Writer and academic Dave Allen shares his twin lifelong loves for local music and cricket, and explains how his own life story has dovetailed with the recent history of Portsmouth. I’m 65. I find it to be an age around which [… read more ]
Cartoon by Owen Devine. Check out more of Owen’s work at his website, Devine Comedy.
Michael Smith gives us a student’s eye view of a music festival that has become a Southsea institution. I have four objectives today. The first is to see Honeyblood, a female duo of guitar and drums specialising [… read more ]
Poet Maggie Sawkins talks to Recovery Broker Leigh Tora Westmore about substance use, New Psychoactive Substances and Portsmouth’s Recovery Community. What got you interested in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)? I started with cannabis and sniffing [… read more ]
Tom Sykes has compiled quotes about Portsmouth that date back over two centuries. Some are complimentary, others not so much. ‘Portsmouth … is one of the world’s most astonishing natural harbours, rivalling even Valletta in [… read more ]
Sam Ward walks us through the growing trend of the Southsea Hipster with a critical eye, questioning whether this a movement with the potential to benefit the whole city. Hipsters have that rare accolade of [… read more ]
Barney Arathoon At any time of day you will find at least seven fixed-gear bicycles parked outside the Belle Isle. The owners of these bikes will be inside, Red Stripe lager or some exotic, micro-brewed, fruity [… read more ]