Contemporary Traditional Japanese Tattoo Motifs

Contemporary Traditional Japanese Tattoo Motifs

Fri 12th April

Kings Ship Tattoo are exhibiting a sequence of Contemporary Traditional Japanese Tattoo Motifs. 80 paintings in watercolour from Aaron Willett one of Portsmouth’s finest tattoo artists.
Leading the way and putting ink in since 2004. A rare opportunity to view this study of works, ‘Mark Of The Orient’. Fri 12th April. Doors 7pm.
Sat 13th. 11-5pm

Late Sessions welcomes Shakara Soul’s Ben Tier

Fri 29th March

For the upcoming  ‘Late Sessions’ this month, we will be inviting guest DJ, Benjamin Tier. Benjamin is the founder of Shakara Soul, a music platform that curate events concentrating on deep, soulful, jazz-inspired sounds.

Benjamin’s DJ sets have been heavily inspired by Jazz fusions, expect anything from Afro-Beat, Soukous, Pysch and Funk.

Here is the recent mix Ben did for Jazz FM: Stream it here

His DJ  Facebook page  

Shakara Soul Facebook page


To Book Late Sessions

La Havana Jazz Club & Late Sessions

Fri 29th March

Coastguard Studio presents ‘La Havana Jazz Club & Late Sessions’.

The event will feature the wonderful Christian Brewer an alto sax phenomenon… His musical roots, besides jazz, include a solid footing in funk and groove orientated music, leading to a variety of commercial work with leading acts including reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez, Push, Paul Weller, Otis Grand, the Ragga Twins and Seal amongst many others….

For the ‘Late Sessions’ we will be inviting our guest DJ Ben Tier from Shakara Soul, specialising in rare groove and global sound. Much of his passion born from extensive travels in Africa, the drum beat of the world. Holding residency at the Servant Jazz Quarters London N16 8JN, a prolific dance floor filler on the circuit today.

Introducing the evening will be Drew David Robertson the voice behind Pocket Monkey Poems, a life time composer of spoken word and poetry.

A true example of a speakeasy vibe with the Coastguard stamp.

Limited tickets remaining!

La Havana Jazz Club returns

Fri 22nd Feb

Coastguard Studio presents; ‘La Havana Jazz Club & Late Sessions’.
Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Giuliano Pereira will be headlining the second of our exclusive sequence of ‘La Havana’ live jazz club events.

Playing along side Giuliano will be our resident musicians, the talented Rhythm Earth Electric Trio.

Our resident DJs Prince Brandon, Breezie and Mr Foot will be laying down more all vinyl Jazzy vibes during the ‘Late Session’ immediately following the live event.

Tickets for the live gig have now sold out but some tickets are still available  for the late sessions  here.


Portsmouth City Council Coastal Scheme

Thu 14th Feb

Starting this week, public events are being held for two new public consultations where you can help shape the future of one of the city’s most cherished assets.

This Thursday, the Southsea Coastal Scheme team will hold a three-day exhibition at the Coastguard Studio in Clarendon Road, where residents can find out how the designs for new sea defences along 4.5km of seafront have been changed in response to feedback collected last summer. This will be followed by a series of drop-in events at three of the city’s libraries.

The ambition of the scheme is to create new defences that embrace everything we all love about the seafront. The planned works will transform the seafront for future generations, while protecting homes and the heritage that is so important to the people of Portsmouth.

It also aims to stimulate further regeneration in Southsea and create a more vibrant place for businesses, visitors, and residents to thrive.