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Free community Workshops with NST – A Marriage of Minds

Nuffield Southampton Theatres are running a series of free community workshops across Southampton to create a unique version of their Christmas show, Cinderella, opening end of November.

Based on the major themes of love and marriage featuring in several shows at NST, the workshops taking place will look at the differences and similarities in the traditions of love and marriage across various cultures within Southampton.

All involved will get the opportunity to express their ideas and traditions in various ways including photos and word maps, to contributing to a fantastic costume exhibited during the run of Cinderella.

Workshops are run in different locations and with some groups including WICT, Womans Integration Group and Clear/Sol at the following days and times:

Length of workshop

Description of activity


Dates & Times

2-week workshop

discussion and recording of traditions, ideas and opinions for an exhibition at NST City

Lordshill Library

Lordshill District Centre SO16 8HY

Thu 7 & Thu 14 Nov

10am – 11.30am

3-week workshop

as for the 2-week workshop plus drawing a design of a wedding dress for the exhibition

Shirley Library

Shirley Precinct, Shirley SO15 5LL

Wed 6, Wed 13 & Wed 20 Nov

1.30pm – 3pm

5-week workshop

as for the previous 2 workshops plus creating a panel to add to the piece of costume which will be exhibited at NST City

West Itchen Community Trust at

NST City

142-144 Above Bar St, SO14 7DU

Wed 9 Oct to Wed 13 Nov (except for half term week)

11.30am – 1pm


Women’s Integration Group

Ropewalk Centre

53 Derby Rd, SO14 0DJ

Thu 10 Oct – Thu 14 Nov

(except for half term week)

9.45am – 11.15am


The Roundabout Café

Westfield Corner, Mansbridge, SO18 2LE

Thu 10 Oct – Thu 14 Nov (except for half term week)

1pm – 2.30pm


Woolston Library

Centenary Quay, Victoria Rd SO19 9EF

Fri 4 Oct – Fri 8 Nov (except for half term week)

10am – 11.30am



NST City

142-144 Above Bar St, SO14 7DU

Fri 18 Oct – Fri 15 Nov (except for half term week)

1pm – 2.30pm

(please note this is a 4 week workshop but will cover the same as the 5-week)

The Friday sessions at the NST will be run by Maha, Quassila and Farra who are from St Marys. Maha and Quassila are also two of the new Community Action group members in St Mary’s.

Everyone is welcome to attend any group they like, however spaces may be limited so sign up by contacting Tracey at

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