In conversation with Freya Bromley, Author of The Tidal Year

In conversation with Freya Bromley, Author of The Tidal Year

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Join us for a morning dip, breakfast, and conversation with author Freya Bromley about her brand new debut memoir The Tidal Year. The book center's around how cold water swimming impacted Freya's life, we'll be discussing this, the book, the many tidal pools that Freya visited on her journey and the process of writing the book.

Your ticket will include a healthy light breakfast and access to the grounds and Lido at Birch (usually only for members).

Please bring along your bathers and some warm clothes for after the swim. Towels will be provided.
Freya's book will also be available for sale on the day.

All profits from this event will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.

About the book: The further Freya travels, the closer she finds herself to grief. The Tidal Year charts one woman's journey of desires, losses and longing as she swims every tidal pool in mainland Britain after her brother's death. From a pool hidden in the cliffs of fishing-village Polperro to the quarry lagoon of Abereiddi via Trinkie Wick where Scottish locals meet each year to give the pool wall a fresh lick of paint - with every swim and every stranger they meet in the water, the challenge becomes more than just a way to explore the coast, but a journey of self-discovery. Back in London, Freya is adrift between two lovers. Despite the shimmering new futures these relationships present, she doubts the best route forward. The search for tidal pools is the only thing anchoring her.

About the author: Freya Bromley is a writer and wild swimmer living in London. On her podcast, The Tidal Year, Freya discovers the human stories behind why we swim. Previous guests include Jessica J. Lee, author of Turning and Two Trees Makes a Forest, Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love and Why Write It All Down and Nathaniel Cole of Swim Dem Crew. Freya has written for publications including Lonely Planet, Financial Times and National Geographic Traveller. The Tidal Year is her first book and has recently been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. Follow Freya @freybromley
From £19.00