It was a cold night on Saturday 3 September,and threatened rain but the small number in the audience were thrilled by the presentations at the first in a series of poetry, stories and songs nights.
The programme included poetry from Vivienne Glance, the poetry of Mags Webster, a cappella singing by Shalva, poetry and stories by Andrew Burke, interspersed with poetry and stories by Ruari Jack Hughes who compered the night
Guests were greeted with a plate of cheese and other delicacies, and a glass of wine, and were warmed by the fire, especially in the second half when we clustered closer around it.
However, the warmth was also generated by the poetic and narrative gifts of the presenters and the delightful music of Shalva.
Those of us who braved the weather had a great treat. There was no sunset because of the heavy cloud cover, but the rain held off until the last poem of the last guest, so we were able to enjoy the beautiful presence of the amphitheatre.
And if had been wet we could have retreated to the wonderland of the hall already decorated by Kim!
THanks to Kim for the great food, Gillian for ticket selling, Alan for his barman’s duties and all the rest who helped to set up and clean up, and to Ruari Jack for organising and compering. It was a special night, it was a pity more weren’t there for the pleasures of such a great evening.
If you missed out, don’t forget there are two more occasions where similar fare may be enjoyed.
The time 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
However, most people didn’t book so bought tickets at the door, and many were late, so it stretched out a little, so set aside until 8:30!
Book with Rauri Jack 08 9433 6609 or 0404 849 185. Come a little early with correct money, a bargain at $15 for wonderful evening.
Saturday 10 September
Poetry by Annamaria Weldon & Amanda Joy
Poetry & Cello by Kevin Gillam
Poetry & Singing/Guitar by Janet Jackson
Saturday 17 September
Poetry by Dennis Haskell
Stories by Josephine Clarke & Rosemary Spark
Singing/Guitar by Zalia Joi
St Paul’s Anglican Church, 162 Hampton Road, Beaconsfield