There were dhol drummers and a colliery band. (This is what happens when you have the Musicians Union on your team.)
And I managed to catch up with old comrades.
Anyway, the unspeakable Tory swine have buggered off now, and tonight I went to my third Book Festival event.
I've already had a rhyming prescription from The Emergency Poet, 'Dr' Deborah Alma, who operates out of a vintage 1960s ambulance.
|Photo from Birmingham Book Festival|
And I've also been to a talk and reading by the lovely poet Simon Armitage, who was actually talking about his latest prose book 'Walking Home'
Tonight, it was a talk by the philosopher Ray Tallis on the defence of Wonder Much food for thought. One of the questions asked of him was along the lines of whether capitialism had corrupted the 'communal mind energy' of the people. I wonder what Billy would think!