Our bandstand meetings are very joyful occasions after all the months of being unable to meet. Today was warm and sunny and the gardens were full of people relaxing on the grass. We, and Olive the dog in particular have been meeting people, some on a regular basis, who walk through the gardens each week.
These photos were sent to us by one of the people who took up the offer of seeds and compost earlier in the year...
Despite a very rainy morning we gathered again in the bandstand and made music together. Several people stopped to talk with us as they enjoyed what we were doing. It felt like an outdoor open day!
It was a very happy day yesterday. The weather was sunny, a bit chilly with the sea breeze but we managed to gather again out of doors, the first time since Christmas. I sent out a message to everyone saying bring musical instruments if you wish. As you see from the photos this was welcomed and we had a variety of more conventional instruments as well as found objects such as a CD rack an antique bed-warmer!
I also took along paper and charcoal so we also had some drawing taking place.
It was so good to be together again. keeping in touch by phone has just about kept us going but there's nothing like being re-united as a group.
Now that lockdown is at last gradually lifting, we're looking back on the past year with a sense of achievement and a committment to a future together. Even when we couldn't meet, Roamers stayed in touch by way of our post card project (details here) -- we've posted most the them here. We shared paintings and drawings and photographs from Toby, Suzi, Jon and Not Just Any Girl. Keep an eye out for a new video soon with more details.
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