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Southsea Folk

Southsea Folk Southsea Folk is a quarterly photographic project capturing the essence of the creative community in Southsea. Select individuals – artists, designers and business owners – are photographed in their environments, and the result is an inspiring celebration of this special area.

We have a great issue with a dynamic front cover by Gary Stranger, a world renowned artist famous for his typographic pieces. Gary took time out to give us the wow factor in both colour and composition with the cylinder design titled ‘Form Function’. Lots of cool new indies have opened up recently, some of which are in this issue. Look out for your 10% discount for being a Southsea Folk reader when trying out The Station for the first time at Freya Rose, where you can get your hair and make-up done for an amazing price. The Southsea Beauty Co. has a lovely new shop on Albert Road offering a cool venue to get your piercings and cosmetic tattooing. 

Also look out for Stoney Beach Barbers on Marmion Road: where this relaxed bunch will make you look fine and dandy! The Southsea Deli has ventured out on to Eastney Beach with a truck, so go check them out when you’re walking the dog or ambling on the beach. We also now have our first ‘smallest department store’ with the Bee Hive opening. They have a collection with many things you will definitely want to buy. Southsea is always evolving; new indies create a presence which makes it such an interesting place to live. Have a great autumn and we’ll catch you next year with new exciting plans for Southsea Folk! 

Louise O’brien

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LOU O ’ B R I E N MAGAZ I NE & O NLI NE E D I T O R

To enquire about being involved in future publications, email info@southseafolk.uk or, for online content and advertising, louise@southseafolk.uk www.southseafolk.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/southseafolk


Southsea Folk

The Team

L A U RA -M A RIE –

CARRIE LAVE RS –

DAN N Y ALEX AN DER –

JODI E E LLI O T T –

CON T RIB U T O R

P H OTOGRAP H ER

ON LIN E CON TRIBU TOR

EDITO R I AL & C O NT E NT D E S I G NE R

Laura-Marie LIVES wine. ‘If you do what

Carrie’s raw, edgy, artistic style sets exactly

Danny loves food and finding out about

Jodie is a freelance designer based in

you love you don’t feel like you work a day

the right tone for this project. Although

all the cool things happening in the city.

Southsea and is mum to two young boys.

in your life.’ Grape Slayin’ internationally,

not strictly ‘Southsea folk’ (she lives in

Her love of art and illustration is a passion

Specialising in design for independents,

Laura travels the globe sharing her passion

Winchester) she loves the Southsea vibe.

she wants to pursue and feature in her

she has an extensive range of experience

for wine. Now she’s landed in Southsea to

Carrie is available for commercial and

future blog posts. You can find her hiding

in fashion, food, lifestyle and marketing

share some wine love because good wine

wedding photography.

in a cosy corner with a wedge of cake,

and is a champion for creatives and the

makes everything just a little bit better…!

www.carrielaversphotography.co.uk

notebook in hand.

growing indie scene.

www.instagram.com/saltfoxdraws

www.instagram.com/rad__creative

drinkup@southseawinesiren.co.uk

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“Southsea Beauty is the place I wish had existed when I was growing up, housing specialists in their respective beauty fields who share the same passion and drive about the services on offer, and create a fun, welcoming environment for everyone. Covering everything from piercings and hair to lashes and more, it’s a place to come and make yourself feel good. We are a one-stop beauty shop with a pink edge and neon light addiction.”  - Holli Childs  Instagram - @southseabeautyco 127 Albert Road 

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“It all started 12 years ago when I went on a first date with my now-husband to Rosie’s Vineyard. Well … we fell in love and I also fell in love with this little hidden Southsea gem. I never thought that five years later I would be on the other side of the bar! Rosie’s has been a well loved restaurant in Southsea for over 30 years and it’s a pleasure to get to be part of her journey. I love that the place is full of history and wonderful stories like mine: a place where people have celebrated their weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, Christenings, Christmas, or just meet with a loved one to watch the jazz and enjoy a glass of wine. It’s all thanks to the constant support of the Southsea community. I hope Rosie’s gets to be part of another 30 years of happy memories!” - Sarah Collis www.rosies-vineyard.co.uk 87 Elm Grove

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“Food has always been a passion since my school days, and having my own business was always the plan. I worked in catering straight from school, and four years ago I opened the Parade Tearooms, which has gone from strength to strength. I have since opened another Parade Tearooms in Gunwharf, which has been running now for five months. Both are open seven days a week. Running the business is a very personal thing to me, and making people smile is the aim. My head chef Dave Terrill has been with me from day one, so he understands what standards are required, which makes my job easier. “ - Mark Hogan www.paradetearooms.co.uk Western Parade

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“Outside-In celebrates community. It’s hard to grow a small independent business in our economy, but there’s so much Portsmouth has to showcase. Having been a street food vendor for years, it felt impossible to move my business on to the next phase. We established OutsideIn last spring to create a platform for businesses in the same position. We have six different local food vendors serving the best street food from around the world. We have a bar with cocktails, local beer, wines and spirits, and a coffee bar. We love having fun with the space and put on regular local musicians and talent. We’ve been so well received by lovely people of all ages and walks of life. I’ve never been more proud to be a local.” - April Gilbert  www.outside-in-food.com 56 Middle Street 

