Light the South art trail

Date of event: 8 September 2024

This summer between 13 July – 8 September, get ready to join us on an adventure as we weave together the best culture, heritage, and diversity the South has to offer.

From July 2024 get ready to explore Southampton and Cowes like never before! Discover 40 8ft lighthouses, and 40 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!

Family-friendly trail

Our 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 fully accessible trail.

Like real lighthouses, each of our lighthouse sculptures is unique through its design and sponsorship by a business or individual.