Totally 80s Weekender with Legends Nik Kershaw and Hue & Cry

Totally 80s Weekender with Legends Nik Kershaw and Hue & Cry

This September we are dusting off our vinyl, pulling up out legwarmers and taking a trip back to the 80s with a weekend of music, vintage, workshops, film and food!

The Atkinson reminisces back to a time when chilli con carne was adventurous; banana splits were all the rage, Babysham was the drink to have and MTV changed the way we listened to music.

Leading the trip down memory lane on Friday 15-Saturday 16 September are two 80s legends taking to the stage Nik Kershaw and Hue & Cry!

Brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane formed Hue and Cry in 1983, the duo made a huge impact in the late 80’s with the albums ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ and ‘Remote’ as well as the massive hit singles such as ‘Labour of Love.’ To date Hue and Cry have sold in excess of two million records worldwide. Hue & Cry perform on Friday 15 September, tickets £19.

An Evening with Nik Kershaw on Saturday 16 September is an intimate event that follows the success of his 2014 Me, Myself and I tour.

The English musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist made his way to the top in the 1980s as a teen idol. With work spanning over nearly four decades, 9 albums and top hits like I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Wouldn’t It Be Good and The Riddle.

This promises to be an evening of intimate songs and stories in the company of one of the UK’s most respected songwriters. Tickets £25-£20.

If you are looking for a full night out – why not have a pre-show 80s themed meal in the new café A Great Little Place opening in September. The award-winning eatery will be presenting a two course menu for £13.50 – but remember it is an 80s weekender so look out for some favourites!

Saturday 16 September is a busy day with the FREE Vintage & Makers Fair running 11am to 4pm on the ground and first floor.

Expect the very best of vintage as a marvellous and eclectic mix of vintage clothing; accessories, jewellery and home ware will all be up for grabs.

For this very special 80s themed weekend we are particularly looking for vinyl’s, 80s furniture, clothing or comics.

Stalls are still available – contact Katy on for more information.

Bring the family to see The Goonies (PG) 2pm, Steven Spielberg’s classic film about of a group of friends and their adventures as they try to find One-Eyed Willie’s treasure to save their homes from closure. Tickets £3

They were all the rage in the 80s – so come along and have a go making a 80s Thermochromic T-shirt in our Printing Workshop between 11am-3pm.

You can print, stamp or paint your own T- shirt that changes colour with heat! All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult. Young children will be provided with paint instead of printing). £5 (includes T-shirt to take home)

For more information or to book your tickets please visit or call Box Office on 01704 533333.

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Hue & Cry

Friday 15 September, 8pm


Pre-show 2 course meal  £13.50


Vintage & Makers Fair
Saturday 16 September

80s Thermochromic T-Shirt Printing Workshop
11am – 3pm
The Art Box
£5 (includes T.Shirt to take home)

The Goonies (PG)
Saturday 16 September

An Evening with Nik Kershaw
Saturday 16 September
Pre-show 2-course meal £13.50

Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% fee for credit cards at the Box Office.


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.

Posted on 18 August 2017 under General news

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