Boathouse 4 Summer Festival: A Ship That Already Sailed

Aiming to celebrate traditional and heritage crafts, Boathouse 4 welcomed the public into the Historic Dockyard, free of charge, for 3 days of family festivities between 4-6 August. Featuring demonstrations from Groundlings Theatre and the Fort Cumberland Guard and activities including boat-building, wool-spinning and leather-working, it seemed too good to be true. I found the Boathouse … Read moreBoathouse 4 Summer Festival: A Ship That Already Sailed

Castle Road Summer Fayre: Quintessentially Southsea

On the first weekend of August, I travelled down to Castle Road for their Summer Fayre, sponsored by Southsea’s Coastguard Studio. Castle Road is home to many popular independents including the infamous Pie and Vinyl (see my review as part of the Southsea Food Tour, coming out this Thursday) and Tony Wood hair salon in the old Victorian … Read moreCastle Road Summer Fayre: Quintessentially Southsea

The Southsea Food Tour: The Chocolate Lounge

This weekend, just gone, was the launch party of the new Chocolate Lounge on Clarendon Road, Southsea. Owned by Chocablock Limited, they have moved to a swanky new store from their old shop in Copnor. I visited twice over the weekend to try them out but, although I love supporting new and independent businesses, I was … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour: The Chocolate Lounge

The Southsea Food Tour – Pie & Vinyl

I have almost lived in Portsmouth for a year now and it may come as a surprise to you but I have never been to Pie and Vinyl. I can hear the gasps of a hundred local residents. My friends always asked me why I have never been and tried their legendary pies. I always … Read moreThe Southsea Food Tour – Pie & Vinyl