Sailing For Gold

Falmouth based artists A & B (Annie Lovejoy & Belle Benfield) worked together for b-side 2012. Inspired by the invitation to ‘explore the flipside of the seaside’ during the Paralympics, they wrote and produced a sea shanty (chanty) that sings the world up from the ground…

“SAILING FOR GOLD explores the underbelly of sea faring in relation to the specific context of Portland conjuring up possibilities that are not prescriptive but offer a few starting points. Inspired by b-side  is an idea to produce a sea shanty, usually a man’s working song. But what of women at sea? – what are the stories of Portland?”

(excerpt from initial proposal – November 2011).

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