Scarborough Flare was magnificent and a true showcase of local literary and artistic talent. The best part, for me, was working with like-minded folks and experiencing the creativity flowing over.
My event ‘Taking Tea with Edith Sitwell’ was well attended and received. I even managed to enjoy it, despite my nerves. In the final part of it, with the invaluable help of Felix Hodcroft and Rosie Larner, we created a collaborative poem, which blew us all away. Read it here: http://www.scarboroughflare.co.uk/#!blogger-feed/cxz4/post/6428544556236913615
I also want to give special mention to the Hull2Scarborough Line’s ‘The Remarkable Mr Rutherford’. It not only introduced me (and probably most of the audience) to some very evocative and thought-provoking poetry, but also brought the actors Pauline Collins and John Alderton in amongst our midst. We all sat in the intimate space of the Sitwell Library at Woodend spellbound by the words and performance being woven around us.
Well done to everyone involved in Scarborough Flare, it just shows what can be done with a great deal of volunteer time, goodwill and pertinacity. I feel sorry for those who missed it!