Get creative at GHT with art workshops

We are proud to present a series of workshops with some of the best arts practitioners working in the South today.

Kimvi Nguyen kicks off our exciting new season of workshops with Building Bridges. Using locally sourced material from Hampshire’s famous chalk mines and items salvaged from the GHT refurb write and draw your stories, memories and imaginings of the sea. FREE but please book – only 15 places per session.

Sun 17th 10am – 1pm
Sat 23rd 10am – 1pm
December : Sun 1st 10am – 1pm

FREE but please book 

Tapping the Tides 

ArtfulScribe presents a series of ten weekly writing workshops led by poet and creative writing teacher Kathryn Bevis, drawing inspiration from artworks on display at God’s House Tower, as well as found objects, personal experiences and the sea, land and sky.

Tuesdays, 7.30-9pm: November 19th, 26th

December 3rd, 10th, 17th;

January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th;

February 4th

Tickets cost £10 per person per workshop.

Book Tapping the Tides 

knit the walls makes a welcome return to GHT from November 16th – come back and see how artist sarah filmer has transformed this collaborative project into an integral part of Stories Behind the Stones.  All materials will be supplied.

November 16th, December 14th, January 18th 2020. 12-4pm. FREE and no booking required – just turn up.

More info on knit the walls 

Saturday November 30th, from 11am.

Join artist Laura Day to make work inspired by the sights and sounds of Southampton and Keith Harrison’s Bloom.

Age: 7 – 11yrs: 11am – 12.30pm

Age: 11 – 14yrs: 1pm – 2.30pm


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A Glass of Art

Tuesdays: December 10th, January 14th, February 18th. 5.30pm. FREE

Join us for an art social, an informal eventing of discussion about the exhibitions on show. All welcome, no matter your age, experience or knowledge. Acting programme lead Mia Delve will kick off the event with an introduction to the theme GHT: Beside the Sea. Come and find out why we’ve chosen to show The Moonlight Pethers and Keith Harrison’s Bloom. 

No booking required 

Touch Tours for visitors with visual impairments 

Thursdays December 12th and February 6th 10.30am – 12.30pm. £5

These friendly and informal tours are led by artist educator Jo Bressloff and offer a tactile approach to exploring GHT and the exhibitions on show. A typical session lasts around two hours.

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Join international Dub poet and theatre practitioner d’bi.young anitafrika in this creative arts workshop exploring our relationship to our humanity and to each other.

The theme of our exploration is Water. As a vital life substance, water can teach us about ourselves and about our humanity: the water we drink, the water we bathe in, the water we use to cook and clean with.

Come prepared to go on a personal journey of self-reflection, self-recovery through creative expression using the Anitafrika Method. Bring a notebook and a writing tool and dress comfortably.

Friday February 21st from 10am. £16 for workshop and performance.

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Stories Behind the Stones

Visit Stories Behind the Stones where each floor of the Tower takes you on a journey through time. Discover centuries of history retold with immersive installations, fascinating displays and stunning rooftop views across Southampton Water.

What’s On at GHT

Plan your next visit to GHT and see our full programme of current and upcoming exhibitions, events and activities for all the family to enjoy