About Us

The Wirral Arts Festival, formerly the Heswall Arts Festival, and in conjunction with local Rotary Clubs, is an annual two-week celebration of a wide range of arts activities for young and old, which takes place across various venues in the town of Heswall on the Wirral.


During October 2016 the Wirral Arts Festival showcased musicians, actors, artists and poets. There were craft events, a fashion show and an arts trail. There was a day dedicated to science and for the first time an engineering day and an astronomy evening.


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.

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
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