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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. Alice Family Fun Day

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    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

  2. 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…

  3. 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. The Atkinson

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    The Atkinson

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

  5. The Life I Lead - Miles Jupp

    The Life I Lead - Miles Jupp

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    Southport

    David Tomlinson is best remembered for playing Mr Banks in Disney's Mary Poppins and was renowned for playing the classic English gent, forthright, proper, a loveable fool. The Life I Lead sees Miles Jupp, one of Britain's leading stand-up comedians…

  6. Cross Pollination

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    Cross Pollination

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    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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Southport Little Theatre

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  10. 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…

  11. Curves, Colours & Cool: An Introduction to Mid-Century Moderns

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    The Arts Society welcome Mark Hill, Antiques Roadshow expert and TV presenter, to The Atkinson for the first in a series of lectures from The Arts Society. The Arts Society will be holding three more lectures with speakers to be announced soon.

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

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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) ,…

  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.

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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    The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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    Southport

    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…

  17. Horrible Histories Live

    Horrible Histories Live

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    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 !

  18. Comedy Pub Crawl

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    Comedy Pub Crawl

    In association with the Southport BID

    Southport has loads of brilliant pubs but how many have you been to?

    The hugely popular Comedy Pub Crawl returns to The Southport Festival.

    Get your walking boots on and join us…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…