Last week I said goodbye to headCRASH Cabaret at The Birdcage in Norwich, at least for a few months. I was the headline act and my boyfriend came to see me for the first time with his friend, both relatively new to the poetry thing. There were loads of people from UEA, mostly patrons of the Creative Writing Society. It was hard to speak to everyone but I managed to chat to a good few people.
From the newbies view, Andy Bennett and Amy Staniforth were the highlights (aside from me, but they couldn’t really say I wasn’t the favourite haha). All in all, it was nice to have a couple of drinks (one being free) and see some poetry. I messed up a bit of my set but was happy enough with it, having not performed for a while. The only bad thing was that it cost me an extra £20 because of some mess with the Job Centre and delayed trains meant I missed my Megabus. I really need to be getting paid for my gigs. I think it would be good to aim for around £25 for 10 minutes and under, £50 for 20 minutes, and £100 for 30 minutes and over.
In addition to this “goodbye” have been a few “hellos”. This week I started the MACE course at UEA London (MA in Creative Entrepreneurship) and I also had my induction at Sainsbury’s. I have my first proper shift on Saturday and I am really nervous! I don’t know why, I shouldn’t be nervous, I’m confident I’ll be fine but I just can’t seem to help it! I think after the first day I’ll be fine, it’s just things like lockers, extra uniform and booking holidays that I need to sort out! I’m reaaallly excited about the MA though and I can’t wait to get started with the work tomorrow. My boyf is visiting atm so I’m not going to knuckle down until tomorrow.