Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Kick Up The Arts

Yesterday evening I enjoyed an event held by Kick Up The Art at Café Cha Cha Cha, Cassiobury Park, Watford.

I met musicians who play unusual instruments,  a gentleman who works at The Academy of Music opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum, who recycles materials to make 'one off' musical' instruments. He played some of them. The music was different to anything I have heard before.

A talented singer treated us to three songs - each with a very different theme.

There were three craftspeople, a potter, a craftsman who makes amazing items of simulated chain mail, and a lady who makes ornamental books and jewellery studded with metal, jade, semi-precious stones and a few glass beads. The books contain paper made from recycled rags. I succumbed to a necklace, the only one of its kind, with a pendant that is a tiny book. A piece of self-indulgence but there was no way I could resist it.

I took the opportunity to network, discuss my novels amongst other things and distribute postcards which showcase my historical fiction.

A very enjoyable evening. Next time I hope to read an extract from one of my novels.

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