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June / July 2021

It may be quite small and nothing to get too excited about, but look carefully there it is… the beginnings of a What’s On guide (p.37). The What’s On guide was always something Southsea Lifestyle prided itself upon and until February 2020 and the beginning of the first lockdown, the number of events, from across the city would often run to five pages or more.

We also welcome back Emma Beatty’s Culture Vulture column, tempting us with some intriguing exhibitions and looking forward to the re-named and re-branded, Ports Fest arts festival 2-4 July. And, just when you thought the only live music you’d be listening to this year would be a busker in Palmerston Road precinct, Victorious Festival comes to life – we have a description of what to expect down on the Common this August bank holiday weekend 27-29, (see p.38).

Of course the temptation is to think everything has returned to ‘normal’, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves, we must still be careful and follow the guidelines to keep ourselves and our community safe, and then maybe, just maybe, by the end of the year, our What’s On guide will be filling the pages of Southsea lifestyle once more!

Kevin John Dean

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