A Sonic Memory Hole

Event date: 18 November  2017

Calamity Cratediggers are proud to present the first foray into art, performance and musical delights, all in support of Portsmouth Food Bank.

The purpose of this event is to lace together output from across the artistic spectrum under one roof whilst raising awareness of the work of the food banks in the area.

For the maiden voyage you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in both art and music.

In no particular order, the days offering will include:

✪ Record Stalls – new & used
✪ Craft Traders
✪ Art Exhibition & Sale
✪ Live Art – performance from Los Dave & Jez Stevens
✪ Live Bands – reintepreting the work of The Velvet Underground
✪ Vinyl DJ’s til late

Entry before 6pm will be free, £5 after OR £3 with donations to the Food Bank BARGAIN!

Standy by for further info.

If you are interested in trading or contributing to the event in any way drop us a message at samuel.thomas.leadbeater@hotmail.com

‘Mama always said it’s nice to share’

Been There Done That Exhibition

Event date: 10 November  2017

The Coastguard Studio will be the venue for this Charity Night in aid of Kidney Research UK – in loving memory of Keith Brand who passed away last November.

Keith’s family are hosting a chartity exhibition show called ‘Been There Done That’, which will feature Keith’s travel photography from the early 70’s, plus work from his son who is the next generation within the family.

All the work on display will be up for sale.

This event is free but a donation of £5 is suggested. All the money raised on the night will go to Kidney Research UK.


Queer Disco

A message from Fanny Gallops:

Do you fancy a dress up at the seaside? Do you wanna be a butch femme & dance like masc wearing mascara? Or simply eager to wear that sequin number with those sequin shoes??

We’re bloody sick of samey, judgemental & antagonistic club cultures where you can’t dress how you want, dance how you want and disco how you want.

So in light of this us seaside queers are full of angst & decided to come together and create a queer disco!

It’s open to everyone and anyone who wants to partake in going ‘out out’ to somewhere a bit different and celebratory. We’ve got some fine music lol performance and local art. See you on the dance floor.

Tickets £5 available on the door

Journeys Festival International 2017

Journeys Festival International, The People’s Lounge and Dash Arts present
ASYLUM Portsmouth
Coastguard Studio, 91 Clarendon Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 0SA
Friday 27th October, 7pm – 11pm
Pay What You Decide
Book your free space on JourneysFestivalInt.Eventbrite.com
ASYLUM was launched by Dash Arts at London’s Courtyard Theatre as a response to Brexit and anti-migrant rhetoric. Working with locally acclaimed producers The People’s Lounge, ASYLUM Portsmouth aims to increase the exposure, skills, aspirations and employability of the talented refugee musicians who now call Portsmouth home.
ASYLUM will be headlined by a live performance from the phenomenal Syrian kanun player, Maya Youssef مايا يوسف, winner of the Exceptional Talent Award and recent star of the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall.
Supported by Portsmouth Festivities and Portsmouth Guildhall

Oxjam Portsmouth

We are happy to be supporting Oxjam Festival Portsmouth! Oxjam is the UK’s largest grassroots music festival which is made up of hundreds of volunteer-led music events. Oxjam celebrates local music whilst raising vital funds for Oxfam and helping to change the lives of those living in poverty around the world.

On October 21st the event will start at the Coastguard Studio from 2 -7.30pm and then continue until late at The Shack Bar and Kitchen…. Here’s the line up so far.

14:00 The Zoinks

14:45 The Silver Rejects

15:40 The Harvey Lloyd Trio

16:25 BEMIS

17:25 Sigma Falls

18:10 South Side Bay

Shakara Soul 1st Birthday Party

Join Shakara Soul on the 19th of August in celebrating a year of intimate gatherings where new and old friends have come together for a groovin’ an a shaking. Returning to Coastguard Studio, where their first party was held, embarking upon this journey together.

Come and groove with Shakara Soul in the main room and in room two we are proudly presenting the worldly sounds of Sahara Rock and Mo Funk (The People’s Lounge).

A banquet for the senses.

Let there be rock.


Saturday 19th August
Coastguard Studio
9pm – 2am
£5 ADV/ £10 OTD


Fibres Exhibition

Isobel Taylor and Chloë Hemming

A display of Chloë’s concrete and cross stitch sculptures and Isobel’s photographic prints. A mixed media and interactive exhibition that looks at the human craft surrounding plants and the way we ornament them. In particular the juxtaposition of man made materials such as concrete and scaffolding netting with the delicate and intricate nature of plants and stitching.

