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Pie & Vinyl Presents… Oliver Wilde & The Boy I Used To Be

Pie & Vinyl haven’t disappointed with their plans for this years Record Store Day. In the week running up to the main event on Saturday 19th April the team have organised a week of celebrations in the run up to it. It kicks off on Saturday 12th April with a live show at the Square Tower in Old Portsmouth from Oliver Wilde and the newest addition to the Pie & Vinyl Records team, The Boy I Used To Be.

You can find out more about this event HERE.

I’m slightly disappointed to be missing this as I’m at a wedding but I encourage you to get yourself down there. The Boy I Used To Be is one of the most exciting young artists currently on the Portsmouth music scene.


Oliver Wilde ‘Perrett’s Brook’

The Boy I Used To Be ‘I Can’t Stand’

Pie & Vinyl Presents...Oliver Wilde and The Boy I Use To Be @ The Square Tower

Strong Island Calendar 2015 #SIC2015

Our 2014 Calendar was a huge success, the quality of images and huge amount interest it received really took us by surprise. We managed to double the sales of the 2013 Calendar, meaning we raised just over £600 for the Feel Yourself Campaign and the Alzheimer’s Society. We received over a thousand submissions by email and by use of the Instagram hashtag #sic2014.

We are excited to announce that we are taking submissions for our 2015 calendar. If you’ve taken a photo that you’d like to submit then you can email your submission via calendar@strong-island.co.uk. If you’ve taken a photo on Instagram that you’d like to submit for consideration you just need add the hashtag #SIC2015. There are no limits to how many you submit, the only rule is that the image must be relevant to Portsmouth.

Along with Instagram this year we also recommend you check out the Faded App. I’ve had a play with this App and you can create images that surpass anything that Instagram can produce. I especially love the overlay function.

If you have been taking any photos during this extreme weather we would love for you to submit them!

You may be aware that unfortunately due to an error our end the original batch of calendars contained a couple of errors. To rectify this the problem with the calendar we re-printed all of the calendars and offered everyone who bought one a free replacement (with free P&P where required). We are confident that we have managed to replace the vast major because of the online ordering records, however if you bought one from Lou Lou’s, Southsea Gallery or the Victorian Market then we don’t have your details so we need you to contact us ASAP to arrange a replacement! Those unclaimed calendars by the end of the week are likely to be donated to the staff of the charities we are supporting

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Here are just a few of the submissions that we have already received that might give you some inspiration.

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The Leopold Tavern 3rd Annual Beer Festival

From the 4th to the 14th of April, one pub on Albert Road will be offering a selection of 20 different ales, real ciders and food all at once. Welcome to The Leopold Tavern‘s 3rd Annual Beer Festival. Featuring over 80 casks, this yearly event is fast becoming a fixture for the more discerning drinker. Breweries include Dark Star, Thornbridge, local favourite Irving, the increasingly popular Brewdog, Burning Sky and Magic Rock. So put down your tepid pint of Fosters and discover what beer is really supposed to taste like. This is also a good chance to grab your Portsmouth Beer Festival tickets if you don’t have them already. Catch you down there.

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King Street Tavern Art Fair Tomorrow

Mr Foot and crew over at the fine King Street Tavern have for many years had a hugely popular Christmas Art & Craft fair but this year are making it a lot more regular with the help of local artist Kendal James. The first of this year’s seasonal fairs happens tomorrow from 12pm and features eight specially selected Southsea artists and makers including JazzlikestodrawOoh la LapinStu LinfieldGeorgina GilesAngela Chick and Eyecandy.

As always there will be some carefully crafted music too to help things along plus the always awesome food, drink and service the KST is rightfully well known for. Going to be good!

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Strong Island Sounds Podcast with Longlive Radio Episode 14

It is Friday lunchtime and Charlie is back with a new Strong Island Sounds podcast episode with Longlive Radio episode 14:

This week’s show has a selection of songs from the genre known as Baroque Pop, made popular in the mid to late 60s, this is simply a cool blend of pop music with elements of classical music. You’ll know it from the string quartet on The Beatles ‘Yesterday’ to Rufus Wainwright and Regina Spektor’s modern day updates. I’ve chosen a handful of tunes I reckon use it well. There are also tunes from Supergrass, James Brown, Frank Zappa and Cannibal Ox. This weeks cut from Sam’s Selection Box is an Icelandic gem that ties in nicely with the Pet Sounds Playlist that Wit & the guys from 101 Reykjavik delivered last week.

Hope you enjoy, and if you do, please take a second to share it around and help spread the word.

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01) I Can’t Explain – The Who
02) Sunny – James Brown & The Dee Felice Trio
03) Lady Jane – The Rolling Stones
04) Good Times – Eric Burdon & The Animals
05) St. Petersburg – Supergrass
06) Peaches En Regalia – Frank Zappa
07) Cavalier – James Vincent McMorrow
08) Won’t You Be My Baby, Baby ? – Leila
09) Care Of Cell 44 – The Zombies
10) Our House – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
11) Odi Et Amo – Johann Johannsson
12) Ox Out The Cage – Cannibal Ox
13) Darkest Light – Lafayette Afro-Rock Band
14)The Way To Gone – Black Mountain
15) The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – The Walker Bros

Strong Island Sounds Podcast with Longlive Radio Episode 14

Road To Blissfields 2014 by Sophie Perryer

It’s that time of year again, when Southsea’s finest traipse out on a Friday night to listen to some of our home-grown, burgeoning talent. This year was no exception, with the likes of Becky Jerams, Poppobowa, Sabre and the B of the Bang taking to the stage to fill our ears with a range of musical goodness.

The evening was held this year at the Cellars at Eastney, and certainly had a more relaxed atmosphere – Strong Island’s Stuart Barker was even spotted wandering around with a cup of tea at one point!

