Politics can be riveting, especially leading up to this month’s general election. In the space of a day or two, we can witness, solemnity, aspiration, climbdowns and farce. All came to an abrupt halt after the appalling terrorist attack in Manchester, watching the news became almost unbearable. A year ago, on 16th June another terrible act took place, the murder of Jo Cox – during a divisive EU referendum. In a celebration of Jo Cox’s life and in an effort to unite communities and move forward, The Jo Cox foundation is promoting ’The Great Get Together’ weekend. Read about Southsea’s very own Great Get Together on page (p. 24 – 25).
As we enter the festival season, we talk to KT Tunstall and Tom Walker about their music careers, festivals and Victorious (p.26 – 28). On the subject of festivals we are delighted to be part of The Portsmouth Seafood Festival at Gunwharf Quays on 24th & 25th June. A celebration of our city’s fishing heritage and sustainability, cooking demonstrations and of course a chance to sample some amazing seafood. And we mustn’t forget the 2017 Portsmouth Festivities 16th – 25th June.
This month gives us all an opportunity to join a community event, or activity – whatever your interests, politics and beliefs. In the words of Jo Cox, “We have far more in common than that which us divides us”, let’s make June the month we all accept our differences and move forward.
Kevin John Dean
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