Victorious Festival 2017 Review: Part 3, The End

Sunday was by far my busiest day. There was plenty on the main stage including Libertines’ front man Pete Doherty, Slaves and Elbow. Olly Murs and KT Tunstall were headlining the Castle Stage and local legends Emptifish were on the Seaside Stage. I wrote them all down on my ‘to see’ list but as it … Read moreVictorious Festival 2017 Review: Part 3, The End

Victorious Festival 2017 Review: Part 2, The Middle

On the Saturday morning of Victorious festival, I groggily dragged myself from my bed, still feeling the effects of the Friday night launch party even in the afterglow. It was a great night and I had high spirits for the rest of the weekend. To start the day, I was working at The World Music … Read moreVictorious Festival 2017 Review: Part 2, The Middle

Victorious Festival 2017 Review: Part 1, The Beginning

Victorious, always on the last bank holiday of August, 25th –  27th, aims to squeeze out the last of summer. With headliners this year including Rita Ora and Stereophonics, local music, amazing weather and too much glitter, the Portsmouth festival is a crescendo to the city’s summer events programme. The festival is in its 5th year … Read moreVictorious Festival 2017 Review: Part 1, The Beginning

Portsmouth’s International Kite Festival: Ups And Downs

This year was the 26th anniversary of Portsmouth’s International Kite festival which brings colour and life to Southsea Common every year. As the bare bones of Victorious Festival loomed in the distance, large kites flew overhead of various shapes and sizes. I could see Aladdin, a sting ray, crocodile and half a male torso. Smaller … Read morePortsmouth’s International Kite Festival: Ups And Downs

The Southsea Food Festival Frenzy

Saturday. About 50 stalls, maybe more, stretched up Palmerston road and Osborne Road and twice as many people hurried around stuffing their faces. Free to attend, this festival certainly had something for everyone. I started my adventure by St Jude’s Church and worked my way up. I passed pastries and paellas and pans sizzling and … Read moreThe Southsea Food Festival Frenzy