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Southport Arts & Culture

Time to take in some culture

Located in a stunning 19th century building, The Atkinson is a multi-art form venue offering an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer.

Throughout the year, The Atkinson’s traditional Theatre and dynamic Studio space welcome Strictly Come Dancing professionals, high calibre comedians like Jason Manford, talented musicians such as The Christians, and a range of outstanding productions from Jane Eyre to Dirty Dusting. 

In The Atkinson’s museum, discover Ancient Egypt at the time of the Pharos, you can also cruise down the Sefton peninsular to discover 10,000 years of our coast. In the galleries, explore artworks from The Atkinson’s impressive collection, as well as contemporary exhibitions from international artists and displays from local practitioners.

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. Graphic for event showing colourful day of the dead festival imagery and event dates as 4th and 5th Nov 2022

    Day of the Dead Family Fireworks Festival

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    Outdoor

    Southport

    We're having our epic display on the evening of Saturday 4th November and it promises to be every bit as spectacular as in previous years!

    With a Mexican ‘Festival of the Dead’ theme, expect samba drummers, fire breathers, stilt walkers, face…

  2. The Unselfish Selfie

    The Unselfish Selfie

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    Exhibition

    Southport

    The Atkinson is working with guest curator and artist Nahem Shoa to present The Unselfish Selfie. Alongside historic self-portraits, the exhibition shines a light on self-portraits by contemporary artists, who traditionally have not been given an…

  3. The Counterfeit Seventies

    The Counterfeit Seventies

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    Music

    Southport

    Having toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show, the team behind the iconic production brings you their unique Seventies show!
    From a decade of glam rock through to new wave music, and everything in between. Featuring the music of…

  4. The Landing – Colin Binns: Drawn Into Colour

    The Landing – Colin Binns: Drawn Into Colour

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    Exhibition

    Southport

    The Landing is an exciting Gallery showcasing affordable art work from leading regional artists, with regularly changing exhibitions. Colin’s artwork captures an immediacy of time and place, brought into life through his vibrant paintings and…

  5. 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,…

  6. Barnum in the Blood: Six Generations, One Passion

    Barnum in the Blood: Six Generations, One Passion

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    Exhibition

    Southport

    Discover the story of the 6th generation showman behind Southport’s historic Pleasureland.

  7. Touchy & Anthology

    Touchy & Anthology

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    Theatre

    Southport

    A double bill of Live Music, Hip Hop, film, and poetry, from Liverpool’s finest.

  8. The Foyer: Protest of Identity

    The Foyer: Protest of Identity

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    Exhibition

    Southport

    Open Eye Gallery and the Atkinson Gallery have worked with New Beginnings youth group and artists Ocean Farini and Sally Gilford, to collaborate on a new project Protest of Identity.

  9. The Poetry of Trees

    The Poetry of Trees

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    Arts and Culture

    Southport

    The Poetry of Trees. This exhibition features a wide range of artists who are fascinated by trees, some for their aesthetic appeal, others exploring their potential for symbolic meaning.

  10. Meet Mrs Goodison!

    Meet Mrs Goodison!

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    Talks and Lectures

    Southport

    Travel back in time to meet our very own Mrs Goodison. Anne will be on had in the Egyptology gallery to say hello and tell you about her adventure in Egypt.

  11. The Mummies of 8 Colquitt Street, Liverpool: Joseph Mayer’s Egyptian Museum 1852-1867

    The Mummies of 8 Colquitt Street, Liverpool: Joseph Mayer’s Egyptian Museum 1852-1867

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    Talks and Lectures

    Southport

    In this extra special talk to celebrate The Atkinson’s Egyptology month, Dr Cooke will be talking about the mummy’s in the collection at National Museums Liverpool and putting the mummy currently on display at The Atkinson into context with these.

  12. Endless Love The Show

    Endless Love The Show

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    Music

    Southport

    Get ready for the ultimate feel-good show celebrating the music of legendary hitmakers Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.

  13. Wood Carving Demonstration

    Wood Carving Demonstration

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    Arts and Culture

    Southport

    The artist who carved ‘Man in the Corner’ is going to joining us in our Foyer space to demonstrate how he works.

  14. Egyptology Gallery Tour

    Egyptology Gallery Tour

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    Tour

    Southport

    As part of The Atkinson’s Egypt month join us for a series of free tours of the Goodison collection on display in the Egyptology gallery. The tours are free but pre-booking is essential.

  15. Ganzflicker: Art, Science & Psychedelic Experience

    Ganzflicker: Art, Science & Psychedelic Experience

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    Exhibition

    Southport

    Experience the visual illusions and altered states of consciousness created by flickering light.

  16. Southport’s Victorian Visitors

    Southport’s Victorian Visitors

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    Exhibition

    Southport

    This exhibition will take today’s visitors on a journey through Southport’s Victorian past

  17. Southport – An Artist’s View

    Southport – An Artist’s View

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    Talks and Lectures

    Southport

    ‘Southport – An Artist’s View’
    A free lunchtime talk delivered by Stephen Whittle; Principle Manager of Museums & Galleries, The Atkinson.

  18. Maise Adam

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    Maisie Adam

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    Comedy

    SOUTHPORT

    Fresh from Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, and The Last Leg, Best Newcomer nominee Maisie Adam brings her brand-new show to the Southport Comedy Festival. Expect a show rammed with witty observations, high-octane energy and some right good jokes…

  19. British Lawnmower Museum

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    British Lawnmower Museum

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    Museum

    Southport

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

  20. A Room of One’s Own

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    A Room of One’s Own

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    Arts and Culture

    Southport

    The award-winning creators of Female Gothic, Orlando, I, Elizabeth, Christmas Gothic, and Austen’s Women return with a twenty-first century take on Virginia Woolf’s celebrated pre-TED talk.
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