Keep up to date with all the news from behind the scenes of our bid.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

On International Women's Day this year, women across the world are invited to strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose ...

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22 Mar 2021

Proceeds from sale of Banksy artwork at University Hospital Southampton to go to NHS

A painting by Banksy, which appeared in University Hospital Southampton during the first wave of the Covid19 global pandemic....

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16 Mar 2021

The National Gallery agrees one of largest ever loans of art works to Southampton’s City Art Gallery

Southampton City Art Gallery and the National Gallery, London, have announced a major new exhibition...

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14 Mar 2021

Launch of Gateway Club; our new business to business networking platform

Over eighty representatives from businesses across Southampton this week attended the virtual launch of Gateway Club; our new business-to-business net...

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8 Mar 2021

Westquay joins bid as our first Seasonal Partner

Westquay today showed their support for our bid to become UK City of Culture 2025 by signing up to be our first official Seasonal Partner...

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2 Mar 2021

Meet Dan Crow from a space arts

Dan Crow is director of ‘a space’ arts; a Southampton-based organisation established ‘by artists, for artists’. ...

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16 Feb 2021