The start of the Easter holidays. I have deliberately planned absolutely nothing this holiday. This is mostly due to being ill in the last two weeks of term, and then not really recovering in that last week of term, due to the usual madness and chaos of the last week.
The hubby went away to Scotland on Friday for five days of walking and sleeping in a tiny tent at the top of a mountain with his friend, which leaves me with the house to myself for the first time in absolutely ages. So far, I’m quite enjoying it!
On Saturday, I went to The Beach Hut gallery at Kents Bank, Grange over Sands with the wonderful poet Jennifer Copley www.jennifercopley.org.uk , to organise running a workshop at the gallery. Her husband, Martin Copley exhibits his sculptures there. It is a very small gallery, I think we should be able to get ten people plus the two of us around the table, but they have some really lovely things there and Ithink it’s definately worth a look for a birthday or christmas present shopping spree. The workshop will be 15 pounds per person and will run from 2.00pm till 4.30pm on National Poetry Day which is Thursday 4th October. Which is also my birthday! If anyone reading this would like to book a place, please get in touch via the contact page.
In the evening, we are going to have a poetry reading at Abbotshall Hotel in Grange Over Sands, which is just down the road from the gallery. It will be four pounds to get in, unless you’ve been to the workshop, in which case you can come in for free, and we hope, will read something that you’ve written in the workshop that day in an open mic slot.
Jenny and I will be reading for 15-20 minutes each, and the rest of the time will be open mic slots.
I’m really looking forward to the workshop – the gallery is perched next to the train station, right next to the sea, so there are stunning views, as well as lots of quirky art work which I’m hoping will prove to be an inspiration.
If you are interested, please get in touch!