Arthur Beale will be hosting Paul Heiney on the evening of the 7th of May, to give a talk on “One Wild Song- A Quick Dash for the Horn” detailing his adventures sailing solo to Cape Horn, and discussing his soon-to-be-released book.
18:45 sharp- please arrive early.
Meet at Arthur Beale Ltd, 194 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JP.
Booking essential. e: email@example.com t: 02078369034 or pop into the shop!
Nominal £5.00 fee on the door, waived with any purchases made on the day amounting to more than £15.00.
After his son committed suicide at the age of 23, Paul Heiney embarked on a journey he had hoped they would take together, to the infamous Cape Horn – the sailor’s Everest. Armed with his son’s last and most poignant poem he set off on an adventure to find understanding, peace and to deal with the most unimaginable loss.
Paul set sail from England in 2011 in a modest family cruiser. He could not know that his voyage would reveal to him the incredible peace of Andean glaciers, the unforgiving wilderness of the south Atlantic Ocean or the spine-chilling fear of the lonely Brazilian dockside’s. Nor could he foresee that after a round-trip of 18,000 miles – 11,000 of them alone – he would come close to rescue not far from home.
The talk should provide an honest and open account of setting one’s own course, but should also prove poignant, moving, funny and thought-provoking.