The relaxed atmosphere lent itself perfectly to Becky Jerams soulful, syrupy vocals, gliding effortlessly over lyrics and melodies alike. Becky has enjoyed considerable success over the last few years with her song writing: her track ‘La La Love’ was featured in a Mandy Moore movie, and she has written for the likes of Chesney Hawkes and Loz Bridge. These accomplishments certainly showed through in her music; her sound was very much grown up pop and polished, while still retaining a youthful, wishful quality in her lyrics. A great start to the evening.

Becky was followed by Popobawa, a Gosport based trio relatively new to the music scene – so much so that Road To Blissfields was their debut live show! To say the boys coped well would be an understatement; they delivered a strong set with some interesting melodic choices which made for a distinctive sound, and the combination of this with hazy vocals akin to Friendly Fires was very striking. The best part? You can download their EP for a ‘name your price’ on their SoundCloud page.

Also hailing from Gosport were SABRE – the fivesome delivered catchy synth beats and impressive vocals not dissimilar to the Maccabees or Bombay Bicycle Club, with a little Two Door Cinema Club thrown in for good measure. Their raucous sarcastic comedy appealed to the crowd, and the banter between the band members was enjoyable.

Last but certainly not least were the B Of The Bang. The contrast of the almost gravelly voice of the lead singer and the Roxanne on keyboard’s ethereal vocals lent an almost eerie sense. The band delivered well thought-out tracks which were both directional and abstract, and conveyed a sense of their musical versatility and talent. Without a doubt a well deserved victory.

Congratulations to the B Of The Bang“>B of the Bang on their slot at Blissfields, and thank you also to the other artists for once again showcasing to us the quality of our local talent! Thank you too to Bellyeyesmile, Joel Ransom, the Cellars at Eastney, Strong Island, and all those others who had a hand in organising a top evening.

By Sophie Perryer

*We will be giving away a pair of tickets to Blissfields over the next six weeks so be sure to keep an eye out.*

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+Art At Garbos Gallery

+art promotes artists through rental spaces within businesses in Portsmouth and Southsea. Currently featured in Garbos Hair Salon, Albert Road is Hannah Penligton and her parrots.

For more information check out their Facebook Page HERE, If you would like to get involved with +art then you can get in contact with them via email justaddart@hotmail.co.uk.

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Currently at The Library Barbers, Victoria Road South is Charlotte Farhan. Charlotte uses abstraction of shape, expressionist colour with her unique naive style. A fascination with art and especially painting is all Charlotte can ever remember and she has lived between the London area and Paris area as she is French, she has always been into the art scene and has visited art galleries, exhibitions and been to the places which have inspired the painters she loves and who have inspired her.

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Maximilian Hetherington Photography

Portsmouth born photographer Maximilian Hetherington is currently plying his trade up in London. Still a regular visitor back to Portsmouth, Maximilian recently teamed up with local fashion blogger Helena Lester-Card for a photo shoot in the Clarence Pier Arcade.

He describes the shoot “This the third time we have teamed up together, Helena always has on point styling ideas and I trust her judgement. Together we are looking to work together more and more in the future and we have a really big shoot planned for later this month with a full team and collections.”

Maximilian’s new website www.maximilianhetherington.com showcases his most recent portrait work. There is a contact page on there if you want to get in contact about working with him.

If you are interested in following Helena’s work then her blog is www.bellsfashion.blogspot.co.uk.

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The Portsmouth Guest Guide 2014

A NEW guest guide is promising to reveal the creative heart of Portsmouth to visitors staying at hotels in the city. The brainchild of Hampshire based ‘Marketing Collective‘, the Guest Guide is in its second year and the talented team are working hard pulling together content as we speak.

This year’s cover (following in the footstep’s of popular Portsmouth based artist Dave Thompson) will be the prolifically talented and good old local lad My Dog Sighs. Editor Jo Andrews, explained: “We are great admirers of My Dog’s work and when we were deciding who to feature on the cover, it didn’t take us long to make up our minds.”

Other features include an exploration of Portsmouth’s part in the Sherlock mania currently gripping the world and a Little Black Book feature, where a well-known local face recommends the best places to go for a romantic meal or the best live music. “We want to make the Guest Guide a really good read – packed with interesting information about Portsmouth that you just can’t find in the usual tourist leaflets. Last year Mark from Like a Teatray in the Sky did our Little Black Book feature for us – and had people coming into his cafe clasping copies of the guide.

Our aim is to encourage people to go beyond the heritage and really enjoy what Southsea has to offer in terms of great independent shops and fab bars and restaurants that leave a lasting impression.”

And the good news is it’s not too late for you to feature in this year’s Portsmouth Guest Guide. Jo is keen to speak to businesses who would like to advertise – and she is happy to discuss feature ideas too. If you would like to feature in the 2014 Guest Guide, contact Jo Andrews at jo@themarketing-collective.com or call 0759110720.

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COR Easter Sunday Spectacular Spectacular Extravaganza!

This Easter bank holiday weekend the folks at COR have arranged another awesome party for you to enjoy. The COR Easter Sunday Spectacular Spectacular with resident DJ’s and Electric Elephant supremo Luke Unabomber!

The venue will be a close guarded secret however we can reveal it will be in a beautiful Victorian venue in the heart of the city. You might not usually dress up for COR, but for this one you most definitely Can Can!!

There will be a very limited run of tickets on sale this Thursday. It will be on a first come serve basis and there are only two hundred and eighty available! You snooze, you lose! You can sign up here for early bird tickets HERE.

Stay up to date with the event on the Facebook Event Page HERE.


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Pie & Vinyl – Record Store Day 2014

For Vinyl lovers Record Store Day is more exciting them Christmas, New Years and Valentines put together. Pie & Vinyl haven’t disappointed with their plans for this years event on Saturday 19th April.

There will be a week of celebrations in the run up to Record Store Day itself, starting with a live show at the Square Tower in Old Portsmouth from Oliver Wilde and the newest addition to the Pie & Vinyl Records team, The Boy I Used To Be. You can find out more about this event HERE.

