An afternoon to love Thornhill Square

Well done and thanks to everyone who made the ‘Love Thornhill Square’ afternoon on Friday 26 July so successful. It was wonderful to see some 300 people from much of the local area and from many different communities. They enthusiastically took part in den building, art, face painting, an obstacle course and (of course) watching the big screen.

Get back to us with your impressions of the event and your ideas for how we could make it even better next year.

Thanks to Anna McKane for these pictures.

Poems of friendship

Dear Friend(s)Jeff Sugarman has published his first collection of poems, Dear Friend(s). In it he looks at love, desire and friendship in many times, manners and places. The long poem that gives the collection its title is an elegy to a specific Dear Friend who died from AIDS in its earliest years.

You can buy Dear Friend(s) online from The Emma Press (which specialises in poetry, short fiction and children’s books) or nearby at Southpaw Coffee in 2 Roman Way (where you can get much more besides coffee).