This months meeting was held in the Library Cafe upper room in the Library of Birmingham as the usual Stage Side and Hippodrome venues was turned over to
Mr Simon Cowell and his ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ road-show!
Despite all that, 15 members were present and as excited as ever with a number of interesting events to share for the coming months.
Love Struck Performance:
The upcoming Valentines themed performance will feature many WWB Members and based on what and how the performers shared some of the pieces it will be wonderful.
It’s going to be FREE and Fantastic so you need to be there with everyone you know !!
Saturday 14th February 1.00 – 2.30 pm in the Book Box, The Library of Birmingham.
Don’t miss it!
There will be full report on it of course but there is no substitute for a live performance and we are going to be alive!
New member of the Core Group:
David Rollason had been invited to be a member of the group after expressing his interest in getting involved, principally to assist Predencia and the management of the website.
WWB Anthology 2015:
Ideas have been noted for producing another WWB Anthology. We are asked to consider our own experiences of production and publishing, both positive and more interestingly any negative aspects to allow the core group to decide the best approach for this through the year. Any and all relevant information welcomed please through the usual verbal or electronic channels.
Two possible workshops are up for confirmation in the coming months on ‘Structured Poetry’ and ‘Being a Poet Laureate’; these will be both constructive and inspiring you can be sure of that!
Patricia Bamurangirwa bought along copies of her latest book for the group to see and hopefully buy. It is a collection of her poetry, interestingly with many of the pieces in both her native language with English translations. She also proudly shared that she had had the opportunity to present copies of her books to the President of her country which was a great honour for her of course.
Ricky Dragon was very pleased to share that he had become a father and showed off a picture of his beautiful baby son.
The Birmingham Opera Company:
We were joined this month by Chloe and a colleague from Birmingham Opera Company who outlined an upcoming performance, the storyline and their expectations for involving other creative, performing or interested organisations and groups including WWB.
With several performances in April and rehearsals twice or three times per week leading up to them, more detailed ideas and suggestions will passed onto WWB for those that would be interested. In such a small creative world, it was of no surprise that one of WWB’s members is part of the performance anyway.
‘Watch this space‘ as they say.
Just an amusing sight on the way home! It’s a duck life!