Then on Wednesday 16th April, Pie & Vinyl will be transformed into Pie & Film for the night. They will be showing the award winning record shop documentary Last Shop Standing. Following the film, there will be a talk and Q&A session from Graham Jones, the author and man behind the special docu-film. To find out how you can get hold of a ticket click HERE.

The fun continues on Thursday 17th April at 6:30pm when the team welcome Smoke Fairies playing live in store. They will be showing off their newest self titled album which is also released that week. Details on how you can get involved will soon be announced on the Pie & Vinyl website/social media.

On Friday 18th April the whole road is joining forces to celebrate the Castle Road Fete from 11am to 3pm. The Castle Road Fete will be celebrating one of Southsea’s finest locations and all that it has to offer. Stalls and market traders will be out in force along the road, selling their unique and wonderful gifts. Bands will be playing throughout the day, perforers include Brighton based Common Tongues, plus more acts for TBA. If you would like to be involved and have a stall then email crata@live.co.uk or call 07414 715157.

Then finally Record Store Day itself on Saturday 19th April. As always there will be lots of limited edition highly sought after items. The team are unable to reserve any item, take direct orders or cheeky bribes. We would recommend getting down there early to avoid disappointment as there will no doubt be a queue of customers waiting for the store to open at 11am. For a list of the limited edition releases check out the Pie & Vinyl website HERE. You can find out more about what Record Store Day is and it’s rules HERE.

There will be musical entertainment courtesy of my long lost sister Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo. More artists to be announced soon. Lets not forget throughout these events you can treat yourself to a tasty pie.

Wow, so this is going to be an action packed week and I for one cannot wait!

Pie & Vinyl Presents...Oliver Wilde and The Boy I Use To Be @ The Square Tower

Pie & Vinyl Record Store Day 2014

Victorious Festival 2014

In January the Victorious Festival team announced that the festival will be moving to Southsea Seafront. The team appear to have planned a bigger and better event building upon the success of previous years.

Last week saw the second wave of artists confirmed to perform live. The line up already consisted of awesome headliners Dizzie Rascal, Seasick Steve but they have now been joined by Razorlight, British Sea Power, Slow Club, Foy Vance, Mark Morriss of The Bluetones and The Bog Rolling Stones. There will be DJ sets from Alt J, Terry Hall of the Specials, 2manyDJs and COR. Not to forget some of the best local talent such as Matt Jarvis, Eloise Keating and our favourites the Southsea Alternative Choir are also performing.

Personally I’m really excited about the Sunday line up, I’ve been a huge fan of Seasick Steve for years and I even went to Bestival dressed as him for the Under the Sea fancy dress theme. Sunday also see’s British Sea Power performing, they have been regular visitors to the Wedgewood Rooms during their tours in the past, most recently in April 2013. They are easily one of the best live acts you could ever have the pleasure of seeing. The Saturday headliner Dizzie Rascal isn’t too shabby. I caught him at Bestival in 2010 and I can promise you, he knows how to put on a show and get you dancing!

There will be more artists announced closer to the time. You can find out first by following Victorious on Facebook and Twitter @VictoriousFest, or by signing up to the mailing list HERE.

The event is more than just a music festival, there will be lots going on in the Kids Arena as well a Real Ale Festival featuring many local breweries. For the weekend local seafront attractions will be FREE, these include Southsea Castle, Blue Reef Aquarium, D-Day Museum and Southsea Skate Park. If you would like to be involved in the boutique market then drop the team an email on traders@victoriousfestival.co.uk.

The festival will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August. There are limited early bird tickets available but hurry as they are only available at the reduced price for the next ten days! Adult Day tickets are currently available for £15 per day and will be £20 after. You can pick one up via the website HERE, or directly at Little Johnny Russells or either of the Belle Isle restaurants. Kids tickets will cost £6 but those under the age of five can enter the festival for free.

Over the next five months we will try and keep you up to date on announcements and preview the performers and attractions that you can look forward to.

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Co-Conspirators Clothing – Competition Winners

The lucky winners of the Co-Conspirators Clothing competition are Lewis Woods and Jon Scrivens. Lewis has won a crown tee and Jon has got himself a beanie hat.

You can view and get your hands on the clothing at www.coconspiratorsclothing.bigcartel.com. Plus you can stay up to date Twitter @CoConspiratorsC, Facebook and Instagram @CoConspirators.

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Community Fusion – Volunteer Opportunities

Community Fusion are a local charity which have been doing great work within Portsmouth. They have opened up a Community Shop in the Cascades, Commercial Road. The shop is like no other charity shop I’ve seen before, the vast majority of the shop was put together using recycled materials for the shop fixtures.

Items available in the shop are sold for the artist and takes a percentages to help with charity costs. Those involved include locals such as Stu Linfield, Pie & Vinyl, Polly n Ogg, Untold Story and Sweet Cheeks. Many items have also been crafted by volunteers within the shop it’s self.

Find out more about the shop from a previous Strong Island feature from back in January HERE.

Jenna and the Community Fusion team are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to get stuck into retail duties as well as arts/crafts/books and more in the shop. The shifts will be between 9:30am-5pm. This role is ideal for someone who has some spare time and looking to give back to the community or for teenagers who are looking to improve their CV, to learn and gain skills which are required.

There are also story time reader opportunities available. If you have a passion for literature and enjoy entertaining children they need you! They have twenty minute slots of story telling.

If you can help then please also get in contact with Jenna on jenna@community-fusion.org, by Twitter @CommunityFusion or via the shops own Facebook Page HERE.

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Design Released for the New Camber Footbridge

As you may know The Camber some years back had a famous footbridge that crossed over the water from The Bridge Tavern (which it was named after) to the side now occupied by the fishing wharf. Back when the city walls ran north of the Camber this route gave quick access from The Point (on the inside of the gates) to the centre of the city and the dockyard. The bridge was removed as redevelopment work was done, including the building of the power station, which stored it’s coal where the carpark currently is by the Camber.

