Update on Time and Tide

It’s been a total whirl since successfully crowd funding. We’ve got our funding from Arts Council England, Aberdeenshire Council and Literature Wales all confirmed (nothing in the bank but…!)

The Tshirts have arrived!

and we’ve started packing up the rewards to go in the post hopefully tomorrow.

We’ve finished typesetting the special edition book. Here’s what the title pages look like…

The book is off to the printers tomorrow, after an epically fast proof-reading by the wonderful Muireann, who turned up on the doorstep with the corrections this morning, and she says its one of our best collections.

We’ve started finding actors, and sending out material, and talking to the Shanty Collective about what additional songs could go with which stories/poems.

and we’ve designed most of the posters and flyers, just waiting for confirmation of details transfered correctly for one or two.

And next weekend we’ve got the sea shanty workshop. If anyone wants to come along, tickets are here: https://bit.ly/2MuSSv0

 

Safely into harbour

Our little crowdfund has safely reached harbour 2 days ahead of schedule! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

(Ship’s bell expertly rung by Katy Darby!)

Do we dare set out on an additional fishing trip, and line our coffers a bit more securely? Our other funding sources are not yet confirmed, but with this funding we can at least manage an absolute barebones version of the festival and programme the book printing. What a relief. I do feel like one of those merchants of old, with a tower on their house so they could watch the horizon for their ship coming home safe. So if anyone want to add to our funding the more the better really – it is always very tight for funding, and if we are short, its the bits I love best that have to get cut – the live streaming (what can I say, I’m a control freak – I need to know remote sites are doing their stuff!) and the BSL interpreting – a whole artform in itself, and something that we are keen to promote as a matter of course. So there are barely 2 days left – can we raise a bit more? Still lots of rewards left!

Thanks again to everyone who has supported us, especially those who increased their backing – you know who you are!

Time and Tide stories: first lines

Continuing the dip into the detail of Time and tide – more first lines, this time from the Stories:
Elizabeth Hopkinson, A Madras Crossing: I thought the worst of the voyage was over when we weighed anchor off the coast of Madras.
Diana Powell, Ballast: Let me speak to you about the sea… how I always loved it.
Diana Powell, Sea Change, There are voices here.
Cathy Lennon, Casting The Stones: The party went out of the garden gate and set off along the duckboards.
Neil Lawrence, Diaspora: The man with huge whiskers is talking loudly.
Juliet Humphreys, Fisherfolk: In Quay Street, when a woman begins to moan with the coming of a child, word goes out.
Holly Magee, Granmama’s Paradise: When I was little, I slurred my syllables together.
Linda McMullen, The Fisherman’s Wife: When I met my husband, he was a modest clerk at a promising company.
Eoghan Hughes, Herr Dressler: I had left the Alma at closing time and was stumbling along the breakwater the first night I saw the light at sea.
Pauline Walker, Hingland: Constance was only just beginning to enjoy the voyage.
Roppotucha Greenberg, Listen, Noah’s Wife: He’ll install a foghorn to sound every night.
Emily Bullock, Man Overboard: All dreams of death can be forgotten on waking, except when under that final sleep from which there is no waking and only a long forgetting.
CB Droege, Metharme: I stand at the prow of the ship, one more in a long, long line of ships.
Kilmeny Macmichael, Remittance: Sir inform have not received expected amount this first of month reason
Barbara Renel, The Professor’s Daughter: Her dad locks the booth and gives her the key.
Paul Foy, The Answer, My Friend: It might be that the day takes you down to the beach with your book and wraparound sunglasses, your Beats and that blast-from-the-past playlist that you made when you realised that loss is all about finding again.
Rob Walton, The Dowager Duchess Of Berwick-Upon-Tweed: She hated the Dowager bit, and she no longer particularly cared for the Duchess part, but she had not yet decided what to do about any of it.
Maria Kyle, The Surgeon’s Mate: ’Tis no easy matter to cut off a man’s leg.
Cindy George, The Wreck Of The Kyllikki: Sea coal just washes up on the beach and no one knows where it comes from.
Sheila Lockhart, Turquoise: Every morning after breakfast Ibrahim walked down to the perimeter fence to look at the sea.

There’s some tasty morsels there to bait our hook with! Please support our crowdfund! 48 hours left

 

Handmade book – Crowd fund reward for Time and Tide

This is one for the writers.

Support our crowd fund to support Solstice Shorts Time and Tide receive…

LIMITED EDITION Handmade book

Poet and maker of hand-made books, Jeremy Dixon (Hazard Press)  made us a handmade 20 page (Incl cover) A5 notebook, into which many of our writers wrote their top writing tip or exercise. Handwritten, scanned and then printed by Jeremy in his own inimitable fashion. Classy, useful and unique!

