Last June, in an article about the seafront we coined a phrase,‘Southsea was made for summer’. I was so pleased with thewords, I half expected to see it emblazoned on T-shirts and teatowels all over town. That’s not to say Southsea isn’t a great placeto live in the winter, but it’s in the summer that the town has a springin its step. The light from the sea reflects and brightens the city’s atmosphere, and curtains swing in the breeze at open windows.
As Emma Beatty reports in Culture Vulture (p.64), the seafront has had a boost with a new helter-skelter and restaurant onSouth Parade Pier, and this has to be one of the best years for roses – pop along to see (and smell) Southsea Rose Garden, in front of Canoe Lake, with its lush grass tennis courts.
Of course this month, many of us are focused upon VictoriousFestival, but there are lots of alternative musical treats along theway, including some great acts at Live at the Bandstand, or forsomething more formal there’s the Royal Marines SummerConcert at the Guildhall – see What’s on, (p.54 & p.55). Or maybe you could just take a stroll, and enjoy the ambience- after all Southsea was made for summer.
Kevin John Dean
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