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Southsea Green 2017 Mad Mimi Newsletter

Southsea Green wish you all a Happy Christmas and all our best wishes for a brilliant new year.

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Free Art Friday ~ 12 Days of Giving

Between the 1st - 12th of December Free Art Friday Portsmouth and Southsea will be hiding pieces of donated art & uniquely designed items around Portsmouth for members of the public to find. You’ll find clues to the location of these items posted on our Facebook page: Free-Art-Friday-Portsmouth-and-Southsea

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Greenfingers Taster Christmas Fair

Sunday 3rdDecember between 11am - 3pm at Eastney Community Centre More Details »

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Lost in Time - The Stories

From Now - 22nd December 2017 at The Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant. The stories that have been uncovered, throughout the exhibition. More Details »

Winter Blog

Dead trees on a cold blue and grey Winter's sky

By Irene Strange

11th December 2017

Upon this bright and chilly morn leaves on the trees are bleak,

Clouds overhead of blue and grey as the Wind lies still to greet the day.

High above the Sea Gulls fly,

stretching their wings to meet the sky,

whilst on the ground down below,

the flowers have an Autumn glow.

Fruit and vegetables golden and green,

luscious berries to taste and glean.

Plots of land tended with care,

as willing hands work and wear,

and earthworms glide beneath,

as snails make trails and as the ground is moved and sift’,

we thank the Lord for our earthly gift.

NOTE from Southsea Green:

If you are good with people, patient with beginners? We need you for our FREE taster skillshops, a friendly introduction to crafts and gardening, to be held at Eastney Community Centre and Southsea Green Community Garden in 2018. We need tutors for gardening, knitting, bicycle maintenance, cooking, etc so send us your ideas and contact to email

Dead trees on a cold colourful Winter's sky

By Sue Stokes

4th December 2017

Last get together this weekend started the day at Eastney Community centre where they were kicking off Christmas with tombola, music, walnuts and book sales and our new little Greenfingers project taster (thanks to Lisa and Peta) where some beautiful fabric garlands were made -was lovely to see old friends and new looking so jolly. So off I went on No 17 bus to Cumberland House to join our merry band of gardeners who had rolled up for our get together.

Straw bale carrying, leaf raking, mince pie eating, and secret Santa’s in a not too chilly Southsea - Plenty of sightings of Santa’s about Sunday (and we captured a few in the garden), and Santa ‘Hilary’ with a beautiful new garden fork for us, what pleasure, what delight in just giving, whether it’s with your time, or with mad ideas to raise money, or to make people HAPPY. Plenty of happy times for our memory box from this week. Don’t forget 12 days of Giving -