I want to make this a creative hub and build a community

SOMETHING'S BREWING Nick Scott in Imbizo in Fareham
SOMETHING'S BREWING Nick Scott in Imbizo in Fareham
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IMBIZO means a cultural gathering of hearts and minds in Zulu. And that’s what I hope to create in the coffee shop.

We are part of Fareham Community Church and we are run largely by volunteers. Any profits we make go to charity.

We donate to local homeless charity Two Saints and in charities that build slum schools in India.

Our community focus doesn’t mean that we compromise on quality. We source the best products we can and hope you enjoy the taste.

Here at Imbizo, I’m hoping that we can build a sense of community.

Whether you work in Fareham, are calling in to the church upstairs or are shopping in the town centre, I hope that you will pay us a visit and help us raise as much money as we can for our charities.

I really want to make this a creative hub too.

On the weekend before Christmas we had our first live band and local artwork has just gone up on the walls.

We stock Portchester author Mark Lucas’ book Eye of the Beholder and hope that he will come and do a reading here soon.

We will soon start selling tickets for Philippa Hanna, who will be playing here in February. She’s one of the UK’s rising stars and has just been touring with Lionel Richie. I’m excited to have such a big name and hope that this will be the start of something big.

If you have ideas for our cafe, or would like to do something creative here please get in touch.

Also if you would like to volunteer and be part of our team, I’d love to hear from you. Call in to the shop Imbizo cafe, 171 West Street, Fareham and ask for me or call 07741 044085.