On Saturday - a hideously rain-lashed Wuthery Heighty sort of a day - we had a splendid launch of my collection of watershed writing: 'The Cloud Appreciation Society's Day Out' in the watershed exhibition at Cliffe Castle. Becky Davies (Bradford Museums' Education Officer) had put on a good spread of grub and drinkies, and everyone tucked in - especially Morgan (the youngest audience member at 6 years old!).
I've done thousands of performances, so was caught by surprise at a sudden attack of nerves! But all the audience was really warm and listened with fabulous attention - thanks v v much to everyone! And I sold loads of books - so that was a great boost.
I am investigating possibilities of touring the watershed exhibition to Hebden Bridge and Littleborough, and if those venues go ahead, I'm sure I will do further performances there, but, if not then - very weirdly - this will be my last watershed event.
It's been an amazing 'gig' - this whole year of meeting fabby watershed people and having fun with them up on the moors, in textile, batik and writing workshops, performances and launches. A HUGE thankyou to all of you who've been involved, and to all those who supported me so much - you're all STARS!!!
Char March - I'm a freelance writer and tutor. I am Writer-in-Residence for the Pennine Watershed Project, and this blog takes you through some of the work I've done in that role