Solstice Shorts Festival: Time and Tide

  • 21st Dec 2019
  • 16:30pm - 21:30pm
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery
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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Events held at the University of Greenwich Galleries are free to attend unless otherwise stated. Booking is not required, but by letting us know you intend to come you can help us to plan our events better.