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Join us for the next chapter of Multi-Stories, on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May.
Where art, skate and sound collide!
Visit Levels 1-3 of Westquay's Multi-Storey Car Park for a one-of-a-kind weekend that celebrates Southampton's communities, their vibrant culture, and the power of creative expression.
Watch live, as local and national artists create a series of large and small-scale permanent murals that take inspiration from 60 years of city life in Southampton.

A series of free art, skateboarding and breakdance workshops will be on offer over the weekend and new for 2024, a Maker's Market with more than 20 stalls and food vendors will be on Level 1.
All this action will be set to a soundtrack of music by local DJs.

Multi-Stories will breathe life into our car park, unifying art, skateboarding and music in a tapestry of authentic culture telling some of the 'multi stories' of Southampton.
Live art curation will take place on levels 1, 2 and 3, skateboarding tuition, ramps for the seasoned skaters and music will be located on level 1.

Multi-Stories is a partnership event between Westquay, Southampton Forward and Paintshop Studio.

ART WORKSHOPS• Graffiti workshops - All ages welcome!
Have a go at spray painting onto large boards in a workshop led by Carleen de Sozer, who will be there to guide you with a few tips and tricks.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12:30-2pm and 3:30-5pmWhere: Westquay Multi-Storey car park
Sign up: On arrival

• City Wall Competition - All ages welcome!
Come to Multi Stories and create your own wall designs inspired by this year’s theme, ‘City Life’.
Guided by artist i_punctuate, have a go at designing your own wall design on paper using marker pens. The chosen design will then be painted onto our community wall in the car park by a local artist.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12-6pm
Where: Level 1, Westquay Multi-Storey car park
Drop in: No sign up or pre-booking required

• Life Drawing workshops
In this workshop, Sarah will lead you on a fun and productive journey of drawing each other and models as strike poses and think about how to record our bodies as they live life in the city. We will use ink and large paper, so dress for mess!
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12:30-2:30
Where: Level 1, Westquay Multi-Storey car park
Sign up: Book your free place here.
• Chalk and tape art workshops - All ages welcome!
Create your own artwork on the Carpark Floor, with chalk and tape
When: Saturday and Sunday, 12:30-2:30
Where: Level 1, Westquay Multi-Storey car park
Drop in: No sign up or pre-booking required

12:00-12:50pm - Clayton Burke
12:50-1:40pm - Amy Willow
1.40-2.30pm - Louis Lane
2.30-3.20pm - Shahswan Ishar
4.10-5pm - Paul Betts
5-6pm - Austaction (from Jerk Jam)

12-1pm - Soul 45 DJs
1-5pm – Breakdance DJ's (various)
5-6pm - DJ DSK

Back for 2024, a temporary skate park on Level 1 will be set up for seasoned skaters to practice their skills on a selection of ramps.
30 minute Skate/Roller sessions running throughout the day from 12.10-5pm

1-2pm - Open jam (all welcome)
2-3pm - Breakdance workshops (drop in - all ages welcome)

1-2pm - All styles prelims
2-3pm - Breaking prelims
3-3.50pm - All styles battles
3.50-4.40pm - Breaking battles
4.40-5pm - Final battle

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