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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. Sindhu Vee Comedian

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    Sindhu Vee

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    SOUTHPORT

    Sindhu Vee – Sandhog

    Host of BBC R4’s Comedy of the Week podcast, Sindhu Vee, brings her critically acclaimed show to the Southport Comedy Festival.

    As seen on QI (BBC2), Have I Got News for You (BBC1), Alan Davies As Yet Untitled (Dave), Live at…

  3. Tom Binns Comedium with support from Ivan Brackenbury

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    Tom Binns Comedium with support from Ivan Brackenbury

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    SOUTHPORT

    Multi award winning character comedian Tom Binns, creator and star of BBC One’s Hospital People and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown favourite, returns to the Southport Comedy Festival.

    Sell Out Shows 2017,2018

  4. Nahem Shoa: Black Presence

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    Nahem Shoa: Black Presence

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    Exhibition

    Southport


    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…

  5. Southport Lifeboat Comedy Workshop Showcase

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    Southport Lifeboat Comedy Workshop Showcase

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    Promenade, Southport

    Southport Offshore Rescue Trust, Waterfront Southport and Big Comedy UK are proud to present, Southport Lifeboat Comedy Workshop Showcase.
    Take ten ordinary individuals; add one professional comedian; give them six weeks to learn the art of stand-up…

  6. Geoff Norcott

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    Geoff Norcott Taking Liberties

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    SOUTHPORT

    Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties
    Geoff Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is hitting the road again with ‘Taking Liberties’. Whatever the contentious subject – he’ll be honest and blunt without being offensive,mostly.
    As seen on The Mash…

  7. Farmer Michael and Kathleen

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    Farmer Michael and Kathleen

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    SOUTHPORT

    Internet viral sensations Farmer Michael and Kathleen return to the Southport Comedy Festival after their double sold out run last year.

    www.southportcomedyfestival.com

    Venue:The Bold Hotel
    Meet at 7pm, Show Starts 8pm. Tickets £15.00

  8. Big Comedy at Fleetwood Hesketh Sports and Social Club

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    Big Comedy at Fleetwood Hesketh Sports and Social Club

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    SOUTHPORT

    Come and join Big Comedy for a full night of laughs and fundraising at this fantastic sports club. Raising funds for Fleetwood Hesketh Cricket Club Junior Section.

    Headlined by Midlands funny man Sean Percival, plus a special comedy guest, hosted…

  9. Jason Byrne

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    SOUTHPORT

    Jason Byrne - Wrecked But Ready
    Festival favourite, Jason Byrne, returns for a 6th year with a brand-new show.
    Come along and witness all the usual spontaneous fun with ‘the outright King of live comedy’ (The Times). Jason’s show sells out every…

  10. The Magic of Ancient Egypt

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    The Magic of Ancient Egypt

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    Southport

    Andrew Gill , a magic lantern showman transports us back to Victorian England with a presentation of his authentic Victorian magic lantern.

    The show uses an original magic lantern (the predecessor of the modern slide projector) and glass slides…

  11. The Boy Who Bit Picasso: A Talk With Antony Penrose

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    The Boy Who Bit Picasso: A Talk With Antony Penrose

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    Southport

    The Arts Society welcome Antony Penrose, to The Atkinson in the third lecture from The Arts Society.
    An entertaining and amusing first-hand account of a life spent visiting Picasso in this talk by Antony Penrose.
    Suitable for age 14+

    Welcome in the…

  12. Comedy Pub Crawl Southport Comedy Festival

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    Comedy Pub Crawl #1

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    SOUTHPORT

    The 9th annual Southport Comedy Festival kicks off with the first of four hugely popular Comedy Pub Crawls that will take place over the 18 days of laughter .Sell Out Shows 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

  13. Bessie Downes – Flowers of the Southport Coast

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    Bessie Downes – Flowers of the Southport Coast

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    Exhibition

    Southport

    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

  14. Comedy Bingo Image

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    Comedy Bingo

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    SOUTHPORT

    Comedy Bingo
    Raising funds for Presfield High School and Specialist College
    Eyes Down for a fabulous night of fun(draising) for Presfield High School and Specialist College with this truly hilarious and unique event! Comedy Bingo is a highly…

  15. Discover Ancient Egypt

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    Discover Ancient Egypt

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    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…

  16. Southport New Comedian of the Year 2019

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    Southport New Comedian of the Year Grand Final

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    SOUTHPORT

    Southport New Comedian of the Year 2019 - Grand Final
    Sponsored and hosted by Waterfront Southport.
    Now in its 11th year. We close the Southport Comedy Festival 2019 with the Grand Final of the Southport New Comedian of the Year.
    30 aspiring…

  17. Neil Delamere

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    Neil Delamere End Of Watch

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    Nightlife

    SOUTHPORT

    Irish TV and radio star, Neil Delamere, of BBC’s the Blame Game, Fighting Talk and The Newsquiz, makes his Southport Comedy Festival debut with this unmissable show. Neil’s tours regularly sell out in Ireland. Book now for a unique opportunity to…

  18. Jamie Sutherland

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    Big Comedy @ Trattoria 51

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    Nightlife

    SOUTHPORT

    Big Comedy and Trattoria 51 have joined forces once again to bring you a special night of food and comedy.

    Come and enjoy a two-course meal followed by a comedy show featuring scouse raconteur, Jamie Sutherland, and fast rising Scottish star,…

  19. Darren Harriott

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    Darren Harriott

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    SOUTHPORT

    Don't miss your chance to catch Darren Harriott show Good Heart Yute which was nominated Best show at this years prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Festival Awards.

    Darren Harriott is one of comedy's fast rising stars with appearances on shows such as…

  20. Comedy Pub Crawl Southport Comedy Festival

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    Comedy Pub Crawl #4

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    Nightlife

    SOUTHPORT

    Comedy Pub Crawl 4
    In association with Southport BID

    Get your walking boots on and join us on a truly unique “Mirthical Mystery" tour featuring five top class comedians in four different venues.