Sun tanned and feeling refreshed since my visit to Glastonbury. Was it all just fun? No we had a serious mission could we offer entertaining short mini art talks and would a Glastonbury audience be interested ? The answer is YES. The great thing about Glastonbury apart from the music is the wide age group of the audience from small babes to those retired. Family, Friends some remembering the bands first time round some like me discovering new music, all came together. We were lucky to have the use of the "BuzzStop" - great venue thanks Jedd ! So taking our lectures out in the field worked. Sometimes we need to reach our audience in an informal setting our lecturers met this challenge after all no projector! - but Ben did bring some pictures! What Gerald,Ben and Louise showed us is that interesting topics engaged a new audience in a new setting. Should we be suprised? Well I am going to the leave the last word to the Late Alan Haydon " We need to re-think our attitude to the third age" he maintains " This generation of retired people used to go Glastonbury not to tea dances"
Judy Q will not be hanging up her wellies just yet although her tent will be left at home to dry out! a She is off to Art in Action from 16th to 19th July a great four days celebrating the wealth of artistic talent at Waterperry Gardens Nr Wheatley Oxfordshire visit the website for more details artinaction.org.uk.