When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Ship Launch Event

Event, Exhibitions, Free, Music, Performance

Friday 11th March 2022 6:00pm - 10:00pm

God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

Join us as we celebrate the launch of our latest exhibition, When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Ship by composer and sound artist Emily Peasgood.

About the exhibition

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A Ship is a new artwork and installation by sound artist and composer Emily Peasgood. It takes the form of a song, played through speakers in the gallery space, exploring Southampton’s complex relationship to the sea. Spanning a period of over 400 years, the song’s lyrical content explores the city’s every-changing coastline from the 1600s to the present day and into the future. Informed and inspired by local histories and local people, the song invites visitors to immerse themselves in the story of the Solent.

About the event

You can enjoy an exclusive accapella performance of the exhibition piece by Emily in addition to performances by local musicians Benji Heinke and the Bees Knees, who’ll be interpreting Emily’s song in their own unique way.

You’ll also have the chance to hear from Emily herself as she discuss the process of composing a song, working with local creatives and performers and exploring the history of Southampton’s coastline through personal narratives and stories.

The bar will be open throughout the evening serving drinks and light refreshments.

Friday 11th March 6pm – 10pm at God’s House Tower

Book your free ticket here 


About the artist

Emily Peasgood is an Ivor Novello Composer’s Award winning composer, sound artist and visual artist. She creates research-led and site specific interactive artworks for galleries and outdoor public spaces, ranging from large-scale community events to intimate sound installations. Her work aims to transform how we perceive our environment by creating invitations to connect with people and places that are forgotten, overlooked, or surrounded by histories that can be remembered and celebrated through sound and music. Peasgood is best known for her work in outdoor public locations with specific communities of people, often utilising innovative technology and design to serve her concept and enhance visitor interaction.