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River Waveney Trust

TALK: The Tidal Year : First Light Festival

Sat, 17 Jun 2023
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Freya is still searching. For four years, she’s been looking for a way to fill the empty space her brother’s death left behind.

Ready for another distraction, Freya decides to swim every tidal pool in Britain in a year with her friend Miri. The adventure takes them from a pool hidden in the cliffs of fishing-village Polperro to the quarry lagoon of Abereiddi via Trinkie Wick where locals meet each year to give the pool wall a fresh lick of paint. As Freya travels further from London, she finds herself closer to memories of her brother.

With every swim, and every stranger they meet in the water, the challenge becomes more than just a way to explore the coast, but a journey of self-discovery. The Tidal Year is a true story about the healing power of wild swimming and the space it creates for reflection, rewilding, and hope. An exploration of grief in the modern age, it’s also a tale of loss, love, female rage and sisterhood.

Freya’s talk is supported by River Waveney Trust, it is part of a wider festival : First Light Festival, which takes place over the weekend closest to the summer soltice.  It's held at the most easterly point in England - Lowestoft.

FREE event

Visit their website to see the full programme of events First Light Festival


Kensington Gardens
Kensington Road, Lowestoft NR33 0HY, UK

C/O Waveney Heritage Centre, Grove Road, Brockdish, Diss, England, IP21 4JP, United Kingdom

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