Our partners

Here at The Atkinson we work with many organisations, groups and societies on various projects, joint programming, networks for skill sharing and more. If you would like to know more about our partners, please visit their website for more information.

Performing Arts

Grateful Fred’s

Grateful Fred’s have been pioneering Americana and Roots music in Formby, Southport and Liverpool since 2010 and during that time have presented some of the best US, Canadian and World artists. They have built a large and loyal audience of Fredhead’s who enjoy great nights of wonderful live acoustic music. Grateful Fred’s Americana, Roots & Acoustic Nights take place at The Atkinson on the first Wednesday of every month. gratefulfred.co.uk / Facebook @GratefulFredsHouseConcerts / Twitter @GratefulFreddie

L’Orchestra Dell’Arte

The Atkinson is working with L’Orchestra dell’ Arte, Orchestra in Residence at St George’s Hall, Liverpool, to bring high quality, but accessible classical music to the venue. Cake & Classical Music is presented at The Atkinson on first Monday of each month, enjoy a slice of cake and a classical performance from different ensemble’s. dellarte.co.uk / Facebook @OrchestraDellArte

Friends of Folk

Fiends of Folk have been promoting folk music across Lancashire and Sefton since 2005. The not-for-profit organisation have brought many iconic acts to The Atkinson including Feast of Fiddles, Peter Knight’s Gigspanner and Ashley Hutchings & Becky Mills. friendsoffolk.org.uk / Facebook @friendsoffolk


Published since 1990 and exclusively available online since 2005, Fatea Magazine seek to present the best of new and established bands. Fatea host the Acoustic Stage at our annual Love Folk Festival that takes place every February on Valentine’s weekend. fatea-records.co.uk / Facebook @FateaMagazine / Twitter @Fatea_Magazine

Blues in Britain

Each month, Blues in Britain magazine reports on the blues scene, with emphasis on what’s happening here in the UK. Blues in Britain host the Acoustic Stage at our annual Big Blues Festival that takes place every October. bluesinbritain.org / Facebook @BluesInBritainTwitter @BluesBritain

Visual Arts

The Arts Society Southport

The Arts Society Southport was founded in 1970 and is a member of the Arts Society (TAS). The aim of the Society is to promote, support and foster enjoyment and understanding of the arts through Monthly Lectures and voluntary work in the community. theartssocietysouthport.org.uk

Merseyside Literary Partnership

A group of organisations, venues, clubs, festivals, University departments and societies that are all actively promoting literature and its benefits across Merseyside.