Solstice Shorts 2016: Shortest Day. POETRY

Solstice Shorts 2016: Shortest Day. POETRY
The Solstice Shorts Festival celebrates the winter Solstice, (21st December, the shortest day of the year) and Short Story Day with Time themed short stories, poems and music. This year the theme is SHORTEST DAY. Writers and musicians were asked to provide work to theme and then were invited to respond to each other. This year’s Shortest Day theme mirrors last year’s Longest Night and keeps it short with flash fiction and poetry and song. In addition to the all new poetry and fiction, and the folk songs, we have two newly written songs with music supplied in response to the words, one set of new words set to a traditional tune, and a traditional tune for a story too. Owing to the overcrowding at last year’s festival we are back on two sites, with events from 6pm till midnight. We will start at Made in Greenwich on Creek Road, at 6pm; with Katy Darby hosting and Patsy Prince and Ray Newe reading poetry by A.J. Akoto, Frank Rubino, Jill Sharp, Joan Leotta, Karen Bovenmyer, Karina Lutz, Laura Page, Lisa Kelly, Mario Duarte, Marlee Cox, Megan E. Freeman, Pat Tompkins, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Steph Thompson, Tim Cremin, Ness Owen, with music written by Zachary Gvirtzman and performed by Peter Thomas and Piotr Jordan, and a specially written song from Juliet Desailly. FREE BUT PLEASE BOOK AS SPACE IS LIMITED Refreshments will be available for a donation, you are (VERY) welcome to make donations towards our costs. At 7pm a Wassail procession led by Vocal Chords Choir collect the audience from Made in Greenwich and escorts them to West Greenwich Library.   FAQs   What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Round the corner from Cutty Sark DLR station and walking distance from Greenwich Station. Multiple buses. Please note there is building work going on on Creek Road and access is possible but difficult from the Deptford end of the street. Parking is available close by Street parking (NOT ON CREEK ROAD!) is free from 5.30 but the car parks are EXPENSIVE and charge until much later. Access information for people with mobility issues.  One step to entrance, then a 90 degree turn to another door, further step part way into the premises, and another step up to WC which has quite narrow access.   How can I contact the organiser with any questions?   Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? no, we will have a list, but if you tranfer your ticket to someone they need to bring  it or claim to be you!   Can I update my registration information? yes   Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? yes, but the person you transfer to must bring the ticket with them   Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? yes so long as they bring the ticket  
starting on 2016-12-21 18:00:00

Made in Greenwich Gallery
324 Creek Road
United Kingdom