Wirral Food and Drink Festival & OVO Energy Tour of Britain – Inviting Expressions of Interest from Community Organisations

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We are writing to invite you to consider taking part in our wonderful events scheduled for Birkenhead Park’s Lower Park – part of our Borough of Culture year between the 7th and 11th of September. We would like the events to include a presence from our local charities and third sector partners.

The Wirral Food and Drinks Festival on the 7th and 8th of September will showcase what Wirral has to offer from field to fork. We are delighted that nationally renowned Wirral-born chef, Paul Askew of The Art School Restaurant will curate elements of the food festival during the day https://www.imaginewirral.com/wirral-2019/wirral-food-drink-festival

In addition to the food and drink festival, we are thrilled that world-class entertainment will be provided by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing on the evening of Saturday 7th September and there will be additional high-quality performances commissioned for Sunday. More information about the RLPO event and details of where to get tickets can be found here https://www.imaginewirral.com/wirral-2019/royal-liverpool-philharmonic-orchestra-in-birkenhead-park

Birkenhead Park will host both the start and finish of stage five of this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain on the 11th of September. The 174-kilometre (108-mile) stage will help celebrate our year as the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture, showcasing the area’s history, heritage and beautiful coastlines. https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-five/

The Opportunity

We are looking for expressions of interest from charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations that wish to play a part in our daytime events on the 7th, 8th and 11th of September. Selected organisations who propose an activity that tie in with the food festival and the cycling event for the public to engage with, will be offered their space for free. Perhaps a noughts and crosses game adapted to be painted pizzas and pretzels or a mindful-ness exercise of kneading dough. Participants will be required to provide their own gazebo, table & chairs (table and chairs can be secured for a small fee for ease of transportation). Selected organisations will be required to show evidence of Public Liability Insurance, produce a method statement and risk assessment. Successful applicants will be required to have a presence for 7thand 8th, and 11th of September and provide adequate cover for their stall. Borough of Culture volunteers can assist with coverage of stalls for short periods for comfort breaks only. We are especially interested in hearing from organisations who can also be involved on a third day for the Tour of Britain: Stage 5 Wirral on the 11th of September. There will be security throughout the five days and displays can be left on site for the duration of the food festival through to the cycling event but at the owners own risk. The activity zone will be within the fenced area.

Stall holders can raise the profile of their charity with flyers and information packs. Please ensure that at least one of the activities offered is free at the point of the delivery, further activities can incur a charge to the public. The sale of charity branded goods is permissible as are tickets for future charitable events. No sale of second-hand goods, food or artisan wares will be permitted as we will be having an area for food traders and for artisans. For further clarification, please contact [email protected]

Please note the event team will provide a plot only and additional charges may apply to power supply as set out in the expression of interest form below. The completed expression of interest form should be returned ASAP to [email protected] . Expressions of interest will be reviewed in line with the requirements of the event and you can expect to hear from us ASAP.

Thank you for your interest. More information on the event can be found at www.imaginewirral.com/wirral-2019/wirral-food-drink-festival

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