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.
This year our theme is
TIME and TIDE
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
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/
Oeiras (Lisbon) Beer Hunter, Rua de Santo António, 6, 2780-164 Oeiras, Portugal 18:00-21:00 Tickets on the door
Supported using public funding from Arts Council England
and private funding from 50 crowdfunders, and Arachne Press.