Hi, first of all I hope you are keeping well and safe. A few things have been bubbling away in the background and I would like to share the Zoom meetings with you that Tony has undertaken to host for the group. Thank you Tony.
I am struggling with this lockdown so not really up for much at all, in fact I keep thinking I should be writing about all this as it will eventually be history that our future generations will read about and learn, but the motivation and thoughts are just not there.
Here is the message from Tony about how to connect with us tonight.
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The meeting ID is 788-8834-9662
The meeting Password is 132655
You may not have to use these figures.
I will open things up at 6.55pm.
I have now purchased a monthly subscription to Zoom, so there should be no issues about the meeting stopping suddenly.
That said, we can break again around 8pm in order that, those who wish to, can express their support for key workers.
I am planning now that we are joined each week by one or more local creatives to entertain us. This week, I am delighted to say that we have two popular artists for the price of one.
Some of you may know Helen Finn (Finn to her friends), owner of YoYo’s Street Food stall on the Old High Street. She is also a talented singer-songwriter, as well as fine interpreter of others’ work, and she will be singing and playing for us this evening.
In addition, I am so pleased that we will have Anthony White from Poets’ Corner reading his latest poem, “Isolation April 2020”.
With the 75th anniversary of VE Day on the following day, I invite attendees to read anything relating to the Second World War that is meaningful to them – poem, speech, personal reminiscence. Frank Butler and I are currently planning to read from the poets from that conflict.
It would also have been Robert Browning’s birthday, so if anyone wants to read from his work, they will be very welcome.
Ultimately, you are invited to read anything – a favourite poem, extract from fiction – or something you have written.
And if all else fails, I have another light Coronavirus inspired quiz for us to do!
Finally, if anyone would like to invite friends to join us, it would be great to see them too.
Look forward to seeing you this evening!