Allegory: Portsmouth’s ‘Marmite’ Band

Allegory, although formed in 2014, have found themselves at a new beginning after redefining their genre at the start of this year. The once three-piece rock band has now become an experimental, art-pop duo, consisting of singer-songwriter Ellie Day, and Daniel Ansell on keys, guitar, mixing and mastering. Following the release of their newest single, Syncopation, … Continue reading Allegory: Portsmouth’s ‘Marmite’ Band

Victorious Festival 2017 Review: Part 1, The Beginning

Victorious, always on the last bank holiday of August, 25th -  27th, aims to squeeze out the last of summer. With headliners this year including Rita Ora and Stereophonics, local music, amazing weather and too much glitter, the Portsmouth festival is a crescendo to the city's summer events programme. The festival is in its 5th year … Continue reading Victorious Festival 2017 Review: Part 1, The Beginning

The Café in the Park Quietly Replaces the Arts Lodge

Back in February this year, Portsmouth City Council evicted The Art and Soul Traders from the Arts Lodge in Victoria Park after opposition from the local community and the Lodge's supporters. More than 5000 people signed a petition addressed to the Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, Councillor Linda Symes, to allow the Art and … Continue reading The Café in the Park Quietly Replaces the Arts Lodge

Portsmouth’s International Kite Festival: Ups And Downs

This year was the 26th anniversary of Portsmouth’s International Kite festival which brings colour and life to Southsea Common every year. As the bare bones of Victorious Festival loomed in the distance, large kites flew overhead of various shapes and sizes. I could see Aladdin, a sting ray, crocodile and half a male torso. Smaller … Continue reading Portsmouth’s International Kite Festival: Ups And Downs