You may not be able to get to your favourite venues but we have rounded up some live gigs and performances from a variety of artists, local talent and further afield musicians for you to listen to at home.
Voyages of the Heart is a powerful and unique music event featuring 22 local musicians, premiering online only next Friday 23 April. Voyages of the Heart will be led by renowned composer, producer, cellist and kora virtuoso Tunde Jegede; commissioned by Turner Sims and Southampton City Council as part of the Mayflower 400 programme.
This new ensemble music project is inspired by the stories of Southampton’s migrant communities, collected through the City Archive and a new National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported oral history project. Book your tickets here.
A Mile in My Shoes, is an immersive project created by the Empathy Museum which visited Southampton earlier in the year in which participants were invited to put their feet in someone elses shoes and listen to the stories of those who owned them.
You can now listen to the stories from Southampton, and other from around the world, who share moments of grief, loss, love and joy on the Empathy Museums Podcast here.
This project formed part of Southampton's Mayflower 400 anniversary programme.
John Hansard Gallery is continuing to offer a selection spoken word and art exhibitions, artist talks and a Gallery Assistance podcast created by the gallery team on their Soundcloud profile. See below a number of series and individual podcasts created by JHG.
Niamh O'Malley: In Conversation
Ancient Mariner Big Read Podcast Series:
Stair/Slide/Space: Invisible Tour
The 'Invisible Tour' is an interactive sound piece developed through interviews with the gallery staff and wider public. Based on descriptions of feelings, sensations and experiences of previous artworks shown at John Hansard Gallery, the audio piece takes visitors on a tour of the gallery through the eyes of its past.
A Podcast series hosted by John Hansard Gallery's staff members including Luke Shears, David Baker, Sarah Maccario, Dave Hubble, Amy Scott-Pillow and Piers Inkpen.
The Point and Age Concern are pioneering a new project to inspire creativity and happiness for Eastleigh residents who are alone at home. Call and Create will connect you with one professional performance artist and one person chosen by you – maybe a friend or family member. The three of you will share weekly conversations about positive topics, and after five weeks our artists will have created something to share especially for you – a song, poem, story or piece of music.
This is a phone call based programme and the start date will be 8th February 2021. Calls would take place every week for five weeks on either Tuesdays or Thursdays at either 11am or 2.30pm.
No prior creative experience is required and there is no cost to be involved.
If you would like to register to take part please call the team on 023 8068 8840.
Southampton based Zoielogic have made their first podcast appearance with Pavilion Dance South West, discussing the ways they break down barriers and engage boys and men in dance. Listen to this brilliant podcast here.
Why not check out the Turner Sims YouTube channel for lots of fantastic video performances filmed at Turner Sims including past acts and new arrivals. Highlights include: