Date:  Saturday 14 February 2015  – Sunday 22 February 2015

Fun activities for all ages, right here at The Atkinson!

 

SATURDAY 14

Valentine’s Day Workshop: For the One You Love

11am-12pm / 12pm-1pm | The Art Box | £3 | Ages 5+

Come and make stunning Valentine’s Day cards, using a fantastic watercolour technique.

Love Folk Festival

All day | Studio / Theatre | £36 Festival Ticket (individual gig tickets available)

The Atkinson’s first festival of folk celebrates new, upcoming and traditional folk and roots music. Come and spend the most romantic weekend of the year with us dancing, singing, drinking, eating and generally loving folk!

 


SUNDAY 15

Museum and Galley Tour

12pm / 2pm | Meet in Foyer | Free

Guided tour of the new art exhibitions featuring paintings from L.S. Lowry and Theodore Major and also our new museum Between Land and Sea!

 


MONDAY 16

Make your own Seaside Card Designs

1.30pm-3.30pm | The Art Box | Free | Ages 5+

With artist and lecturer Bev Bush, create your own cards inspired by our amazing coast.

Museum Tour

1pm | Museum | Free

Attend an exciting introductory tour to the new museum Between Land and Sea!

Tea Dance

1.30pm | Studio | £2

An afternoon of live entertainment provided by Sefton Opera (Sefton Older Persons Enabling Resource & Action) featuring Elvis, music from bands Memory Lane and Remember When and a variety of jaw-dropping dance routines from The Bootle Belles, aimed at the over 50’s, with plenty of chance to get up and dance too!

Steeleye Span In Concert

7.30pm | Theatre | £21.50

Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span are touring with a new live show. Maddy Prior – the voice of the band – leads a line-up featuring faces old and new.

 


TUESDAY 17

‘Lilith’ by John Collier – Talk

11.30am / 1pm / 3pm | Galleries | Free

Short talk by our volunteer Louise on ‘Lilith’ by John Collier

Lowry Workshop

11am-3pm | The Art Box | Free | All Ages

Based on the ‘Street Scene’ by Lowry in our collection, come along and put yourself in the picture!

Museum Tour

1pm | Museum | Free

Attend an exciting introductory tour to the new museum Between Land and Sea!

The Selfish Giant (15)

7.45pm | Theatre | £4.50

A contemporary fable about two scrappy 13-year-old working-class friends in the UK who seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal, leading to tragic consequences.

 


WEDNESDAY 18

Author Vistit – Walker White

10.30am | Library | Free

Gallery Tour

11.30am / 1pm | Galleries | Free

One of our volunteers will guide you round some of the highlights in the Rediscoveries gallery.

Handling Table

11am-1pm | Discovery Box | Free

A chance to hold, and examine actual objects from our museum collection: Between Land and Sea.

Museum Tour

1pm | Museum | Free

Attend an exciting introductory tour to the new museum Between Land and Sea!

Sketch and Draw

2pm-4pm | Discovery Box | Free | All ages

A great opportunity to really look at or museum treasures and use them as inspiration for creating sketches and drawings that you can keep and develop more creative work on. We’ll be looking at colours, textures, shapes and patterns – so don’t miss out!

Treasure Island

2.30pm | Theatre | £8 adult / £6 child / £24 family

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

 


THURSDAY 19

Museum and Galley Tour

11am / 1pm | Meet in Foyer | Free

Guided tour of the new art exhibitions featuring paintings from L.S. Lowry and Theodore Major and also our new museum Between Land and Sea!

Art and Design Museum Workshop

11am-12pm / 12pm-1pm | Discovery Box | Free

Get creative and stretch your imagination in this family friendly workshop. You will be delving into the museums fantastic collections for a fun filled session.

Hansel & Gretel

2.30pm | Theatre | £8 adult / £6 child / £24 family

If only.. if only there were a cake.. a cake as big as a house! Sometimes, if you want something badly enough, it might just happen, but getting what you want isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be.

 


FRIDAY 20

Craft Activity (mobile craft)

10am-12pm | The Art Box | £5 | Adults

Bookbinding, silk, painting and origami. Book on 07883 04075

Go with the Flow

11am-1pm | Learning Room 2 | £3.50 | Adults

This workshop is for adults of all abilities in an informal setting and covers a range of accessible arts and crafts activities.

Handling Table

1pm-3pm | Discovery Box | Free

A chance to hold, and examine actual objects from our museum collection: Between Land and Sea.

Museum Tour

1pm | Museum | Free

Attend an exciting introductory tour to the new museum Between Land and Sea!

Larry Miller Band

8pm | Studio | £12 / £14 doors

Guitarist Larry Miller is now more popular than ever and is undeniably one of the must see blues/rock acts. He is famous for his mesmerising guitar playing and high octane shows in the UK and around Europe, bringing his unique showmanship and energy to every performance.

 


SATURDAY 21

Comics Workshop

1pm – 3pm | Discovery Box | Free | Ages 7-12

Learn what a comic is and how to draw basic characters before looking at how to put a comic strip together

Nicobobinus

2.30pm | Studio | £8 adult / £6 child / £24 family

 


SUNDAY 22

Museum and Galley Tour

11am / 1pm | Meet in Foyer | Free

Guided tour of the new art exhibitions featuring paintings from L.S. Lowry and Theodore Major and also our new museum Between Land and Sea!

Andy Fairweather Low and The Low Riders

7.30pm | Theatre | £20

Andy Fairweather Low  first came to prominence at the vanguard of the new youthful expression of music as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as ‘Bend Me Shape Me’, ‘Hello Suzy’, ‘( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice’ are internationally remembered to this day.

 

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