Ivy House gig

As I haven’t blogged for a while, here’s something somebody else made earlier.
It was a fantastic night with talent coming from all directions. The Stories for Homes team deserve huge amounts of love and respect for the hours and hours of work put into the project.

We couldn’t have wished for a better venue than the Ivy House for our Words and Music Event. A crowd of 50 or so enjoyed jazz, readings, an impromptu singalong and even a bit of a boogie, all in aid of Stories for Homes






Another £171 will be winging its way to Shelter as a result of entry fees and book sales on the night. 



The wonderful Dan Maitland opened the evening with his band, before Sal Swingewood introduced the project to anyone who hadn’t heard why and how the book came into being. With her fellow editor, Debi Alper, Sal then read ‘Sparrows from a Coal Mine’ by Ian Shine; it was a bit like watching an Alas Smith and Jones sketch as the story is a dialogue between two blokes in a pub. 

Sophie Wellstood gave us an extract of…

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About sophiewellstood

Teacher and writer, sometimes the other way around. Some of my writing is traditionally published and in bookshops, as well as online. I've put some poems for younger people / lapsed adults here, and some proper swearing. I hope you enjoy.
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