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Mamma Mia, King’s Theatre, Southsea

Words by Emma Beatty Mamma Mia, King’s Theatre, Southsea, 12 June Verdict – camp fun – just go with it,… Read more »

History Hot Spot- The Kings Theatre, Southsea

Words by: Victoria Doxat Photos: Derek Rogers Southsea’s Kings Theatre is an iconic landmark and, according to the Theatre’s Trust,… Read more »


Words by Tara Kent. Photos: Sarah Brown My son Alfie and I enjoy watching Masterchef together, and we loved the… Read more »

Eight Peaceful Acres

Words by Chris Horton. Photos: Sarah Brown There is a rather peaceful place in Southsea where you might see a… Read more »

Faith in Parenthood

Neill Barston talks to Paloma Faith prior to her appearance at Victorious Becoming a parent is just about the biggest… Read more »

Welcome Home

Lulu Whitmore of Love Southsea, throws open the doors of her family home and talks about the renovations and buying… Read more »

History Hot Spot – Canoe Lake, Southsea

Words: Victoria Doxat Canoe Lake has not always looked as it does today. The Lake began life as an area of… Read more »

A Tasty Meal Served with Lashings of Love

Words: Kate Thompson “We provide food, love and support for homeless, vulnerable, and lonely people, often living with addictions. “We don’t… Read more »

Reflections From a Newcomer

Words: Neyda De Arcos I have to admit I was terrified when the plane landed. I looked at Oliver like a… Read more »

Face to Face

Talking to people with passion for what they do.    Ken Wharton-Emms was born in Birmingham in 1962, joined the… Read more »

Loving Albert Road

Words: John Worsey. Photos: Maison Manning There are several reasons why the table in the window of The Southsea Deli… Read more »

Review: Giovanni Pernice: born to win

Written by Emma Beatty Verdict: Fab-U-lous I’m a BIG fan of Strictly Come Dancing; I camped out at four in… Read more »

Play Up Pompey!

Words: Chris Horton, Photos: Tony Palmer Photography Portsmouth and football go hand in hand, two FA Cups and all that… Read more »

City Spaces

Words: Mark Harris. Photos: Miguel Blasco Martin The importance of invigorating and well-designed communal spaces can never be under-estimated, especially… Read more »

Welcome Home

Another Southsea Lifestyle reader throws open their doors and talks about the changes they have made to their home. Words… Read more »

Indie Heavyweights Open Victorious Festival 2018

Victorious (24-26 August ‘18) – the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, has revealed the bill for its opening night – a… Read more »

The New Wave

Words: Chris Horton, Images: My lungs may be burning, my calves are aching and I’m seriously out of breath… Read more »

A Life Without Plastic

Blue Planet has made us aware of plastic pollution in our oceans, but how can we stop using so much… Read more »

Into the Trees…

Written by Lisa Guy and Sophie Lederer We have a passion to inspire children to go out and play; to get… Read more »

The Organ Project

Written by Stella Bahin Thanks to the vision and generosity of earlier benefactors, including one W H Smith, a cathedral-like… Read more »

Jim’s life scientific

Words by Kate Thompson Suddenly science is the new rock ‘n’ roll and no longer just the preserve of boffins… Read more »

Face to face

A new column, talking to people with passion for what they do. Born in The Czech Republic in 1985, Ladi… Read more »

Making their mark in Southsea

Creative couple Nicky Gray and Mark Jones (aka Fark Fk), from The Tea Tray café in Southsea, have created a street… Read more »

Welcome Home

In the tradition of Through the Keyhole, we are encouraging residents with beautiful, different and downright quirky abodes to throw open… Read more »

Welcome Home

In the tradition of Through the Keyhole, we are encouraging residents with beautiful, different and downright quirky abodes to throw… Read more »

Back to the future with Dr Trudy

Today it’s accepted that robots are likely to become increasingly more common in our lives, not just in industry but… Read more »

Staying on Track

Luke Newton suggests ways of not just improving your fitness in the new year but staying motivated throughout 2018. Christmas… Read more »

Beauty & The Beast: A Magical New Show For Portsmouth

Written by Emma Beatty I’m sitting in Starbucks on Guildhall walk across the road from the New Theatre Royal, chatting… Read more »

The Queens Hotel

Written by Kate Thompson Southsea’s grandest hotel is undergoing a £7m renewal that will reveal once again her regal splendour and… Read more »

Postcards From My Neighbourhood

EXHIBITION DATES: Wednesday 7 February Sunday 15 April 2018 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday 3 February 2018 CELEBRATION EVENT: Saturday 10 February… Read more »

The Toymakers’ Apprentice

A story for Christmas by John Worsey. Illustration by Lorna Apps-Woodland I first saw Issie Oke on the day I… Read more »

Welcome home

Written by Kate Thompson In the tradition of ‘Through the Keyhole,’ we are encouraging residents with beautiful, different and downright… Read more »

Breaking through the clouds

Written by John Worsey Remember, remember the fourth of November. No, that’s not a typo. 4th November 2016 was a… Read more »

New for old

Written by Mark Harris Next year is the 20th anniversary of the English publication of Georges Perec’s Species of Spaces… Read more »

Putting the plus into size

Written by Kate Thompson WHEN David West of Portsmouth was given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go on a luxury holiday… Read more »

Half Term: Low Cost, Maximum Fun

Written by Girl About Southsea It feels as though we have only just sent the kids back to school in… Read more »

Songs and Stories

It has been a big year for Southsea songwriter Becky Jerams. Not only has she chased the Eurovision dream (cowritten… Read more »

The Portsmouth Wrestler

Written by John Worsey Not long ago, Rishi Ghosh spent his days as a social worker, selflessly supporting vulnerable people to… Read more »

Welcome Home…

Written by Kate Thompson With such a cool, creative vibe happening in Southsea, it stands to reason there must be some… Read more »

The King’s Anniversary

Written by Chris Horton This month sees the 110th anniversary of one of Southsea’s most loved establishments; The King’s Theatre…. Read more »

4 study habits for the new academic year

Written by Howard Jones, of Love to Learn By early September it’s back to business after the freedom and fun of… Read more »

Pots and Planters

Big, bold and beautiful. Modern garden designers tend to lean towards this vision when asked to use pots and planters… Read more »

Jack House Gallery

Written by Kevin Dean Just over two years ago Rebecca Crow opened The Jack House Gallery in Old Portsmouth. Kevin… Read more »

The sun always shines on Southsea

Written by Tara Knight Southsea comes alive in the summer, and this year my son Alfie and I are embracing the… Read more »

Write On: Angelo Tirotto’s Stories

Written by John Worsey From one island to another, writer Angelo Tirotto’s journey from Guernsey to Portsmouth fulfilled an age-old narrative:… Read more »

While You Were Sleeping…

Written by Neil Maxwell One of the frustrations of being part of the Portsmouth RNLI Lifeboat crew is that not many… Read more »

Southsea Vibes

Written by Girl About Southsea There are many things I love about Southsea, including the variety of activities and things… Read more »

Victorious Festival 2017

As proud sponsors of Victorious Festival, Southsea Lifestyle looks forward to a great bank holiday weekend – 25, 26 &… Read more »

The New Wave

Written by Chris Horton Beer has of course suffered a long standing stereotype of being a ‘man’s drink’, though these days… Read more »