I’m volunteering again with Love Arts, this time at The Word Emporium on Wednesday 16th October. If anyone is interested, it’s an open-mic night for poetry, being held at Trinity Church on Boar Lane from 6.30pm.
I’ve just received my instructions as a volunteer, and I’m going to be responsible for keeping a tally of the scores awarded to the poetry participants, among other things. Exciting!
The event is hosted by Rommi Smith, Writer-in-Residence for the Leeds York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Here are some more details:
“Hear the world-premiere of musician/composer Simon Beddoe’s dynamic and moving sound-scape of the stories, writings and conversations of the people who have been part of the residency’s journey. The night includes contributions from Leeds Survivors’ Writing Group and poems, (from their brand new e-book about hope), from The Baggage Handlers in collaboration with Flamenco music from celebrated guitarist, Samuel Moore.”
Looks like I’m in for a busy day tomorrow, as I’m helping out with a workshop there earlier on too. You never know where volunteering can take you – it’s certainly helping me try new things and meet different people.