Chindi member Rosemary Noble, with other members of the group, organised four events for the Littlehampton Arts Festival (LOCA) which raised a total of £189.49 for the Littlehampton Food Bank.
Crime Writers’ Panel
At the Crime Writers’ Panel on July 16th, authors Michael Parker, Helen Christmas and Christine Hammacott discussed plots, characters and settings and other arcane mysteries of producing a great crime novel.
The following evening a group of some 20 people followed Rosemary on a ghost walk around Littlehampton, finishing at the Dolphin (reputedly the most haunted pub in Sussex) where landlady Ellie Boiling gave a talk about the resident ghosts. There is also a book to go with the ghost tour, which is available on Amazon and in various outlets round Littlehampton.
The tour was so well received – one participant wrote: ‘Just a few words to say how much I enjoyed the walk and talk last Tuesday. It was great fun and interesting too. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book.’ – that another one will be held on August 14.
Self Publishing Panel
On Wednesday July 18th there was a second panel, this time to explore self-publishing, led by Carol Thomas, Chris Casburn and Dan Jones.
The final event was a rowdy and rip-roaring quiz at the Dolphin Hotel on Monday 23rd July, with more than 40 people and nine teams taking part.
It was just disappointing that despite the hard work put in by Rosemary and her team, the organisers of LOCA did not see fit to give CHINDI a mention in their festival brochure. Oh well…