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Visual Arts

The visual arts of the Southport Festival make Southport burst with colour across the weekend.

Brought to the festival with the help of Southport Contemporary Arts, you can enjoy a huge range of activities to tap into your creative side.

Friday launches the event with painting demonstrations and needle felting. Bring your young inventors to The Atkinson on Saturday morning for Construction Club.

Head over to Wesley Street for their annual street Festival where the entire street turns into a beach! As part of our ‘Myth and Legends’ theme, little ones can also enjoy Mermaid Gardens packed full of free activity and story times. Get stomping with the big welly paint or contribute to our giant canvas painting.

Discover new skills and get creative with amazing art demonstrations and ‘have-a-go’s’ across town from needle felting to ceramics or pick up the Arts Trail and find unique exhibitions.

The festival is over three days with much more than visual arts. You can enjoy music across venues, literature, comedy and poetry.

Enjoy the entire day, stop for a spot of lunch or maybe a refreshing cocktail. Take a look at our Food & Drink section to search through the independent restaurants, cafes and bars in Southport. Or stay the weekend and book your accommodation online.

Don't forget to share your pictures of the weekend on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #SouthportFest #SouthportTime

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