 There ARE only  3 left

Never be intimidated by a blank page again – we’ll have scrawled on it already! £20

…in a very tactile cover.

All the Writers for Time and Tide

Alison Lock, Sisterhood Of The Seas: Holyhead, Maryport
Angel Warwick, We Dig The Pig: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport
Carl Alexandersson, Tulpaner Och Liljekonvaljer: Maryport
Christine Ritchie, Clearance: Clydebank, Holyhead, Peterhead
Claire Booker, Fisherman’s Daughter: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon, Maryport; and How Women Came to Tristan da Cunha: Clydebank, Greenwich, Lisbon, Maryport, Peterhead
Elinor Brooks, Woman from North India on Bostadh Beach: Maryport, Peterhead
Elizabeth Parker, Overlord With Declan: Greenwich; and The Watchers: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead
Emma Lee, Casting A Daughter A Drift: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Holyhead; and When You Regret Wishing For Something Thrilling: Greenwich, Lisbon
Holly Blades, Delivery: Greenwich, Holyhead, Lisbon
Ian Macartney, Mother Fish: Clydebank; and Ovčice, Croatia: Peterhead
Ivonne Piper, No Tearaways: Holyhead
Jane Aldous, In The Shadows, On The Shore, Leith: Maryport, Peterhead
Jenny Mitchell, Church Mary Sounds The Sea, Clydebank, Greenwich,
JN Nucifera, City Of Water: Greenwich, Lisbon,
John Richardson, False Light: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead
Joy Howard, When Will We See The Sea: Peterhead
Julie Laing, Modality (Film): Clydebank, Greenwich
Kate Foley, Verticals: Hastings
Laura Potts, First Light: Clydebank, Greenwich, Holyhead,
Lynn White, Paddling: Maryport,
Mandy Macdonald, Frocks Of Passage: Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead; and Half A Dozen Oranges: Clydebank, Greenwich, Lisbon
Math Jones, The nth Wave, Maryport,
Melissa Davies, Bird Wife: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport; Halibut: Clydebank, Greenwich, Maryport; Lookout Men: Greenwich, Lisbon, Maryport; Seaweed: Maryport; Værøy: Greenwich, Maryport
Michelle Penn, The Sinking Of Mrs Margaret Brown: Greenwich, Maryport
Ness Owen, Sea Lessons: Clydebank, Greenwich, Holyhead, Lisbon, Maryport
Nick Westerman, Napoleon: Greenwich, Maryport
Olivia Dawson Points of Interest: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Maryport, Peterhead
Philip Hewitson And Susan Cartwright-Smith, Open Water (Film): Greenwich, Maryport
Reshma Ruia, Crossing the Black Water: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon
Sarah Tait, Bosun’s Locker: Maryport; and Hawser: Greenwich, Maryport, Peterhead
Savanna Evans, On A Day Like This: Greenwich, Maryport
Simon Whitfield, A Conjuring Poem: Peterhead
Thomas Tyrrell, Of Grainne Mhaol: Greenwich
Valerie Bence, Arrival: Clydebank, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon, Maryport
Vivien Jones, I Nearly Drownded, Daddy: Greenwich, Lisbon, Maryport

Stories
Elizabeth Hopkinson, A Madras Crossing: Greenwich
Diana Powell, Ballast: Greenwich, Holyhead, Lisbon, Maryport; and Sea Change, Greenwich, Holyhead
Cathy Lennon, Casting The Stones: Lisbon
Neil Lawrence, Diaspora: Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon
Juliet Humphreys, Fisherfolk: Greenwich,
Holly Magee, Granmama’s Paradise: Lisbon
Linda McMullen, The Fisherman’s Wife: Clydebank, Hastings, Lisbon, Maryport, Peterhead
Eoghan Hughes, Herr Dressler: Hastings, Maryport,
Pauline Walker, Hingland: Greenwich
Roppotucha Greenberg, Listen, Noah’s Wife: Clydebank, Greenwich, Holyhead, Peterhead
Emily Bullock, Man Overboard: Lisbon
CB Droege, Metharme: Lisbon, Maryport
Kilmeny Macmichael, Remittance: Greenwich
Barbara Renel, The Professor’s Daughter: Hastings, Maryport
Paul Foy, The Answer, My Friend: Hastings, Lisbon, Peterhead
Rob Walton, The Dowager Duchess Of Berwick-Upon-Tweed: Lisbon, Maryport
Maria Kyle, The Surgeon’s Mate: Greenwich, Hastings
Cindy George, The Wreck Of The Kyllikki: Greenwich
Sheila Lockhart, Turquoise: Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon

Songs
Kevan Taplin, Migrants: Greenwich
Chip Wilson/London Sea Shanty Collective, Scarborough Street: Greenwich
Hopewell Ink, At Sea: Holyhead
Fiona & Gorwel Owen, Across: Holyhead
Nicola Reed, Salina’s Harbour: Maryport
John Chambers, Here and Gone: Maryport

 

Time and Tide Shortlisted Poetry Films, and Songs

The last bit of the shortlisting for Solstice Shorts Festival 2019 Time and Tide is done.

