The tutor was Dave Howard
, who has performed many times for Originality
enthusiasm was infectious and kept me going through the dark wet windy nights of winter, and the sunny June evenings when I was tempted to "Sag off "and play golf!
I was constantly amazed throughout this 9 month period at the quality of work my fellow students produced.Through the various Modules of Plays, Stories, and Poetry, I thought 'Holdon! A lot of this deserves a wider audience.' At the end of each term a reading took place and the last one was Poetry at the Citadel (this was just before the theatre closed for refurbishment).What a fun night!Around 20 students with mums, dads, sisters, brothers, friends etc (about 70 in all) enjoyed an evening of recitals of the students' original work.At the request of Dave Howard
, I performed 3 or 4 songs during the interval which were well received, I am glad to say.Despite the technical mishaps that befell the tutors, Dave Howard
and Chris Bold as co-compères (College Lecturers seem to have difficulty with technology and organisation, both great blokes and good teachers though) I enjoyed it so much I was disappointed to think that it was just a once a year event.
I went along to a play at The Queens Theatre in Widnes, written by Dave Howard
, and very good it was too, and got talking to him again.I mooted the idea of running a regular event similar to the end of term readings, but with more varied material and a more professional approach.I had run Folk-clubs in the past and was happy to host the evenings.Dave
was in favour and gave me the number for the Citadel Theatre Director.This turned out to be Jake, who invited me to a meeting at his
office to discuss my ideas.
To the bar I strode, mercy me - Dave Howard
our faithful College Lecturer is in there.He
promises that some of his
students are definitely coming!Whoopee!7.45pm.Now Dave
is feeling lonely.
Terry gave way to Dave Howard
whose brand of comic poetry was quite delightful and well received.
did another spot, and had us all in pleats of laughter again.