Portsmouth creativity revealed in new book

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A NEW book aims to celebrate the creative talents of Portsmouth residents.

The publication – called Creative Portsmouth – is written by lecturer Claire Sambrook and will feature images from around the city and interviews with some of its leading artistic figures.

From established designers to up-and-coming young students, contributors reveal why they love Portsmouth, their favourite spots in the city and even where to get the best breakfast.

University of Portsmouth lecturer Ms Sambrook, who is also a local photographer, said what should have been a 24-page pamphlet turned into a 96-page book containing more than 80 interviews.

She said: ‘We have something special here in Portsmouth; it’s a place which seems to attract creative people who fall in love with the city and simply never leave, building lives, homes, careers and setting up in business.

‘Their genuine love of the place is evident because so many of them incorporate it into their work.’

The book went on sale at the start of this week and costs £10.

For details of where to buy it locally visit creativeportsmouth.co.uk