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Visit to set your boat adrift

Visit to set your boat adrift

Throw some coins into the sea to set a boat adrift

It is 100 years since the Russian Revolution. Like all turbulent times, it caused artists and writers to leave their home country. The Links Project, ExploreTheArch and The Wine Shed have teamed up to honour all authors displaced by unrestful times and political instability across the world.

A quote from displaced Russian author Alia Aivasovsky

A quote from displaced Russian author Leonid Borodin

Earlier this year, ExploreTheArch worked with The Links Project to encourage new arrivals in our town to write about their journeys, hopes, fears and experiences of arriving in Hastings. The project was so successful that they want to run a similar series of workshops for next year’s A Town Explores A Book event. And this is where the boats come in…

The organisers are appealing for you to support a simple and fun fundraiser. For as little as one pound, you can set a boat on its journey across the sea, with some words written by you – or your favourite author to help it on its way.

You can donate £1, £2 or £5. If you donate £10, you receive a box of playing cards with a painting of this beautiful boat, by Ivan Aivazovsky, the grandfather of Alia – a writer displaced in October 1917. A £15 donation will give you the gift of The Year of Miracle and Grief by Leonid Borodin, and £20 will give you the gift of a bottle of wine from the Wine Shed.

If you want to launch your boat, all you need to do is visit the #adrift website.



Posted 19:31 Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 In: Literature

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