SOUTHAMPTON is set to host a vibrant arts programme for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 in England this summer.
Southampton is one of ten local authorities across England that will host an event as part of an exciting national cultural programme supported by £800,000 funding from Arts Council England, thanks to National Lottery players.
Running alongside the tournament from July 6-13, he cultural programme is set to reach nearly 3 million people and invite sports audiences and participants to engage with culture at an important moment for the country.
The cities involved include Brighton and Hove, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Sheffield, Southampton, Trafford, and Wigan and Leigh.
Three specially commissioned projects led by artist Emma Smith, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Idle Women, will share the rich history of women’s football and its players and harness culture to encourage more people, particularly women and girls, to be inspired by the competition.
There will also be the opportunity for the public to create an original anthem to celebrate UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 in England, expressing the passion evident in the women’s football community through music.
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