Wirral Food & Drink Festival

7th & 8th September

This September at The Art School, we turn five! It’s also the year that Wirral has been crowned the Borough of Culture by Liverpool City Region, which ties in perfectly with our fifth birthday celebrations. Join us for a special VIP dinner on Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th September, featuring concerts by Merseyside’s musical talents.


Each day, Wirral Food & Drink Festival will see some of the region’s finest producers and chefs come together for a free exhibition of what the Wirral has to offer. With cooking demonstrations in the VIP Tipi each day from Ellis Barrie, Tommy Heany and our very own Paul Askew.

“I am absolutely delighted to be playing a part in Wirral Food & Drink Festival which will be a special showcase of what we have to offer from field to fork. I want us to shout about our wonderful food and drink culture, our reputation for quality produce and our fantastic natural assets during this free festival. Come and join us at Birkenhead Park on 7 & 8 September” – Chef Paul Askew


Each night a ticketed concert will take place on the same festival site:

  • Saturday 7th September:   Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sunday 8th September:   Lightning Seeds, The Christians & China Crisis

Click below for standard tickets.


by The Art School

The Art School Restaurant Liverpool

With the festival site open from 11am both days, look out for the tipis where we will be hosting the Chef Demos each afternoon.

Come night-time, this space will evolve into an exclusive ‘Festival VIP’ dining area with clothed tables, private bar, and a viewing area to catch the action on stage – with showstopping performances by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Merseyside legends Lightning Seeds, The Christians & China Crisis.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 

Saturday 7th September – 5.30pm

Join us for a special 3 course dinner from Paul Askew, featuring some of the finest ‘Wirralian’ produce, an array of beer from both local producers & Estrella Damm, and wine from The Art Of Wine.

Included in your package is a VIP viewing of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Their only outdoor performance this year as a full brigade, finished off with an afterparty & DJ!
Tickets £150pp or £1500 per table of 10.

Lightning Seeds, The Christians & China Crisis

 Sunday 8th September – 5.30pm

Music legends Lightning Seeds, The Christians & China Crisis will showcase their chart-topping hits and classic tunes in the world-class Birkenhead Park.

Join us for a slightly less formal dining experience, where Chef Askew showcases cuisine from his international adventures in addition to luxurious Charcuterie, cheese and dessert platters – designed with sharing in mind. The same can’t be said for all of the included beer & wine!
Tickets £100pp or £1000 per table of 10.