For me this was one of the most nerve wracking moments as, you see, I had organised this evening and it really relies on all of our performers choosing suitable sets and sticking to their allotted times.
I needn't have worried, everyone did a splendid job and a damn fine night was had by all.
From the official festival program:-
Our poster for the event:-
We had a good audience which included both the chair of the Arts Festival Committee and the leader of Stevenage Borough Council no less + we were graced by the presence of not one but two of the official festival photographers!
After welcoming the audience and special guests I did a short introductory talk about Parnassus and then a couple of poems to lead us into the evening proper.
|OK, here we go again.|
|J S Watts|
|Smokin' Dick Burns|
We kicked off the second half with the wonderful 'Purple Dread' (a.k.a. Joy T Chance) with her bitter sweet and acutely observed poems about love, life and the world.
|Sarah and the Powerpuff Boy|
|Chris Ripple, you could feel the emotion.|
And that was us done and dusted for another two years, as far as Stevenage Festival performances are concerned but we'll be back,individually and or collectively because well, just because we will!
Many thanks to the Stevenage Arts Festival Committee and the staff at the Gordon Craig Theatre for all the behind the scenes hard work and our audience and of course to all of the above performers without whom this splendid evening would not have been possible.
Cheers one and all.
Grant Meaby June 2015