Shorelines Literature Festival in Leigh-on-Sea!

Very, VERY excited to tell you about the Shorelines Literature Festival of the Sea, presented by Metal and curated by acclaimed writer Rachel Lichtenstein.  Shorelines is a small, intelligent and thought-provoking festival hosted in the heart of the fishing commuShorelinesnity of Leigh-on-Sea on the banks of the Thames Estuary, at the point where it officially becomes ‘open sea’.  This unique festival based on an original idea by poet Lemn Sissay aims to provoke discussion, re-awaken senses, excite the adventurous spirit and explore new literature about the sea. From Fri 8th November to Sunday 10th November, the weekend will be full of diverse, unique and interesting events involving a celebration of the sea.  Most of the events take place during the day and are FREE to the public, everything will take place at the Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road in Leigh-on-Sea.  You can see the fantastic Sam Lee on the Sun for only £10/£8 conc.  This is a bargain price to see such a rare performer in this town.  There are so many brilliant artists and literary greats appearing, you really must check it out, we’re so lucky to live in a town that puts on things like this so please go and support it! Sundown will be supporting ‘Swandown’, an experimental film with acoustic sound and spoken word to boot!  Following this, we’ll be giving you our exclusive poetry with a special Estuary themed set from Sundown’s Assistant Director Ray Morgan.  Then we welcome Icelandic poet Eirikur Orn Norodahl with music from experimental folk band Greanvine, and folky gem Nancy Wallace.  This is going to be a brilliant event!  We’d love to see you there.  Tickets are £10/£8 conc. If you’d like to view the entire programme for the weekend and start picking your things to do, just visit the link below: http://metalculture.com/southend-on-sea/shorelines-2013.html