebration of art in all its forms: Music, Plays, Crafts, Paintings, Dancing and anything else you can class as “Art”!

The festival takes place at venues across the Wirral providing high quality and innovative live performance from professionals and amateurs. There is so much talent on the Wirral and this is your chance to come along and enjoy, get involved and maybe try something new!


As new performers are signed up and so of our regulars, we will populate the event calendar so keep coming back to our site to see what’s in store for what is likely to be our biggest (and of course) best event!


Our team is small in number but packed with drive and ambition to make the Wirral Arts Festival something to be remembered by participants and audience alike, so do get in touch, we are always looking for new ideas.

Meet our Patron – Stephen Hough

Stephen Hough, from Heswall, Wirral, is widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive pianists of his generation. He has appeared with most of the major European and American orchestras and was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2001.


A resident of London, Stephen is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and holds the International Chair of Piano Studies at the RNCM.

Stephen Hough Heswall