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Tue 25 April 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 BST
The inaugural Wirral Festival of Beautiful Ideas is here. In April 2017 you’re invited to join us and share an idea that can have an impact on making Birkenhead and Woodside a great place to live and work. Come along, get ready to collaborate, and help us reignite the Wirral’s long history of ideas and innovation.
On 25th April join us to talk music with Craig G Pennington and join us to share your Beautiful Idea and take your place in the festival (and a chance to get up to £1,000 cash funding for your idea). Here’s what we have planned for the event:
Let's make a song and dance about it!
Music and culture is something that Wirral does fabulously well, its one of our gifts to the world, it makes us what we are. Costello, OMD, The Coral, Forest Swords, Boo Radleys, Hooton Tennis Club, Half Man Half Biscuit; James Bond and Glenda Jackson and Brookie's Suzanne Collins; Dixie Dean and golfers Bill and Norman Sutton. Mr. Lee's Magic Lantern Show! Europe's biggest open-air swimming pool was ours. Culture has always been a part of what we've created, imported and exported.
So what would you do? And how would you contribute to recreate Wirral’s cultural future? Big or small, how would you change things for Wirral's music lovers and makers, its writers, artists and creators? Join Bido Lito! Magazine’s Craig G Pennington to share your ideas and ambitions for Birkenhead and Woodside's cultural future.
We’ll be having a general pow wow – talking about ideas and what we can do – followed by some of favourite DJs, to stimulate your cultural thinking…
About the festival:
Focusing inspiration and energy on Birkenhead and Woodside, the week-long Festival of Beautiful Ideas sees a series of events and ‘hack days’, taking place around the area. They’re an opportunity for people to talk about ideas, share opportunities and get inspired.
Each event taps into the opportunities highlighted for Festival of Beautiful Ideas, including music and events; food and drink; making and manufacturing and places and spaces, to show people with bright ideas some of Wirral’s unique – and under-utilised – spaces. It’s about cultural potential; reclaiming Wirral’s industrial heritage; pop-ups, meanwhile spaces and – most importantly – collaboration.
The festival ends with an event on April 27, where people will be able to bid for support from a funding pot of £5,000, designed to help take ideas to the next stage of development.
Funded work space and mentoring for some of the winners will also be provided by Wirral Chamber.