Films and Resources

What’s Next Southampton? – The Cultural Connectors

What’s Next Southampton? – The Cultural Connectors film by City Eye

What’s Next Southampton? was a free arts, fashion and music festival for children, young people and families. The line-up was developed by six young Cultural Connectors aged 17-26 years. They explored what young people want in the city and teamed up with artists and organisations to create a colourful festival.

The festival and research was part of the Connecting Culture project, which was led by University of Southampton and supported by a £75,000 grant from Arts Council England. The project involved Creative Consultation with over 600 children and young people through schools and other settings and child-focused services.

This film, created by City Eye, shares the Cultural Connector’s story and highlights the importance of youth leadership in Southampton.

What’s Next Southampton? – The Cultural Quarter

What’s Next Southampton? – The Cultural Quarter film by City Eye

A huge partnership effort brought the Cultural Connectors’ aspirations for What’s Next Southampton? to life. This film celebrates the role of partners and city leaders who enabled young voices to be heard.

Both films highlight the importance of culture and creativity for young people in Southampton.

Better Lives Through Culture 2022-23

Better Lives Through Culture – film by City Eye

As part of the Arts Council England and Artswork funded Better Lives Through Culture programme, students from four of Southampton’s schools worked with local artists to develop their own creative curriculums.

This film, produced by City Eye, celebrates the the hard work and creativity of all the students, mentors, and artists involved in the programme.