This Week We're Fussed About...
A weekly selection of some of the sights, sounds and spots to check out in and around Southampton.
Head down to Soul Cellar in the cultural quarter of Southampton for some quality live music and entertainment. This chilled little place showcases emerging local talent alongside some well known names and recognised faces. Upcoming nights include the reggae-soul star Natty, next Thursday 27th October. So if you’re in the mood for some soul and are in need of a relaxing night out, then this is the place for you.
Enthused by the latest 70s trends? Check out the real deal at Beatnik Emporium on Above Bar Street, Southampton. Crammed with second-hand vintage and retro gear this is the place to go if you need a ‘blast from the past’ fancy dress option, or just want to pick up some quirky vintage pieces.
202 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DW.
Need a bit of inspiration? Then check out Southampton City Art Gallery at the Civic Centre. Open seven days a week and filled with an impressive art collection, the gallery is definitely worth a visit. Current exhibitions include the work of Boo Ritson, an artist influenced by American culture, who mixes her knowledge of painting, sculpture, performance and photography. Painting directly on to her subjects, Ritson produces some interesting and very individual creations.
Another interesting exhibition on until January 2012 is ‘Making a Scene’. This exhibition explores the notion of interrupting the etiquette and modesty of public places. 1997 Turner prize winner Gillian Wearing is projected life-size on film, dancing in the centre of Peckham. Passers-by and onlookers are recorded reacting to the unexpected scene before them.
Boo Ritson: D is for Donut, 6 October 2011 - 2 January 2012
Making a Scene, 6 October 2011 - 2 January 2012
Images: Beatnik Emporium, poppysebire.com