28th, 29th, 30th/ June 2019
The Portsmouth Seafood Festival returns to Gunwharf Quays this coming June 28/29/30th with an extra day added after the great success of our 2018 event.
With mouth watering Seafood from around the world, this years event is a real celebration of Seafood, the local fishing community and all associated with it.
Event Co-Founder John Pryde commented: “We have gone to great lengths to bring a fresh line up of seafood vendors, various styles of cooking and drawing influence from all around the world. We are also delighted to welcome back many of your favourite attractions from 2018 including Pirates Grog Rum, The Fisherman’s Kitchen and Southsea Beach Cafe, whilst also including some amazing new vendors and attractions to really compliment this family festival.”
John added: “Our Education and Awareness Experience will offer the ideal opportunity for children and adults to chat with professionals and stakeholders from the Seafood Industry including Seafish, Fishmongers Company London & Native Oysters UK.”
Alongside amazing seafood vendors and attractions there will also be Champagne Bars, Craft Beers from Brewhouse & Kitchen Southsea, a new Gin experience from Scotland and our music stage playing live Jazz, Swing & Soul all day. The scene is certainly set for a great weekend to be enjoyed by all the family.
21st July 2019
We’re looking forward to bringing our farmers’ market to the Southsea Food Festival on Sunday the 21st of July.
Look out for our striped colourful market canopies! Our producers are proud to offer the authentic taste of Hampshire, bringing delights such as locally reared meat, game, sausages, bacon, as well as cakes, fresh vegetables, goat’s cheese, flowers, pies, fudge, cherries, sourdough, gin and more! We also have food to go, with options for veggies & vegans. All made in Hampshire, with local ingredients. #LoveLocal
Gulls Bar will be rolling in for this one! See you there!
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
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
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!