HAY FESTIVAL EVENT
What a great boost to our literary egos – our Hay Festival event was sold out and it was very encouraging to know that we could have at least sold half as many tickets again – if not more. Bravo!
We all felt very excited after the rigours of material selection, program planning and of course, so many of those weekly timed rehearsals! The sun shone, coffee (and bladders) flowed and the Hay Festival site beamed magnificently, while we nervously waited to be taken to our venue…
Although, somehow, we did manage to misplace our official Hay Festival Minder, who after introducing herself, departed the Green Room via a side door never to be seen again! It was eventually left to a plucky audience member to abandon their seat, locate us, breach Green Room etiquette and finally fetch us to our stage ten minutes late, but ever ready.
Some memorable performances on the day and even better, a thoroughly attentive audience (sprinkled with new and old faces), who laughed and applauded in all the right places. Even the King of Hay, Richard Booth was in attendance – who could ask for more?
To close proceedings our Chairperson, Juliet introduced information concerning the forthcoming anthology ‘Pick and Mix’ published later this year by Read Fox Books, which will include a number of new and prize winning pieces by Hay Writers’ Circle. (see images below)
As ever, we heartily gave thanks to the Hay Festival for our very grateful inclusion in their inspirational program. Thank you.
Thus, we departed with more tickets in hand for other events – although, for the first time ever, roseless – perhaps our missing minder had other plans for them…