Time and Tide Videos: The Wreck of the Kyllikki, Greenwich

Uploading the videos from Solstice Shorts 2019, Time & Tide continues!

Here is The Wreck of the Kyllikki by Cindy George, read at Greenwich by Patsy Prince

Limited edition illustrated book of the material available now from our webshop or events only.

We are aiming to get BSL translations of some of the material, and this will also be on the website in about March, to coincide with the launch of the bookshop version of the book.


Solstice Shorts Video Cindy George and Pepper & Shepherd

Welcome to the latest video from the Solstice Shorts Festival.

Today we have Cindy George reading her Judge’s Favourite Story – With You Through The Night – a tale of growing up with the radio your only friend, and the late night phone-in… You can read the story for yourself in the book – Solstice Shorts: Sixteen Stories About Time.

And to go with, Pepper & Shepherd‘s Hopes & Fears, which seems like the right song for the story.


And the Winners Are…

To celebrate National Short Story Week, the winners of the Solstice Shorts Festival Short Story Competition were announced last night at the Story Sessions


(Trumpets, drum roll, searchlights… you know, that sort of thing)

Congratulations to:

Andrew Gepp
Cindy George
David Mathews
David Turnbull
Deschaney Tate
Emma Timpany
Helen Morris
Jayne Pickering
Pippa Gladhill
Sarah Evans
Tannith Perry
William Davidson

We are delighted to congratulate our twelve winners, who will receive various prizes including a surprisingly untacky trophy, and whose stories will be read at the festival, and published alongside a story from each of the judges in the forthcoming anthology, Solstice Shorts: 16 stories about time.

Five Judges Special Recommendations will be announced at the festival at SUNSET.

Thanks to everyone who took part (all 106 of you), we appreciate your interest in our festival which we hope is the first of many, so there will be other opportunities in the future.

Short-listed writers will receive brief feedback sometime next week.