Between the Tides is a boutique festival of books, wild swimming and the sea, taking place in Whitstable on the beautiful Kent coast.

We call it swim-lit: the growing body of literature that reflects our love of diving in. We’ll be celebrating it with a bite-sized day of author talks, workshops, film-screenings and music, designed to please both intrepid explorers of the open water, and readers who prefer to keep their feet dry.

The festival day is slotted in between the two high tides, at 10.37am and 11.01pm, with many events taking place on the beach. We’ll also be showcasing Whitstable’s incredible creative community and food culture, as well as our rich maritime heritage.

Check out our day’s programme.

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