Vintage Seaside at The Atkinson this Summer

Vintage Seaside at The Atkinson this Summer

The Atkinson becomes vintage heaven this summer with talks, music and a fair taking over the venue.

The theme, in celebration of Southport’s glamorous heyday in the 1920’s and 1930’s, welcomes vintage seaside into the craft and gift shop, museum talks and displays as well as its first Vintage Fair.

In Gallery 2 on Wednesday 13 August at 1pm,  as part of the venues free regular ‘Object of the Month’ programme, Dr Amanda Draper discusses the portrait of fashion designer and couturier ‘Mrs Eva Lutyens’ by Glyn Philpot.  The talk is repeated on Thursday 21 August at 6.30pm. No booking is required.

Do you remember Ponds cold cream? Coty Air spun face powder? What about Lilly & Skinner creators of shoe elegance or Berlei for all your foundation needs. Gentlemen, did the lady in your life treat you on those special occasions to a gift from John Bagshaw & Sons? If you answered no to any of these questions then come and find out what you have missed.

 If any of the above applies, then why not join Bea Sutherland as she takes you on ‘A Sentimental Journey’ through vintage fashion on Thursday 14 August. The event is organised by The Friends of The Atkinson and is part of their regular Friends Talk programme held at The Atkinson every month.The Vintage Fashion talk starts at 7pm in Gallery 2 and tickets are £5 on the night.

For all things vintage join us on Saturday 16 August, from 11am to 4pm, as we host our first Vintage Fair  in partnership with Pillbox Vintage Fairs and Susan Hayward Vintage.  The fair will include an amazing and varied selection of stalls, offering one-off, affordable  vintage/retro clothing for men and women, re-worked vintage designs, stylish accessories for all, dazzling  jewellery, and some unique home ware.

With such an eclectic mix of stalls you will most definitely find those truly original and affordable vintage buys and entrance is free!

As part of Southport Arts Festival running from Saturday 16 to Monday 25 August The Atkinson presents Hailey Tuck.

A favourite on the underground Parisian scene she is dressed straight out of a F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, with a uniquely captivating voice that sits somewhere between Billie Holiday, Regina Spektor and Ella Fitzgerald, she captivates her audience with classics such as My Funny Valentine, but also surprised with her unique take on tracks like The Zombies’ Tell Him No and Bob Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice.

Hailey takes the listener on a journey of timeless tales and, in these uncertain times, opens a door onto fabulous times gone by. “Stunning” – NME

Hailey Tuck performs at The Atkinson on Saturday 23 August. Tickets are £12 (£14 door) and the event starts at 7.30pm.

Other vintage themed events include:

Victorian Lantern Tales – Thursday 17 July, 7.30pm, £5

Ian McMillan & Ian Beesley – Magic Lantern Tales – Friday 18 July, 7.30pm, £12 (£10 concessions)

Unseen Southport – Saturday 16 August – Sunday 16 November, Free

You can book online at or by calling The Atkinson Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.





Part of The Atkinson’s Object of the Month’ Programme

Wednesday 13 August

Dr Amanda Draper‘Mrs Eva Lutyens’ by Glyn Philpot




Part of The Atkinson’s Object of the Month’ Programme

Thursday 21 August

Dr Amanda Draper‘Mrs Eva Lutyens’ by Glyn Philpot




Friends of The Atkinson Talk

Thursday 14 August

Vintage Fashion – with Bea Sutherland


£5 on the night


Pillbox Vintage Fairs & Susan Hayward Vintage

Saturday 16 August

Vintage Fair




Saturday 23 August

Hailey Tuck


£12 (£14 doors)


Thursday 17 July

Victorian Lantern Tales




Friday 18 July

Ian McMillan & Ian Beesley – Magic Lantern Tales


£12 (£10 concessions)



Saturday 16 August – Sunday 16 November

Unseen Southport



*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.


The Atkinson
Lord Street



In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website call box office on 01704 533333



Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 |

Posted on 23 June 2014 under General news

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