Theatre and book reviews by Janice Dempsey
I'm ready for my table at the arts and crafts market in Godalming Borough Hall, where I'll be selling my work (I hope) all day on Saturday 7th June. As well as my small box canvases and prints, I have some cards based on my paintings, and some of the books we publish. I haven't done this kind of sale for a while now and I'm quite excited at the prospect. The Borough Hall in Godalming is next to Waitrose, in the centre of the town, so it should be quite busy.
Though Godalming is only about six miles from my home in Guildford, I hadn't had a good look round it before this week. We went to see the hall and then walked up the High Street exclaiming at the beautiful old buildings that line it. We'd left the camera at home, unfortunately, but on Saturday we'll take it in turns to go out and photograph what we found and more.
We did find six different charity shops in the High Street and bought ourselves some finery to wear on Sunday 8th June at the Poetry Brothel in the Water Poet, East London, which a friend of ours has organised. It's the launch of a series and we don't quite know what to expect - but dressing up and one-to-one poetry sessions seem to be features of the evening's schedule! Dónall and I have each acquired a fascinator to wear to it - his is red - so we can't really go wrong, I guess. On Monday all will have been revealed and I shall report back here.