Please check in to see our exciting online dance project later this summer

Art Asia is excited to be part of the Mayflower 400 Festival programme across the city. It has been commissioned to produce a large-scale community dance programme which will now be delivered on-line.

The Project is called Belonging.

It will include dance, music, singing, visual arts and oral history. It will an opportunity for Southampton communities to explore their journeys and why they think Southampton is home- a sense of belonging..

An opportunity for local schools and local community groups

to get involved!!

If you would like to be involved please email


Background to Mayflower 400 (

The 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from the UK to America takes place in 2020, with activities planned in towns and cities across the country. As part of the programme Southampton’s Mayflower 400 the cultural programme will use the anniversary as an opportunity to reconnect communities to their maritime past and to tell stories of journeys, migration, identity and sanctuary; building empathy and greater cross-cultural understanding. Working with partners across the city, the grant will enable the development and delivery of ten projects, including a new music commission at Turner Sims (TS), Southampton’s concert hall.  Other projects include a community arts programme led by Solent University’s Showcase Gallery; two large-scale community dance projects, one led by Art Asia as part of the Southampton Mela and one by Zoie Logic Dance Theatre; a light-art project for Weston Shore and the city centre delivered in partnership with Audacious and Light Up Poole; a new outdoor work by Requardt & Rosenberg, commissioned by Stomping Ground and produced by The Place; and ‘A Mile in My Shoes’ delivered by The Empathy Museum.