Castle Park: a very soggy Solstice
Yesterday evening saw the Castle Park Summer Solstice event, which unfortunately fell foul of the weather as many of this ‘summer’s’ events have! It was such a shame to see drenched performers running for shelter after braving the elements for an understandably disappointing turnout, but a credit to everyone involved that it all went ahead anyway.
I was lucky to be involved in one of the indoor events – readings from Chester Writers’ in the lovely setting of the Conservatory. The readings all followed a vague theme of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. I read a short story that I had written for the event, entitled ‘Midsummer Men’. Other people to read were George Horsham, Ian Edmonds, John Ivor Jones, Austin Wilde, Clare Dudman, Ian Cai Mercer – and not forgetting Mr Tiglet the tiger!
In spite of the terrible weather, it was a lovely evening, and I was glad to also take the opportunity to check out the Midsummer themed art gallery exhibitions (I was particularly impressed with the pinhole photography) in the fantastic, picturesque venue of Castle Park in Frodsham.