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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 and during the Southport Festival you can take a tour of the backstage and dressing rooms.

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!”

Southport Theatre has big names such as Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand. The favourite children’s travelling TV shows such as Mr Bloom from CBeebies. And plenty of tribute shows throughout the year.

In May the Southport Festival brings a mix of art and culture to the streets of Southport. Over three days Southport is transformed with music across venues, street art, poets, literature readings and comedy. The free festival makes sure that all of the family can take part and engages local talent in a festival for you.

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. Southport: Double Take 11 (Old Southport Through a Modern Lens)

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    Southport: Double Take 11 (Old Southport Through a Modern Lens)

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    Matt, a local photographer for over 10 years, has been working on this collection of blended photographs for the past 18 months, encouraged by a great response to the images he posted on social media. The exhibition at The Atkinson features a…

  2. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson is home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history.

  3. Inspired by Alice

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    Inspired by Alice

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    Step into the immersive world of Alice, with art, collectables and craft all inspired by the legacy of Alice in Wonderland.

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

    Southport Festival Comedy Special

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    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) ,…

  5. Nahem Shoa: Black Presence

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    Nahem Shoa: Black Presence

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    Artist Nahem Shoa has curated a selection of his striking portrait paintings alongside key historic and contemporary paintings of black portrait sitters. Nahem is especially keen to increase the number of positive images of black people in British…

  6. Southport Little Theatre

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  7. Sixteen

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    What’s it like to be sixteen years old now?

    This multimedia project brings together leading contemporary photographers with more than a hundred and seventy young people from diverse communities across the country. Together they have created a…

  8. '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.

  9. Bessie Downes – Flowers of the Southport Coast

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    Bessie Downes – Flowers of the Southport Coast

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    Bessie Downes made a unique record of plant species found along the coast from Southport to Formby. Her beautiful watercolour illustrations provide us with a snapshot of the botany of our coast from the 1890s and into the early 20th century

  10. Model Railway Village

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    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.

  11. The Southport Comedy Festival

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    The Southport Comedy Festival is coming to Town 3rd - 20th October 2019

    It's going to be another fantastic year for the Southport Comedy Festival now in its 9th year!

    Headline acts and T.V names from across the World of Comedy will descend on our…

  12. The Landing: Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition

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    The Landing: Manchester Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition

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    Members of the Academy are delighted to have the opportunity to show their work at The Atkinson Southport, a welcome return after our last exhibition, some 20 years ago, featuring the work of our sculptor Members.

  13. Discover Ancient Egypt

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    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. British Lawnmower Museum

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