Well, actually the Night happened in Wingham, a sleepy, charming little town not far from Taree.
What was it? Part of an on-going series of events that draw on local performers. The last event was held at the Wingham pub and was a Burlesque Cabaret, in which Daniel and I both performed.
I’ve been blown away by how many people turn out for these evenings and how they enjoy getting dolled up for them. I suppose there’s something about living in a rural area where you have to make your own entertainment rather than drive to the city to see someone. There’s a wonderful spirit of community support here that I was delighted to discover.
We’ve discovered this same enthusiastic spirit in the community choir that we’ve joined. Talk about people from all walks of life. Very colourful and welcoming. After choir, a lot of the group go out to the Chinese restaurant for dinner. Someone usually brings a box of red wine.
One of the fears I had when moving from “my base” in Sydney was that we would end up in kind of a wasteland, starting from scratch building our connections.
Now, don’t get me wrong; the Sydney folks are long, strong relationships, but it’s good to know that we can easily include ourselves here too.