The Atkinson theatre, public library and gallery reopen last year after a three year refurbishment, and well worthwhile it was. The whole building now seems more spacious. light and clean. Although the museum has yet to be completed there is still plenty to see and enjoy from the shop and a very helpful tourist information centre, to the gallery.
I called in the other day to have a look at what had been done and ended up staying an hour wandering around the exhibition entitled 'Walk On'. It was a collection of artists' interpretations of things they had seen while walking and the maps they had used. At the same time it was quirky and fascinating. Probably not to everyone's taste, it did however make me thing about an everyday activity and how much we miss hurrying form one job or place to the next.
The exhibition is not permanent and I look forward to the next one as wewll as to the opening of the museum.
There is an extensive programme of music, drama, and dance in the theatre, so if you are in Southport and want to visit, you can to find out more on the website.
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