“I moved to Southsea 30 years ago and was a printmaker for 20 of those…"

– Jenny Ames

Issue 10

A quarterly photographic project capturing the essence of the creative community in Southsea. Select individuals – artists, designed and business owners are photographed in their own environments.

Selected Stories

Autumn, Beach, Book Review, Books, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea, Things To Do

Beach Reads

So we didn’t quite get the long, hot summer we’d all hoped for, did we In typical British fashion, we held out hope for another heat wave only to...

Home Large, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Skincare, Small Business, Southsea, Wellbeing

Alice and Ivy

The first thing that hits you when you walk in the door of Alice and Ivy is relief The reason for this is there is actually a place in Southsea...

Events, Festival, Festival Music, independent, Latest, Music, Music Promotion, Music Scene, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea, Victorious

Mix It All Up

Victorious Festival is here and the one thing I love when it all ends and we are reminiscing of our favourite bands and musicians we have seen is the...

Community, Events, Experience, Health, Holistic, independent, Latest, Life Coach, Lifestyle, Local Business, Meditation, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea, Things To Do, Wellbeing, Wellness

Morning D.O.S.E

Morning Dose is a concept developed by Maxine Bailey and Alex Cvijovic who wanted to collaborate on a new exciting project Maxine is a breath coach...

Children, Community, Days Out, Events, Experience, Festival, Festival Music, independent, Latest, Local Business, Music, Music Promotion, Music Scene, Portsmouth, Southsea, Southsea Common, Victorious

Victorious is Back!

Victorious thankfully is back yay! It seems like a lifetime ago since we danced to New Order on the seafront but a lot has changed since then hasn't...

Artisan, Food & Drink, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Southsea Spirit

Lauren and Harriet are the Southsea based ladies behind the 1969 Citroën HY Van – The Gin Emporium They relaunched the business at the start of...

Band, Experience, independent, Latest, Local Business, Music, Music Promotion, Music Scene, Portsmouth, Southsea

Neu Waves

Neu Waves is a celebration of new emerging artists, every Thursday night, at The Loft in Portsmouth A passion project born out of a desire as well as...

Latest, Lifestyle, Local Business, Networking, Podcast, Podcast, Portsmouth

Mindset Musings

Being an early riser and exploring the scenery at sunrise every day made Ben Miles explore audiobooks as something to listen to on his first walk of...

Health, independent, Latest, Lifestyle, Local Business, Solent, Southsea, Wellbeing, Yoga

Island Feather

Over the last 2 years, there has been a huge increase in paddleboarding around the Solent This hobby is seen as a calming, soothing way to embrace...

Cafe, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Eclectic, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Broadway Coffee Shop

Maybe you had a chance to listen to Duane on the podcast talk about coffee roasting or even read the feature story on the Bear Studios knocking down...

Food, Food & Drink, Health, independent, Local Business, Small Business, Southsea, Vegan

Sacred Chow

Sacred Chow is a new exciting plant-based food business offering amazing meals delivered to your door Just as they launched this service in Southsea,...

independent, Latest, Local Business, Networking, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Phlex

With research showing that workers would like to spend an average of 24 days per week working remotely and the fact that our working style has...

Beach, Experience, Holidays, independent, Lifestyle, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Travel With Tilly

Meeting Tilly from @travelwithtilly was a breath of fresh air as not only does she have wonderful travel experience but she also lives on a cool...

Coffee, Community, Food & Drink, Home Large, independent, Latest, Local Business, Porchester, Portsmouth, Small Business

LowTide Coffee

With Portchester only being a 10-minute drive away and having spectacular views of the Solent looking out from the ancient castle, it really lends...

Artisan, Baking, Cakes, Food, independent, Local Business, Maker, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Hartts Cakes

I first met Becky from Hartt Cakes at a networking event which was so different to anything I had attended before First of all there were people...

Latest, Photography, Portsmouth, Southsea

Southsea Snapper

Not sure about you but over the last year when my favourite places have been closed I have felt sad and one account that has lifted my spirits and...

Home Large, independent, Interiors, Jewellery, Lifestyle, Local Business, Lockdown, Maker, Portsmouth, Southsea

Lockdown Creatives

Living life in lockdown has been hard on all of us and I am sure a few of us could say this 3rd lockdown in particular has affected our...

Community, independent, Latest, Local Business, Lockdown, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Island Hampers

Susan Cawte from Island Hampers moved to Southsea just over 4 years ago and fell in love with the area of Southsea and Portsmouth Having worked in...

Health, independent, Latest, Lifestyle, Local Business, Lockdown, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea, Wellbeing, Wellness

Coastal Remedy

Coastal Remedy is approaching its first birthday soon and I met owner Becky to talk about her journey, especially during 3 lockdowns and at a time...

independent, Local Artist, Portsmouth, Southsea

All Caps

Lex from All Caps has been drawing cartoon style for many years and has a distinctive style that makes you sit up and take notice of his work I fell...

Book Review, Books, Latest, Lifestyle, Lockdown, Portsmouth, Southsea, Wellbeing

Positivity In Books

Right now in the national lockdown it may feel like there isn’t much joy around us While there is certainly something to be said about sitting with...

independent, Latest, Local Business, Music, Music Promotion, Music Scene, Portsmouth, Southsea, Trend

Unmade Radio Launch

A while ago I let Unmade Radio take over my Instagram for a day to highlight their vision and future of music in Portsmouth This week has seen the...

Cafe, Deli, Food & Drink, Home Large, independent, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea, Supper, Supper Club

Delaney’s

  Delaney's has been around for 15 years and is nestled in between the fab independents there are on Castle Road It's the kind of place that has...

Artisan, Craft, Handcraft, Home Large, independent, Maker, Portsmouth, Southsea

Raw & Auburn

If you happened to be out at the weekend you might have popped down to the Hotwalls in Old Portsmouth for their Christmas Market and also Traders...

Artisan, Home Large, independent, Local Business, Maker, Portsmouth, Southsea

Paper Cutts Designs

Gemma Cutts from Paper Cutts Designs is an embroiderer and has great design flair Working with creatives for the magazine it was lovely to capture...

Artist, Home Large, independent, Local Artist, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Pompey Banana Club

George Bodkin from Pompey Banana Club has worked really hard for the past 12 months to create even more than his fabulous fruit stickers that were...

Featured Artists
ALL CAPS

Lex from All Caps has been drawing cartoon style for many years and has a distinctive style that makes you sit up and take notice of his work. I fell in love with his doodle-like sketches and his artistic approach, so we met up one day over coffee and talked about the front cover for Southsea Folk issue 10!

The timing of Issue 10 coming out just as the lockdown started last Spring might not have been the best, but Lex really helped put this issue on the map across the city by designing his front cover in black and white as a colouring in option.

FARK

When you drive into Southsea or even walk down a stretch you are sure to see an iconic seagull Fark has painted somewhere in fact that really is what makes you feel you are in Southsea! Getting to know Fark over the last 3 and a half years I have loved watching his journey grow into new things. The last year his creativity has been profound, from his street art which has a current feature at the old Debenhams site, his giant poster he made at Fratton on the billboard with that iconic rainbow! to seeing his commission work with furniture and wall art…

Podcasts
Episode #01

Meet John and Lou running Southsea Folk Discovered

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Episode #02

Meeting Laura The Southsea Wine Siren

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Episode #03

Meet Vince from The Portsmouth Distillery

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Episode #04

Meet Dan from the Southsea Deli

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Episode #05

Meet Charla From The Grateful Hearts Club

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