The sounds were recorded as part of the Portsea Sound project in July, including local residents and groups from the John Pounds Centre talking about living by the sea, underwater sounds from the Hard and Southsea beach, a Pompey sea shanty and of course some classic seagulls! Project participants helped Tullis, Laura and Rob to record and edit the sound to create our community sound piece and Danny built our sound boat at Boathouse 4 in the Historic Dockyard.

The sound boat needs a name! Visit to enter your idea or email Laura at We will name the boat at the end of September.

The sound boat will be at the John Pounds Centre until October 6th and then will move to its permanent home at Boathouse 4 in the Historic Dockyard. Boathouse 4 is free to visit and you can see boats being restored using traditional boatbuilding techniques.