‘at sixes and sevens’ – the expression derives from the ordering of the Guilds. Who knew? Week #3 found us in the City, starting in St Lawrence Jewry as the organist warmed up the pipes ahead of their lunchtime concert. Prompting began here, looking at the symbols – the griddle St Lawrence was martyred upon, now an emblem on the church vane. And mottos. Each guild has one. Some are fantastic.
Ding Dong! To the Watchmakers Guild collection at noon, poised to listen as all the time pieces did their thing.
Check out ‘Spring #3: Worshipful’ to see what we wrote…
‘I loved listening to the organ recital when we went to St. Lawrence Jewry in the city, and the fact that all that huge music was produced by two blushing sixth formers. I enjoyed looking at the objects in the Wellcome Museum, and the flights of fancy that followed. I liked the day on crime fiction, and that people laughed at my monologue.
But I also liked that first day when we walked around in the unexpected sunshine and just being in those odd places like the Finsbury Health Centre.
What we get up to is having a lovely surprise every Tuesday, not really knowing where we’re going and why, plus lots of stimuli to write about these places and things in whatever way suits us.
What we get out of it is an extraordinary, self indulgent day with a group of friendly like-minded people (and a chance to eat lunch in the Bedford Hotel, and other unlikely places!)’
(thanks, Janet! Feedback just in from the latest Spring round of WTC)