A celebration of the sea in poetry and prose with readings by second-year performing arts students from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Image: nautical diary from 1934

At the Folk House cafe, Bristol

on Tuesday 14 February 2023

from 19:00-21:00hrs

Tickets £10 + booking fee

Come and listen to talented second-year performing arts students and stars of tomorrow from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

The students will be presenting readings that conjure vividly the sublime joys and extreme terrors of the high seas. Includes maritime-themed from classics by Coleridge and Masefield to the delights of the prose of Gerald Durrell and more, brought vividly to life by powerful young performers studying here in Bristol.

Entry to all our exhibitions remains free: events such as this help us raise much-needed funds to keep Ken’s vision alive and to assure the future of his delightful collection.

Day after day, day after day,

We stuck, nor breath nor motion;

As idle as a painted ship

Upon a painted ocean.

Engraving: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, aged 42 / painted by Washington Allston ; engraved by Samuel Cousins, A.R.A used under Creative Commons licenceSamuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Folk House Cafe & Bar 40A Park Street Bristol BS1 5JG