Doodle Club is a fun little world, tucked away on the top floor of The Wave Maiden, where a small society of good-natured people are unified by the lure of low-pressure creativity. Attending can feel like stumbling upon some kind of lovely secret: one where you find yourself surrounded by friendly people, zero judgement, and a significant amount of felt-tip pens.
Nestled along the gorgeous Old Portmsouth architecture, the unassuming Square Tower is full of rich history. But on 2nd February 2020, it was also full of something else… Crafters!
If you haven’t heard the various news stories about plastic waste in our seas, fish, and food then I can assure you: the news is upsetting. If like many of us, you are concerned about plastic waste (but don’t know what to do about it) then I have some exciting news for you: a team of local creatives has made something new, something that will let you directly influence how waste is dealt with in Portsmouth.
Well as we all know February is a slightly better month than January, we have survived the dreaded long payday, (Xmas spend oh no I spent too much and now I have to wait 5 weeks) but it can still be a tricky month for some. So as a bit of fun I decided to do a focus for the month where we all try to spend a little more time off our phones.
It’s Monday night and the Fat Fox is filled with people about to see the first-ever Short Movie Showcase: a new, quarterly celebration of short films. Over the course of the evening, we will see a curated selection from local and international creators: everything from an animated short about a tribe hunting sky-fish to a horror-comedy about torture.
The Lagoon is tucked away discreetly in the back of the shop. I filled out the necessary forms and was invited in to make myself comfortable whilst Susie introduced herself. The space is incredibly chilled out, as is the shop to be honest! Low ceiling, candle burning, music on and painted a deep, gorgeous blue that was so calming without feeling dark and oppressive in a smaller space.
Dog Reporter catches up with Max Olesker, formerly of Portsmouth, to talk about the comedy duo’s new show
Southsea now has its very own independent book shop, ‘Pigeon Books’, which is a fantastic addition to the already diverse and independent Albert Road. There is something magical and special about these kinds of places, which you can’t find in bigger high street names
Think of possibly the MOST stereotypical Christmas living room scene you can imagine: log fire, cosy rug, beautifully decorated tree and mulled wine in hand. That’s exactly how I was welcomed into the Hungry Herbivores’ Christmas Supper Club – I’d managed to grab one of the final tickets!
Saturday is Small Business Saturday all over the UK. Why does it matter you say? Well, when you think how the lead up to Christmas has changed so much over [ … ]