World War One Cameos

Thanks to Jill Boyes for a really well organised evening, and for the research and preparation that had preceded it.

When so much has been written, both fact and fiction, around the subject,  one could be forgiven for feeling that enough has been expressed already, but still new light shines here and there, illuminating events both personal and universal.

Along with Jill’s own presentations, there were contributions from Anne Morley, Dorinda Cass and John Dickinson, containing direct family links through diaries and personal recollections passed on.

Maybe only now, a hundred years on, can we gain perspective on this terrible time.

‘When will they ever learn; when will they ever learn?’

Phil Watson on Newsjack!

The topical programme Newsjack, which is on BBC 4extra, is built largely around submissions they receive each week. Phil had one of  his jokes accepted and used on last Thursday’s show!

Well done, Phil !

Here’s the joke…
We review the latest ‘App’ in which you upload photographs of yourself and your friends and sit back and watch yourself having a good night out without leaving the house – and avoid getting a hangover! It’s called CGI Fridays

Zoe Sharp – inspiring!

Zoe gave Scarborough Writers’ Circle members a fascinating insight into her  world tonight.

Presented with pace, humour and a wealth of practical information  which belonged to the ‘that’s a really useful idea’ category, this talk was both entertaining and inspiring. I’m sure we all learned something.

Many of us came away with signed copies of books from the  Charlie Fox series, of which there are at least ten.

Thank you Zoe for a great evening!