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Tidelines Literary Festival

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Tidelines Literary Festival is a first in Grange-over-Sands where the world of words will be celebrated!

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During the weekend we have an exciting line up, from short story slams to comedians and live music.

KATE FOX will be headlining on Saturday Night - she is an amazing poet who will be performing her witty, comedic show 'Where There’s Muck There’s Bras' which celebrates the real Northern Powerhouse – the sung and unsung women of the North of England. Its politicians, entertainers, musicians, sportswomen, activists, writers, innovators and mould breakers.

“Carefully crafted hilarious chaos…Kate has definitely gone on my must see again list”

Matt Sowerby will be previewing his debut performance - 'Kidz Theez Dayz'

Tony Vino will humour us all with a night of comedy, as seen on the BBC

Linda Hampton is a renowned children's story teller and will run alongside Usborne Book's celebrations and activities for families.

The Flamingo Fiesta will be full of fun, perfect for toddlers and families to join in with games and crafts.

Our Moon Base Poetry Camp will showcase literary talent from 5 -11 year olds, in our poem competition, celebrating 50 years since the first moon landing. There will also be other activities included.

Tidelines Literary Festival is a FREE event but any donations will be gratefully accepted on the day to support this years event and future festivals to follow.

PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND SATURDAY EVE OR SUNDAY EVE ENTERTAINMENT.

Our FIRST Line-Up - released on 05/06/19 and more acts are to be revealed soon!

Tidelines Literary Festival is a first in Grange-over-Sands, taking place 17th & 18th August 2019 on The Esplanade, where the world of words will be celebrated.

We have an exciting line-up, where there will be activities for all ages and families can enjoy the day looking out at our unique, picturesque view of Morecambe Bay.

On the Saturday 17th August, the day will begin with activities for families, from a Flamingo Fiesta celebrating 20 years of Usborne's 'That's Not My' books where we invite families to create their own flamingo art to add to our party atmosphere, you'll be hopping on one leg and turning pink with excitement! For 7-11 year olds we will have a Moon Base poetry competition commemorating 50 years since the moon landing. Tidelines will even have a renowned space consultant, Stuart Atkinson who will be bringing a REAL piece of the moon.

Throughout the day there will be a hubbub of activities from textile landscapes artist Penny Hillier Evans who willl be running mixed media collage workshops, fabric, stitch and collage in the Garden Room(these need to be booked in advance and cost £28). Nationally known professional book binder and conservator, Helen Golding Miller will be running free workshops ,there willl be giant crosswords, 'Make Your Mark' Loesje poster workshops for teenagers and a Living Library of interesting people sharing their life stories in a 1-1 session.

On the main stage, Matt Sowerby, an award-winning young poet, will perform his debut show 'Kidz Theez Dayz' in anticipation of his slot at Greenbelt, where he will talk passionately about the negative effects of climate change and the strength of 'generation Z'. Local author Katie Hale will be promoting her book, 'My Name is Monster' with a Q&A session to follow.

The evening will begin with a spoken word, open mic slot where budding writers are welcomed to take to the stage and share their words proceeded by a Short Story Slam led by Garry Cook, where we are still looking for potential novelists to sign up for the 200 word competition.

Our headline act on Saturday evening is the comedic KATE FOX, who will humour us with her Northern wit with a show like no other, 'Where There's Muck There's Bras', celebrating the sung and unsung women of the North of England. Its politicians, entertainers, musicians, sportswomen, activists, writers, innovators and mould breakers.

On the Sunday 18th, Linda Hampton a renowned children’s story teller will transport young ones into a fantasy world of words and the Living Library will continue throughout the day. In the evening comedian Tony Vino will entertain, followed by a Gospel choir from London to close our festival.

Of course there will be much more happening at Tidelines Literary Festival from book stalls, refreshments, a poetry takeaway, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Morecambe Bay Partnership Oral Histories collection.

We hope to see as many of you attend our FREE literary festival, please register for your tickets on Eventbrite and if you would like to be involved in the Spoken Word, Short Story Slam, Living Library or have any ideas or queries please email tidelines@thornleigh.org

Follow our Instagram page @tidelines_grange to keep up to date with the festival plans.

We encourage everyone to bring along picnics and to anticipate all weather conditions as we will go ahead rain or shine!

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