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To mark the opening of the first wave of restaurants in the new £85 million dining and leisure extension, Westquay will be hosting a weekend of festivities in the scheme’s stunning new public plaza, The Esplanade. 

The digital light show will begin at 5pm in The Esplanade, projecting scenes of Southampton through the ages onto the city walls. Visitors will be able to see these projections until 18th December, starting at 5pm, running for 7 minutes every half an hour, until 9pm each evening.

Throughout the weekend, the public will also have the opportunity to get involved in a whole host of other activities taking place in the Esplanade.  Entertainment will include face painters and a glitter station for children, ballet dancers and hip hop dance troupes to delight the whole family.  A lookalike Heston Blumenthal stilt act will also be on hand to welcome the new restaurant line-up.

Further Info

 Saturday 10th December
 10am – 1pm  Face Painting at The Esplanade
 10am – 9pm  Time Truck
 10am – 2pm  Glitter Station at The Esplanade
 11am – 1pm  Adagio Statues performance
 1pm - 2pm                                           Choir Performance (Mayflower Youth Theatre) at The Esplanade
 2pm – 3pm  Face Painting at Guildhall Square
 3pm – 4pm  Saints Brass at Guildhall Square
 4pm  Parade begins at Guildhall Square
 4.30pm – 5.30pm  Sing Force Choir performance at The Esplanade
 6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm            Digital Light Projection at The Esplanade


Sunday 11th December at The Esplanade
10am – 2pm Glitter Station
10am – 5pm
Face Painting
10am – 5pm
Time Truck
11am – 1pm
Adagio Statues performance
12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm Heston Blumental lookalike stilt walker
2pm – 3pm                                                               
Hip Hop Dance performance
3.15pm & 4.30pm
Ballet group performance
5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm
Digital Light Projection


Saturday 17th December at The Esplanade
12pm – 4pm Glitter Station
11am, 11.45am, 1.50pm, 2.50pm & 4.30pm Elements Hip Hop Performance
11am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm & 3.30pm            Stilt Performers
12pm – 3pm
4pm & 4.45pm         Sing Now Choir



Sunday 18th December at The Esplanade
11am – 4pm Glitter Station
12pm, 1.45pm & 3pm           Globe Acrobats
11am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm & 3.30pm Stilt Performers
12pm – 3pm
Mirrored Man
1pm & 2.15pm Nutcracker




The Esplanade, Westquay
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