With more and more of the Portsmouth Council master design for the city being built it (Tipnor Park & Ride, the new junction, etc) we were hoping to see the plans for the proposed return of the footbridge and this week they were released by Owen & Partners, the architects for the project. The footbridge will return to it’s original position which will allow for the improved Millennium Walkway 2.0 route, speeding up the walk from the Hotwalls & Old Portsmouth through to Gunwharf.

The design of the bridge was commissioned by Portsmouth Council Councillor for Transport Henry Ayers who said:

“The Millennium Walkway 2.0 project was a key part of the master design for the city, with the Camber Bridge a vital link between two old and great parts of the city of Portsmouth. I’m proud to be seeing the return of a bridge that will again connect across the ancient waters of The Camber.”

H Ayrton from Owen & Partners described the innovative new bridge design:

“We wanted it to be striking, in the same way the Spinnaker Tower has captured the imagination and become a key landmark for both the city and the south coast. The bridge itself has sails which signify the history of The Camber, not just the current home to many fishing and pleasure boats but how it’s natural harbour for boats one thousand years ago was the reason for Portsmouth to take shape and become the great city it now is.”

Personally, I am really excited to see the bridge return, not only is it a part of the heritage of the city back in it’s rightful place but it also looks to be a stunning new design bringing more great architecture to Portsmouth.

Let us know what you think!




Signature Clothing End of Season Sale

Local skate clothing brand Signature Clothing are having a quick end of season sale in advance of their new drop of designs, be sure to get involved and pick up a choice bargain straight out of Milton.

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Co-Conspirators Clothing – Competition

Co-Conspirators Clothing are still in their infancy but have been producing some nice stuff which is well received by it’s customers. The business was started by best friends and housemates James Murray and Alfie Passingham, both are third year Portsmouth University students.

James says “We’re both passionate about fashion and particularly boutique fashion. We have been inspired to get involved after spending years following clothing sites like Honour Over Glory, Wilderness and Thunder Apparel.”

The designs are elegant and simple, all with variations on the Co-Conspirators logo.

James and Alfie have donated one of their Crown Tee’s to a lucky Strong Island reader. To win all you have to do is ‘like’ their Facebook Page which can be found HERE. The deadline for the competition will be midnight tonight and we will be announcing the winner here tomorrow.

You can view and get your hands on the clothing at www.coconspiratorsclothing.bigcartel.com. Plus you can stay up to date Twitter @CoConspiratorsC, Facebook and Instagram @CoConspirators.

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Festibelly 2014

Festibelly is an intimate festival based in Lymington in the New Forest. As part of their on-going commitment to supporting new and emerging local artists, Festibelly will be hosting a series of warm up events across Hampshire.

Bands and musicians of all types are encouraged to get in touch if they’d like to play the Portsmouth show at Edge Of The Wedge, Portsmouth on 27th May. With Festibelly still booking the line up you never know you might even find yourself on the main bill?

To enter, all you need to do is upload an original track to the Festibelly SoundCloud Group. You can find out more information on how you can get involved HERE, but there is a fast approaching deadline for applications of Wednesday 2nd April.

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Our Picks For No 6 This April

If you haven’t visited the No. 6 Cinema before then we highly recommend it, it is a mix of thoughtful art house cinema, vintage Hollywood classics and new blockbusters all within the historic blockhouse in the dockyard.

Here are a selection of movies we recommend you check out. Be sure to check their website for full list of all the movies this being shown www.no6cinema.co.uk.

The Invisible Woman (12A)
Friday 4th at 19:00 & Sunday 27th at 16:30

The Invisible Woman tells of the rocky relationship between Charles Dickens (Fiennes), one of the greatest-ever English novelists, and Nelly Ternan, a woman all but erased from history.

The couple met when Ternan played a small role in one of his plays. Despite the age gap – he was several decades her senior – and even though he was already married, they started a relationship that would threaten to ruin them both. Directing himself in the lead role, Fiennes presents Dickens as a playful but sometimes pompous man, a hero to the nation but not always to those who know him best.

The resulting film is not a biopic of Charles Dickens, but rather a chronicle of love – a passionate relationship conducted in secret.

Love Is In The Air (15)
Thu 10th at 19:00

Nicolas Bedos plays charming playboy Antoine opposite Ludivine Sagnier as prickly artist Julie in this breezy French comedy.

Once lovers, the pair find themselves inadvertently sitting next to one another on a long-haul flight. Trapped mid-air, they argue and fight, revisiting their past together in flashback – their breathless courtship and the fights that broke them up – and rediscovering the chemistry that once made them click.

Funny and sexy, this ‘will-they-won’t-they’ tale is a quintessentially Gallic delight, and perfect viewing for sceptical romantics.

Only Lovers Left Alive (15)
Fri 11th at 19:00

Adam (Hiddleston) is a reclusive vampire who has come to the conclusion over the course of the centuries that, for humanity, “all the sand is at the bottom of the hourglass.”

His wife Eve (Swinton) lives in Tangier, swigging bags of hospital blood with 
the 16th-century playwright Christopher Marlowe (Hurt). Adam and Eve reunite in Detroit, but the arrival of her sister Ava (Wasikowska) threatens to shatter their secretive world. Hiddleston’s depressed vamp is in the classic mould, while Swinton’s joyful Eve is a pleasure to watch.

The Monuments Men (12A)
Sat 12th at 19:00

George Clooney’s latest directorial outing is underpinned by the true story of the mere handful of art experts who were charged with retrieving some of Europe’s cultural gems before the Nazis got their hands on them.

A frisky chemistry among the mismatched characters, played by Bill Murray, John Goodman, regular Clooney foil Matt Damon, and Cate Blanchett as an enigmatic French Resistance worker who knows where the treasures are buried.

As the awkwardly inducted recruits hurry to achieve their objective under the noses of the advancing enemy, The Monuments Men is agreeably tense, and Clooney demonstrates his consummate versatility, directing complex battle scenes as assuredly as he leads his wisecracking cast into action.

