Monthly Archives: May 2017

DangeroUS Ideas

DIS170911 CELEBRATION (web)DangeroUS Ideas

A night of reflection and celebration of our activity over the last three years.


Venue: BySea Coffee Lounge, 468-480 Portswood Rd, Southampton SO17 3SP

Here at Dangerous Ideas Southampton, we have been running events about creative social change in the city for 3 years, with a focus on sustainability, fairness and a vibrant city. Now is the time for us to pause and reflect. We commissioned an independent report with the support of University of Southampton’s Public Engagement team and we’d like to share the outcomes with you.

We want to mark and celebrate what’s happened and start a conversation about the future. The coordination and funding of Dangerous Ideas Southampton in its present form is due to change. With that in mind and taking into account the findings from the evaluation report, what our or next steps?

This event is open to everyone, and will be of particular interest to people who have attended one or more of the Dangerous Ideas events or those who are keen to promote a city which values social change and collaborative dialogue between people in the city.

Snacks and drink will be provided. The venue is on Portswood Road near The Brook. There is some cycle parking near the zebra crossing and on-street car parking is on local roads including some on Portswood Road. The venue has full disabled access.

Please register for this free event via Eventbrite. You can also join our Facebook event too if you wish. Please help share this event on your favourite social media! You can tweet us @ideas_soton or find us on Facebook.

If you are interested in the outcomes of the evaluation and the future of Dangerous Ideas Southampton but can’t attend the event, please contact us and we will keep you updated.

Thanks to all of you who have been part of our journey and to Callum Robertson and the University of Southampton for helping us achieve an independent evaluation,

Rebecca, Suzanne, Tammy, Jon and the Dangerous Ideas team.

Contact / 07968 777261



Umbrella Arts Festival


Rain or Shine, a great time is guaranteed at Southampton’s newest family arts festival!

SoCo Music Project is delighted to announce Umbrella Arts Festival 2017. An exciting new one day festival bringing a diverse mixture of music, art and spoken word to Southampton. With local musicians and performers taking to the stage, interactive workshops, story telling, talks, an arts market and live installations, Umbrella Arts Festival will transport you into a world where creativity reigns.

The event is supported by Big Lottery and SoCo, working with local partners including Artful Scribe, Dangerous Ideas and Solent Showcase Gallery. We invite you to experience the best of Southampton’s creative offer and immerse yourself in a vibrant family event. Explore how music and the arts can have a transformative effect on our health and wellbeing by taking part in a range of activities.

This free family-friendly event will be packed full of entertainment. Explore the wellbeing area and take part in drawing, dance or poetry writing workshops; re-imagine Southampton through a series of live art installations; journey through our Arts Market to see bespoke creations from local designer makers or simply relax and enjoy the sonic landscape (or soundscape) of Southampton’s music scene.

Find out more:

Where: Palmerston Park

When: 10th June 2017