Update: Light the South

Throughout the start of 2024, students from Fair Ways School in Swanwick have been working around the clock to plan, design and make the Fair Ways entry to the Light the South campaign, led by Southampton Hospitals Charity.

Since Easter, our students have been putting the finishing touches on the Fair Ways lighthouse, with locally sourced shells and objects added to add a textured effect and varnish to the lighthouse to help it survive living outside throughout the summer.

The lighthouse is due to be collected on Monday (29th), where it’ll then be delivered to Southampton Hospitals Charity to add to their display and be ready to launch the summer trail.

From July 2024, you can explore Southampton and Cowes like never before! Discover 40x 8ft lighthouses, and 40x mini lighthouses on the Light the South art trail.

Designed by some of the UK’s most talented artists, schools, and community groups, these unique sculptures will take you on a cultural tour of Southampton and Cowes on the Isle of Wight, letting you discover and engage with our region like never before!

The lighthouses will form a family-friendly trail of discovery for both local people and visitors to enjoy and explore. This outdoor trail is open to everyone, and we hope that as many people as possible will explore all or parts of the full accessible trail.

Like real lighthouses, each of the lighthouse sculptures is unique.

You can read more about the Light the South campaign, here – https://lightthesouth.co.uk/

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