Welcome to Star & Crescent, a brand new independent news, culture and commentary site with a Portsmouth focus. Our intention is to offer something different: timely, daring, investigative and well-researched writing as an antidote to [… read more ]
Christine Lawrence journeys to North End and discovers a compelling and powerful autobiography from local author, Steven George. It’s a wet January morning, I’m sat in Café Nut in North End, planning to write about [… read more ]
Veteran Portsmouth journalist Christine Lord talks to Sarah Cheverton about her book, Who Killed My Son? and her ongoing campaign for justice for her son, Andrew Black, who died in 2007 of the human form [… read more ]
In this honest and unflinching account, Rikki May recalls his experiences as a psychiatric patient and hopes that others will be inspired by his successful struggle against mental illness. Memory by association is incredible. A particular [… read more ]
Pompey Street Finds by Abigail Gilchrist and Jo Willoughby of Stair/Slide/Space.
Sarah Cheverton reports on LGBT Pride, which comes to Portsmouth’s Victoria Park on Saturday 20th June 2015, twelve years since the last Pride event was held in the city and the first time a major, [… read more ]
This is the first of a series of interviews the Star & Crescent will be running with Shonagh Dillon, Chief Executive of Aurora New Dawn, a charity working with victims and survivors of domestic and [… read more ]
Tom Sykes takes a brief look at some of the more incendiary moments in Portsmouth’s long and rich radical history. 1450 – After public protests against his high taxation policy and his refusal to pay local [… read more ]