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RIPE Live: DO YOU WANT WHAT YOU WANT? / How Long Will This Last?

RIPE Live is mak­ing it’s return this Spring and you’re invit­ed to join us on Old Northam Road for this free jam-packed launch event.

Celebrate the launch of the new banner commission at the Alfred Arcade. Having won a public vote, artist Signe Eliza Pook’s piece ‘DO YOU WANT WHAT YOU WANT?’ will be installed at the back of the Alfred Arcade overlooking the railway tracks and will offer a message to locals, commuters and visitors to Southampton by inviting them to reflect on habits of consumption and question the idea of want versus need. This is your chance to see the installation up close and meet Signe.

We will also be launching a new exhibition at the Hidden Wardrobe. How Long Will This Last? is a new exhibition by RIPE graduate and artist Katie Mullender. This collections of textured and colourful paintings depict autobiographical moments from throughout the pandemic and draw on shared experiences, quiet moments and relationships with space.

You can also enjoy a DJ set at the Alfred Arms by HANIN, where you can cut some shapes on the new and improved dancefloor, and grab a bevvy from the bar which will be serving drinks throughout the evening. If you’re looking to continue the party, head down to Heartbreakers where HANIN will be spinning the tunes at BDMD’s Froot Shoot club night and you enjoy an exclusive discounted entry at £4.

Event Schedule

6pm – 7pm: Hidden Wardrobe – Exhibition launch: How Long Will This Last? by Katie Mullender

7pm – 8pm: Alfred Arcade – Banner launch: DO YOU WANT WHAT YOU WANT By Signe Eliza Pook

8pm – 10pm: Alfred Arms – HANIN DJ set (warm-up) + bar

10pm – late: Heartbreakers – After Party: BDBM Froot Shoot Club Night