Culture Southampton newsletter

July 2016 Newsletter


As I work across the city I am still meeting new people who are developing creative ideas or already working on exciting cultural projects. Just last week I met with researchers from Solent University looking at how best to support creative startups in the city; discussed the exciting plans for events across the city for when British Art Show 8 is here this autumn; had a fascinating overview of an audit of the over 140 public art pieces in Southampton; heard about the emerging plans for Black History Month (October 2016) and the celebration of black culture in Southampton; looked at using empty shops for a temporary photographic exhibition coming this autumn; and discussed the development of a new arts project to give creative voice to groups living in St Marys. For every week to come and every week past I have been able to hear about and collaborate with inspiring projects like these, so there is already much to celebrate in Southampton.

Disorder at K6 Gallery

From 10 July to 2 October, Disorder will see K6 Gallery's phone boxes taken over by two Isle of Wight based artists.

Marwell's Zany Zebras 2016

For 10 weeks from Saturday 16 July, Marwell’s Zany Zebras will gallop through the streets of Southampton.

Civilized? by Solent Uni Graduates

Civilized?: Artistic collaboration aims to launch upcoming creatives through exploring the legitimisation of government violence. 

Hampshire Youth Theatre auditions at Nuffield

Nuffield Youth Theatre has announced an exceptional theatre performance opportunity for 100 young people across Hampshire this summer.

Win tickets to world premiere of Fantastic Mr Fox at Nuffield Theatre

To celebrate Nuffield Theatre’s Fantastic Mr Fox Zebra as part of Marwell’s Zany Zebra spectacular this summer in Southampton, Nuffield is offering 5 free family prize tickets to the world premiere Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox on 30 November at Nuffield Theatre in Southampton.