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

Remittance by Kilmeny MacMichael BSL Translation

Short story by Kilmeny MacMichael 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 (That’s TODAY!!)

I nearly Drownded, Daddy BSL Translation

I nearly Drownded, Daddy, a poem by Vivien Jones 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 we could use your dosh! We have printers and performers and writers we’d like to pay.

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.

Listen, Mrs Noah – BSL translation

Listen, Noah’s Wife by Roppotucha Greenberg was part of last year’s Solstice Shorts Festival, Time and Tide.

Because our venues were mostly very remote we had a lot of trouble finding British Sign Language interpreters, so instead we got translations to be uploaded later. This one is translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman
We are crowdfunding for this year’s festival, until 15th October. Help us make it brilliant!

Arachneversary: Time and Tide

Continuing our eighth anniversary celebrations, with the most recent Solstice Shorts Festival and book, Time and Tide.
Stories and poems set on and beside the sea with a strong female voice, BSL translations by Marcel Hirshman of:
Remittance, by Kilmeny MacMichael;
Arrival by Valerie Bence (with voice over by Holly Blades);
I Nearly Drownded Daddy by Vivien Jones and
Napoleon by Nick Westerman.

Plus news of the future of Solstice Shorts.

You can buy the book, in two different editions (the special is illustrated) from our Webshop

throughout August there is a discount if you apply code ARACHNEVERSARY at the checkout.

Another review from Norwich Radical, this time for Time and Tide

Carmina Masoliver has been busy reviewing our books on Norwich Radical, and she has some excellent things to say.

such as…

At times it’s amazing how so much can be said in such little space…

wonderful descriptions…

an incredibly well-structured rhyme that lulls us like the lapping waves of the sea…

with thumbs up for Roppotucha Greenberg, Diana Powell, Cindy George, Barbara Renel, Holly Magee, Paul Foy, Claire Booker, Kate Foley, Sarah Tait, Susan Cartwright-Smith and Julie Laing.

 

Read The full review here

buy a copy here

Lockdown readings: We Dig the Pig

Poet Angel Warwick reads his poem from Time and Tide, ‘We Dig the Pig’

You can buy Time and Tide, and other Arachne books, from our webshop, we will post them out to you.

If you would prefer eBooks, all these books are available from your usual retailer, now VAT free! We recommend Hive for ePub.