Dallas Buyers Club (15)
Sat 26th at 19:00

Set in the late ’80s and based on a true story, Dallas Buyers Club sees Matthew McConaughey play Ron Woodroof, a carefree party animal whose life is rocked to the core when he contracts HIV from a one-night stand.

As Ron faces up to his condition, he begins to explore the medical options available to him, finding out that not only is the US government actively preventing HIV patients from accessing certain treatments, but it is also colluding with the pharmaceutical industry to prescribe expensive and harmful ones.

There are shades of Erin Brockovich in this David and Goliath story, but it’s a measure of his brilliance that director Jean-Marc Vallée keeps us guessing how it will play out. And McConaughey will surely be clearing some shelf space this awards season for a performance that will move viewers to tears, without resorting to sentiment or ever asking them for pity.

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Road To Blissfields 2014 – Guest Headline: Bellyeyesmile

Hopefully you will have been following our Road To Blissfields previews this week. We have introduced you to The B Of The Bang, Becky Jerams, Popobawa and Sabre. Tonight the four acts will all be competing for a chance to play at this years Blissfields Festival.

We have one more addition to tonights line up, lets not forget that we also have guest headliners Bellyeyesmile to look forward to. The four piece will also be returning to Blissfields this year after last years well received set on the Bradley Bubble stage.

Bellyeyesmile can be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud, Earbits and Last.fm.

The Portsmouth leg of Road To Blissfields is FREE, you can find more information on the Facebook Event Page HERE. Come along and support your favourites, the winner will be decided by panel and we will take into account the crowds reaction!

Last week Blissfields announced the first wave of acts performing which include 2ManyDJs, Sleigh Bells, Dub Pistols, Hercules And Love Affair as well as breakthrough acts Dan Croll, Ry X, Famy. Keep an eye out on Strong Island as we will be giving away a pair of tickets over the next two months.

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Road To Blissfields 2014 Preview #4 – The B Of The Bang

And the last of our bands competing to play Blissfields is The B Of The Bang. Signed to Pie & Vinyl Records the band has a fairly large cast beginning with Wit (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Rhodes (Guitar/Singing), Elliott Gregg (Drums/Vocals), Keef (Bass/Singing), Roxanne (Keyboards/Singing), Jackamus (Banjo/Accordion/Glockenspiel/Vocals) and Ox (Vocals/Guitar).

The band are signed to Southsea’s Pie & Vinyl Records. Not only to the guys have great taste in pies but they also have a good eye for talent! The band list their influences as Beirut, Bjork, Bright Eyes, Beck, Bon Iver, Boards of Canada, Bat for Lashes, Burial, Ben E King, Beatles, Bauhaus, Beach Boys, Bert Jansch, Blur, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Battles, Backstreet Boys, Belle & Sebastian, Blondie or simply anyone else good beginning with B…

Find out more about the Bang on Facebook, SoundCloud, Twitter @TheBOfTheBang and YouTube. The band also run a nice blog which currently features their highlights of 2013 in music, including their top albums to which I’ve now discovered a few gems. Check it out yourself HERE.

The Portsmouth leg of Road To Blissfields is FREE, you can find more information on the Facebook Event Page HERE. Come along and support your favourites, the winner will be decided by panel and we will take into account the crowds reaction!

Last week Blissfields announced the first wave of acts performing which include 2ManyDJs, Sleigh Bells, Dub Pistols, Hercules And Love Affair as well as breakthrough acts Dan Croll, Ry X, Famy. Keep an eye out on Strong Island as we will be giving away a pair of tickets over the next two months.

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Pet Sounds Playlist #54 – 101 Reykjavík’s Icelandic Songs

“Many thanks to Wit for putting together a fantastic representation of Icelandic talent, I’ve had this on a lot, and there’s some really lovely stuff included. I also recommend you make your way to the fantastic 101 Reykjavík, another example of Southsea’s own, digging deep and coming up with something we didn’t know we need, but quite clearly did !!! So, without much further ado, I’ll hand over to Wit to tell you a little more…” – Charlie

101 Reykjavík is a brand new ‘Inspired by Iceland’ Kaffibar at the Southern tip of Castle Road in Southsea.

We’re not your everyday, run-of-the-mill cafe. Nor are we your bog-standard ten-a-penny chain restaurant. We’re not a cheesy theme bar or a tired old gastro-pub. Neither are we a pretentious wine lodge or a questionable greasy spoon. We’re something new.

We want to bring together the young and the old. The past and the future. Everything that’s great about where we live and where we love. The music we play…the prints, posters and photographs on our walls…the beers, spirits, sauces and sweets we import…all are Icelandic in origin.

We want your eyes, your ears and your minds to come and absorb some of our unique ‘huggulegt’ (loosely translated as the feeling of a cosy, laid-back place with good coffee, drinks and company…)

Music is a hugely important part of who we are here at 101 Reykjavík, as it is to most Icelanders. You’ll definitely know Björk. You probably know Sigur Ros. Both are fantastic artists. You might know Of Monsters & Men or even FM Belfast. We highly recommend all those guys. For this playlist though, we decided to focus on some of Iceland’s slightly lesser known talent (possibly not for much longer for a few of them like Ásgeir, Ólafur Arnalds, Sóley and Samaris). We’ve also thrown in a few more established gems that may or may not have graced your ears before (Múm, Emilíana Torrini, Borko & Snorri Helgason).

If you find you like what you hear then there are plenty more fantastic Icelandic artists out there…most of which you can hear piped through the speakers at 101 Reykjavík!

Takk fyrír

Team 101”

LISTEN HERE

Interview With Shadow Child on IAmMusic.TV

Portsmouth’s very own Dave Spoon has been working on his most recent musical project Shadow Child for a little while now, with some heavy songs put down, a new album out plus loads and loads of nights all over the UK and further afield smashing it on the decks in clubs left, right and centre.

