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Durty Sunday Social brings together Southsea’s creative and business communities for clean water in Africa

Posted: Oct 17, 2022 10:29 a.m.
No More Durty Water, a Portsmouth charity which raises money for clean water projects in Africa and India, today announced details of a major event in the Albert Road area of ​​Southsea, Durty Sunday Social, which will take place on Sunday October 23, 2022 from 11 a.m.

Durty Sunday Social brings together local artists, performers and DJs with independent traders, businesses and venues on Albert Road and Highland Road for a day of free events where there is something for everyone… and everyone is welcome.

Activities include an art fair in the Wedgewood Rooms supported by Crafts in The Tower, where you can browse and buy everything from portraits to plants and chair making to candles from 11 to 4. No More Durty Water offers its famous t-shirts for a minimum donation of £5 for the first 50 people on the site and My Friendly Planet will be offering free face painting and mask-making workshops for children, while parents browse the fair.

You’ll find creativity flourishing all along Albert Road all day long with exhibitions by local artists at both the Royal Albert and the Corner Collective.

The live music on offer ranges from the silky vocals of Malc De Reding’s Rat Pack (in The Kings from 2:30 a.m.) to the post punk guitars of Weekend Offender Records (in the Fifth Hants from 5 p.m.) to soulful funk of Vanchango in the recently renovated vaults. The Front Room bring their (fire) brand of spoken word to The Hunter Gatherer from 3.30pm with artists like Isle of Wight Donna, local author Alison Habens, Janet Ayers of the Southsea Community Choir and poet Sue Spiers, plus acoustic music from Just Lucy and Million Pebble Beach, all backed by Portsmouth Poet Laureate Sam Cox.

Southsea’s DJ scene is well represented with sets from No More Durty Water honcho George Spence, Fishtank resident Jonty and Soul 45’s Mark James delivering chilled out funky grooves in Edge of The Wedge, the residents of Nothing Ventured Vinyl battling in the store and Pork Soda brings their own brand of craziness to Back To The Belgrave.

All participants in the Durty Sunday Social, whether they are artists, traders, performers or venues, share the same goals – to bring people to the Albert Road area, raise money for clean water projects and have fun by doing it.

Event organizer Kelly explains how the event evolved:

“We wanted to restart No More Durty Water after Covid as we weren’t able to hold any fundraising events. Crafts in the Tower was also dormant so we decided to come together to raise funds by hosting a art fair, which The Wedgewood Rooms have very kindly agreed to host I live just off Albert Road and sell my artwork within the dress code so am aware that attendance is not not big and people feel the pinch. We came up with the idea of ​​asking local traders for a reasonable donation in return for organizing and marketing an event to promote the whole route to the Christmas is approaching.

It just escalated and we were thrilled with the generosity and community spirit of local traders, places and creatives and how they supported the idea. We’ve almost reached our fundraising goal and now we want people to come out, get together and have fun during the day! »

George Spence, Chairman of the Trustees of No More Durty Water, spoke of the importance of the event:

“The charity was founded by DJ Monkey P, who brought people together with his music and endless enthusiasm for raising money for the cause. He left too soon, but he left us with the will to continue working to alleviate water poverty and continue to build connections in the community. The Durty Sunday Social does all of this and more and we are very happy to see the turnout on the day. We have already raised £1,200 for clean water sources that will transform lives. I would like to thank all the artists, merchants, artist shops and venues for their generous support.

All activities and locations are free to enter and participate, but a small donation to No More Durty Water would be gratefully received.

For more information call George Spence on 07974 932795 or email

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