SUMMER FESTIVAL - Art at the Heart
A summer festival of events at Nuffield Playing Field, Guildhall Square, in partnership with Art Asia, City Eye, John Hansard Gallery, Mayflower Theatre and Turner Sims.
This summer Nuffield presents a city celebration like no other with a festival of theatre, film, music, visual art and dance. Art at the Heart, celebrates the 50th anniversaries of both Nuffield and the City of Southampton and will take place at Nuffield’s unique pop-up venue, Nuffield Playing Field, located in Guildhall Square at the heart of Southampton’s Cultural Quarter. The festival and pop-up venue are precursors to the opening of the new arts complex in 2016.
Festival events include:
Charting the highs and lows of being a Southampton Football Club fan
The Best Christmas Present in the World
14 - 16 August
Hampshire Youth Theatre’s production of the Michael Morpurgo short story
Film screening series presented by City Eye
Seating is available to each side of the screen or bring a rug, cushion or small chair to enjoy a selection of summer film screenings from the Playing Field floor. Picnic welcome!
3 August : Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
10 August: The King & the Mockingbird
11 August: Brazil
13 August: Jaws
Turner Sims presents the only early music group to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil!
Art Asia presents an afternoon of global music featuring Indian Classical, Bhangra, Afghanistani, African, Fusion and world music.
Five of the Best
Celebrating 50 years of the musicals performed by Mayflower Theatre Summer Youth Project
Fapy Lafertin Quartet
Turner Sims presents the most celebrated gypsy guitarist of the last 30 years
Contemporary dance performed by ZoieLogic, featuring local young dancers, commissioned by Mayflower Theatre and The Point.
Art at the Heart is supported by Southampton City Council, The Sackler Foundation and Arts Council England. It forms part of the City’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The Festival features the partnership of Art at the Heart Southampton arts organisations in the City who make inspirational creative projects for Southampton’s Cultural Quarter. The festival is a precursor to the opening of the new arts complex in 2016