Event 143

Horatio Clare talks to Stephanie Merritt

Down To The Sea in Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men

Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

The writer joins two container ships, travelling in the company of their crews and captains. Together they experience unforgettable journeys: the first, from East to West (Felixstowe to Los Angeles, via Suez) is rich with Mediterranean history, torn with typhoon nights and gilded with an unearthly Pacific peace; the second northerly passage, from Antwerp to Montreal, reeks of diesel, wuthers with gales and goes to frozen regions of the North Atlantic, in deep winter, where the sea itself seems haunted.

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Horatio Clare talks to Stephanie Merritt