The Southsea Food Tour: The Belle Isle

Our resident gourmand Emily Priest returns with another review as part of her ongoing series on Southsea eateries. With the summer approaching, the Belle Isle has been getting busier and busier with people drinking and laughing outside it in the sun. Now, with a new menu, it’s even more popular so I thought it was Read more

STAR POems: All of Me

By Helen Larham   I have always loved him despite his neglect so when I stepped out onto the sea he bore my full weight, everything: All those times I had ventured in and they had laughed at my frantic back stroking and butterflying like a frog. My woollen costume expanding in the water corrugating, Read more

Portal Double Zero Part I

By Jon Crout Otto staggered to the toilets, as much for shelter as to answer a call of nature. Those recently reformed, sing-along baldies were coming to the end of their over-familiar set, and he was quite keen to get some respite from the persistent drizzle that had been soaking the crowd on the common Read more

Are We Losing Our Community Spirit? The Struggle to Keep Southsea Greenhouse Alive

Sue Stokes, founder of Southsea Greenhouse Community Co-operative, explores the social revolution at the heart of community groups and the challenges involved in keeping the dream of a caring, sharing Portsmouth alive. When I left school I had the usual teenage delusions. I thought I could fly, that my ideas had legs and that the Read more