Solshorts Crowdfund reward: personalised birthday poem from Laila Sumpton

We love our authors, they are such a talented and generous crew, not just brilliant at writing but offering their writing for the crowd fund too!

Such as bespoke poems from Laila Sumpton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personalised birthday poem

pledge £25 and Poet Laila Sumpton will write a short personalised poem. This can be for a family or friends birthday – she’ll just need you to answer 4-6 questions over email. she will then send you the text as a PDF for you to print out however you like, and a film of her performing it. Incredibly generously, Laila has offered FIVE of these rewards!

Select reward £25 or more

 

 

 

Kevin Threlfall Prints for Tymes Goe by Turnes Crowd Fund

One of the lovely things about running a tiny publishing house is that you get involved in all the decisions and every element of the process, including the covers, which leads on to getting to know, however slightly, a lot of artists and designers. One such artist is Kevin Threlfall, who has done several covers for us now, starting with the cover for our award-winning anthology Weird Lies, and is currently working on the cover for Tymes Goe by Turnes

Kevin exhibited with us at our first ever Cover Artists’ show in September 2014, and kindly said that we could keep whatever did not sell, and use it however we saw fit.

How we saw fit is to offer the remaining prints as rewards for the crowd fund for  Solstice Shorts Festival. There are only two left.

These are they:

Each print is approximately 400mm wide by 500mm high and printed on canvas.

Estimated delivery: 2nd Nov 2020

Select reward £40 or more

At the present rate, we will only make aobut half the money we need, so if this partivular reward doesnt take your fancy, please head over to the crowdfund and pick another one!

If we hit the target, we can get match funding, which will go towards our next three books.

Solshorts Crowdfund reward: hand-made Suncatcher

We love our authors, they are such a talented and generous crew, not just brilliant at writing but handcrafted items for the crowd fund too!

Such as this Hand-made Suncatcher

 

UNIQUE!

Made by Author and Solshorts Contributor Patience Mackarness from driftwood and seaglass (the sea of fortune doth not ever flow…solstice and suncatching… sea glass and recyling, and Tymes goe by Turnes…) this hits our theme beautifully, and will look gorgeous in your home!

I’d just finished writing this, went to the sight to get the link…

BUT too late!! it’s already been claimed.

Lots more on offer, head over to the crowdfund to find what other lovely, quirky offerings we have, https://payitforward.london.gov.uk/checkout/solstice-shorts-festival-2020

 

Solshorts Crowdfund reward: hand-crocheted shawl

We love our authors they are such a talented and generous crew, not just brilliant at writing but handcrafted items for the crowd fund too!

Such as this Hand-crocheted ‘Virus’ Shawl 

 

UNIQUE! We don’t know why the pattern of this shawl is called virus, but it seems appropriate!

Made by Author and Solshorts Contributor Karen Ankers, it measures 34 inches across and is crocheted in Hayfield Spirit DK yarn, which is 80% acrylic and 20% wool.

£40 or more Estimated delivery: 31st Oct 2020 there is only ONE so, if you want it, grab it now!

Select reward

Sea Shanty Workshop

We are running a sea shanty workshop with London Sea Shanty Collective on Saturday 23rd November as part of our fundraising for Time and Tide. We already have just enough people signed up to break even, so every person who joins us from now on is grist to the funding mill.

SEA SHANTY WORKSHOP Spend the afternoon learning approx 5 Sea Shanties in 3 or 4 part harmony in SE London

Spend the afternoon learning approx 5 Sea Shanties in 3 or 4 part harmony in celebration of this year’s Solstice Shorts Festival, Time and Tide.

The workshop will be run by a small group of London Sea Shanty Collective members, led by Chip Wilson.

SATURDAY 23rd November 2019 12:45- 17:15

ST HILDA’S CHURCH HALL, COURTRAI ROAD SE23 1NL

Find out about London Sea Shanty Collective here

Bus routes 122, P4, 171, 172 stop on the corner. Train to Crofton Park or Honor Oak Park 10 minute walk.

Street parking immediately outside. Wheelchair accessible venue – WC is a bit tight on space so might not suit someone using a large chair.

INCLUDES REFRESHMENTS all dietary issues catered for.

Advanced booking required

 

You can buy tickets here, or buy them through our crowdfund before 31st October (no difference in price unless you want to donate more) but if you go through the crowdfund, it will help it hit its all-or-nothing target!

Heave away, haul away…we’re bound for (Greenwich, Maryport, Hastings, Holyhead, Peterport, Clydebank and Lisbon!)

‘Haul away’ a crowdfund reward for Time and Tide, me hearties

Crowdfund countdown: 8 days to go…

We are running a sea shanty workshop with London Sea Shanty Collective on Saturday 23rd November as part of our fundraising for Time and Tide. We already have just enough people signed up to break even, so every person who joins us from now on is grist to the funding mill.

You can buy tickets here, or buy them through the crowdfund (no difference in price unless you want to donate more) but if you go through the crowdfund, it will help it hit its all-or-nothing target!

Heave away, haul away…we’re bound for (Greenwich, Maryport, Hastings, Holyhead, Peterport, Clydebank and Lisbon!)

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.

final reward added to Solstice Shorts Crowdfund

This one is to make Mandy Macdonald laugh, if she remembers a conversation earlier in the year.

It is a little known fact that one of the reasons that Arachne Press is called ‘Arachne’ is because editor in Chief and owner Cherry (that’s me) is a spinner and weaver. Not about to challenge Athene to a weave-off however!

So on the theme of textiles, the final reward on offer for our Crowd fund (finishing 4pm on TUESDAY – thats only 48 hours left!)

For £40 or more, a hand-stitched designed-to-your-preference (up to a point, limited by my skill!) book/mini-ipad/kindle pouch, or something of similar dimensions. (this stuff is erroneously known as tapestry, it really isn’t, I’ve made real woven tapestries, MUCH harder. This is tent stitch.) There is only ONE on offer.

My designs tend towards the geometric, but not necessarily symmetric, and will be limited to the colour palette shown on the left! previous design below to give you an idea. This takes a while as I only do it when also watching TV, so if you want it for someone’s birthday, allow a few months!

 

crowd fund reward: original artwork

SIX days to go:

This is an original limited edition black & white lino print of the art work by Ed Boxall for The Old Woman from Friuli.

image size approx 200x270mm on much larger sheet high quality paper.

yours for £60!

head over to our crowdfund to get it. we only have one!

 

Crowd fund Reward Noon T Shirt

Crowd funding. I kind of hate it. Asking people for money goes against the grain.  Having to keep on about it so people don’t forget. It is painful. Seven Days to go now.

Plug. Plug. Plug.

Be that as it may, here I go again, with something that you can wear.

Pledge £20 or more

Noon T-shirt

Black T-shirt with our Noon design. Sizes tend to come up a bit small consider ordering a size larger than you would usually.

Available in sizes S to XXL