Time and Tide: Solstice Shorts Festival 2019

Now in its 6th Year, Solstice Shorts Festival is an international festival on one day, and this year we are  in seven port towns in four countries.

Once again the festival is being held on 21st December – and this year it’s a weekend, so we aren’t limited in the amount of time we have for short stories, poems and song.

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This year our theme is


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Performed live by actors (or the author) historically tinged stories, poems and songs of making a living on or beside the water, and making new lives over the water.

How do tides affect our lives? How has that changed through history?

Making a living on or by the sea – fishermen and pirates, wreckers and dockers – making a new life across the sea – escaping pogroms and wars, the shipwrecked and the endlessly travelling – to paddlers and wild swimmers.

We will be performing in seven port towns on coasts and on tidal rivers, in four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Portugal.

Follow the links for more details of what is happening at each venue.

Clydebank  Clydebank Leisure Centre, Queens Quay, Clydebank, G81 1BF 14:00-15:00 tickets 
livestream https://www.facebook.com/westcollegescotlandmedia/

Greenwich Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BD 16:30-18:00 and 19:00-21:30
Tickets: Whole Event
Tickets: Afternoon: Nautical Twilight (including open mic) 16:30-18:30
Tickets: Evening: High Tide (including Sea Shanties) 19:00-21:30
livestream 16:30-18:30, 19:00-21:30 https://www.facebook.com/SolsticeShorts2014/

Hastings Hastings Fisherman’s Museum, Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW 14:00-16:00 tickets livestream https://www.facebook.com/SolsticeShorts2014/

Holyhead CHANGE OF VENUE Youth Pod Ieuenctid 1 Market Square, Holyhead LL65 1UF 13:00 -15:00 tickets and on the door
livestream https://www.facebook.com/ucheldre.holyhead/

Oeiras (Lisbon) Beer Hunter, Rua de Santo António, 6, 2780-164 Oeiras, Portugal 18:00-21:00 Tickets on the door

Maryport The Settlement, Castle Hill, High Street, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6BQ 12:00- 15:00 Tickets
livestream https://www.facebook.com/tolivarmedia/

Peterhead Symposium Coffee House Lido, Scottish Maritime Academy, South Road, PETERHEAD, AB42 2UP 12-1pm tickets and on the door
livestream https://www.facebook.com/intuitivemusicaberdeen/


Supported using public funding from Arts Council England

Aberdeenshire Council

Literature Wales

and private funding from 50 crowdfunders, and Arachne Press.