Mayflower 400 Southampton


Voyages of the Heart premieres this April

18 Mar 2021

This week, tickets go on sale for Voyages of the Heart, a powerful new work by renowned composer, producer, cellist and kora virtuoso Tunde Jegede; commissioned by Turner Sims Southampton and Southampton City Council as part of the Mayflower 400 programme. This new ensemble music project is inspired by the stories of Southampton’s migrant communities, … Continue reading

Giving Thanks concludes with newly commissioned digital artwork

4 Mar 2021

The Mayflower 400’s Giving Thanks campaign ran between Thanksgiving, November 2020 and Valentine’s, February 2021. It was designed to create digital memories that bring the people of Southampton together in a shared celebration of our city and communities, over 300 people of all ages joined in through social media channels and online interviews. This month, … Continue reading

Giving Thanks launched as part of Mayflower 400

26 Nov 2020

Launched on November 26th, Thanksgiving day 2020, Giving Thanks is a new campaign to create digital memories that bring the people of Southampton together in a shared celebration of our city and our communities. It is delivered as part of the on-going city-wide Mayflower 400 programme and aims to not just mark the anniversary, but … Continue reading

New education resources to teach Mayflower story from European and Native American perspective

23 Oct 2020

Mayflower 400 Southampton are pleased to announce their school education resources are now available. With dual-focus; the resources tell the Mayflower story from both the perspective of the European settlers and the indigenous Native Americans. This is the first time Wampanoag people have co-curated education materials for UK students. The resources are free to access … Continue reading

Southampton explores its hidden heritage as part of the relaunched national Mayflower 400 anniversary programme

17 Sep 2020

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.  An international programme of events, joining 12 cities and four nations across the UK, Netherlands and USA, relaunches on Wednesday 16 September (the day the ship left Plymouth, England) after being delayed by the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Southampton is a key partner in … Continue reading

Southampton’s Mayflower 400 anniversary programme reopens this week – exploring local and Native American stories

14 Aug 2020

This week marks 400 years since the sailing of the Mayflower ship from Southampton’s West Quay, on August 15, 1620. Southampton’s Mayflower 400 programme also officially reopens after lockdown. A rich and exciting programme has been put together, running until March 2021. Activity kicks off again with two exhibitions, the scaffolding coming down on the … Continue reading

Mayflower 400 music commission – Tunde Jegede appointed as composer

23 Jun 2020

Turner Sims Southampton and its project partner Southampton City Council is delighted to announce that composer and musician Tunde Jegede has been chosen to create the music for a special project as part of Southampton’s Mayflower 400 anniversary. Tunde Jegede is a world-renowned composer, producer, cellist and kora virtuoso whose work has changed the face … Continue reading

Virtual Open Exhibition for City Art Gallery

9 Jun 2020

Southampton City Art Gallery will still host its 2020 biennial Open Exhibition “In Search of a New World”, now in a new digital format. “In Search of a New World” is part of the Mayflower 400 anniversary or programme. Launching on 15 August 2020, this digital exhibition will coincide with the anniversary of the day … Continue reading

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