It has been pointed out to me by SJ that something I said in yesterday’s post was the ‘biggest lie ever’. She has a fair point and to prove it I will list ten of my greatest ever creative arts moments. It must be pointed out that this is not an exhaustive list. Simply the ten that spring to mind:
- I was forced to dress up as a snail for my Year 5 recorder class’s part in the summer concert. Brown leggings, brown t-shirt and cardboard shell strapped on with string.
- I once played ‘young John Wesley’ as our Sunday School commemorated the 200th anniversary of his death. The scene saw me being rescued from a burning house – it was terribly dramatic.
- I have sung on occasion. Probably the most powerful performance came when, playing Judas Iscariot, I sung a solo about my betrayal of Jesus – who was played by dad! The emotion grips me even now.
- A terrifying experience occured in the Year 4 summer concert when I couldn’t get my deckchair open during my part of the Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
- As Peter Kay fever swept across the estates of southern Sheffield my own rendition of Amarillo went down a storm as part of our youth group’s version of Pop Idol.
- I was fortunate enough to be chosen as Joseph for the Year 3 nativity. I think Victoria played Mary. When I hear the opening chords of the Graham Kendrick Christmas music my eyes still well up 19 years on. “Tonight…while all the world was sleeping!”
- While on the Graham Kendrick theme I must mention my dance effort in an interpretation of The Candle Song. It was poignant, elegant and graceful. One onlooker said, ‘That was the most beautiful thing I have seen in my life’.
- Mentored by the one and only Charli I have been able to continue my dance career. My latest performance was alongside SJ, Rada, Cloud & Pippin (I think) in an influential and educative creation that warned young people of the dangers of drug use.
- ‘7 year old sneezes his way to stardom’ was the headline in the Sheffield Star after Greenhill School’s Snow White performance in 1989. Guess who played Sneezy!?
- The final contribution to my top ten is my one and only dabble in competetive embroidery. I claimed third prize in the Sheffield Christian Education Council’s annual Arts & Crafts Festival. My effort was an embroidered glasses case (I made the case myself too).
Anybody else care to share their personal favourite creative arts moments…?