Two Buzzing! gigs in two days! And – for the first time ever – with live music specially composed for the show by John Rayson, and a live Berberis sawfly larva too!
John Rayson rehearsing for our St Nick’s gig
The Buzzing! team: John, Adrian and me rehearsing at St Nick’s
Me after the St Nick’s Apple Day performance
John with Keely and Neil, who videoed the show
Professor Fiddlesticks at Apple Day
Entrants for the Apple Pudding Competition (including a delicious pie baked by my mum!)
With John Rayson on stage at the Ilkley Literature Festival
Brunhilde von Buxtehude, a Berberis sawfly larva from the Berberis bush in our garden. (Note prodigious amount of poo-ing that has been going on.) Brunhilde came on tour with us this weekend (having turned up in my garden the previous week), and so members of the audience were able to see a live sample of my world-first insect discovery. (To find out more about my world-first insect discovery, click here.)
The Ilkley gig went so well that we over-ran our allotted time slot. Blame the audience – they were clapping too much!
Read audience feedback from our Ilkley Literature Festival Fringe appearance.
Huge thanks to everyone involved in making the two shows go so well. Especially to Keely and Neil for all things camcorder-y, and Adrian, for his chauffering services to Ilkley and back.