Molly Osborne has launched an exciting new career as an Egyptologist. Molly is currently a member of staff at The Atkinson in Southport

There is lots happening at The Atkinson in Southport this week, as the school summer holidays continue.

Families can enjoy a Discover Egypt: Museum Tour, a Story and Rhyme Time session, a Make It! Craft Workshop and more.

Music lovers can experience BURN – A Tribute to Deep Purple.

And now is the perfect time to call in and get your Southport Flower Show tickets with this year’s show opening this Thursday!

Discover Ancient Egypt: Museum Tour

Monday 14 August 2023.
1:00pm – 1:30pm
2:00pm – 2:30pm

The Atkinson’s Egyptology museum showcases Anne Goodison’s personal artefacts in an interactive display. Mrs Goodison was one of a handful of wealthy Victorian ladies in the North West who were fascinated by ancient Egypt, and The Atkinson are lucky to have her collection to show you.

Learn more about Mrs Goodison and her extensive Egyptology collection, and ask our Egyptology expert questions. This is for children and grown-ups alike!

Museum tours led by Molly Osbourne. Egyptologist, Classicist, Museologist (BA Hons, Postgraduate diploma).

Read Molly’s interview with Stand Up For Southport’s Andrew Brown below!

Interview With Molly

Meet the artist: Carole Dawber

Saturday 19 August 2023
11.30am – 1.00pm
Free. Booking not required. 

Local artist Carole Dawber will be available on The Landing to talk about her creative practice. Her exhibition, Colourscape, is on display on our Landing from 29 July – 23 September 2023.

Works Available To Buy

Story & Rhyme Time

Wednesday 16 August 2023. 11:30pm.
Free. Booking required. Age 0-4.

Explore stories through rhyme and help develop your child’s language and communication skills while meeting other parents and carers. Together with our friendly librarians, babies and under-fives will enjoy learning new songs, dancing, and making friends.

Story & Rhyme Time sessions take place once a week on a Wednesday at 11:30am.

  • Admission is free.
  • Ages 0-4. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Approximately 45 minutes.
  • Places are limited. Pre-booking is required on on a first come, first served basis.
    To book please visit Southport Library in person or call 0151 934 2118.

Make it! Craft Workshop

Thursday 17 August 2023
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Atkinson – Art Box
Free, drop in event. Donations welcome.

Be inspired by our museum, gallery and theatre programme in an arts and crafts workshop suitable for all the family. There’s something for all ages, with all materials supplied and all for free!

This week’s craft theme is inspired by Gordon Cheung’s Garden of Perfect Brightness exhibition.


BURN – A tribute to Deep Purple

Friday 18 August 2023. 7:30pm
The Atkinson – Studio

Join us for over two hours of hi-octane Purple classics from all eras, including Highway Star, Child in Time, Stormbringer, Space Truckin’, Fireball, You Fool No One, Smoke on the Water, Soldier of Fortune, Woman from Tokyo and, of course, BURN.

Get Tickets

Final Chance…

It is your last chance to pick up your Southport Flower Show tickets at The Atkinson’s Library or Shop.

Tickets are available until 16 August 2023.Local residents with a PR8/PR9 postcode can get a discounted ticket for £18 only at The Atkinson.

Please bring proof of residency.


Celebrating summer with Bev Evans

This little bit of sunshine we’ve had recently has got us excited! These new pieces by local maker, Bev Evans, are the perfect summertime gift.
A little bit about Bev Evans:

“After 34 years working as a graphic designer/illustrator and photographer, I made a career change in 2018 to concentrate on my love of art, crafts, making and printing. 

Natural forms/plants, landscapes and architecture are my favourite subjects to work with but nothing is out of the question if it inspires me. Gel plate monoprinting allows me to work with all of these in various combinations, printing onto gift tags, envelopes, glass, wood, fabric and large format paper. I also eco-print using leaves, flowers and natural plant/vegetable dyes, but am also a big fan of using commercial small batch dyes for quick results with fabrics.

The ‘making’ aspect of my work allows me to produce small bespoke items. Brooches are a favourite, with each one being hand painted and therefore a one-off (even if the colour way is similar). My latest are formed from a birch plywood base, which I choose to source externally rather than make myself, and therefore help to support another business.

I also enjoy teaching and really love seeing others learn something new and take home the items and skills they have acquired…..hopefully with the inspiration to do more!”

Monday – Saturday. 10am – 4pm.

Arriving in September:

The Bubble Show

Saturday 23 September 2023

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Wednesday 27 September 2023

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