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Seaside in the Square returns to Southampton

Seaside in the Square - picture credited to Jonny Freeman

Lots of people are expected to visit Seaside in the Square over the next few weeks, as the summer event makes its return to Southampton today.

Based right near the Guildhall, the summer attraction is aiming to encourage people to visit and support nearby businesses.

It's running from now until Sunday 11th August, to give people a chance to enjoy a flavour of the beach in the city centre.

Heidi Isa from GO! Southampton is helping organise this year's event.

She's told us they’re ready for all eventualities:

"Last year we were kind of almost surprised by how much heat and sun there was, so we perhaps didn't have enough shade.

"This year we've got plenty of shade, which also doubles up as shelter if it does rain, so we're prepared for all times of weather."

(Above: Inside Seaside in the Square - pictures credited to Jonny Freeman)

Heidi's told us it takes a long time to make sure everything’s ready.

She's revealed they're working on the following year's event pretty much straight after the existing one's finished:

"As soon as we finished last year we started thinking about what went well - and how we could make it different.

"Then as preparations ramped up, we started working closely with a number of local organisations."

You can find out more about Seaside in the Square here.

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