“Everything you always wanted to know about wood carving but were afraid to ask”


The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB

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“Everything you always wanted to know about wood carving but were afraid to ask”



A talk by Thompson Dagnall; a British sculptor.

In this talk, Thompson will be looking at the process he uses to carve with wood and will discuss some of the projects that he has worked on.

You will also have the opportunity to ask Thompson any questions.

About Thompson Dagnall

Born 15th February 1956 in the posh part of Kirkby.

Educated at Ruffwood School with a Foundation year at Liverpool art school. Gained a First class Honours degree in fine art sculpture from Brighton then an MA from Chelsea College. For the past 25 years has been a Sculptor in stone, wood, steel and cast iron with most of the work in the public domain.

The image is of Old Man in the Corner which was carved as a demonstration piece in the Wayfarers Arcade and is included in the ‘Language if Trees’ exhibition.

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 freeDonations to The Atkinson Development Trust are welcomed.

Guide Prices

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




  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted


Opening Times

Talk (10 Aug 2022)
Wednesday13:00 - 00:00

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