Brunswick Life

Urban Poetry and Song at the Bloomsbury Festival

We had such an enjoyable time at the Festival this weekend – glorious weather and lots of people out and about in Bloomsbury. I think my favourite event was Poetry under the Arbour,  organised by Faber Academy and Urban Brew, whose installation with doves looked so wonderful last year (though nul points for having a website which requires advanced flash…). Having the opening lines of Eliot’s The Wasteland seemed particularly appropriate. I liked the colourful Den too (see below), created as a backdrop for the Choir with No Name. Lunch was delicious Pumpkin and Chickpea Curry from The People’s Supermarket at the Big Lunch they hosted in Lamb’s Conduit Street.

It was standing room only at the Come and Sing session with the Foundling Community Choir, so I hope we will see some new recruits at rehearsal after half-term, on Monday 31st Oct. Singing in the finale, lead by the excellent trio Voice, was fun, if all too short. The downside was that I didn’t see the dancers from The Place. Were they good?

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