Tymes goe by Turns crowdfund rewards: Tickets!!

Support the Solstice Shorts Festival 2020, Tymes Goe By Turnes

Tickets! get a ticket for the show!

£5 or more ticket to the show Select reward

Or buy one for you, and one for someone who can’t afford it, with our pay it forward option.

pay it forward ticket £10 or more Select reward

Tymes goe by Turnes Crowdfund reward: Supporter T-shirt

There will only ever be as many of these T-shirts as there are people ordering them. The more people order, the more money we make per T-shirt that can go towards the festival. This design is the cover of the anthology, as designed by Kevin Threlfall.

We will get them printed after the end of the campaign, so they should be available by 1st Dec 2020

Unisex, short sleeves, sizes tend to be a bit small, so you might want to order a size larger than normal.

Select reward £25 or more

Tymes Goe By Turnes T Shirt

 

Tymes goe by Turnes Crowdfund reward: Supporter T-shirt

Tshirt design for websiteThere will only ever be as many of these T-shirts as there are people ordering them. The more people order, the more money we make per T-shirt that can go towards the festival. This design is unique to these shirts, we don’t use it for the official merchandise for the festival, so when you wear it, you will be instantly identifiable as the special, generous person that you are! We are aiming at 20, but will definitely not make more than 50. We will get them printed after the end of the campaign, so they should be available by 1st Dec 2020

Unisex, short sleeves, sizes tend to be a bit small, so you might want to order a size larger than normal.

Select reward £25 or more

Solstice Shorts Supporter T Shirt

 

Kevin Threlfall Prints for Tymes Goe by Turnes Crowd Fund

One of the lovely things about running a tiny publishing house is that you get involved in all the decisions and every element of the process, including the covers, which leads on to getting to know, however slightly, a lot of artists and designers. One such artist is Kevin Threlfall, who has done several covers for us now, starting with the cover for our award-winning anthology Weird Lies, and is currently working on the cover for Tymes Goe by Turnes

Kevin exhibited with us at our first ever Cover Artists’ show in September 2014, and kindly said that we could keep whatever did not sell, and use it however we saw fit.

How we saw fit is to offer the remaining prints as rewards for the crowd fund for  Solstice Shorts Festival. There are only two left.

These are they:

Each print is approximately 400mm wide by 500mm high and printed on canvas.

Estimated delivery: 2nd Nov 2020

Select reward £40 or more

At the present rate, we will only make aobut half the money we need, so if this partivular reward doesnt take your fancy, please head over to the crowdfund and pick another one!

If we hit the target, we can get match funding, which will go towards our next three books.

Arachneversary – With Paper for Feet

Our final video for Arachneversary, Jennifer A McGowan talks about her poetry collection With Paper for Feet – covering Shakespeare, myth and fairytales, 16th century witchcraft and much more, with readings.

ARACHNEVERSARY Dusk

Cherry Potts talks (to Ness Owen, briefly) about the most ambitious Solstice Shorts Festival ever – Dusk – A Wave of Words Across the UK travelling at the Speed of Dark as dusk fell, to twelve sites from Ellon in Aberdeenshire, to Redruth in Cornwall on the shortest day of the year.

You can buy the book from our webshop

use code ARACHNEVERSARY to claim a diiscount in August only.

Check out our series bulk buy offers

ARACHNEVERSARY – Shortest Day, Longest Night

Solstice Shorts Festival Founder Cherry Potts talks about the 2nd and 3rd festivals and the book that resulted, Shortest Day, Longest Night. Features music by Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd, Annalie Wilson, Vocal Chords, Zac Gvirtman, and stories/poems by Mario Duarte, Tim Cremin, Bob Beagrie, Sarah Evans, performed by Ray Newe, Saul Reichlin and Katy Darby. BSL interpretation by Martin Fox-Roberts and Paul Michaels

You can buy Shortest Day, Longest Night from our Webshop.

Use the discount code (for August only) ARACHNEVERSARY

or have a poke around in the special offers for bulk buy series options.

 

Solstice Shorts Festival 2020: Tymes Goe By Turnes

In case you missed the live announcement yesterday, here are the successful submissions for this year’s Solstice Shorts Festival, which will be held on 21st (or possibly 22nd) of December. It’s a leap year. We have to decide how pedantic we will be.

A Corona virus influenced theme of TYMES GOE BY TURNES,  the stories, poems and songs are in response to the poem by sixteenth century poet, Robert Southwell.

Frustrated by working under lockdown and worried that the 2020 festival might not happen, Arachne Press decided to continue as though everything would be alright, and asked writers to something that responded or reacted to or was inspired by a sixteenth century poem that editor Cherry Potts has always found comforting in a crisis: Robert Southwell’s Tymes Goe by Turnes; or that responded or reacted to or was inspired by some concept in it.
The poem observes the ebb and flow of fortune, nothing stays bad for ever, nor anything good – so get on with it while you can. And they have. Oh, they have. This isn’t exactly a response to Covid-19, but there’s an echo there – in Katie Margaret Hall’s epic train journey, New Orleans To Vancouver, and Jackie Taylor’s Rewilding; but there is also concern for the environment, and relationships and lives in need of nourishment they are finding hard to find.
As with Southwell’s poem there is a fine balance between dread and hope.

Solstice Shorts Logo copy

Poems
C L Hearnden, 179cm
Claire Booker, Piano Lessons, and Bringing in the Fruit
Elinor Brooks, Sir Thomas Wyatt’s Cat
Jane Aldous, Sirius
Julian Bishop, Slow Burn
Karen Ankers, In Dark
Katie Margaret Hall, New Orleans To Vancouver
Kelly Davis, The Saddest Birdes a Season Find to Sing
Laila Sumpton, Cronos
Lynn White, In the Rocks
Ness Owen, Beach Clean
S.B. Merrow, For Ellen
Sean Carney, A Memory Forgotten

Stories
Brooke Stanicki, A Felled Tree
Jackie Taylor, Rewilding
Jane Mclaughlin, Sketchbook
Keely O’Shaughnessy, When Naked Plants Renew
Linda McMullen, Deep Blue Sea
Margaret Crompton, Turner’s World of Twirls
Neil Lawrence, Return
Patience Mackarness, Roots
Pippa Gladhill, Twelve Point Plan

Songs

Kevan Taplin, Dancing with The Green Man (In 4:4 Time)
Rebecca Askew, Times Go by Turns
Sharon Lazibyrd Martin, Sea of Fortune

We don’t yet know quite what form the festival will take, we have to assume for now that it will be on  line, but possibly live and from multiple sites. We are still investigating venues etc. against it being possible to have a physical performance and audience, or at the very least making the videos as exciting as possible.

Arachneversary Solstice Shorts Sixteen Stories about Time

Arachne editor, and Solstice Shorts Festival founder, Cherry Potts, talks about the original idea, the epic first season, and the book, Solstice Shorts:Sixteen Stories About Time. Plus an announcement about the 2020 festival, Tymes Goe By Turnes.

You can buy Sixteen Stories, and other Solstice Shorts anthologies from our Webshop.

For a discount, use the code ARACHNEVERSARY at the checkout.

We also have special bulk buy offers on Solstice Shorts books in the special offers section

Arachneversary Emma Lee The Significance of a Dress

As part of our Eighth anniversary celebrations, Poet Emma Lee talks about her collection The Significance of a Dress, and the impact of Covid-19 on the launch.

You can buy a copy of the book from our webshop. To get a discount throughout August, use the code ARACHNEVERSARY at the checkout.