Giving Thanks is our campaign to create digital memories that bring the people of Southampton together in a shared celebration of our city and our communities. During this difficult time, it’s more important than ever to celebrate and share the important things that make a difference to our lives every day, however small.
Shared Space and Light are artists who strongly believe in the power of video projection to bring people together. Collaboration is central to what they do, they have worked alongside a diverse range of communities as well as musicians, set designers and theatre companies. They said: “This project has been an exciting challenge, working together in difficult times and we hope to create a memorable celebration for Southampton. Thank you so much for all your contributions online and over Zoom!”
Here are some of your submissions
#MyGivingThanks by GO! Southampton and City Eye
We’ve teamed up with GO! Southampton and City Eye to share stories from around Southampton which demonstrate how people have come together to support one another during Covid-19. Has someone made a difference to you this year? Why not thank them using #MyGivingThanks
A Giving Thanks tree by Bitterne C of E Primary – Class 5SB
Poem by Lizzy Aimes, team member at Southampton City Councl – Missing, Exploited Trafficked team. Read the full poem here.
Read these fabulous thankful poems by the Year 7 Graphics students at Regents Park Community College.
Community Groups Give Thanks
In January 2021, we teamed up with Our Version Media and Southampton Voluntary Services to provide training for several local community groups. The training supports groups and charities to tell their stories through video for social media, highlighting the scope of the wonderful work they do in our communities.
Below you can see some of the wonderful films they have created as part of #MyGivingThanks
Charity Nominations for Giving Thanks
We’re thrilled to announce the winners of our Southampton charity / community group prizes as part of #MyGivingThanks, in partnership with Southampton Voluntary Services
The groups were nominated by people who’ve experienced or benefited from the wonderful work they do. Each group will receive £150 as a big thank you.
1st Runner Up – The G.E.Ms team at Kingsland Community Centre, a volunteer run organisation who supply the vulnerable & families with food parcels.
2nd runner up – The Basics Bank, Southampton City Mission who give out free food & clothes to those in need in Southampton.
“Thank you very much for making submissions possible in all their various forms, and for all your behind the scenes work in curating them all to bring together the mosaic for others to benefit so greatly. It is truly appreciated.”