Early this week, I chaired a planning meeting for the commemoration of World War 1. Starting next year, the Worcester commemoration is expected to be the largest outside London.
Mid-week saw us at the West Midlands Young Enterprise finals at Worcester University. Entrepreneurs from Kings School had already made an astounding profit in excess of £1,000 from making and selling pewter jewellery – look out for Wigwam products in fashion and jewellery outlets!
On Thursday Starr’s Circus were raising funds for Acorns Hospice. We were treated to agile and daring performances by Khazakstani and Kenyan acrobats, a Ukranian Lady who balanced a tower of glasses on a knife tip while climbing a ladder, a Romanian lady trapeze artist and a really wonderful clown. We will certainly go again when they are in town.
Sinister stories and poems about the number thirteen delighted literature fans at the launch of Worcester Literature Festival on Friday. We now have a new Worcestershire Poet Laureate in Tim Cranmore. Congratulations also to our new Poet Laureate Emeritus, Maggie Doyle. Don’t miss the exciting programme put together by festival founder, Lisa Ventura and her team!
Local Rotarians attracted a lot of attention on Saturday with their annual “Boardwalk,” a parade of sandwich boards advertising local businesses.
During the afternoon, I enjoyed the Girl Guiding Showcase at Hanley Swann and got a first hand view of camping and barbequing. Their cakes were terrific, too!
Phil and I ended the week with the intrepid Race for Life runners, who have raised a staggering £200,000 for cancer research. Well done, ladies! It was a superb effort.
Our last engagement was the wedding and reception – “Walima” – of Rahena Sultana and Rezwan Rahman at Perdiswell. Mubarak! (Congratulations!) and best wishes for your new life together.