We’re having a party and we’d love you to come!
Join us for a weekend of fun to celebrate God’s House Tower being gifted back to the people of Southampton. We have an action packed weekend planned, with exhibitions, workshops, music, film, song and dance, all designed to help you discover your GHT. The building will be fully open to the public.
The weekend is free, and open to all, but some of the events are ticketed.
GHT CALLING: Discover Your GHT
November 16th / 17th
MUSIC – Black Heritage Association Choir
Sat 16th Nov, 10am – 11am
Sing along with The Black Heritage Association as they present songs from the Islands.
DANCE – Southampton Chinese Association
Sat 16th Nov, 12pm – 1pm
The Chinese Association of Southampton will perform the traditional dragon dance, a symbol of wisdom, power and wealth.
WORKSHOP – knit the walls with sarah filmer
Sat 16th Nov, 12pm – 4pm
sarah filmer’s knit the walls is an ongoing project with participants of all ages and backgrounds, who in regular sessions have produced a woollen version of Southampton’s medieval walls. The creations now form an integral part of Stories Behind the Stones,GHT’s four-storey heritage exhibition.
ART WORKSHOP – Building Bridges with Kimvi Nguyen
Sun 17th Nov, 10am – 1pm
Inspired by the theme ‘GHT: Beside the Sea’ and the monument’s lost connection to the water, participants will use local chalk and items salvaged from the GHT refurb project to respond to the theme, GHT: Beside the Sea.
DANCE – Art Asia
Sun 17th Nov, 12pm – 1pm
Art Asia present’s a live showcase of Classical Indian and Bollywood dance accompanied with music from the region. Learn more about Indian hand gestures, seen in dance styles such as Bharatanatyam.
FILM – Blockbuster Screening with Southampton Film Week: Jaws
Sun 17th Nov, 7pm – £8
“We’re gonna need a bigger boat!”
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach town, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast.
Dressing up *may* be encouraged.
Bloom by Keith Harrison
*This installation will now be active! Visit from Nov 16th for the full audio-visual experience.*
The Contemporary Gallery
Bloom is a newly-commissioned, site-specific installation by Plymouth based artist, Keith Harrison. Inspired by the sights and sounds of passing container ships, viewed from the roof of God’s House Tower, the work is a continuation of the artist’s recent experiments with sound and matter.
The Moonlight Pethers
The Barker-Mill Collections Gallery
GHT proudly presents The Moonlight Pethers, an exhibition of three important works showing Southampton by moonlight, exhibited together for the very first time.
Transitionwith Kane Applegate
The Crawford Room
Transition tells the story of how God’s House Tower was repaired, renovated and repurposed to become Southampton’s new arts and heritage venue in 2019. Photographic documentation, taken by staff at ‘a space’ arts, is exhibited alongside newly commissioned artwork by Kane Applegate.