Wirral Arts Festival is set to make a return this October.

The festival runs from October 2-16 and will take place in different venues across Wirral.

Festival-goers can expect exhibitions, talks and Q&A’s, workshops and performances.

The opening will feature a big band 'play day' giving aspiring musicians the chance to perform.

Wirral Arts Festival

Wirral Arts Festival

On Thursday, October 7, between 12:30-8pm Heswall Hall will host an exhibition on climate change, looking at what engineers are doing to help. Attendees will also be able to get involved with talks on the Mersey Barrage Scheme, electric vehicles, nuclear installation, and community energy.

Saturday, October 9 will be focusing on arts and crafts followed by an opera gala in the evening in Melrose Hall, Hoylake.

On October 14, newly refurbished Heswall Hall is hosting science day, a cinema afternoon and Out of the Blue Jazz Orchestra.

If you fancy a tipple, gin distilling will take place in Brimstage while West Kirby Arts Centre will feature an autumn wine festival alongside a a whole host of artists.

Orchestra dell’Arte will be on stage playing favourite music for the closing concert on Saturday, October 16.

Called "Forgotten Dreams and Brighter Futures", residents can look forward to Gershwin, Offenbach, Grieg and the South Pacific with Edward Peak conducting.

To find out more visit: www.wirralartsfestival.co.uk