Music blog IAmMusic.TV recently uploaded a great interview with Simon, going in to his musical past, discovery of dance music and right up to what is going down today…well worth a read.

While you have a read maybe pop on the Shadow Child Essential Mix from Radio 1, broadcast earlier this month:

Shadow Child

Road To Blissfields 2014 Preview #3 – Popobawa

The third act we are featuring in the build up to Road To Blissfields is Popobawa. Hailing from Gosport the there piece consists of Ollie Hawkins, Sam McNeilly and Matt Kendall.

Popobawa was created about a year ago and was originally just Ollie and Sam messing around with pedals, samples and percussion. Through mutual friends they recruited Matt to join them on drums. Sam tells me that “Winning RTB would be great for us, particularly where it’s our first gig. To be honest, it’s just going to be a relief to finally play a gig after so many set backs with earlier projects. It’s kind of nerve-racking as nobody’s heard the majority of songs we’re going to be playing.”

I have recently acquired their self titled EP and been listening to it for the last few days, and I’ve got to be honest, I really like it. Using guitars, keyboards, percussion, samples and various effects pedals I’d say it gives Popobawa an upbeat dance sound. I would even say that they something of a love child between MGMT and Friendly Fires.

You can find out more about Popobawa on Facebook, SoundCloud and YouTube. If you like what you hear you can pick up a copy of their self titled EP on popobawa.bandcamp.com. This is available as a free or a name your price download.

The Portsmouth leg of Road To Blissfields is FREE, you can find more information on the Facebook Event Page HERE. Come along and support your favourites, the winner will be decided by panel and we will take into account the crowds reaction!

Last week Blissfields announced the first wave of acts performing which include 2ManyDJs, Sleigh Bells, Dub Pistols, Hercules And Love Affair as well as breakthrough acts Dan Croll, Ry X, Famy. Keep an eye out on Strong Island as we will be giving away a pair of tickets over the next two months.

Road To Blissfields 2014
Poster by Versell Cmwae Gordon

The Eskimo Project Presents – The Bestival Desert Island Disco Takeover

This coming Friday The Eskimo Project will be playing host of the Bestival 2014 theme launch. Curator and DJ Rob Da Bank along with guests will be taking over our marquee giving you a glimpse of Desert Island Disco. The Eskimo Project is an held every friday in partnership with The Astoria and The Lyberry Bar.

Entry on the night is £5 from 9pm, it will be first come first served. In the true Bestival tradition, fancy dress is welcome and encouraged. Keeping on the festival theme it’ll be a nice way of continuing the party after the Road To Blissfields event at Eastney Cellars.

For information on drinks, VIP enquiries check out the Facebook Event Page HERE.

Anything Bestival or Rob Da Bank related is bound to be a cracking party!

Desert Island Disco

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Strong Island Calendar Exhibition

Last November saw the launch of our 2014 Calendar at an Exhibition at the Wine Vaults. You can read an article from Becki Partridge about the event HERE.

We cannot take all of the credit for the exhibition, the content was all provided by you, the Strong Island readers. Not to forget the exhibition was made possible by the team at Southsea Gallery who printed and framed the photographs. If you see a photo that you like you can purchase it in Southsea Gallery located at 51 Albert Road.

The exhibition can be found in ‘snug’ on the far right hand side of the Wine Vaults.

If you would like to know how to get involved in next years calendar then click HERE to find out more information.

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Phil Tickner Calendar Exhibition

Photos are by the awesome Phil Tickner, be sure to give him a follow on Flickr and on Twitter @HoldYourColour.

Strong Island Calendar Exhibition

A Kind of Conjuration at the Cellars

You would think witch trails a thing of the distant past. However, during the second world war a woman was tried and convicted under the ancient Witchcraft Act.

A play about the trial was performed at The Cellars at Eastney last week. Local theatre companies New Apollo and Cop The Needle brought audiences A Kind of Conjuration. This hour-long theatre piece, directed by Steve Pitt, featured a group of five actors, and was based on the real-life trial of Scottish medium Helen Duncan in 1944, for events that took place in Portsmouth.

The intimacy of the venue worked well for the subject matter, and enabled the performers and audience to connect in a way that isn’t possible in larger venues. When the judge, played by Christopher Marlowe, addressed the jury during the court scene, he spoke to the audience as if they were the jury, making them feel involved in the action.

Angie Lily was fantastic in the court scene, nipping backstage to change elements of costume in-between each character, resulting in a highly entertaining whirlwind of at least five different characters (and accents) testifying in quick succession. Henry Oastler was on comedic top form for his appearance in the court scene, displaying subtle character traits such as a tuck of the chin, transforming him completely from his other role in the play as a newspaper journalist. James Kirby and Tim Lowe also gave entertaining performances.

Writers Stuart Olesker and John Stanton incorporated excerpts from the original court transcript, adding authenticity to this brilliant piece. A highly refreshing and thought provoking performance.

A Kind of Conjuration will next be performed at the Square Tower on 25th June as part of Portsmouth Festivities. (Doors open at 7pm, performance starts at 8pm). On this occasion the play will be preceded by a monologue from the late Harry Price, ghostbuster extraordinary. Tickets from 023 9282 6249 or 023 9273 6288 or online: www.thecellars.co.uk.

Reviews:

Ashley Harley in Portsmouth News:
“a little gem”
“hauntingly good”
“not to be missed”
“solid direction”

Heather James in Portsmouth News:
“I was riveted”
“very witty and entertaining”

David Richards of Remote Goat:
“a sellout”
“a joy to watch”
“superb performances”
“a very high degree of professionalism”
“a very effective mix of the serious and the comedic”
“another triumph and a thoroughly enjoyable evening”

The original flyer for the show at The Cellars

Strong Island Calendar 2015 #SIC2015

Our 2014 Calendar was a huge success, the quality of images and huge amount interest it received really took us by surprise. We managed to double the sales of the 2013 Calendar, meaning we raised just over £600 for the Feel Yourself Campaign and the Alzheimer’s Society. We received over a thousand submissions by email and by use of the Instagram hashtag #sic2014.

