Hallowe’en half term in Southampton
With half term upon us, we’re here to assure you, despite no Bonfire Night gatherings and big parties, there’s still lots of fun to be had. Here are our suggestions for a fun-filled Hallowe’en half term in Southampton.
Southampton SeaCity Museum is open, where you can learn about the lives and times of people living in Southampton, discover the city’s historic past and of course, explore Southampton’s Titanic story. Next week, the museum is running sessions all about Ancient Egypt. Suitable for children ages seven and older, the sessions end with mummifying an orange! Book your tickets here.
Southampton City Art Gallery
Southampton City Art Gallery is also open for business and would love to see you this week. They’re running Spooky Clay Pumpkins Family Workshop, and a Zoom on a Broom workshop where you can create your own bespoke broomstick. Broomsticks are provided, all you need to bring is your imagination. Suitable for 4 years plus.
The fabulous "Face of Britain" exhibition, curated by Nahem Shoa, is ongoing till 20 February 2021. It consists of a series "of portraits by outstanding artists who have painted British individuals from the 17th century to the present day", that together ask what it means to be British.
Finally, this week, as part of the Mayflower 400 programme, a new exhibition opens: Shadows and Light. Curated by Emeritus Professor Stephen Foster MBE, this exhibition brings together all types of contemporary art which relate to light, to provide a new perspective on the Mayflower’s historic voyage to the New World. You can see this exhibition until 23rd January 2021.
Ready for something spooky? ‘Ghost-finder’ Andy Skinner invites you to discover some of the incredible ghost stories associated with Tudor House. You’ll hear all about Little Nora, the Grey Lady, and a phantom dog. Do spirits still haunt the museum? Find out with Andy’s online talk next Thursday. Are you brave enough to join him?
We want to say a big thank you again to everyone who’s supported and encouraged our bid in the past few weeks. Whatever you’re doing this week, we wish you a Happy Hallowe’en, and a very relaxing half term.