The second Rosemary Lane Festival Day was held in the picturesque village of Ticehurst on Sunday where Bert once lived while recording Rosemary Lane in 1970/71.
Bert had been a regular at the Bell who organised the whole event in support of The Bert Jansch Foundation. I am a Londoner and have only lived on the South Coast for seven years but have friends who remember Bert and loved his music!
There were talented musicians playing on stage, super food, candyfloss, a magician, guitar lessons, a playalong and a poetry workshop.
A great time was had by all, including Eccles, the White Rabbit and Robin in the Snug who were helping me, puppeteer and poet, to run a nonsense rhyme workshop.
Well done everyone for having a go including the very giggly ones.
My new collection of poetry is called ‘The Puppeteer’s Daughter’ available on line and at City Books in Hove.
More details about the Bert Jansch foundation https://bertjanschfoundation.org/