History

The Bromborough Festival was founded in 1949 to ” encourage the study of Music and the Arts and to stimulate the interest of the public in an appreciation of the Performing Arts “.

Today we are a Registered Charity and the Committee is responsible for the planning and organisation of a competitive festival every year designed as a performance friendly environment for competitors of all ages with skills in one or more of the Performing Arts.

For these 50 years Bromborough has been the home of one of the most challenging of competitive Arts Festivals to be found in the area. Youngsters, and much more mature performers with particular skills in Oratory or in making Music compete each Springtime , just for the challenge, and perhaps, as a winner, to be presented with a Silver Trophy for the mantel-piece. As the organisers we see standards of performance which grow in stature each year, and we often regret after the event, that apart from parents and friends, just a few local residents visit our Festival simply for its entertainment value.

In former years The Wirral Peninsula sported several competitive Arts Festivals, not unlike the Welsh Eisteddfordau, and perhaps influenced by that Celtic culture on our doorstep. Regrettably the Wallasey Music Festival ,the Pensby Festival, and all the others have faded away leaving the Bromborough Festival as the only one remaining on the Wirral. This is the reason why in 2003, as Liverpool ( our neighbour) prepared to assume the mantle of The City of Culture in 2008, we changed the name of our festival to demonstrate that we more fully represent the whole of our area.