I was on my way to spend my M&S vouchers in High Street outside the Pavillion Shopping Centre on Sunday afternoon (6/5/12) when I was accosted my a man in an International Dance Festival T-shirt, and invited to stay to watch an open air performance.

The first sign that a performance was imminent was the appearance of a saxophonist and a drummer with a couple of cymbals and what looked like a rumba box. They were joined by a singer (without a mic) who sang an accompaniment to the soft music, akin to wind whistling through leaves.

People dressed in red began appearing in the square, running about looking lost, anxious, puzzled. They began to connect and to help those who appeared most in distress.

Mats were used to represent homes and the portrayal of homelessness, the fight to keep one’s home, the distress of losing it, the safety children felt in their homes, and the joy of finding new homes brought me close to tears on more than one occasion.

If you get a chance to see this show pause long enough to get into the energy of it.

About predencia

Author of novels Dare to Love and Betrayed www.pennydixon.com poetry anthology Raw www.cymbalspublishing.co.uk and blogger www.writingcreativelywithspirit.com
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