Over a month since the last blog post – goodness. So, what have I been up to? Well, after the excitement of four Church Times covers and a week off making bad pottery, I’ve spent a lot of time in the last couple of weeks making a new website for The Fishermen’s Chapel in Leigh-on-Sea. This, if you remember, is where I have my cartoon studio, and I am also part of a steering group relaunching the Chapel as an arts/music/events/creative-goings-on-space as well as continuing to be a church. Anyway – the website is here: The Fishermen’s Chapel
On Saturday 29 March, a week today, we’re holding a launch event for The Fishermen’s Chapel at the Chapel itself. I’m doing a cartoon workshop, a cartoon trail, (no, I still don’t know exactly what that is yet either) and exhibiting some of my work. There will be all kinds of other performers – musicians, poets, a choir, and even some tyrannical yarn-bombers. See the post programme below for the line-up. There will also be a cafe serving cake. Lots of cake. And afterwards, at about 6 or a bit earlier/later, the plan is to go to the pub (there’s about 5 within 5 mins walk).
I would love it if anyone who could would like to come along. If you want to look up the location – the postcode is SS9 2EA. It is fairly easy to get there from London, but unfortunately there are engineering works on the railways that day, so you will get to see a bit of Basildon by bus – but it is still doable (approx £11.70). Why not make a day of it? Walk along the promenade, sample cockles from Osbornes, climb the hill to Leigh itself and look at the shops (book shop, the splendid stationary shop, the fabric shop, etc etc), eat an ice cream, take photographs of the state of the tide… It will be fun. I know this is a million miles away from lots of you, but if anyone can make it then that would be super. Do ask me if you have any questions.