I have spent the last three days in two new places. On Tuesday I headed to Liverpool to plan for the Creativity Day on Saturday 20 May. Details are on this website. The day offers opportunities to explore significant places in Liverpool and to reflect on ‘Leaving the familiar’. Do consider booking to come and join us at The Quaker Centre, especially if you live within reach of this vibrant city.
On Wednesday evening I travelled to Bradford, where I spent time with Barbara Glasson and friends. I stayed with Linda and Eric Crossley and we caught up with each other’s news over Horlicks and crumpets. On Thursday Linda and I were at Touchstone, talking about how we might work together to support the vital work which goes on there. Touchstone and MWiB have collaborated in various ways over recent years and as we talked today we explored one of the core aspects of this important place – listening. It is a place where people come to listen to each other. Do look at the Touchstone website if you are not aware of their presence in this city.
I also experienced Touchstone as a place where there is creativity and laughter! Linda and I did not simply listen and talk – we sewed big yellow felt letters onto a blue woollen background for the knitted bridge which will be suspended in the city at the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday. Some of you may have contributed to this – look out for it on television news reports! I just hope my stitches hold up!