The feature photo for Southsea Folk comes from Southsea Snapper

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

Art, Artist, Creative, Exhibition, independent, Latest, Local Artist, Portsmouth, Southsea, Things To Do

When We Were Cows

When We Were Cows has a well-anticipated exhibition called 'In My Darkest Daydreams We All Survived' at the Corner Collective in Southsea on the 29th...

Food, Food & Drink, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Restaurant, Small Business

Fries Love

There is a new eatery that is situated where Harbour Coffee used to be, called Fries Love, just past Sainsbury's on the corner walking past the...

Cafe, Coffee, Food & Drink, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business

Nosh Box

There is a new wave of street food happiness being created in one spot of the city and is happening opposite the train station with an expansion on...

Community, Experience, Fitness, Health, independent, Latest, Lifestyle, Local Business, Nature, Southsea, Yoga

Well With Samantha

When I was networking before the pandemic, I met Sam who is a brilliant yoga teacher and offers classes here in Southsea as part of her business Well...

Beer, Food & Drink, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea, Wine

Wines By The Sea

There is a fab new independent wine shop opened at the top of Albert Road called Wines By The Sea! Owned by Lucy Reynolds, who absolutely loves wine...

Artisan, Bridal Design, Creative, Events, Experience, Flowers, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea, Things To Do, Workshop, workshops

Luvshifting Flower Workshops

I recently got to go out on a Wednesday evening and see around Marmion House which has an impressive interior and fab atmosphere but I also got to...

Artisan, Creative, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Skincare, Small Business, Southsea

Soap & Rose

Having cruelty free, earth-friendly packaging, palm free, vegan, and 100% handmade in the description of your independent soap empire is always a...

Artisan, Bakery, Baking, Coffee, Food, Food & Drink, Home Large, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Southcoast Bagel Co

Jack first dreamt up his vision for the Southcoast Bagel Co back in 2018 when he went to New Jersey with his family Every day he went off in the...

Artisan, Coffee, Cooking, Creative, Experience, Food & Drink, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Earth To Oven

An explosion of flavour in each mouthful is how Earth To Oven is described on the website and that is actually quite an accurate quote! Being...

Artisan, Clothing, Creative, Design, Eclectic, Home Large, independent, Jewellery Maker, Latest, Lifestyle, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Tabby Firefly

When Tech Round highlighted local indie brand Tabby Firefly as a sustainable company to watch in 2022, I thought that I needed to share this fab...

Community, Design, Experience, Latest, Lifestyle, Portsmouth, Southsea

Living Streets

There is a new crowdfunder that wants to make our city greener and bring social and environmental benefit to the public here in the city But what...

Artisan, Bakery, Baking, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Cooking, Elm Grove, Events, Experience, Food, Food & Drink, Home Large, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea, Things To Do, workshops

Southcoast Cookery School

The Southsea Deli has been in our hearts for 4 years now From the opening of the original site with its wonderful atmosphere to then moving and...

Creative, Design, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Southsea

Rad Creative

As you know, I love to shout about talented creative people that work in the city and I feel that the creatives I get to work with on projects...

Art, Artist, Book Review, Books, Design, Exhibition, Experience, Home Large, independent, Latest, Local Artist, Portsmouth, Southsea, Street Art

My Dog Sighs Book and Tour

As My Dog Sighs heads out this week on the start of his tour to talk about his book 'Inside', I got a chance to read the 256-page...

Artisan, Design, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business

Spin 360

Boasting 19th century techniques with 21st century design you might wonder what Spin 360 is all about, well I can tell you it is the art of...

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...

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...

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

Scotts Tap and Keller

Watching this intricate bar being built I was intrigued as to how such a small space would work How would there be enough room to allow more than 4...

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...

Beer, Brewery, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Food & Drink, Home Large, independent, Latest, Local Business, Portsmouth, Small Business, Things To Do

The Brewers Cup

If you love beer and have passed Milton a few times then I am sure you will have heard of the Brewers Tap, Portsmouth's first ever micropub sat...

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...

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...

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...
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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