There was definitely a party going on around the Orchard in Highbury Park this sunny afternoon. The Kings Heath Action for Refugees summer event ‘KHARnival’ comprised a variety of events including members of Writers Without Borders who had been invited for the second year to share their writing with the public.
Glad of the shade in the glade, mature trees stood to attention around the meeting space as we gathered on logs, thankfully with cushions, to share our writing.
Just away from the main events area, it was a little quieter than we might have hoped but, with eight WWB members plus a few friends, readers performed to their usual high standard. The passing visitors came, dallied a little and want on, but overall there was a relaxed and enthralling hour and a half of poetry, stories with both tears and laughter.
It was great to have non-members, although most part of the extended WWB family, share their work too. Thank you to all those that contributed with words and the impromptu drumming at the end.