Open for 2020!

Open for 2020!

The Atkinson re-opens today (Thursday 2 January, 10am) after our Christmas Shutdown period.
More information on our opening times can be found here.

We have an exciting programme scheduled for 2020 in Sefton’s Borough of Culture year.

The Borough of Culture is awarded by Liverpool City Region to either Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens or Wirral on an annual basis. The initiative was introduced in 2018 to allow each borough to provide cultural programmes for local communities.

Sefton’s Borough of Culture programme focuses on storytelling, local history and the environment. For more information on events happening across the borough and ways to get involved visit 

Highlights at The Atkinson include Sefton Hidden Histories (11 Jan – 21 Mar), a new exhibition of items from our collection that may look insignificant, but have amazing stories to tell. In our Museum display, Between Land & Sea, you can also discover the history of those who have lived and worked along the Sefton coast.

Perfect for Valentine’s weekend, our sixth annual Love Folk Festival (14-15 Feb) is a celebration of new, upcoming and traditional folk music featuring Sheelanagig, Martyn Joseph, Merry Hell, Blair Dunlop, Granny’s Attic and Lucy Farrell & Andrew Waite.

Kidsfest (17-22 Feb) returns in February Half Term. The award winning musical comedian Jay Foreman is back with his Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (20 Feb). Local artist Lisa Langan is hosting the popular Make It! (18 &20 Feb) craft workshops. We are also screening two updated Disney Classics in our Theatre; Beauty and the Beast (PG) (19 Feb) and Dumbo (PG) (21 Feb).

Listen to Michael Portillo‘s (3 Feb) story, told with a ‘parliamentary stand-up’ wit, followed by a Q&A and book signing in ‘Life: A Game of Two Halves’. We also welcome writer & broadcaster Dom Joly (11 Mar) who is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see him live in ‘Travel & Comedy in the Danger Zone’.

Two crime writing workshops are followed by an in conversation with award-winning novelists including Ann Cleeves in The Murder Squad (26 Mar).

In Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (24-25 Mar), three actors hurl themselves from role to role as they race to tell the story of Bertie’s own farcical adventures in a joyous re-imagining of the classic P.G.Wodehouse characters.

We look forward to welcoming you into The Atkinson.

Our January – March 2020 listing guide is available to download here. View all events online here.

Posted on 2 January 2020 under General news

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