BSL poem Arrival by Valerie Bence

Valerie Bence’s poem of maritime superstition and missionaries, written for Solstice Shorts 2019, Time and Tide; translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
Background images by Cherry Potts from the special edition of the book available from our webshop

This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival Tymes goe by Turnes will be held online on 21st Dec 2020 8pm GMT

BSL Short Story Man Overboard by Emily Bullock

Emily Bullock‘s short story of an old sailor adrift from his life, written for Solstice Shorts 2019, Time and Tide; translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
background image by Cherry Potts

The book is available from our webshop

This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival Tymes goe by Turnes will be held online on 21st Dec 2020 8pm GMT

BSL Short Story The Answer My Friend… by Paul Foy

Paul Foy‘s short story of a grandmother and her story about soldiers confounded by a magical wind written for Solstice Shorts 2019, Time and Tide; translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
background image by Cherry Potts

The book is available from our webshop

This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival Tymes goe by Turnes will be held online on 21st Dec 2020 8pm GMT

BSL Short Story The Surgeon’s Mate by Maria Kyle

Maria Kyle‘s dramatic short story of naval surgeons and pirates, written for Solstice Shorts 2019, Time and Tide; translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
background images of Portsmouth by Cherry Potts

The book is available from our webshop

This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival Tymes goe by Turnes will be held online on 21st Dec 2020 8pm GMT

BSL Short Story The Fisherman’s Wife by Linda McMullen

Linda McMullen‘s short story of entrepreneurship and failed marriage – sorry no, it’s a retelling of a traditional tale about a fish and a ring… isn’t it? written for Solstice Shorts 2019, Time and Tide; translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
background image by Cherry Potts

The book is available from our webshop

This year’s Solstice Shorts Festival Tymes goe by Turnes will be held online on 21st Dec 2020 8pm GMT

Herr Dressler BSL Translation

Herr Dressler: A gentle ghost story set in Harwich from Eoghan Hughes for Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, Time and Tide, translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman.

We are crowdfunding for this year’s festival, Tymes goe by Turnes, crowdfund closes 15th October 7pm

A Madras Crossing BSL Translation

Short Story A Madras Crossing by Elizabeth Hopkinson from Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, Time and Tide Translated into BSL by Marcel Hirshman

We are crowdfunding for this year’s festival Tymes goe by Turnes – only 34 hours left to get a stunning handmade shawl, or one of our festival books/tickets/T-shirts, or special rewards aimed at writers…

Ballast by Diana Powell, BSL Translation by Marcel Hirshman

Diana Powell‘s shocking story of casual cruelty and medieval sailors, BSL translation by Marcel Hirshman.

We are currently crowdfunding for this year’s festival and anthology, Tymes goe by Turnes. We have some lovely unusual handmade rewards, and some nice standard T shirt/ Book/ Badge type things, If you felt like supporting us you can do so over on Pay it Forward.

Pippa Gladhill Tymes Goe By Turnes

Author Pippa Gladhill introduces Twelve Point Plan, her story for the Solstice Shorts Festival 2020, Tymes Goe By Turnes.

We are crowdfunding until 15th October at https://payitforward.london.gov.uk/solstice-shorts-festival-2020, if you felt like supporting this annual event for the shortest day of the year.

Spidergirl by Margaret Crompton BSL Translation

We had quite a few of the stories and poems from No Spider Harmed... translated into BSL, but not all of them were ready for the launch. This one is Margaret Compton‘s magnificent inversion of the Arachne myth, Spidergirl. Translated by Marcel Hirshman.

We are currently crowdfunding for this year’s Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes Goe By Turnes, and if we raise enough it means we can do this with at least some of the stories and poems chosen for performance and inclusion in the anthology. If you’d like to back the crowdfund, Margaret has a story in that one too! At the minute we are at only 11% of out target, and 11 days to go… so we could use your help.

I meant to post this last night, when the video was released on YouTube and Facebook, but I went to sleep for an hour and dreamt I had done it… the best laid plans and all that!