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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. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson

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    Southport

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

  2. 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.

  3. Cross Pollination

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    Cross Pollination

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    Exhibition

    Southport

    A celebration of floral art and literature featuring still life and genre paintings by Duncan Grant and Ivon Hitchens, contemporary art by horticultural installation artists Heywood and Condie and a digital reworking of 17th century Dutch still life...

  4. Model Railway Village

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    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.

  5. The Southport Comedy Festival

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    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...

  6. Horrible Histories Live

    Horrible Histories Live

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    Heritage

    Southport

    History brought to life like you've never seen it before ! Horrible histories is a funny, family friendly fun show for everyone, you'll laugh and you'll learn !

  7. 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...

  8. Southport Festival Children's Event

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    Southport Festival Free Children's Afternoon Events

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    The Southport Festival have lined up an afternoon of Fun FREE entertainment for you and your kids with two of the best children’s entertainers in the country.

    Tony Vino, Beside Himself.

    Show starts : 12:00pm

    A madcap show with international...

  9. Southport Festival

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    Southport Festival is an explosion of culture across the town. Discover poetry, be captivated by literature, laugh out loud with comedy, immerse yourself in art or be moved by music - this is Southport Festival. Over three days, Southport comes...

  10. The Fabularium

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    The tale of Reynard the Fox follows the woodlands most infamous scoundrel who prides himself on being the trickster of the forest. But when the Woodland Court announces the theft of the King’s Crown Jewels the animal kingdom immediately blame the...

  11. Discover Ancient Egypt

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    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...

  12. The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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    A crazy, fun filled, mad cap show … Join Alice and The Mad Hatter in the magical world down the rabbit hole and though the looking glass! They invite you all to their fantabulous, tremendous tea party to join in all the fun. Expect games and...

  13. Urban Canvas

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    Help create something that will be the talk of the town.

    Using a 500 year old chalking technique, and introducing poster paints, artist’s pastels and pavement chalks, this installation creates massive works of art that know no boundaries.

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  14. Heather Small- The Voice of M People

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    Heather Small- The Voice of M People

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    The Promenade, Southport

    A very special evening with Heather Small.

    As Part of M People, Heather had hits such as Moving On Up, One Night In Heaven and Search For The Hero and albums like Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit and Fresco achieving massive worldwide success....

  15. Inspired by Alice – Family Fun Day

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    Inspired by Alice – Family Fun Day

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    Join us for a day of Alice inspired fun as we open our new interactive exhibition Inspired by Alice

  16. Soul ll Soul

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    Soul ll Soul

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    The Promenade, Southport

    Iconic British bandSoul II Soul will embark on a UK tour to mark of the 30 years of their hugely influential success, and paying tribute to their legendary debut album, Club Classics Vol 1.

    With huge hits including ‘Keep On Movin’ (which sold...

  17. 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.

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

    Southport Festival Comedy Special

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    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) ,...

  19. British Lawnmower Museum

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    British Lawnmower Museum

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

  20. Elkie Brooks

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    Elkie Brooks

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    The Promenade, Southport

    Elkie will be performing her biggest hits including Pearl’s A Singer, Lilac Wine, Fool (If You think It’s Over), Don’t Cry Out Loud & No More The Fool as well as many more featured on her recent hit album Elkie Brooks – Pearls – The Very Best Of.