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“I moved to Southsea from London six years ago, but it feels like we’ve been here forever. I love the independent scene, being able to walk our dog by the sea and the community village feel – you can’t walk to the shops without bumping into someone you know! I set up Aerial Dance Days in 2017 as a way of making circus skills more accessible for dance schools in the area … since then it’s grown and I’m about to embark on another jam-packed summer holidays with workshops from Weymouth to Kent … but always coming back to sunny Southsea!” - Michael Mcwilliam www.aerialdancedays.com

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“We’ve not long had our two-year birthday, and business is better than ever. We love being in the heart of Southsea: the buzz in Palmerston Road is unreal and the small local businesses complement each other brilliantly! As some people may know, back in February we sadly had a fridge fire in our kitchen, resulting in us having to close for ten weeks. In this time our chefs perfected a gluten-free batter, so now our fryers are completely gluten free! We used this time to take our shop to the next level, and we are all very excited to see what comes next for The Fisherman’s Kitchen!”   - Ian, Gary, Robyn and Harrison Instagram - @thefishermanskitchen 4 Clarendon Road

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“Well, it is hard to believe that we have just turned five years old as a bakery and it still feels like yesterday when we opened the door to the public for the very first time. We literally threw ourselves into the baking business with very little experience and would never have thought to make that far. It is really mind-blowing to see how many local and loyal customers we have just from Southsea, which we believe has an amazing community. Not every day is the same when you run an artisan bakery, where 99% of the produce is made on-site. Making sourdough bread, especially, can be very challenging even for us and we have done it hundreds of times. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, our bakery offers freshly baked sourdough bread, a selection of pastries, sandwiches, cooked breakfasts and amazing Square Mile coffee.� - Nikky and Ladi www.breadaddiction.co.uk 54 Elm Grove

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“Running your own business can be the most rewarding yet difficult thing ... and who do you share the highs and lows with? When I left my successful corporate career back in 2018 to set up LDV hub, I didn’t know anyone else in the business world. So I created my first LDV connects event in Portsmouth, with the aim to simply connect people. It’s a place where you can feel relaxed, have great conversations with others in similar situations, and most importantly have a bit of fun! You won’t find any name badges or sales pitches here, because we do it the LDV way. Feel inspired by amazing people doing amazing things ... pop along and say hi; we would love to meet you!” - Lauren de Vries www.ldvhub.com

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“Laura-Marie LIVES wine. ‘If you do what you love you never feel like you work a day in your life.’ Grape Slayin’ internationally, Laura has travelled the globe sharing her passion for wine and contributing to the growth, strength, and unity of the trade she has worked in for half a lifetime. Now she’s landed in Southsea to share some wine love through our vibrant town, because good wine makes everything just a little bit better!” - Laura-Marie www.southseawinesiren.co.uk

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“A striking shop sign with top hat, skull and cigar hints at the array of treasures within the world of Head Case Curios where there is something to discover in every corner, even on the ceiling. With a range of fine Havana cigars also on sale, why not pick up a menu? The team are also happy to share their knowledge. Affectionately named the Curator, Anthony Duke (AKA Tony) sources an ever-changing blend of gifts, curiosities and collectibles, purchased or created for those requiring something different or even bespoke. Born and bred in Portsmouth, over the years Anthony has visited Albert Road for its quirky shops and lively atmosphere. A proud business owner, he brings his own brand of uniqueness to Southsea, providing a friendly welcome and a memorable shopping experience.� - Tony Duke www.headcasecurios.com 4 Albert Road

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Coaching and Mentoring

Leadership Development

For Leaders For Business Owners

Team Development Soft Skills Mindset and EQ Communication Skills

For Individuals For Organisations

contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation

helping people, teams, businesses and organisations to improve, evolve and be even better at what they do

www.livingyourlearning.com

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“Here at Living Your Learning, we passionately believe that everyone has the capacity to improve, evolve and be even better at what they do. And it’s on this belief that we were founded, because we really want to help, inspire and enable people to see, say and do things differently so that they can succeed in business, life and whatever they do. Founded by myself and my wife Pam in 2017 in Southsea, and now based in the fantastic Historic Dockyard, we work with people, businesses and organisations, helping them to achieve their goals and get the results they need through training and development, coaching and learning experiences that truly come to life and can be applied in the real world.” - Craig McHugh www.livingyourlearning.com Victory Gate Historic Dockyard

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“I am a solo loop artist. I use different instruments such as the guitar, harmonicas and drum machines to create songs. I love the freedom of being on the road and being creative. Also at shows it’s great playing whatever I’m in the mood to play or what vibe I’m feeling that night.  After playing in bands for years, I have found a new sense of being and individuality doing this.  Where I am looping every show is a high-wire act. Anything could go wrong, especially when playing to hundreds of people with multiple instruments. I love the pressure.“ - Tom Bryan  www.instagram.com/tombryanuk 

