“Is there any news of the iceberg?” My Dad, Bill Tidy MBE; The world’s most prolific cartoonist of all time.

Join Sylvia Tidy-Harris as she shares her many often hilarious and sometimes tragic memories of her late father, Bill Tidy  MBE. Discover the man behind the cartoons through stories from his illustrious career as a beloved cartoonist and media personality, as well as intimate anecdotes from his home life with the love of his life, Rosa, and their three children, Sylvia, Nick and Rob.

So whether you’re a long-time fan of Bill Tidy’s work or new to his legacy, this talk promises to offer heartfelt and entertaining insights into the life of one of Britain’s most cherished cartoonists of all time.

Bill Tidy: “Is there any news of the iceberg?”
8 June – 5 October 2024

Free Entry. Monday – Saturday. 10am – 4pm. Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays.

Object of the Month

The Object of the Month lunchtime talks take place on the second Wednesday of every month and highlight different objects from our fine art and social history collections.

Join us as we discover the hidden histories of items across our collections, from painting, print and sculpture to craft, costume and ceramics. The programme is delivered by Museum and Gallery staff as well as a wide range of outside expert speakers.

Object of the Month talks are free. Donations to The Atkinson Development Trust are welcomed.

Our Collections

You can find out more about The Atkinson’s collections here.

The Atkinson has almost three thousand works of art dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries. We also hold collections relating to the history of Sefton Borough as well as the Goodison Egyptology Collection. You can purchase selected print reproductions from our fine art collection via the Art UK Shop.

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