Friday, 19 September 2014

A Voice for Cambridge

Right, this is it. We're going to be making a title of Cambridge Bard (or "Bard for Cambridge" - still under debate), as part of a mini-festival on Sunday 21st June 2015.

The Bard would stand for the Voice of the People. They would gain their title ("be chaired") after passing trials (all creative! :)).  They would hold their title for (at least) a year and a day, before passing it on to the next successful Bard.

A Bard needs to be: motivated by a passion for words; talented in crafting words (this can be in song or poetry - even in both!); motivated by a passion for representation and broad social justice (take that as you will!) rather than person gain; willing to serve the people who elect them with their talent and passion by taking the voice of the people to those with the power.

Okay.  I've rambled about this before.  Two immediate things:

1. Who wants to be involved in getting this off the ground? We essentially need a committee who can actually do stuff and are reasonably passionate about this concept.

2. Who wants to help me on Sunday (21-Sep-14) at noon by being physically there to support me when I go to Parker's Piece to ritualistically proclaim that this is going to happen...?! :D