PV went well on Thursday night. Quite a few people - more than expected considering it was a Thursday and very wet. Some folks came as far afield as London, Fife and Cardiff. One old Southend Art School chum I hadn't seen for over 50 years turned up, so that was nice. Lots to catch up with, although a PV is not the best place to do that as you are mingling all the time and stressed about the speeches and the poem I had to read for National Poetry Day ( written especially by Roger "Radio" Stevens ). Also present was Mark Pawson who opened the exhibition and gave a potted history of the mail art movement.