Time and Tide: Solstice Shorts Festival 2019

Now in its 6th Year, Solstice Shorts Festival is once again being held on 21st December – and this year it’s a weekend, so we aren’t limited in the amount of time we have to fill with short stories, poems and song.

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This year our theme is


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

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

Greenwich Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BD 16:30-21:.30 tickets

Hastings Hastings Fisherman’s Museum, Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW

Holyhead Marina Cafe, Newry, Holyhead, Ynys Mon LL65 1YA 1pm -3pm tickets

Lisbon Beer Hunter –  Rua de Santo António, 6, 2780-164 Oeiras, Portugal

Maryport  The Settlement, Castle Hill, High Street, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6BQ

Peterhead Symposium Café (Scottish Maritime Academy) South Rd, Peterhead AB42 2UP 1pm-2pm

Supported using public funding from Arts Council England,

Aberdeenshire Council

Literature Wales

and private funding from 50 crowdfunders, and Arachne Press.