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Community Take Over at John Hansard Gallery

Age suitable for: 5+

Date and Time (UK time):
19/03/2022 11:00-17:00


We are excited for the return of Community Takeover, a celebration of the rich vitality of ideas and talents of local people in Southampton of all ages and backgrounds.

Launching on Saturday 19th March, we are hosting a range of vibrant, creative responses to themes exploring the environment, sustainability and wellbeing. Make your promise to the planet, find out about community gardening. recycled fashion and find out about electronic waste. We are working with university researchers, local schools, local charities, artists, and community leaders, we shall explore what we can do to help our planet and our health.

Gallery One will be transformed by a lively assortment of displays, films and workshops, including work created by young people in Southampton exploring their rights. We are showing new work by young people from No Limits and YMCA made in response to our Safe Spaces initiative, a project in partnership with Skate Southampton. Visitors can enjoy community gardening, upcycling, repairing and electronic waste, with our recent Telephonic Youth collaboration are inviting people to dig out their old phones. We invite you to explore, celebrate and join in.

Community Takeover 2022 offers social and creative space for experimentation and play, where communities can come together and share in our commitment to being a welcoming and inclusive space for all.