I know, I know, it’s been a while since we last posted. We’ve been busy y’see, Jo has been one of the project managers for The Estuary Songwriting Project and Ray has been guest editing the next special ‘arts’ edition of local newspaper; Trawler (alongside our full-time day jobs of course). Trawler was a project and publication put together by the people behind Made in Leigh, a local collective of creatives, freelancers and thinkers who meet up regularly to exchange ideas. You may have been at the last Trawler launch party? Held at the Leigh Community Centre? Ray and I performed some of our poems? Well anyway it was a fantastic event. Someone actually asked if I did poetry full-time? Oh my, I wish! We had a lovely ole time and since then Ray Morgan was asked to be guest editor for the next issue of Trawler, the idea being to make it entirely about the local arts scene. Now, trying to cram in everyone you know and love involved in the arts round here could not fill one paper, we’d need the whole years worth of issues! But Ray has worked hard to cover those who don’t always get a voice locally. I’ve contribute to some of the articles as have others. We’re going to have a launch event in collaboration with Made in Leigh and our very own Sundown, where you’ll be able to pick up copies of this particular issue of Trawler.
This event will be on Fri, 11th November, at the Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh on Sea from 7pm. There will be live music from Cusack, M.G. Boulter, SFOB DJ’s and Polyvinyl Craftsmen DJ’s. Spoken word from Ray Morgan, Jo Overfield, Cherry Scott, Rachel Dalton, Gill West, Simon Blackman and Ann Hilton. There will also be a surprise performance from the Dickens Theatre Company. You’ll be able to pay on the door, £12, which will include dancing til late at the after-party following the performances. It’s a cash bar also so be warned! The cost goes towards funding the Trawler newspaper which is free and for the community, as well as towards Sundown Arts – a non-profit organisation run by volunteers.
We look forward to seeing you there…..