Southampton Live takes place on Saturday 22nd July 2006 from 12 noon until 10pm.
Southampton Live is the Citys first Performing Arts based Street Festival. The aim of Southampton Live is to celebrate the very best of the performing arts from local, regional and internationally recognised artists right in the heart of the City Centre.
The Street Festival is a FREE event aimed at encouraging young people and families to participate and enjoy the performing arts.
Southampton live fills Guildhall square and surrounding streets with the best performing arts from local, regional and international artists including the sounds of jazz with Byron Wallen and his band Indigo, the sounds of Bollywood Baja Brass Band, Mehboob Khan and Hanif Khan, soulful tunes and music from local indie bands, comedy, circus activities, childrens puppet theatre, storytelling and poetry with Apples and Snakes, carnival, hip-hop, asian, salsa, tango and African dance, drumming and percussion workshops.
The day will also feature ten specially commissioned pieces (five brand new works set to premier in Southampton) featuring an eclectic mix of street performers, live artists and installations from the macabre to the bizarre including Texterritory A City Adventure, an interactive texting project.
The evening culminates at 9.30pm outside the Guildhall as the internationally known Cirque Bijou and Heir of Insanity perform Crush a specially commissioned outdoor finale piece featuring breathtaking acrobatics, dance, music and pyrotechnics.
Parking and transport
There is limited parking available on site. There are a variety of multi-storey public car parks within easy reach of the centre of the city. There are very good bus services throughout the town, and a public 'Tripplanner' system live on the web and operating at various public terminals to help residents and visitors journeys. The nearest rail station is Southampton Central.
For more information please visit the Official Site.
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Southampton Live 2006
last updated: Tue 27th Jun 2006