Thursday, 3 January 2013
My Tonight From Shrewsbury
For starters, I'm two days into a new book that I've been skirting round, avoiding, thinking about, trying not to think about and generally gearing up for over the last, well to be honest, couple of years. And then there's the new blog I've started. My Tonight From Shrewsbury it's called, and it's a one-year attempt to encapsulate the life of an English country town. One I happen to live in and love.
This afternoon I've been out interviewing local illustrator, Linda Edwards, for what will be my once a month Open Studio slot. Tomorrow I'm interviewing musician, Chris Quinn. I have a list of other people to interview that could keep me going through the year without doing anything else.
Shrewsbury is a fantastic town, positively rippling with life. It's sometimes been called a sleepy town, but I don't know why. Yesterday I was writing about floods. Tomorrow it'll be the town market. Next week, month and year I hope to get round to everybody from the Queen of the Town [if you want to know who she is you'll have to wait and see] to the Big Issue seller on Pride Hill. And I hope to get round some buildings too - all those locked doors with what look like interesting houses, towers, castles, pubs, churches, potential speak-easies, secret cinemas and God alone knows what else behind them.
So keep an eye on my blog. And sorry about today. Next month, February 3rd, I'll be up and running from dawn onwards. Tonight from Shrewsbury, over and out.
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