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LIVE JAZZ 25/10

Doors 7.30pm

29/11

Emily Saunders (Vocalist) & Rich Muscat (Sax) Art Themen (Sax)

27/12

XMAS DOUBLE BILL SPECIAL: Tommaso Starace (Sax) & Karen Lane (Vocalist)

Residents: Rhythm Earth Electric Trio & Spoken Word

LATE SESSIONS

11pm-late

Mr Foot - Breezie - Special Guest Table reservations / Tickets

www.coastguardstudio.co.uk Eyes Landscape Southsea Folk Advert 215x145 September 2019.indd 1

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“I have always dreamt of owning my own barbershop. I couldn’t have chosen a better location. Being a local lad, having grown up in Portsmouth, I have always admired the easy-going vibe and culture of Southsea, so to now have my own barbershop here makes me extremely overwhelmed and excited for the future! Please pop in; we look forward to seeing you!” - Joe Farrugia  www.instagram.com/stoneybeachbarbers 23 Marmion Road 

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“Aspex is a gallery that exists to support emerging artists and make art accessible to all. It’s an ethos we’ve been adhering to for almost 40 years. Based in the historic Grade II listed Vulcan Building in Gunwharf Quays, we host a seasonal programme of exhibitions, events and workshops for all ages and abilities. We also deliver a range of activities off-site at schools, play parks, and at Southsea favourites like Canoe Lake Leisure’s Tennis Pavilion, the King’s Theatre and Victorious Festival. We have a small team and work alongside artists and a committed group of volunteers to achieve our creative and charitable aims.” -O  llie Tubb, Joanne Bushnell, Vickie Fear, Ollie Neale, and Harriet Carr www.aspex.org.uk The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays

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“We are a Southsea-based business, specialising in handmade and upcycled décor and furniture, made from unwanted pallets sourced from around the south coast. Using the finest tools and craftsmanship to enhance the pallet wood’s natural qualities, we pride ourselves on producing eco-friendly and bespoke pieces for commercial and residential purposes. From design consultation to interior refurbishments, bespoke furniture, and wedding décor, we can turn your ideas into unique decorative creations! Got an idea? Come to us, we will make it happen!”  - George Luna and Mia Romero www.instagram/pallet_pro

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MEET AND BUY FROM LOCAL ARTISTS

MEET AND BUY FROM LOCAL ARTISTS AT THE SQUARE TOWER, BY THE SEA THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH

OCTOBER 27TH ST 21 JULY17TH NOVEMBER TH 18 AUGUST DECEMBER 8TH AM - 4PM 15TH11 SEPTEMBER FREEADMISSION ADMISSION FREE

THESQUARE SQUARE TOWER, ST, ST, PO1PO1 2JE 2JE THE TOWER,BROAD BROAD www.craftsinthetower.wordpress.com www.craftsinthetower.wordpress.com craftinthetower@gmail.com craftinthetower@gmail.com craftsinthetower craftsinthetower craftsinttower craftsinttower

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on the theme of SUSTAINABILITY taking place November 2nd & 3rd at the Future Tech Centre Portsmouth University

for more info and your free ticket visit

hackpompey.co.uk meet new people. make something awesome.

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Volkswagen deli truck

Available to hire for weddings & events Can be used for coffee, hot and cold food or licensed bar

FIND US ON EASTNEY BEACH @ WEEKENDS FROM 10AM

For bookings

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“I first featured in Southsea Folk in Issue One when I started running supper clubs from home, and a lot has changed since then! I left behind my London job in 2017 to open The Southsea Deli. It’s been quite an adventure, but the support of the Southsea community has made it all worthwhile. Now in our second year, we have launched our mobile deli truck to complement our shop. We re-fitted it ourselves with some help from friends and neighbours, giving our 35-year-old horsebox a new lease of life. You’ll find our truck (and usually my dog Basil) down at Eastney Beach by the loos most weekends serving up coffee and food from our deli.” - Daniel Nowland  www.thesouthseadeli.com Eastney Beach 

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“The inspiration behind The Bee Hive is to give local creatives a platform to show their talents, a place that feels like home for traders and customers. We’re focusing on being as eco- and petfriendly as possible and our products are vegan-friendly too. Southsea has a wonderful community that welcomes all with open arms. #portsmouthssmallestdepartmentstore” - Megan Green www.instagram.com/ thebeehiveportsmouth 2A Albert Road 

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Artwork by Gary Stranger

Profile for Southsea Folk

Southsea Folk Issue 8  

'Southsea Folk’ is a photographic project capturing the essence of the creative community in Southsea. Select individuals - artists, designe...

Southsea Folk Issue 8  

'Southsea Folk’ is a photographic project capturing the essence of the creative community in Southsea. Select individuals - artists, designe...

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