June, 12 noon - day
one and its raining! The launch event is a
celebration of Clare Pollard's residency at Toni and
Guy's hairdressing salon. The clientele are a bit
bemused, but everyone seems delighted with Clare, a
wonderfully witty crop of poems, specially designed
displays (from artist Imagene Cloet) in the window
and around the salon and, of course, the bubbly. The
throng in the salon attracts the attention of
passers-by who stop and read the poem in the window -
though everyone's too wet to stop for long. And some
do come in and listen to the work.
Wendy and all the
staff at Toni & Guy have been fabulous.
The feathered badge
worn by a member of the audience proclaims her a GUARDIAN ANGEL, a
friend of Durham Literature Festival - the first
sighting of the summer
Clare Pollard reads
the poems she created while at Toni & Guy, while
around her the work continues
The rain it raineth
every day! But Imogene' window still attracts
manager of Toni & Guy.
spread into the salon - each mirror carried a
quotation form one of Clare's poems.
Director of New Writing North and fesival programmer
Clare chats to a
And signs her
still it rains!
said that we had a good turn out for the SATURDAY
NIGHT SCOTS - namely Bill Herbert, Kathleen Jamie and
Bill Paterson, at Waterstones in Saddler Street.. A
great begining to the festival.
administrator at New Writing North looks stern
Post event chat and
go to Festival Diary