My Weekend: Steph Langan

Steph Langan
Steph Langan
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Steph Langan is 39, lives in Eastleigh and works in Portsmouth as a wellbeing adviser. She’s co-organiser of Tonic Music Festival, which takes place at the Pyramids in Southsea next month.

When did you last go away and where did you go?

I went to Cumbria last month for a few days for my uncle’s funeral. He was a builder, so he would have been happy that DIY SOS (who were filming across the road from his home) gatecrashed his wake.

It was a great chance for all of my northern family to get together and enjoy a few days in the Lake District – a beautiful part of the world.

What was the last gig/concert you went to?

It was a warm-up gig we organised for Tonic Music for Mental Health at a local football club at the beginning of August. The brilliant Small Fakers played. It was a great night.

Also, I went to the Wedgewood Rooms last Sunday for Reggae at the Bandstand – another great line-up of music. Really enjoyed The Majestic and Emiliyah and The Mightyz Allstars – who played last year for us at our first Tonic event.

What about the last theatre show you saw?

A panto at Christmas. I used to go to the theatre a lot when I was younger. I don’t seem to have the time at the moment.

The last book you read?

Ska’d for Life by Horrace Panter the bassist from The Specials. It’s a really interesting read from that era (late 1970s / early ’80s) at the height of The Specials’ fame.

The last film you saw at the cinema or on DVD?

The Smurfs 2 with my son. It was okay. I prefer the old school Smurfs, to be honest.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

Swimming always relaxes me. I also enjoy sitting on Southsea beach reading a book or watching the world go by too.

What do you watch on TV?

My guilty pleasure at the moment is Storage Hunters – so bad it’s good!

And which TV programmes do you avoid?

Jeremy Kyle. He’s vile.

Which celeb would you most like to spend a weekend with?

Terry Hall. He seems so unassuming and down to earth and I imagine he’s very interesting and funny. Plus I’d like to rummage through his record collection.

Where do you shop?

My wardrobe consists mainly of Fred Perry, Biba and Dr Martens. I love vintage shops and there are some great ones in Albert Road. I really love Dress Code.

Where do you eat out?

The Tenth Hole is a favourite for lunch – amazing salads and cakes.

What about pubs and bars?

Usually a pub crawl along Albert Road to the Wedgewood Rooms. Also The Cellars.

Where’s good for a day out locally?

I think the best days are the simple ones – on the beach or out for a walk in the forest.