Arts, Culture and Creative Industries

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Arts, Culture and Creative Industries 

Eastleigh Borough offers the community and its visitors access to high quality professional arts, award-winning cultural facilities, and one of the best outreach and creative learning programmes in the country. There is a wealth of arts and culture on offer and a wide range of venues, festivals and events for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Venues of particular interest include Eastleigh's nationally recognised centre for contemporary dance, theatre and combined arts at The Point as well as The Berry Theatre in Hedge End which presents inspirational work for children and families.

The borough is also home to the acclaimed jazz venue at The Concorde Club in Eastleigh, the regional centre for music at Thornden Hall in Chandler's Ford, Greyladyes Arts Foundation in Bursledon and Sea Sky Art in Hamble.

Eastleigh is fast becoming recognised as a regional hub for the creative industries and there are specialist facilities and workspaces provided at The Creation Space, The Sorting Office, Tec Hub and The West Wing Studios.

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Cultural and Creative Industries Strategy 2015-19

Eastleigh's first Cultural Strategy was produced by the Culture Unit in 2009 and was developed in consultation with partner organisations, local stakeholders, education providers and the wider community.

Over the life of the first Cultural Strategy 2009-14 the importance of the creative industries sector to the borough's economic and cultural offer has grown considerably. The innovative and exciting new Cultural and Creative Industries Strategy reflects on the delivery of the previous strategy and presents our ambitions for the future direction of travel for arts, culture and creative industries in the borough.

The Cultural and Creative Industries Strategy 2015-19 is available to view online using the link below. If you have any comments or questions related to the strategy you can email us at culture.unit@eastleigh.gov.uk or write to us at The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DE.

 

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