About the project

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Ferry Tales is a community-based project which links the Isle of Wight to mainland ports,  through the inter-connection of verbal, aural and visual arts. In 2016-2017, poets, Robyn Bolam and Lydia Fulleylove, and singer-songwriters, JC Grimshaw and Dom Prag,  involved groups – from ferry travellers to the socially and physically isolated   –  in making songs and poems exploring  significant arrivals and departures in their lives, using commissioned photographs by Mark Lanigan. These, with writings and a soundtrack, were showcased in exhibitions and events at a mainland port and on the Island. Lydia, guest poet, Maggie Sawkins, Robyn and Dom also ran workshops at several venues, mainland and Island.