All my life, I’ve battled with dyslexia — even the word dyslexia is hard to spell! Luckily, I can talk for England and my confidence is sky-high, so I’m excited to be one of the guest speakers at You Will Fail Her, a collaboration between New Theatre Royal resident artist Jon Adams and neurodivergent arts organization DYSLPA taking place on Thursday 21st/Friday 22nd September.
Talented local writer and blogger Emily Priest paid a visit to the Love Southsea Market at the beginning of the month and wrote about the food that was on offer!
When we spoke to the University of Portsmouth about the new Creative Network South scheme, an exciting new initiative offering free business support and access to finance for creative and cultural enterprises looking to grow, we knew it would be perfect for our local independent market traders!
Love Southsea have teamed up with entertainment venue Portsmouth Guildhall for a brand new event set to take place in Guildhall Courtyard every Friday: Street Food Fridays, a small weekly market exclusively for local food traders.
The weekly event will give Portsmouth's food traders, from cake-bakers and pizza-makers to masters of international cuisines, the opportunity to showcase and sell their culinary creations to the thousands of people who pass through Guildhall Courtyard every day.
Street Food Fridays will also give University of Portsmouth students and council employees from the Civic Offices something new, unique, and different to eat each Friday — ideal for lunch breaks.
Food traders who come along to the weekly food market will benefit from joint promotion across Love Southsea and Portsmouth Guildhall's social media — two of the largest online audiences in the city.
Each Street Food Friday will run from 11:30am to 5:30pm/6:30pm, and the first market takes place on Friday 13th November.
“Our monthly street markets in Palmerston Road already have such a strong selection of local food traders,” said Love Southsea founder Lulu Whitmore. “We're very excited to be creating this new event in the centre of the city, in collaboration with and right next to the brilliant Portsmouth Guildhall.
“As always, our focus is on keeping the pound in Pompey by giving independent traders the chance to reach a broad audience with no need for a permanent brick-and-mortar shop!”
Food traders looking to take up a space can apply through the Love Southsea website »
Love Southsea and Entrepreneurs Unite are teaming up to host their second free business networking event on Thursday 5th November at The Chocolate Lounge in Copnor Road.
Entrepreneurs Unite and Love Southsea are teaming up to co-launch a new networking event to be held in Portsmouth once a month, taking place in various locations across Portsmouth on the first Thursday of each month between 6:00pm and 8:00pm
For the past two years, Love Southsea have been giving Portsmouth’s independent trading scene opportunities for employment through their monthly weekend street markets in Palmerston Road. Now, we're unveiling plans to reach out to the artists and creators of the city through a new ‘Makers Row’ scheme