The Sharing Stories Project drew to a close on 11 September at a lively celebration of poetry, music and art. About 50 people gathered to hear poetry that was written by the Writers Workshop led by Clare Crossman, and a concert was given by children from the village who had taken part in the creative workshops during the year. On display were archive materials and artwork. A small book has been compiled as a record of the Sharing Stories Project and copies were distributed to everyone who has taken part. It is a lovely picture of the life of Weston Colville in poetry, memories and pictures. If you would like a copy please contact Jane through this site.
We ended the afternoon with a cream tea, followed by some dancing to music provided by Penny Lutoslawska and Tony Phillips.
What people said:
‘thank you for organising a successful day last Sunday. The book is excellent and a wonderful collection of village life, stories etc during the past year.’
The project was such a great way of weaving community. – Rev Julie Norris
‘Taking part has been a really enjoyable way to get to know more people – through doing/learning things together, not just meeting.’
‘I think it’s fantastic that we have the completed patchwork and the book for future generations to look back. A recorded part of our present day history.’