‘MAKE it SO’.

That is the prominent message in the short film for Southampton’s City of Culture bid.

The video, published on Wednesday, comes after the final report was submitted to the competition.

If the city is successful in winning the culture crown three days of festivities will see tens of thousands of people celebrate in May 2025.

Vessels will be invited from around the world to join a floating stage - with a giant circus show from creative producers Crying Out Loud.

Among the festivities planned if the bid is successful, there will be an opportunity to get out onto the water as part of a community day in partnership with Southampton’s International Boat Show.

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This will enable access for communities to try out sailing, paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking and open water swimming.

The celebrations will not stop there as these events will be followed by year-long activities on the water, linking rivers across the world and showcasing local festivals to open up access and engagement.