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OH WHAT A NIGHT!
Friday 10 May 2013 Bayside Literary Festival launch
Warm, inviting evening; delicious canapés and drinks; but the best was to come.
Vicky Petraitis ably hosted, regaling us with witty tales. After the Mayor’s encouraging words, Keira Dickinson spoke about volunteering with St Vinnie’s Soup Van; listening to and connecting with people in need and wanting to record their stories, which led to the book Soup Van – stories over a polystyrene cup (The Rag and Bone Man Press) . Keira told us some of the moving and often hopeful stories and impressed upon us the value of compassionate volunteers.
The choir Off The Shelf a brilliant, a cappella group of librarians excellently directed by Jacqueline Gawler (Coco’s Lunch) delighted with sometimes powerful and at other times playful, rhythmic songs. An exciting and uplifting end to the night .
Kudos to Annie Opray, Festival Direcor, for this night and to all involved.
A brilliant start to a Festival of great promise. Get yourself a brochure and GO!