A chance meeting with Simon Floyd (The Costume hire department at The Maddermarket Theatre) resulted in an invite to the EGG Festival Cafe at the Norwich Arts Centre. It was with some trepidation that Peter Beck and myself wandered into the packed studio space. Simon has busy attending his flock so we sat down quietly out of the way... But that's not how the cafe (part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival) works. On seeing us, he beamed and announced to the throng that the guest director had arrived. A special seat was brought forward to Peter to sit on and our coffee orders were quickly taken. At this point we had a chance to take in our surroundings, A chalk board announced that a full breakfast was available today (i'm sure it was never changed to any other of the selections namely "Bits and blobs", "A butty" etc :) The Eggs were announced as currently "Def Con 4" which was reassuring... I think...
The table behind us were introduced as "Singing for their breakfast" and duly started an a coppella performance which was very impressive. A guitarist next sang a love song and shortly thereafter Andy Bennett recited 2 of his poems. Definitely worth a listen if you get the chance.
Emma Nuule was next up with an opera song after which you could have heard a pin drop before the applause started. What an amazing and unexpected start to my day. A real experience and such a good to be alive moment. Thank you Simon and team, a really great and wonderful experience. And yes, I did get my "big breakfast" which was delicious! :)
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