Music and Words to Enliven January
Woodbridge Library hosts free lunchtime music sessions. In January our performers will be a much-loved local duo of Sylvia Fairley and Val Shelley who will be making their post-Covid comeback.Sylvia is a poet as well as a musician and has entertained audiences in Woodbridge with her witty and perceptive verse. On this occasion it will be her flute playing that will delight the ear. Val Shelley enjoyed a fascinating and notable career as a pianist and nowadays keeps the congregations of St Andrews, Melton in tune!Joined by a friend or two they will perform on Tuesday 17 January at 12.45pm in the Library Meeting Room. Performances last about 45 minutes and there is no charge for entry so do join us. Donations to the work of the Friends of Woodbridge Library will be welcome.
Ruth Leigh has spent most of the last 15 years writing for other people. During lockdown 75% of her freelance work disappeared overnight so she turned to fiction: she made up a woman who is the exact opposite of herself. Rich, posh, skinny and eye-wateringly successful, Isabella M Smugge (as in Bruges) is a starry instamum with millions of followers on social media, a swathe of successful books to her name and every fashion trend within reach of her manicured fingertips.
Ruth writes with both wit and heart. She has three published books in the Isabella M Smugge series and there is nothing she loves more than talking about writing and comedy. She also writes for a number of businesses and charities. Under the title From Downpipe to Dead Salmon she will talk about how a freelancer turned to fiction. You can meet her on Thursday 26January at 7.30pm in Woodbridge Library. For an entertaining evening you can book your place (£8) in person at theLibrary or by phoning 01394 330855.