In Your Own Words… How would you describe what we get up to, and what you get out of it?
We convene at a place unveiled the previous week. It might be a museum, a church, The British Library. Who knows? Or, it might be somewhere you’ve heard of or passed by but never visited. There will be something that immediately catches our attention as an exhibition or as a sight. But that’s where the story starts. Claire’s prompts are there to provoke and inspire, and there’s never just one idea behind them. Suggestions, secondary visits, routes and red herrings abound. These sessions are such fertile hunting grounds for fascinating places and for sharpening our perceptions of London. It’s astonishing to get back to Mary Ward at 3.30 and to listen to everyone’s very diverse and imaginative pieces of writing, having all visited the same places.
Astrid Sutton Sharkey