Thursday 20th October, 2016


Join us this Saturday 22 October for an extra special Southampton Fringe day. Absolutely crammed full of exhibition openings, events, workshops and not to mention the grand finale of Lighten Up II.


Join us this Saturday 22 October for an extra special Southampton Fringe day. Absolutely crammed full of exhibition openings, events, workshops and not to mention the grand finale of Lighten Up II which includes live drawing projections and dance performances in Guildhall Square. Here is a little run down of what happening when.

Free public art – take a stroll around the city and look out for:

Floral Tribute a new take on civic pride and border displays. Find it next to Titanic Engineers Memorial East Park.

Serendipity portraits of library users, exploring social history and local identity, displayed in Guildhall Square windows of Solent University.

The Tardi(nes)s by Paul Vivian based on the concept of Doctor Who’s Tardis and Michel Foucault’s theories of ‘Heterotopia. Find it in the phoneboxes at K6 Gallery, Castle Way.

All these are on display 24 hours a day so you can stumble across them as you explore the city.

Exhibitions – now on and opening this Saturday:

Prog Morris photographic exhibition by Rachel Adams exploring the hidden world of Morris Dancing. See it at Mettricks Guildhall Square 7am – 10.30pm

Engagement with the Material World a photographic exhibition looking at materiality and the digitisation of the modern world. See it at The Photo Rooms 9am – 6pm

Digital Landscape a video trail by Amy Louise Wright using iPads, monitors and tv screens at locations around the city. Start at God’s House Tower and follow the trail.

One Tool Does it All by Jethro German at the atmospheric, and usually closed to the public, Lankester Vaults 10am – 5pm

Resident Roy Brown’s pop up pavilion exploring the virtual architecture of online gaming. See it at the Marlands Shopping Centre 11am – 5pm + performance 12-12.30pm

Gratitude Louise Bradley’s exhibition looking at themes of Envy and Gratitude will now be at Tudor House (please note this is a change to the previously advertised venue) 11am – 5pm.

The Caravan Project present The Southampton Pride of Place Project at various locations 12 pm – 4pm Find out more about getting involved here

I’m Feeling So Virtual I’m Violent at Ha Ha Gallery with work from Claire Boyd, Liv Fontaine, Neil Haas, Vanessa Omoregie, Sarah Roberts, Rafal Zjako running until 14th January and open 12pm – 5pm

God’s House Tower take a peek inside God’s House Tower with a host of exhibitions and events from 700 Women to Knit the Walls 10am – 6pm

Arches Studio & workshops see artists at work and have a go at a range of artist disciplines and crafts from sculpture to knitting 11am – 4pm

Workshops – have a go at a range of professional artist techniques and artisan crafts:

Knit the Walls participatory workshop Gods House Tower 12pm – 4pm

Arches Studio workshops:

Jilly Evans cross stitch 1-3pm

Pauline Pratt Embroidery Hoop workshop 11.30-1.30 drop-in

Tim Caves sculpture workshop 3-5pm

Jaime J West sculpture workshop 3-5pm

Find out more about the Arches Studio workshops here

Plus these special one off events:

Bring Your Own Beamer a uniquely immersive experience with over 20 artists projecting their work on to the walls at Planet Sounds 6pm.

Lighten Up II at Guildhall Square 7pm onwards – come along and watch artists Andreea Stan, Joe Ross and Alice Scott-Hawkins live drawing as their work is projected onto the Guildhall. Plus dance performances from the Mayflower’s Youth Dance Project and SOCO Music.

Phew! See you all there.
Don’t forget to tweet, we’d love to hear your feedback on any of the above using #SotonFringe16 or mentioning @SotonFringe16.