For an event entitled ‘Love Without Words’ there were certainly a lot of them at the Bookbox in the Library of Birmingham on Valentine’s Day as we played to a packed room (standing room only).
The Library of Birmingham allowed us access to a new drop-in audience to swell the ranks of our many friends and family who came to hear our words of love.
Ricky Dragon, a WWB member and our compare for the event steered us steadily from start to finish. All ages were young in love. First love, unrequited love, forbidden love, and uncomplicated coffee. As well as poetry, we had song and a dramatic piece.
We had a surprise guest appearance from previous Birmingham Poet Laureate Roy McFarlane with a jaw dropping poem.
The room was still crackling with the energy of love and laughter when our figurehead Sue Brown arrived. (She’d been running a workshop at the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre, and despite making a mad dash to get to us just missed the last performer) She was, however, able to experience the energy in the room, and share the positive feedback of the audience.
‘I am so very proud of you all,’ she beamed like a proud mum.
Great event.Well done all performers! Repeats suggested. Gaining popularity and strength. Proud to be part of this group! Thanks to organizers and participants.