Speech Bubble performers (above) and the audience that gathered in The Hole in The Wall on 24 January raised £77 for the Upper Valley Flood Fund (£72 on the night and £5 as later donation).
Char March, although ill and in pain with a migraine, arrived and delivered a personal account of floods in Hebden Bridge, which was as disturbing and it was funny. Char also read her poetry. Unfortunately, due to illness, she had to leave immediately and so does not appear in the photo above.
Carola Luther took the stage and something magical happened immediately to me. With the first few lines of her poems I felt suddenly as if brought sharply back into my body, the whole of me, and complete calm descended. Really amazing stuff.
As a result, for the second part of the evening, everyone moved closer to the fire-place, where Jim Donaghy delivered a most hilarious account of the current state of art and creativity in the UK. The audience and fellow performers laughed in delight.
The whole process of organising and holding the event was exhilarating, and I am especially grateful to my creative friends Ian and Graham. We make a great team.