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Southport Arts & Culture

Time to take in some culture


A stunning 19th century building, a multi-art form venue, beautiful décor and the history of Sefton’s Coast, The Atkinson is the home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history.

The museum tells the story of 10,000 years of Sefton’s Coast with the Between Land and Sea exhibition. It explores how Sefton links to the rest of the world through its history and how it is a popular tourist destination today.

Open all year with a varied seasonal programme, The Atkinson bring the very best arts and culture to Southport. The Goodison Egyptology Collection in the gallery is an excellent way to see how life was for the Egyptians. They also have acts such as China Crisis and Dave Spikey.

The Southport Little Theatre is the home for the local amateur dramatics society. The venue has live productions on throughout the year.

For something a little bit quirkier, the British Lawnmower Museum is a truly unique experience. Attracting national press interest on a regular basis this is the only museum of its kind in the world, housing over 200 restored exhibits.

As one visitor reviewed on Trip Advisor “Something completely different, even if you're not into lawnmowers!”

Fancy a cinema experience with a difference? Southport Bijou Cinema is a refurbished 1894 house showing a wide range of movies, including classics old, new and independent films

From festivals, theatres and museums, day time or night time, when you visit Southport you and the family can soak up as much culture to make your time your experience.
 

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  1. Eagle: 1950-2020

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    Eagle: 1950-2020

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    Visual Arts

    Southport

    The ‘Eagle’ children’s comic was created here in Southport 70 years ago, with characters including Dan Dare, Captain Pugwash, PC49 and Riders of the Range.With the help of David Britton of the Eagle Society we have created an exhibition to celebrate…

  2. Fatal Attraction: Lilith and her Sisters

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    Fatal Attraction: Lilith and her Sisters

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    Arts and Culture

    Southport

    Ancient cultures have bequeathed to us a legacy of female characters in art, history, and literature who have been described as ‘femme fatales’. The femme fatale is beautiful and dangerous in equal measure. Like the sirens of Homer’s Odyssey, she…

  3. The Triumph of Art

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    The Triumph of Art

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    Borough of Culture

    Southport

    This exhibition celebrates the restoration of a painting given to The Atkinson in the late 19th century. The Triumph of Art by Nicolas Pierre Loir was created as an allegory of the arts, a celebration of music, architecture, sculpture, portrait and…

  4. Heywood & Condie: This Land

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    Heywood & Condie: This Land

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    Borough of Culture

    Southport

    This Land is an ambitious multi layered portrayal of Tony Heywood’s and Alison Condie’s experience and time spent within Sefton’s constantly evolving coastline.

  5. Cats on the Page

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    Cats on the Page

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    Arts and Culture

    Southport

    Cats and their capers are celebrated in rhymes and stories familiar to us from childhood. Whether raising a smile, solving a crime, wreaking magical havoc or even performing in theatre, cats take centre stage in this free exhibition.

    Exuberant and…

  6. Brick Wonders: Around the world in LEGO bricks

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    Brick Wonders: Around the world in LEGO bricks

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    Southport

    Brick Wonders transports you around the world to ancient, modern & natural wonders, recreated from half a million LEGO® bricks by Warren Elsmore and his team.

    From the building of the pyramids to the invention of the internet, journey around…

  7. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson

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    Theatre / Venue

    Southport

    The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer.

    We are open throughout the year and present a seasonal programme of exhibitions, talks, music,…

  8. Model Railway Village

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    Model Railway Village

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    Miniature Railway

    Southport

    This Southport attraction is ideal for kids who love trains, many spend all day watching their favourite locomotive as it meanders around the 1.5 acres of beautiful miniature landscape.

  9. Southport Bijou Cinema

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    Southport Bijou Cinema

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    SOUTHPORT

    The Southport Bijou Cinema is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit Community Interest Company, which shows a wide range of movies, including the old classics, independent films not shown in multiplexes, and dynamic world cinema. The Bijou’s Café/Bar…

  10. 'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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    'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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    Another Place is an art installation on the coast. 100 spectacular cast-iron, life-size figures by Anthony Gormley spread across three kilometres of the foreshore and stretch almost 1 kilometre out to sea.

  11. Baila Que Baila Latinfest

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    Baila Que Baila Latinfest

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    Concert

    SOUTHPORT

    Get Ready to Grab your dance shoes for an all-day Salsa Marathon of music and dance with the "Baila Que Baila Latinfest" on Saturday 6th June.

    The Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa plays host to the event in the seaside town of Southport within close…

  12. British Lawnmower Museum

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 145 reviews145 reviews

    British Lawnmower Museum

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    Museum

    Southport

    An award winning unique museum of over 300 rare restored exhibits of the garden machinery.

  13. Discover Ancient Egypt

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    Discover Ancient Egypt

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    Arts & Culture

    Southport

    The Atkinson can take you back on a journey to ancient Egypt with a collection not seen for over 40 years. 

    Explore what life was like for the Pharaohs in ancient egypt.

    Not seen for over 40 years, our stunning Egyptology Gallery takes…

  14. The Southport Comedy Festival

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    The Southport Comedy Festival

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    SOUTHPORT

    Southport Comedy Festival Postponed

    25 Sept 2020 - statement from the organisers

    In light of the current increase in Coronavirus infection rates, we have taken the decision to postpone this year’s Southport Comedy Festival. We have spoken…

  15. Southport Festival Comedy Special with Troy Hawke Tom Wrigglesworth and Brendan Riley

    Southport Festival Comedy Special

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    Comedy

    Southport

    Southport Festival Comedy Special Featuring Tom Wrigglesworth and Troy Hawke with MC Brendan Riley

    This show brings together the finest award winning comedians in one fantastic night of comedy

    Tom Wrigglesworth Comedy Store Live (Comedy Central) ,…

  16. Southport Little Theatre

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 149 reviews149 reviews

    Southport Little Theatre

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    Southport

  17. Sefton Open 2020 – Digital Exhibition

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    Sefton Open 2020 – Digital Exhibition

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    Exhibition

    Southport

    The Sefton Open is a chance for visitors to discover the wealth of artistic talent in Sefton. The Atkinson is pleased to be showcasing this year's Sefton Open in a digital art exhibition. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the annual…