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Solstice Shorts Festival: Time and Tide

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Time and Tide Poster

Solstice Shorts 2019 is a festival of live stories, poems and songs about living on & beside the water, and making new lives over the water. How do tides affect our lives? How has that changed throughout history?

Hosted at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery from Nautical Twilight (16.33) until High Tide (21:18), Time and Tide is the Greenwich segment of a larger set of events. The Solstice Shorts Festival is bringing performances in seven port towns on coasts and tidal rivers in four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Portugal.


16:30 – 18:00 Part 1 — Nautical Twilight

Poems: Emma Lee, JN Nucifera, John Richardson, Laura Potts, Lizzie Parker, Mandy Macdonald, Melissa Davies, Michelle Penn, Nick Westerman, Sarah Tait, Savanna Evans

Stories: Cindy George, Diana Powell, Kilmeny MacMichael, Linda McMullen, Sheila Lockhart,

Readings: Carrie Cohen, Chukwudi Onwere and Saul Reichlin

Music: Kevan Taplin

Poem-film: Philp Hewitson and Susan Cartwright-Smith

18:00 – 18:30 Poetry and Flash Fiction Open Mic

Contact us in advance if you’d like to take part at (Max 100 words of poetry or flash fiction inspired by the sea)

18:30 – 19:00 Interval

19:00 – 21:30 Part 2 — High Tide

Poems: Claire Booker, Emma Lee, Holly Blades, Jenny Mitchell, Melissa Davies, Olivia Dawson, Reshma Ruia, Thomas Tyrrell, Valerie Bence, Vanessa Owen, Vivien Jones

Stories: Diana Powell, Elizabeth Hopkinson, Juliet Humphreys, Maria Kyle, Neil Lawrence, Pauline Walker, Roppotucha Greenberg

Music: London Sea Shanty Collective

Poem-film: Julie Laing

Pay-as-you-feel — there is a suggested donation of £3, but you can support someone needing a free ticket by offering more!

We realise you might not be able to stay for the entire event, so you can book for just the afternoon, the evening, or the whole thing following the Eventbrite links below:

Full Event
Afternoon: Nautical Twilight (including Open Mic) 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Evening: High Tide (including Sea Shanties) 7pm – 9:30pm

BSL Interpreted. This event is supported with public funds by Arts Council England. Organised and backed by private funding from 50 crowdfunders, and Arachne Press.

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SOUND/IMAGE ’19 Conference: Exploring Sonic and Audio-Visual Practice

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

This colloquium hosted by the School of Design of the University of Greenwich explores the relationship between sounds and images, and the images which sounds can construct by themselves.

Through a series of complementary strands – talks, screenings and loudspeaker orchestra concerts – we bring together artists and experts to investigate sound and sound-image phenomena.

The Sound/Image Colloquium runs 9 – 10 November. Colloquium Programme can be viewed here.

The Project Space exhibition is Tue – Sat, 9 – 18 November.

Special Guests:

Annette Vande Gorne, composer and artistic director of the international festival L’espace du son, brings her extensive oeuvre to London to present a concert of multichannel acousmatic.

Terry Flaxton has worked for decades with sound composition, photography and film. His work today focuses on durational forms of the digital including sound, video, print and installation.

Conference Dinner:

There will be a 3-course conference dinner, price £45 per person on Saturday 9 November, at 8.30 pm which can be booked when selecting tickets.

Further information:

Should you have any questions or queries please contact the conference team by email:

Understanding the Unspoken Cost of Work in Victorian/Austerity Britain

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Poster of "Keep the Door of My Lips" showing cutouts of mouths from domestic workers alongside moths of characters from Victorian magazines

Join the artists Catherine HoffmanEmmanuelle Loiselle, Sarm Miccichè and ‘Home is not My Home’ by Dr Joyce Jiang, Tassia Kobylinska & The Voice of Domestic Workers, of the exhibition Keep the Door of My Lips, as they discuss the impact of ‘work’ on their own artistic practice and individual identity.

Chaired by Keep the Door of My Lips curators Professor Andrew King and Connie Gallagher this open discussion will follow the many topics that this exhibition covers; including, but not confined to, work, working conditions, the effects of work, escape from work, being without work, gender and work, ethnicity and work, and class and work.

Keep the Door of My Lips is an exhibition curated by Professor Andrew King and Connie Gallagher that explores the continuing influence of Victorian ideas about ‘work’. Displaying images from Victorian periodicals and trade magazines alongside research by Professor Andrew King and featured artworks, this exhibition – by turns beautiful, heroic, shocking, comforting, unsettling – wants to get us to think about what work really means for us.

Not Bound By Something Solid — Mary Maclean’s Photographic Works

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Picture of a windowsill with window overlooking a foggy sky and trees. By Mary Maclean, titled If...Then....Else by Mary Maclean titled "If...Then....Else"

If…Then…Else, Mary Maclean

not bound by something solid

A lecture by Helen Robertson on architecture and the photographic work of Mary Maclean.

In Mary Maclean’s photographic work, it is as if viewfinder and architectural frame conjoin in a choreographic process that undoes the stability of body and built environment.  This potential to think architecture as relational rather than determinate will be discussed with reference to Maclean’s photographic practice, works of  20th and 21st century architecture, cinema and art.

Helen Robertson is a London based artist and Lecturer in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and Camberwell College of Arts.

To be held in the Lecture Theatre 11_0004 at the University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street Building.  The talk coincides with the Mary Maclean exhibition in the adjacent Stephen Lawrence Gallery.

This event is free and open to the public.