About Us

Here at Southsea Folk we aim to capture and celebrate the essence of the creative local community.

Our print publication features artistic portraits of inspiring local folk in their environments. Our podcast aims to bring cultural stories and the personalities of the guests we source weekly so you can listen any time of day, whether that be in the car, while relaxing, or catching up with chores!  Here on our website/blog we act as roving reporters and feature content about what’s on, what’s new, and the places we love. So, who are ‘we’?

Louise O’Brien

Magazine and Online Editor Plus Podcast Host – Lou is the boss when it comes to online content. She is great at dreaming up competitions and events. From setting up the website and working on the brand of Southsea Folk to bringing Southsea its very own independent awards, Lou is constantly looking to evolve the brand and be as creative as possible. Working with John on the podcast has been so much fun especially over lockdown in a year when we all had to stay at home a lot more than we ever could have dreamed of. The new phase of Southsea Folk will be more creativity in design, photography and videography as well as social media to keep telling the local stories and cultural news about the area. Loving art and interiors Lou can be found with her head in a design book or heading to a new art exhibition!

www.northerninteriorgirl.co.uk | info@southseafolk.uk

 

Jodie Elliott

Graphic Designer – Jodie is a Graphic Designer specialising in brand design and strategy for small independents and startups. She is a mum of 2 boys and lives and works in Southsea. Her passion is helping to grow brands from the ground up, and she is a champion for the creative arts and industries. Her experience ranges from fashion and food through to lifestyle and marketing and she is an avid self-learner who loves working with entrepreneurial go-getters.

Instagram – @rad_creative

John Sands

Podcast Host and Producer – John’s warmth and his passion for the area he lives in made him a perfect choice for the Southsea Folk Discovered Podcast! John works on the podcast voluntarily and brings character and a community feel to it. In his own words, John said “These podcasts are a way for me to shine a light on Southsea and Portsmouth while giving back to a community that gives so much. I love chatting with Lou and the fantastic guests we get every week which I feel is a privilege.”

Johnny Winslade

Resident Photographer – I knew I wanted Johnny on the Southsea Folk magazine projects as his design approach to photography is inspiring. Having such a humble nature he doesn’t shout about himself; he just likes his work to shine. Photography is a hobby that Johnny really takes to another level with the expertise he brings to it.

Instagram – @johnny_winslade

Billie Rae

Resident Photographer – Billie is a pink-haired, picture taking photographic technician. Having grown up in Portsmouth and Southsea she is delighted to be able to capture the amazing creative people who fill this little island. Billie works as a freelance photographer and photographic technician for the uni.

www.billieraephoto.co.uk

Danny Alexander

Resident Contributor – Danny loves food and all the cool things happening in the city. Her love of art and illustration is a passion she wants to pursue and feature in her future blog posts. You can find her in a cosy corner with a wedge of cake, notebook in hand.

Instagram – @seawolf_studio