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Fifty visitors in a day!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2010 by noelwilliams

I only spent the first hour of Saturday at Bank Street, showing my best and one of my oldest – er – most long-standing – friends around the exhibition. He really got into the swing of things and left a poem for the wall, as well as a mischievous piece in the visitor’s book.

Then we left for York, my prize, my reading and, it turned out, a dislocated finger.

But in my absence it seems the exhibition was inundated with visitors. Over 50, I was told, and mainly in family groups. And groups who left traces of themselves, too: poems in stones, on walls, in books, on the whiteboard. As much interaction and use of the materials as in the first, private view.

Clearly some message had gone out somewhere, but I’ve no idea what went where. My best guess is that a message to the education department of the local authority had reached schools, and from there, kids and parents. But who knows?

If you do (perhaps you visited on Saturday) I’d really like to know what drew in all these visitors.

Not so many today, though.

However, Michael and I came along, and left behind us 40 copies of the CD, hot off the presses, ready to leap into people’s pockets at a mere £5 a time. It does look, and sound, good – but there’s no telling if any will sell.

And, whilst I’m here, let me just remind you that the Tuesday Poets are reading as the finale of the exhibition at Bank St on Friday, 5th March, 6.15-8.00. There’s a bar (wine, £1) and free cake, as well as tea, coffee etc.

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CD Update

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2010 by noelwilliams

I’ve added a major update on the CD, which is now almost ready (availble from tomorrow) at £5.00 (plus P&P).

Also, I’m adding a new page on the logistics of the audio project.

More on the CD

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by noelwilliams

The CD is now ready to press. I’ve updated the news on the CD page.

Unfortunately, didn’t get to Bank Street today because of illness, but a few people have emailed to say they dropped in recently, and how much they enjoyed it, which I very much appreciate. Most of my energy now needs to ensure that the CD is properly sorted, and that the reading by the Tuesday Poets next week is as successful as the MA reading last week.

DVD?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 15, 2010 by noelwilliams

I’ve placed a separate page to report progress on the DVD (or CD, as it may become). You can also find a link to a sample of the planned audio on that page.

We’re pretty sure we’ll have the piece completed well before the end of the exhibition, so if you’re interested in obtaining a copy, please let me know.