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Arts in the city

Explore the arts on offer in the cities of Southampton and Winchester

Winchester Hat Fair by Matt Honey
Winchester Hat Fair by Matt Honey
God's House Tower
God's House Tower
Common People Festival, Southampton 2016
Common People Festival, Southampton 2016
Studio 144
Studio 144


Southampton is a historic, maritime city, with an international outlook. It has a thriving arts and cultural community that’s breathing new life across the city.

Breathing life back into the Tower

God’s House Tower is an exciting project in development by local organisation ‘a space’, resulting in an arts and heritage centre, in Southampton’s Old Town. Artist Sarah Filmer is lead artist on a project ‘reincarnation’, working with a team of artists to reinvigorate the Tower as a site of artistic practice.

Southampton City Art Gallery houses one of the UK’s designated art collections, alongside a changing programme of exhibitions. Alongside these locations are museums, historic houses, theatre, live music venues, artists’ studios and galleries.


Winchester has a vibrant and diverse cultural scene, enriched with history.

There's always something going on in the historic capital of England, from festivals such as the outdoor Hat Fair festival that takes over the city once a year, to a varied programme of arts events at local venues such as the Theatre Royal Winchester and the Winchester Discovery Centre .

Be it the Winchester Writers Festival or an open mic night at The Railway, there's something for everyone.

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Mariius Neset


Experience the best in live music, including world, jazz and classical, by international musicians and music societies

Dedication at the Nuffield Theatre


Enjoy a host of exciting and challenging new productions, touring shows and performing arts societies

John Hansard Gallery

Visual Arts

Explore the world through artists’ eyes, with a dynamic series of contemporary art exhibitions, education programmes and events

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