Nick Cope Brings his Unique Family Show to Southport Festival

Nick Cope Brings his Unique Family Show to Southport Festival

“Nick Cope is the indie-surrealist kids’ entertainer Robyn Hitchcock and Syd Barrett, foolishly distracted by cult status, never were. Stewart Lee 2016

Join Nick Cope at this year’s Southport Festival for his ever-popular interactive music sessions with songs about everything from counting to how plants grow

Nick Cope is a professional singer and songwriter, with over 20 years of experience in music, including international success as lead singer and songwriter with The Candyskins in the 1990s

He now writes and records music for children and has established a fanatical army of little people and their parents, from all over the world

Nick is coming to The Atkinson in Southport on the Saturday 6 of May to perform one of his unique family concerts.

Nick has a special connection with Southport as his Mum and Dad live there; Nick’s Dad is the actor Kenneth Cope and has never seen Nick’s show before so it’s going to be a rather exciting day for the Copes!!!

Nick’s five CD’s of original songs for children have become a must have for thousands of young families. Nick performs all over the UK at all the major art and music festivals including Edinburgh fringe and Book festival (reviews below), Hay and Cheltenham literary festival and hundreds of theatre and arts centres. He regularly spends the summer performing at (to name a few) Wilderness, Somersault, Camp Bestival , Cornbury ,Wychwood , End Of The Road and travels to Hong Kong each year to the Clockenflap festival.

“Funny, profound, educational, our children have talked about everything from gravity to grieving thanks to Nick Cope’s songs. Our family’s favourite singer /songwriter”Lucy Porter 2016

Nick Cope’s family performances are legendary! He has a fanatical army of little and not-so–little fans from all over the world, if you haven’t heard his songs or seen his shows before come and find out what you’re missing

“a brilliant show” ***** Edinburgh Reporter

“Even the shyest of kids will warm to his unpretentious style.” ****Fest Magazine

“Nick puts the audience first, and deserves a much, much bigger one. If that audience could be you, go and see him. **** Broadway Baby


Nick is a natural entertainer, clearly loves performing for children …. a brilliant show” ***** Edinburgh Reporter

“Nick Cope is one of the few children’s musicians who I think most parents would be happy listening to on a long car journey.…it’s a welcome change” **** Caroline Black Fest Magazine Edinburgh

Spending one hour in the company of Nick Cope and his original songs is an hour well spent. Even the shyest of kids will warm to his unpretentious style. …..” **** Caroline Black Fest Magazine Edinburgh

“It completely avoids the forced delirium of some other happy-clappy kids shows – the smiles are genuine on both sides of the stage.”  4/5 Three Weeks Edinburgh  L Clarkson

Check out the new website or for full information about the many festival events taking place from Friday 5-Sunday 7 May.

Tickets for the Nick Cope Show at 1pm on Saturday 6 May are £3.

To book please visit or call Box Office on 01704 533333. Tickets are also available over the counter during opening hours.



For interviews or press tickets/photos please contact Emma Lloyd / 0151 934 2129


The Nick Cope Show

Saturday 6 May



* Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales


About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. The stunning 19th century buildings were refurbished in 2013 to create a really welcoming family friendly multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

Find out about Sefton’s heritage with amazing tales of the sea, Red Rum, Dan Dare and Motor racing in the Museum and then ‘Discover Ancient Egypt’   in our Egyptology Gallery, this remarkable collection of archaeology was  discovered by Mrs Goodison from Bootle and until 2015 had not been seen for over 40 years.

Our lovely gift shop is well worth a visit, with its handmade in Merseyside jewellery and crafts collection and Southport memorabilia and then relax and take in your day in our Bakery with a scrumptious café and coffee.

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Posted on 24 April 2017 under General news

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