Monday, November 03, 2014

Pride of Presteigne


It's us! Viv McLean and I had a ball with Alicia's Gift in Presteigne yesterday afternoon. The sun shone, the Assembly Rooms piano was a warm-toned Steinway of 1899, and it was wonderful to experience the warmth and hospitality of the team from Mid Border Arts and friends old, new, expected and unexpected! Huge thanks particularly to Alison Parry and Clare and David Stevens for all their support both marketing and moral.

It's always lovely, too, when an audience that doesn't quite know what to expect from a performance by a writer and a musician together finds itself drawn into the experience as a whole and responds to it with such enthusiasm. Music or words? Both, of course!

The next Alicia's Gift concert is at the Wimbledon International Music Festival at 2.30pm on Sunday 23 November. The venue is the Rutherford Theatre of Wimbledon High School, Mansel Road, London SW19 4AB. Book here!