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OUR CAFE WILL BE OPEN FROM THE 13th OF JULY. OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the UK. We will announce our plans to re-open via our website and social media channels. Thank you for your understanding and support.

 One Night Stand

It wasn’t a starry night
more wet, snowy and frosty;
hubris and loss colliding.
Sitting buddha-like smug and serene
cocooned in bedding, cardboard and plastic.
A one-night stand with self and conscience.
Fairy lights to read by, hot water bottle for warmth.
Sharp shrill voices cut through the night;
pub to bar, bar to pub; late night hot food.
Before dawn, in the silence, for a moment
it felt like it could be every night.
The cold penetrating to the bone
despair and fear your bed fellows.
As the dawn breaks you contemplate
another night, no food, no bed, no home.

Linda Bird