The region has a rich, year-round calendar of events and activities to thrill and excite. Here is a taste of some of the events you will find in, around and beyond Southampton Film Week.
Mayflower 400 Southampton
The 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from the UK to the New World takes place in 2020. The Mayflower and her sister ship, The Speedwell, set sail from West Quay on 15 August 1620, carrying 102 passengers. Around 40 of these were the Puritan Separatists who have become known as America’s Founding Fathers.
Mayflower 400 is an opportunity to celebrate Southampton, a city and a community, built on journeys and migration.
Partners across Southampton will deliver an innovative and inclusive programme that uses the anniversary as a means to creatively explore the City’s wider and longer history as a marine city and gateway to the world.
Artist Development Day with dancer Gabriel Galvez and filmmaker Anna Cady.
A workshop for artists and movement practitioners investigating the role of memory in the creative process, with touch as a catalyst for exploration.
The 3 hour workshop includes the screening of ‘Bitter Pineapples’, an intimate and explicit account of Gabriel’s childhood experiences in Mexico, filmed by Anna Cady. Participants are invited to bring objects of personal significance to work with.
Sunday 10th November 10am – 1pm
Haroon Mirza: Waves and Forms
A major solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Haroon Mirza.
Mirza’s artworks are united by an enduring preoccupation and engagement with diverse disciplines, including physics, shamanism, artificial intelligence and astrology. As an advocate of interference, Mirza creates situations that purposefully cross wires. He devises sculptures, performances and immersive experiences that skilfully blend ancient and contemporary technologies, offering up composite installations that mix an eclectic range of materials.
This keynote exhibition highlights Mirza’s ongoing exploration of waveforms – how they are perceived, the emotional and physical responses they create and the various ways in which we relate to them.
This exhibition contains flashing imagery.