Our singer/songwriters are

Kevan Taplin
Chip Wilson
Kathy Hopewell
Fiona and Gorwel Owen
Nicola Reed
John Chambers

We’ve got some really lovely material to choose from here.

Our poetry/film writer/directors are
Julie Laing
Philip Hewitson and Susan Cartwight-Smith

Musicians, if chosen, will perform at their closest venue, films may, potentially, be shown anywhere, provided we can work out the logistics.

Congratulations everyone and thank you for your patience.

In Retail at Edinburgh Book Fringe

Jeremy Dixon likes to travel and he is off to Edinburgh for Book Fringe

The Book Fringe is a free, community book festival run by two independent Edinburgh bookshops, Lighthouse in Southside, and Golden Hare Books in Stockbridge.

Lunchtime at Lighthouse: These start at 1pm and run for 30 minutes.
Evenings at Golden Hare: These start at 6.30pm and run for 1 hour.

ALL events are FREE: no tickets, no ticket booking!

Jeremy is taking In Retail to Lighthouse on Sat 3rd August. 1pm for their event QUEER WORDS WITH QUEER POETS

In Retail front cover copy

More info about the bookfringe

Longlist for Time and Tide

It’s a LONG Longlist, and it contains…

Adrienne Silcock

Alison Lock

Amanda Oosthuizen

Amelia Kyazze

Angel Warwick

Ann Reed

Anthony Hamilton

Ash Lim

Barbara Renel

Bernard Briggs

Carl Alexandersson

Carol Shea

Carolyn Robertson

Cathy Lennon

CB Droege

Chip Wilson

Christine Ritchie

Cindy George

Claire Booker

Clare Burgess

David Bausor

David Douce

David Mathews

David McVey

Diana Powell

Eabhan Ni Shuileabhain

Elinor Brooks

Eliot Hudson

Elizabeth Hopkinson

Emily Bullock

Emma Lee

Eoghan Hughes

Fernanda Borges

Helen Chambers

Holland Magee

Holly Blades

Iain Jaeger

Ian Macartney

Jane Aldous

Jennifer Thomas

Jenny Mitchell

JN Nucifera

Jo Gale

Joanne Williams

John Chambers

John Richardson

Joshua Plack

Joy Howard

Julie Laing

Juliet Humphreys

Juliette Sebock

Karen Ankers

Karina Lutz

Kate Foley

Kathy Hopewell

Katy Darby

Kelly Davis

Kevan Taplin

Kilmeny MacMichael

Laura Besley

Laura Potts

Lesley Curwen

Linda McMullen

Lindsay Adam

Lizzie Parker

Louise Swingler

Lucy Grace

Lynn White

Malina Douglas

Mandy Macdonald

Mantz Yorke

Maria Kyle

Marka Rifat

Math Jones

Matt Barnard

Matthew Keeley

Megan McCaffrey

Melissa Davies

Michelle Penn

Moira Quinn

My Ly

Myrto Lida Zafeiridi

Natalie Gasper

Neil Brosnan

Neil Lawrence

Nerina Burke

Nick Westerman

Nicola Reed

Olivia Dawson

Paul Foy

Pauline Walker

Peter Kennedy

Peter Rafferty

Philip Hewitson

RESHMA RUIA

Richard Westcott

Rob Walton

Roppotucha Greenberg

Rosie Anderson

Ruth Aylett

Sara Elgerot

Sarah Evans

Sarah Tait

Savanna Evans

Sheila Lockhart

Simon Whitfield

Steven Jackson

Susan Cartwright-Smith

Terry Conway

Thomas Osatchoff

Thomas Tyrrell

Valerie Bence

Vanessa Owen

Vivien Jones

Congratulations everyone.

Solstice Shorts Time and Tide…

Submissions closed at midnight on Friday! Thank you  for the 192 entries. Let the long-listing commence…

time and tide posterised

Foundation Myth – Video

This is the last of the stories read at Greenwich Book Festival – we’ll move on to those read at the Story Cities launch yesterday soon! And we’ll come back to the discussion at the festival eentually!

In the meantime here is Foundation Myth, written and read by editor, Cherry Potts

Your next chance to catch us live is in Manchester! Thursday 27th June 7pm at Blackwells. free but ticketed.