Southsea Lifestyle – Free Magazine for Southsea, Old Portsmouth, Eastney & Gunwharf Quays

September 2016

We regret to announce The Camber Seafood Festival has been cancelled. Despite enormous support from the fishing community, businesses and residents, our plans were sunk without trace by unforeseen circumstances. However, I’m pleased to report the plans for the Seafood Festival 2017 are already underway.

On a brighter note, we’ve just hosted a ‘pop up’ radio station, involving people from across the city of all ages, playing their music, talking about their lives, the arts, culture and the challenges we face in our community. As with the magazine, everything we have tried to do, (including the seafood festival) has been done from our own resources, with no external funding, simply because we believe in creating a better, more cohesive society.

Sorry if this sounds a bit grandiose, but the sentiments are sincere, and if they chime with you, get in touch and lets talk about how we might work together. This issue carries several inspiring stories of community action: Our cover story – an update on the work by Canoe Lake Leisure to make tennis accessible for all, (see p.6-7), Martyn Knight’s interview with the Portsmouth charity, Don’t Hate, Donate, (p.10) and a thought provoking article by seventeen year old Beatrix Bee about remaining European despite Brexit (p.24).

Finally, our city is propelled by its entrepreneurs, so do read John Worsey’s article about loving your own business (p.16) If your business needs some loving promotion, again, get in touch. Together, we can achieve great things.

Kevin John Dean

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