We are excited to announce that we are taking submissions for our 2015 calendar. If you’ve taken a photo that you’d like to submit then you can email your submission via calendar@strong-island.co.uk. If you’ve taken a photo on Instagram that you’d like to submit for consideration you just need add the hashtag #SIC2015. There are no limits to how many you submit, the only rule is that the image must be relevant to Portsmouth.

Along with Instagram this year we also recommend you check out the Faded App. I’ve had a play with this App and you can create images that surpass anything that Instagram can produce. I especially love the overlay function.

If you have been taking any photos during this extreme weather we would love for you to submit them!

You may be aware that unfortunately due to an error our end the original batch of calendars contained a couple of errors. To rectify this the problem with the calendar we re-printed all of the calendars and offered everyone who bought one a free replacement (with free P&P where required). We are confident that we have managed to replace the vast major because of the online ordering records, however if you bought one from Lou Lou’s, Southsea Gallery or the Victorian Market then we don’t have your details so we need you to contact us ASAP to arrange a replacement! Those unclaimed calendars by the end of the week are likely to be donated to the staff of the charities we are supporting

Strong Island Calendar 2015

Here are just a few of the submissions that we have already received that might give you some inspiration.

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Todd Lawton
Todd Lawton
Roberta Curxes
Roberta Fidora
Danny Miles
Danny Miles

Road To Blissfields 2014 by Sophie Perryer

It’s that time of year again, when Southsea’s finest traipse out on a Friday night to listen to some of our home-grown, burgeoning talent. This year was no exception, with the likes of Becky Jerams, Poppobowa, Sabre and the B of the Bang taking to the stage to fill our ears with a range of musical goodness.

The evening was held this year at the Cellars at Eastney, and certainly had a more relaxed atmosphere – Strong Island’s Stuart Barker was even spotted wandering around with a cup of tea at one point!

The relaxed atmosphere lent itself perfectly to Becky Jerams soulful, syrupy vocals, gliding effortlessly over lyrics and melodies alike. Becky has enjoyed considerable success over the last few years with her song writing: her track ‘La La Love’ was featured in a Mandy Moore movie, and she has written for the likes of Chesney Hawkes and Loz Bridge. These accomplishments certainly showed through in her music; her sound was very much grown up pop and polished, while still retaining a youthful, wishful quality in her lyrics. A great start to the evening.

Becky was followed by Popobawa, a Gosport based trio relatively new to the music scene – so much so that Road To Blissfields was their debut live show! To say the boys coped well would be an understatement; they delivered a strong set with some interesting melodic choices which made for a distinctive sound, and the combination of this with hazy vocals akin to Friendly Fires was very striking. The best part? You can download their EP for a ‘name your price’ on their SoundCloud page.

Also hailing from Gosport were SABRE – the fivesome delivered catchy synth beats and impressive vocals not dissimilar to the Maccabees or Bombay Bicycle Club, with a little Two Door Cinema Club thrown in for good measure. Their raucous sarcastic comedy appealed to the crowd, and the banter between the band members was enjoyable.

Last but certainly not least were the B Of The Bang. The contrast of the almost gravelly voice of the lead singer and the Roxanne on keyboard’s ethereal vocals lent an almost eerie sense. The band delivered well thought-out tracks which were both directional and abstract, and conveyed a sense of their musical versatility and talent. Without a doubt a well deserved victory.

Congratulations to the B Of The Bang“>B of the Bang on their slot at Blissfields, and thank you also to the other artists for once again showcasing to us the quality of our local talent! Thank you too to Bellyeyesmile, Joel Ransom, the Cellars at Eastney, Strong Island, and all those others who had a hand in organising a top evening.

By Sophie Perryer

*We will be giving away a pair of tickets to Blissfields over the next six weeks so be sure to keep an eye out.*

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All photo’s by Daniel O’Neill

Victorious Festival 2014

In January the Victorious Festival team announced that the festival will be moving to Southsea Seafront. The team appear to have planned a bigger and better event building upon the success of previous years.

Last week saw the second wave of artists confirmed to perform live. The line up already consisted of awesome headliners Dizzie Rascal, Seasick Steve but they have now been joined by Razorlight, British Sea Power, Slow Club, Foy Vance, Mark Morriss of The Bluetones and The Bog Rolling Stones. There will be DJ sets from Alt J, Terry Hall of the Specials, 2manyDJs and COR. Not to forget some of the best local talent such as Matt Jarvis, Eloise Keating and our favourites the Southsea Alternative Choir are also performing.

Personally I’m really excited about the Sunday line up, I’ve been a huge fan of Seasick Steve for years and I even went to Bestival dressed as him for the Under the Sea fancy dress theme. Sunday also see’s British Sea Power performing, they have been regular visitors to the Wedgewood Rooms during their tours in the past, most recently in April 2013. They are easily one of the best live acts you could ever have the pleasure of seeing. The Saturday headliner Dizzie Rascal isn’t too shabby. I caught him at Bestival in 2010 and I can promise you, he knows how to put on a show and get you dancing!

There will be more artists announced closer to the time. You can find out first by following Victorious on Facebook and Twitter @VictoriousFest, or by signing up to the mailing list HERE.

The event is more than just a music festival, there will be lots going on in the Kids Arena as well a Real Ale Festival featuring many local breweries. For the weekend local seafront attractions will be FREE, these include Southsea Castle, Blue Reef Aquarium, D-Day Museum and Southsea Skate Park. If you would like to be involved in the boutique market then drop the team an email on traders@victoriousfestival.co.uk.

The festival will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August. There are limited early bird tickets available but hurry as they are only available at the reduced price for the next ten days! Adult Day tickets are currently available for £15 per day and will be £20 after. You can pick one up via the website HERE, or directly at Little Johnny Russells or either of the Belle Isle restaurants. Kids tickets will cost £6 but those under the age of five can enter the festival for free.

