“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

Book Review, Books, independent, Latest, Things To Do

Books To Fuel Your NY

Whether you’re the kind of person that has a long list of goals for the New Year or maybe you’re just setting some gentle intentions, I’m...

Art, Artisan, Artist, Design, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Nothing Fantastic

Nothing Fantastic is an independent hangout for music and art that has a cool vibe and sits on Highland Road, number 37 to be exact You might not...

Art, Artisan, Artist, Community, Design, Events, Exhibition, Experience, independent, Latest, Local Artist, Portsmouth, Southsea

Ocean’s 20

This Saturday the 6th of November sees a group of artists who have been selected by United Creatives to exhibit and feature their work at the D-Day...

Community, Cooking, Experience, Food & Drink, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Nattys Jerk Fund

Natty's Jerk Kitchen is a well-loved food business whether that be as a truck down on the seafront or a pop-up at Victorious and even smashing...

Artisan, Artist, Creative, independent, Latest, Local Artist, Local Business, Maker, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Southsea Mudlark

Walking along the narrow corridors of the Arts Space on the Saturday of the 40th Anniversary, I knew I was heading for one studio and that was...

Cafe, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Design, Eclectic, Experience, Food & Drink, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Hideout 2 years!

I first fell in love with Hideout Coffee in July 2019, just as it had opened I was on my way to Amsterdam and I wanted to show my eldest son (who...

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...

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...

Band, Events, Experience, independent, Latest, Music, Music Promotion, Music Scene, Portsmouth, Southsea

Neu Waves First Wave

The first wave is finally here Tonight is the first night of a new alternative, forward-thinking live music club night; ‘neu waves’ Neu waves is...

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, Elm Grove, Fitness, Health, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea, Wellbeing, Wellness

The Workout Coach Studio

Elm Grove has turned into an up and coming place of interest, throwing nostalgia to the once busy high street of Southsea and it is nice to see it...

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...

Elm Grove, Experience, Food & Drink, Home Large, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Desi Old India Cafe

Sometimes you go to a restaurant and you enjoy the food You then spend time thinking about the food you had and then go off and try somewhere else...

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...

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...

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...

Elm Grove, Experience, Flowers, independent, Latest, Local Business, Lockdown, Plant Care, Plants, Plants And Flowers, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea, Wellbeing

Rose Clover

If you have been watching Interior Design Masters recently you will have seen them talk about how independents on the high street have to work...

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...

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...

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…

ALICE COFFEY

Pottering around Southsea I have really enjoyed Alice Coffey this year with her work popping up in a few local indie projects, from designing the label for Southsea Spirit gin to designing the logo slogan for Hunter Gatherer Coffee. I thought it would be nice to find out a little bit more about this artist.

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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