Portsmouth University senior lecturer Sophia Wood dissects the relationship between social class and political affiliation – nationally and locally. Class is playing an extraordinary role in the seemingly endless run-up to the 2015 general election [… read more ]
S&C’s culture correspondent sees signs of God in Southsea and gets pondering…. I am trying to find that in-between space, somewhere amid Richard Dawkins and Isis; between Page 3 and the niqab. But all [… read more ]
Journalist and editor Sam Ward ponders the meaning and purpose of writing in the internet age. Like a deep winter, which started with a light icing sugar frost on the leaves before becoming a blanket [… read more ]
Local students talk to Abigail Lofthouse about their experiences of Islamophobia as she explores the rise of anti-Muslim attitudes in the UK. Islamophobia is a growing issue in the UK. With a rise in EDL [… read more ]
In the second of an exclusive series on Portsmouth’s fecund literary heritage, author and historian Matt Wingett discusses the impact of the city on the writer who won the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. Rudyard [… 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 ]
Southsea-based novelist William Sutton reports on the most writer-friendly eateries in Portsmouth. “Are there any Southsea cafes good for writing in?” asked a post on Portsmouth Writers Hub Facebook page. I was astonished by the [… read more ]
Pompey Street Finds by Abigail Gilchrist and Jo Willoughby of Stair/Slide/Space.