Love Southsea

She Made Me Do It!



The podcast chat show is recorded once a week where Dazler & Lulu will talk over the hot topics of the week just past, & what’s current that week in the world of books, music, film TV etc. Guests from all walks of life and a roundup observations of the world around us. From road-rage to Internet trolling!

The podcast is a great hit with a huge listenership set out across all these platforms
- Google Podcasts
- Spotify
- Breaker
- Podcasts
- Radio Public
- Sticher
- Anchor FM
- iTunes

To advertise you on this podcast we will organise your very own special advert which will be played out throughout the show.

As well as the podcast we will be advertised the weekly show via the Love Southsea online platform -

Facebook Love Southsea has following of 28,000+ with a weekly engagement reach of 110K - 140K a week. Each post gets an average reach of 2-4,000 reach.

On Twitter Love Southsea has a following of nearly 17K again this has good engagement with lots of re-tweets. Each tweet gets a reach of 1K - 3K

And on Instagram Love Southsea has a following of 12,000+ with a weekly engagement of 180,000 reach.

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About the Hosts

Lulu Whitmore

Director of Love Southsea

46 years old this year, born at St Mary's Hospital in Portsmouth, and schooled at Mayville High School in Southsea. Married to Charley and have three children.

From school worked in property from working in estate agents, building blocks of flats, and selling million pound hotels and investments in London. After having a baby break wanted to work more at home so created Love Southsea. Lulu runs Love Southsea independently.

Lulu loves working with her city and community — Is on the DMP (Destination Marketing Portsmouth). She Believes by working together in Portsmouth and supporting each other you can make this an even greater city both for residents and people visiting in from out the area. And also work with Portsmouth's cultural partnership and I’m a ambassador of Portsmouth.

Last year Love Southsea won the Portsmouth business award for Enterprise.

When founded Love Southsea in 2009, her wider intention was to give local traders and creators opportunities to sell their wares, providing more things for locals and tourists to do, and ultimately giving prospective visitors another reason to come Portsmouth.

Since a humble start with smaller markets at the Square Tower in Old Portsmouth, she moved my market to Palmerston Road in 2013, now seldom fall below the 20 stall mark, attracts 13,000+ visitors each day.

Lulu has her own clothing and art range, and although having sold hundreds and hundreds of tops still get so excited when seeing someone wearing one!

Love Southsea has also hosted and helped organise a variety of other events, including Grand Charity Balls, Easter Eggstavaganza markets at the Hotwalls and Portsmouth City Museum, the Rural & Seaside Show, The Portsmouth International Kite Festival children’s parties at Hallowe’en and Christmas, markets in the central square of Gunwharf Quays, and the Underground Creatives Market at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Victorious Vintage was Lulu’s brainchild in 2012 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

She also co-founded the dance music festival Mutiny, which has seen headliners like Snoop Dogg, Knife Party, Labrinth, Rebel Sound, Katy B, and Pete Tong grace the stage alongside MTV.

Lulu has also built up Love Southsea's online presence to become the widest-reaching, most engaging brand on social media in the city, with an audience in the tens of thousands and a weekly reach in the hundreds of thousands. Making Love Southsea one of the largest online platforms in Portsmouth. We get a weekly online reach of 350K people cross network, which in turn is now a working marketing platform to produce income back into Love Southsea LTD.

Lulu has a weekly radio slot on Express FM with the what's on guide to the city. And co- host a weekly podcast show called ‘She made me do it’

Darren Gamblen

Radio presenter, and mobile DJ

I'm 52 years old and born in Portsmouth in England's finest year 1966. Raised and educated in Pompey, I love the City and love championing local events and local people on 93.7Expressfm, where I present the very successful 'morning show" weekdays between 10-12am.

I have worked in retail for over 20 years starting in Portsmouth and moving to London, where I ran successful sports stores in the West End. I progressed to customer services and training manager. I then travelled the country ensuring Company procedures were met and also training staff in the mission.

Following a heart attack I returned to Portsmouth to be closer to my family in 2000. I got involved in radio volunteering at hospital radio where I caught the bug. I worked at several other stations before I landed at Express FM. I went from production asst through to my current role.

Whilst at Express FM, I’ve interviews thousands of people from celebs to school children. I also carry out regular radio workshops with Universities, Colleges and confidence workshops for young people.

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