The team behind a festival which lit up Southampton last summer have launched a new youth manifesto for the city. 

The Manifesto for Culture and Creativity in Southampton sets out six things young people want for Southampton. 

It was created by the six Cultural Connectors who created What's Next Southampton? festival and aims to enable young people to influence the development of Southampton as a creative and cultural city.

A spokesperson said: 'We wish to mobilise a generation who feel empowered to use their voices and be agents for change.

"We want to encourage young people to want more for and from Southampton and to shape the city they will inherit."

Daily Echo: Cultural Connectors at Youth Manifesto launch courtesy of University of Southampton

The manifesto highlights the need for young people to feel safe, included and respected in cultural spaces. It also calls for more colour and pattern across the city to ignite imaginations.

'We are proud of Southampton's cultural world, from our music scene to our football club. We want our interests to be considered important and relevant, including gaming and online spaces," they added.