Make It!

If you, like many local artists in Southampton, love to get creative then this is the page for you. Now is the perfect opportunity to grab those paints and brushes, relax and discover your artistic abilities! This page also has lots of activities, videos and resources suitable for children.

Make & Create with God's House Tower...

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Head to the Make & Create webpage explore weekly workshops from local artists inspired by GHT: Beside the Sea. You can also head to their YouTube channel to find other arts and crafty videos such as:

Water Drawing Workshop

Build your own tower with Ashleigh Turner

Natural Dyes with Alexandra Sutherland

Rock, Paper, Scissors with Annette Warner

How To Southampton Museums & Cultural Learning...

Head to the ‘Southampton Museums & Cultural Learning’ YouTube channel which has a selection of ‘how to make’ videos and craft ideas. Why not try:

Make a Yeti 

Make a foil sculpture 

Make a monster 

Make your own rocketman experiment 

Toddler time - Liner shakers

Beat the boredom with Mayflower Theatre...

Brighten things up with The Point...

Lockdown Flower

The Point in Eastleigh have been brightening things up by creating lockdown flowers. Their gap year assistant, Caitlin, is creating these for a short film. Why not have a go and upload yours to feature in her short puppetry film? Watch the link and then send on to The Point here

You can also get creative with the Arts Award Discover virtual programme aimed at people aged 5 - 25 encouraging you to explore the wonderful world of art. Take part in activities, learn about other artists and share your creations with each other whilst at home. Find out more here. 

Creative Opportunities

YOUR flag Call for entries
Inspired by artist Larry Achiampong, John Hansard Gallery are looking for people to design their own flag which represents a place or community that is special to them. Find out more here. 

Rainbow Trail art design and story writing competition
The Rainbow Trail, 29 June – 4 Sept 2020, will consist of 100 Rainbows, carved from up-cycled scaffold board, and printed with designs from Southampton residents and will be located all over Southampton’s parks as a sign of hope in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Each rainbow will have a QR code, to scan, to “capture the rainbow” and discover the story.

All residents of Southampton can enter the rainbow trail competition by submitting any of the following:

  1. A rainbow design (see template)
  2. A piece of creative writing. The theme is Hope. The creative writing may consist of a story, a play, poetry, dialogue and can be fiction or non-fiction
  3. Both a rainbow design and piece of creative writing.

The top 100 Rainbows and pieces of creative writing selected will be printed onto wood and displayed in the parks of Southampton for 10 weeks during summer.

Entries of 1 or 2 option - Please note your rainbow design may be paired with someone else’s creative writing, or vice versa. Creative writing and rainbow design to be submitted to

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