Private view 17 October 6pm.
Exhibition open 18-19 October.
Times TBC

Castle Road Summer Fayre

Southsea’s iconic Castle Road will once again host a Summer Fayre to bring everything unique and great about Portsmouth into one local, independent street event.

As well as our ‘roll in and pour’ service we are sponsoring this event. The weekend will celebrate the independent businesses of Castle Road coupled with a unique street market to help support local traders. A number of the city’s top musical talents will also be on hand to provide the weekend’s entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Portsmouth Seafood Festival

Seafood lovers are in for a real treat this summer as Gunwharf Quays plays host to Portsmouth’s very first Seafood Festival. Celebrating the city’s seafood and fishing heritage, the two day free event will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June between 10am & 6pm. Coastguard On The Road are delighted to be appearing with our ‘roll in and pour’, serving Guinness, Hophouse 13 Craft Lager and Pimm’s.

Visitors can expect a weekend packed full of mouth-watering delicacies, local produce tastings, live demonstrations and entertainment. Jazz, folk and acoustic music will add a real festival feel to the weekend. We hope to see you there!

UPDATE: Holy Mackerel! The Coastguard Studio finds home for the biggest Mackerel on the South Coast. Situated on the Camber, this marks the opening of The Portsmouth Seafood Festival 2017.

DJ Food at the Coastguard

The Coastguard studio are looking forward to welcoming legendary Ninja Tune Artist, Producer and Performer DJ Food to the decks at the Coast.

The event on Bank holiday Sunday 28th of May is promoted by local promoters Cheeky Blinders and will raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Alongside DJ Food there will be variety of other supporting artists and DJs along with Pop up record and Street Food stalls…

Book tickets here


And Yet It Moves – Portsmouth Psych & Crocodile Nightmares

Event: 17 May 2017

Hosted by Portsmouth Psych & Crocodile Nightmares
Looking forward to Portsmouth Psych & Crocodile Nightmares bringing some mid week mayhem to the Studio.

•••The Great Escape Pre Party•••
••••••••And Yet It Moves & Guests••••••••••••

🎲🎲Limited FREE Entry Tickets on DICE 🎲 🎲
£3 On The Door 🚪

•••We Welcome•••’And Yet It Moves’
Fronted by Dale Barclay formerly ‘The Amazing Snakeheads’•••

“The ever expanding, all encompassing sound of And Yet It Moves has left anyone with the fortune witnessing their carnage exhausted but singing their praises.

The six strong band fronted the emphatic and enthralling Dale Barclay have delivered two powerhouse UK tours in 2016, exorcising many a sweaty basement, that culminated in their Black Sheep Records riotous Christmas party in their hometown of Glasgow.

With raw and simple ambitions: squarely to save music from mediocrity, connecting human beings with music, And Yet It Moves’ no bullshit, no prisoners policy is as fresh as their approach to the music they create. They make music for the love of it as they’re damn good at it!

Live they enrapture crowds with a real natural chemistry, Barclay’s undeniably captivating aura and expansive, powerful songs that we’ve just had a taster of. 2016 saw four tracks appear online; the dizzying epic ‘No Way Back To Lunch’, the subverted and mocking ‘Make America Great Again, Again’, ‘Mark Swan’ and the soon to be videoed ‘Ketamine Ma’am’ all left fans begging for more.

If you want freedom these are the guys for you, if not just go away”




•••Support BO GRITZ & VIOLET MUD•••

Los Dave at the Coastguard

‘Once There Were No Borders, No Boundaries, Only Horizons’

On May 19th the Coastguard welcomes Los Dave…

An exhibition of works, creating a series of intimate ambient spaces and utilising all three galleries within the Coastguard Studio.
Within these spaces Los Dave presents expressive, expansive landscapes that are as much about presence/absence as places for
narrative and poetic connections. LosDaves’ upcycled wire bird sculptures inhabit these spaces adding a constant presence, movement
and shifting dynamics.

The show includes a live mixed media performance using paint, video
and a live soundtrack to explore aspects of landscapes around
Portsmouth and our relationship with them.

Chaos Reunion 6th May

CHAOS are hosting their reunion at Coastguard Studio! Portsmouth’s legendary indie / alternative night returns to Southsea for a Saturday night party. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Superstar Dj’s: Bob Berridge, Sparky Freeman, Lil Mike Tut, Carl Lemon, will chuMp, Ben ‘Millsy’, Ped & Jay.

Playing classic alternative tracks and Chaso indie floor fillers. Predictable and badly mixed…. just like the old days.

Free Lollipops

(Almost at the pier…but not quite)