DUSK: Solstice Shorts 2017 Nottingham Edition
December 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Originating in Greenwich, on the Prime Meridian, and now in its 4th year, Solstice Shorts is going nationwide and Nottingham Writers’ Studio is delighted to be taking part as a venue.
The theme this year is Dusk, that time between day and night when everything changes.
On 21st December Dusk starts in the UK in the far NE (Shetland) at 16:53 and finishes in the far South West (Cornwall) at 18:21, taking between 40 and 50 minutes depending on where you are.
We have multiple sites across the UK all reading/singing different material (chosen by us, read by actors/ sung by musicians) in twelve locations, starting In Aberdeen and ending In Redruth, taking in key spots in between.
Tickets: Generally by donation, suggested £3, but there are exceptions where this is part of a bigger event.
Ellon // Inverness // Greenwich // Nottingham // Carlisle // Rossendale // Lancaster // Birmingham // Bristol (Kelston) // Anglesey (Holyhead) // Warkleigh // Redruth
Full details of the festival and venues can be found on the website of the organiser Arachne Press.
The performances will match the timing of (Astronomical) Dusk exactly, with a live link-up (Facebook, Youtube…) – so that Redruth won’t start reading until Aberdeen has almost finished and all the other performances will overlap, so that somewhere in the ether we are all reading/singing together, like a murmuration of starlings.
Nottingham running time is 42 mins. We will start precisely on time at 5:17pm, so please arrive by 5pm at the latest. Doors will open at 4.30pm with refreshments and mince pies available. The reading will finish just before 6pm at which time you’re welcome to hang around and chat with local writers and toast the Winter Solstice.
Our live reading selection will be as follows:
Flick’ring Shadows by David Mathews
Wolf’s Head by Penny Pepper
Breadcrumbs by Lucy Grace
They Said There Were Pirates by Kirsty Fox
Roost by Sue Birchenough
Calling Them In by Kelly Davis
Red Coat, Wolf, etc. by Katy Lee
Sleeping Out by Stevie Krayer
To book your ticket please use the Paypal button below. There is a £3 suggested donation, but children, students, OAPs, unemployed people and those on a low income are welcome to choose the free option.