Metal’s Shorelines Festival – a celebration of sea-themed contemporary and classic writing in all its forms. The biennial event had a fantastic line-up of international authors, poets, artists, storytellers and musicians, bringing texts – old and new – to life.
Metal has created a small, intelligent and thought-provoking festival, curated by acclaimed writer Rachel Lichtenstein. Shorelines takes place in various outdoor and indoor venues at the heart of the fishing community of Leigh-on-sea on the banks of Thames Estuary, at the point where it officially becomes ‘open sea’. This unique festival aims to provoke discussion, re-awaken senses, excite the adventurous spirit and explore new literature about the sea.