Category: Portsmouth

Kanpai

The UK’s first-ever Sake brewery, Kanpai- meaning ‘cheers’ in Japanese- has been on my radar since it first launched in 2017. So when an invite to the trade and press tasting of their limited ultra-premium Junmai Ginjo Sake hit my inbox, I leaped straight on the train to Peckham Rye…

Hack Pompey

Hack Pompey, what is it? and how can you get involved? Well, it is one of the biggest hackathons on the south coast and offers an exciting weekend where all kinds of people join together for two days to come up with innovative ideas and plans to make something they have been wanting to for ages and never got around to! From fashion to game jams, product design to architecture, the choice is yours as to what you want to be involved in. It’s completely free which is an added bonus and this year’s theme is sustainability. Offering this theme gives people a chance to think about how the design or build they make today will have an impact on their environment or community tomorrow.

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Playdead 4 years!

Samo, owner of Playdead studios, is necking coffees at a rate of 3 to my 1….and I drink a LOT of coffee. We’re discussing the retrospective of PlayDead’s work surrounding the 4th anniversary and I need the coffee because I’m exhausted just hearing about all the hard work.

KST New Menu

What’s new at the King Street Tavern? Well the 18th-century pub that is famous for being a genuine smokehouse and passionate about bringing smoked, BBQ meats to the heart of Southsea, mixed with a wide range of craft beers and ales is mixing things up a bit. If ribs are your thing you must go and try them here, but the new menu offers so much more now and I for one am really pleased!

Antica Bread And Pasta

Walking in the door of Hunter-Gatherer I expected to see a 50-year-old Italian there to greet me for my pasta class which I was going to be part of for the evening. I don’t know why I had this idea in my head! Spending a few weeks talking over Instagram gave me these preconceptions and I always think of someone who has such a passion for bread and pasta to be Italian but this is not true. Instead, Lorin who is smart, handsome and is only 29 years old stood before me with a whole world of knowledge and has crammed so much into his life already!

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Kendal James

Travelling to Southsea for a day trip with my little boy, I ventured down to Hotwalls in Old Portsmouth and there, in the last studio was Kendal. A total whizz at Hama Beads, my son sat for an hour making his own Mario that he could take home and I never thought I would see Kendal again. Then we moved to Southsea and on visiting the Crafts in the Tower (back at the beginning of 2018) I saw Kendal again and discovered how much she offers to the creative scene in Southsea and Portsmouth.