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19 July - 11 August, Guildhall Square, Southampton

Join us as Southampton’s Guildhall Square is transformed into a seaside oasis this summer.  

Back for its second year, Solent is proud to be an official event partner of Seaside in the Square, offering a series of fun, free, practical and knowledge-based activities for all of the family. From a free HIIT class workout on the beach, to discovering how you can help save the oceans, our programme of activities gives everyone the opportunity to make the most of the great British seaside.  

Take a look at our key highlights below or discover how you can get involved throughout the year. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Seaside in the Square 2019 promo

Key highlights from Solent...

Save the Oceans

Monday 22 July, 12-5pm
To coincide with a visit by a giant whale to the beach, we'll be offering a series of short talks and practical activities exploring the role of plastic and how we can all live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Beach burning workout

Did you know you can burn up to 50 per cent more calories per minute while exercising on sand? Join us for a combination of running, bodyweight strength exercises and agility moves in a unique experience that will help you reach your fitness goals.

Beach HIIT workout

Tuesday 23 July and Monday 5 August, 2-4pm
Stimulate your workout with HIIT training sessions on sand. HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training, which motivates weight loss pursuits and workout goals. Experience a combination of strength, toning and cardiovascular exercises with this beach-inspired routine.

Tug of war

Tuesday 23 July and Monday 5 August, 2-4pm
Do you think you have what it takes to be on the winning team? Come and challenge your strength capabilities on the sand with this tug of war competition.

Stage takeover

Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of our BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance students. From acoustic sets to more lively numbers, there's something for everyone this summer.

Beach art workshop

Wednesdays, 12-2pm
Looking for something fun and creative to do this summer? Come and join the Showcase Gallery workshop leaders outside from 12-2pm each Wednesday to design and make your own seaside inspired flag. If you're feeling a bit hot and need to shelter from the sun, pop into the Gallery - through Artisan cafe - take a seat and cool down.

Fun food class

Tuesday 23 July and Monday 5 August, 12-2pm
Join us for a sugar themed take of the popular TV gameshow Play Your Cards Right. Higher ... lower ... which has more sugar: an orange or a chocolate bar? Come along, take part, and be in with the chance of winning a free family meal for four at the Artisan. 



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