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Sea Fever Literary Festival 2020
TIME AND TIDE

Sponsored by Hayes + Storr Solicitors

In these strange times, this year’s Sea Fever Literary Festival has gone virtual. The events were streamed live via Zoom or pre-recorded over the two weeks of the festival.
All ten events are now available to watch at your leisure.

All the recordings are offered free of charge, but we invite donations via our Just Giving page. Please give what you can – your donations help to keep us alive during these extraordinary times – CLICK HERE

 

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Event 1  –  Art and Artistry – Kevin Crossley Holland in Conversation with Phil Barrett
Event 2  –  A Virtual Walk Around Wells – Wells Harbour Master Robert Smith MBE in Conversation with Ian Scott
Event 3  –  Beyond The 39 Steps – Ursula Buchan
Event 4  –  Henry Sutton in Conversation with Harry Cory Wright
Event 5  –  Life and Work – Jonty Driver in Conversation with Jon Cook
Event 6  –  Poets, Artists and Place – Sally Festing in Conversation With Polly Ionides and Harry Cory Wright
Event 7  –  The Big Six – Peter Willis
Event 8  –  The Times They Are a-Changin’ – Andy Bloomfield
Event 9  –  Lament – Briony Bax in Conversation with Vicky Rangeley-Wilson
Event 10  –  The War Against The BBC – Peter York

Go to our YouTube channel HERE or watch the videos below.

 

Event 1   

Art and Artistry – Kevin Crossley Holland in Conversation with Phil Barrett

Recorded Live

Best-known as a children’s writer, Kevin’s literary output is as wide-ranging as he is prolific. Translator, poet, librettist, dramatist, memorialist, mythologist; you name it, he’s done it. In what promises to be a spellbinding event, Kevin discusses his art with his old friend Phil Barrett.

 

Event 2   

A Virtual Walk Around Wells – Wells Harbour Master Robert Smith MBE in Conversation with Ian Scott

Recorded Live

A Walk around Wells with Wells Harbour Master, drawing from Robert’s in-depth knowledge of the sea and the town of Wells, looking at the past, present and future.


Event 3  

Beyond The 39 Steps – Ursula Buchan

Pre-recorded event

Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps. The granddaughter of the man best known for ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ recounts the astonishingly varied life of the novelist, MP and Governor-General of Canada. A story as surprising as many of his thrillers, superbly told.

 

Event 4   

Henry Sutton in Conversation with Harry Cory Wright

Recorded Live

Where do ideas come from? Setting or character? Crime novelist Harry Brett (aka Professor Henry Sutton, UEA’s professor of Creative Writing) and photographer and artist Harry Cory Wright take you on a literary and pictorial tour of Norfolk’s shadier corners, while shining a light on one particularly ruthless fictional family.

 

Event 5  

Life and Work – Jonty Driver in Conversation with Jon Cook

Pre-recorded event

Almost thirty years ago Francis Fukuyama said that history was a thing of the past – and his ideas gained some credence. How long ago that seems. With the resurgence of nationalism and neofascism in Europe and the United States – long flourishing elsewhere – the magisterial work of poet and antiapartheid leader Jonty Driver is all too topical.

 

Event 6  

Poets, Artists and Place – Sally Festing in Conversation With Polly Ionides and Harry Cory Wright

Recorded Live

Poets, Artist and Place.
Three artists working respectively in the mediums of poetry, sculpture and photography discuss their work and the inspiration behind it. Sally, Polly and Harry provide some fascinating insights into the influence of one art on another – not to mention the importance of place.

 

Event 7  

Peter Willis – The Big Six

Pre-recorded event

Eighty years since the publication of Arthur Ransome’s Norfolk Broads children’s classic: The Big Six, celebrated yachting writer Peter Willis raises a glass.

 

Event 8  

The Times They Are a-Changin’ – Andy Bloomfield

Recorded Live

Andy reflects on the way in which conservation has helped create our AONB here on the N Norfolk coast, and on the considerable challenges it faces in the future. Andy, sometime wrestler, calls a spade a spade.

 

Event 9   

Lament – Briony Bax in Conversation with Vicky Rangeley-Wilson

Recorded Live

Briony Bax in conversation with Vicky Rangeley- Wilson about her new collection concerning an individual’s journey with schizophrenia.

 

Event 10   

The War Against The BBC – Peter York

Pre-recorded event

It’s been said that the fifth of twelve early warning signs of fascism is a controlled mass media. With both Right and Left complaining of their representation on the BBC and the government seemingly intent on abolishing the Licence Fee, Peter will talk about his new book co-authored by Professor Patrick Barwise. Their analysis of one of Britain’s most revered institutions is one of the most important books of the year.