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Volunteering, Dahlias and Peggy Seeger

We’ve been out and it’s very late so please call back tomorrow for photos and words. 🙂

That was a very busy day. First we went to help paint the old Redruth Library which has been abandoned for sometime but is now undergoing change. It is to become a community space for The Writers’ Block, for creativity, for story telling and writing workshops, for drama and performance. A call was put out for volunteers to help paint the first story telling room so off we went. The pictures tell the start of the restoration of this room, preparation and starting to paint. I did work as well as taking photos! Permission was given for all photos to be shared.

Wonderful colour was to be found at the National Dahlia Collection where we went late afternoon.

The best was yet to come.  We went to St Ives to see the wonderful Peggy Seeger. What a woman she is, still performing at 87, still the fierce feminist and activist. She was supported by her singer songwriter son, Neil and their last song which she said was her goodbye to us all, was her beloved Ewan MacColl’s goodbye to her and his family, “The Joy of Living.” I suspect there were few dry eyes in the house.

I bought a tea towel from her ‘merch’ table – I already had the other stuff!

 

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Winter Solstice, Dusk and Neil Gaiman

To celebrate the Winter Solstice we have had a spiral of candles lit today.

This evening, at astronomical dusk, we were in The Writers’ Block  at Cornwall College, to be a part of the “wave of words across the UK.” The event, DUSK, part of the Solstice Shorts Festival, was one of 12 around the country starting at 17.07 in Ellon and ours, the last one starting at 17.40. There were stories, songs and poetry on the theme of dusk at dusk and it was brilliant! The creative space was a delight to be in and among the inspiring quotations on the walls was this one from Neil Gaiman which rang so true for us both.

Happy Winter solstice to all my readers. May the increasing light  bring you peace and joy in the coming year.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2017 in Beauty

 

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