A Nativity Festival is open in Southport this week, featuring many nativity scenes made out of different materials - from lego, wool, paper to more traditional scenes. Along with a stable where people can put themselves into the scene, there's also craft time for children, who can create their own angels, animals or other characters, which will be built up during the week. It's hosted at St George’s United Reformed Church on Lord Street and is open until Sunday 23 December. Opening times are 10am-4pm, except Sunday, which is 1pm-4pm.
The scenes have been contributed by organisations within Southport and Formby churches, including the Junior Family Church at Churchtown Village Church. Viv Cottrell came by to view her church's display and look at all the others. She said, "It's a lovely expression of the faith of churches and is really interesting to see different interpretations. It's a good thing for the people of Southport to have an opportunity, in the midst of all the madness, to just focus on what Christmas is all about."