Over the next five months we will try and keep you up to date on announcements and preview the performers and attractions that you can look forward to.

Victorious Festival 2014

Tricorn Controversy in Concrete Exhibition at the Portsmouth City Museum

Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete is a brand new exhibition commemorating 10 years since the demolition of this distinct and controversial building that between 1966 and 2004 was a fundamental part of the Portsmouth skyline. The exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum goes far beyond documenting the building from an architectural perspective, although for the first time many, many original drawings, plans and photographs are on display from the building’s architects, much of it for the first time ever. Where this exhibition explores beyond the groundbreaking and (for many) iconic Brutalist architectural design is documenting how it was experienced and used by the people of Portsmouth. The exhibition opened on the 15th and formally had its opening celebration to a capacity crowd on Saturday 22nd.

The exhibition on the ground floor of the museum is loosely arranged in to two areas, with the first section detailing the origins of the building from concept to design and build. As you enter this space the striking architectural plans on the wall are what first catch the eye. The lines and form of the concrete structure can almost take you back in time to the exciting and economically optimistic early 1960s, with the original and then cutting edge design still feeling strangely fresh even now. This is reinforced with the many original pamphlets, magazines and books that show the enthusiasm the project launched with. This part of the exhibition also establishes where the Tricorn sat within the Brutalist movement and also with some other buildings in the city such as Portsdown Park and Portsmouth Central Library, both of which are in the exhibition in the form of architect sketches and models.

The second section focuses on how the people of Portsmouth experienced the structure over the years it stood in the city centre. Part of this section is an incredible collection of posters and artwork from the nightclub but there is also related music, photos and even period clothing giving a sense of how the building was, for a time, a hub for the community. This section also looks at how the building was a creative inspiration for many, including artwork, skateboard decks and in particular, photography. It is in this section the Strong Island community photo panel is located, with over 100 photos capturing the structure in artistic angles and light. This area is also home to some striking work by Jon King and James Earle, both of who explored the building with their cameras throughout it’s demolition. Both areas also contain oral history, with interviews, opinions and memories on the Tricorn from both architect and members of the public. Also in both areas of the exhibition are feedback walls, which welcome comments from people visiting the exhibition. Despite the exhibition only being open for a week these are already full with amazing contributions.

On Saturday 22nd the exhibition was formally opened including attendance by VIPs such as Owen Luder, one of the original architects, plus many people associated with the Tricorn from right back to it’s design and construction through to its final demolition. The event included speeches by Owen Luder, Celia Clark and Councillor Lee Hunt, possibly the most interesting was the story of the Tricorn told by Owen Luder himself. It was fascinating to see how for him the aspirations for the building were in many ways dashed due to an economic turndown happening with an extended delay in securing contracts with key business tenants. Of particular note were his thoughts on how the space itself has been used “54 years on it is back to how it was when I first saw it in 1960, a carpark”.

The exhibition runs through to the 29th June.

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RETROSPECTIVE – Vintage Portsmouth & Southsea

“Since Strong Island began back in 2008 we have amassed an incredible amount of historical information about Portsmouth & Southsea’s past. These articles are not only from our own interest and passion about the city, but also from readers that have sent us some amazing facts. So much has changed in such a relatively short amount of time and the fast pace of life around us can make it easy to forget the importance of this cities history.

Retrospective‘ takes a look back at some of our previous posts incase you missed them in the past or you’re one of our new readers. One day myself and Paul hope to create a stand alone archive here utilising all the books and photos we have collected that haven’t made it on to Strong Island as of yet. With permission of course! So much to do and so little time. Enjoy.”

This is one seriously awesome vintage photography collection from Pop Olive33 that I found on Flickr a while back (sadly no longer active). Check out Osborne Road and Guildhall. Just incredible. It’s hard to imagine a time when traffic flowed through Guildhall, and that was only in 1968 and the shot looking west down Osborne Road is amazing. Trams, horses, grand buildings, a traffic cop, ladies & gents. It’s all going on…

Originally published Tuesday, March 15th, 2011









BBC Reel History Event

Portsmouth Film Society is taking part in the BBC series of events celebrating local history through archive film, in partnership with the Wessex Film and Sound Archive. Join PFS for a look back at Portsmouth and Southsea history on the big screen, with a talk from local artist Jez Stevens who will discuss his project “No Diving” on the Hilsea Lido, which uses footage from local amateur filmmakers taken at the Lido, and Portsmouth historian Dr. Dave Allen.
Date – Wednesday, November 16 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Omega Centre, Portsmouth.
Entry is £2 or free for full Portsmouth Film Society members.


No Diving film

For those of you that missed our post of Dave Allen’s lecture here it is below.

It’s going to be a Strong Movember

Righto chaps, it’s time to clean shave your boat race and get that mighty moustache on the grow in support of Movember for The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research. For 30 days of November you can help support and raise awareness through selflessly parading your top lip for charity.

You can sign up yourself, as I’m sure many of you already have, or you can join the Strong Island team and seek out sponsorship as a team. Through the Strong Island Movember page you can ask people to join the group, make donations, upload photos and post updates via the MoSpace page, Facebook and Twitter.

Head over to our MoSpace if you would like to get involved and grow a Strong Moustache to help raise awareness, or simply head over to www.uk.movember.com and sign up to personally raise money.

The funds raised in the UK support the number one and two male specific cancers – prostate and testicular cancer. The funds raised are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research. Together, these channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes in line with our strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.

Poster: Tristan Savage

Portsmouth on Film – Episode 4

The new episode of Jonathan & Matthew Ring’s vintage family footage ‘Portsmouth on Film’ went up yesterday. This episode is of a bus trip from Old Portsmouth to Southsea to Eastney.

I still lament the loss of the Portsmouth Transport Museum.

Portsmouth on Film – Episode 2

A new episode of Jonathan & Matthew Ring’s vintage family footage ‘Portsmouth on Film’ went up this week.

This episode has focuses on Canoe Lake and the Model Village.