Adrienne Tinn, Harlow MP Robert Halfon and audience at the Harlow Writers Turning Leaves presentation
photo courtesy of Malcolm Tinn
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On Saturday 25 March '17 Harlow Writers presented 'Turning Leaves', a collage of individual pieces written by Members of the group.
Timed to coincide with - and promote - the 2017 HW group anthology, A Boxful of Commas, a sizeable and appreciative audience were entertained with a wide cross-section of writings, some of which were drawn from the anthology.
Harlow MP Robert Halfon, who is been a supportive friend of our group, made a brief address, in which he congratulated the group for its role in helping to promote participation in the artistic activities of Harlow. 'Our town is not generally known as a centre for the arts', he said. 'But it is public presentations like this that show that the arts are as much alive and well here as in any other town.'
In all, thirteen members read. All were warmly received. It was a special pleasure to be able to welcome Rose Gotely back to the microphone after a difficult period of poor health.
The whole event was both enjoyable and professional.
On behalf of the Members, group secretary Adrienne Tinn thanked Hazel Taylor for the striking flower display by the lectern, Margarete Briggs for the spring flowers that brightened the snacks and drinks table, Malcolm Tinn for setting up and manning the microphone/speaker system, and taking the photos, and all the members for providing the selection of refreshments.