Last night saw all the Archers assemble for an evening that is classed as the Kynren – Big Reveal.
Details of which I cannot share, nor would I want too, that all adds to the mystery and the magic of what Kynren epitomises.
What I can say though is 2018 already looks exciting, and the buzz amongst the cast and crew throughout the evening left you feeling with not just with a sense of achievement, but also a willingness to get started all over again.
Despite being involved more or less from the start, this was the first ‘Big Reveal’ event that I have attended during my own personal Kynren journey.
Looking back they always seemed to be on or around the last couple of weeks of January or early February clashing with other commitments, like birthdays in which I was unable to attend.
Last night’s event, although it was to reveal what is in store for each of us heading into Season 3, it was also a celebration, looking back on what we have all collectively achieved so far.
Looking back on memories that we each share within the Kynren project and show, but also the individual memories we have created throughout our teams and friendships.
As you can imagine, when a 1000+ volunteers come together under one roof, there is an overwhelming buzz running through not only the building, but also through the very core of your own being.
And it’s real.
We each hold an overwhelming sense of pride and respect for each other and ourselves.
Collectively, we have done this.
We are doing this.
And we’ll continue to keep pushing our boundaries to keep achieving more and more.
It was an evening to listen, to take everything in, a time to reflect and also a time for laughter too.
I often get asked what I write about, and at times people are confused when I reply it’s a Kynren Blog, but I don’t write about the show.
I choose to write about the emotions and the feelings of what it like to be there as opposed to what you can see.
Kynren has and will continue to be a game changer for many.
For me, heading back into the project after taking a short break within season 2, you realise instantly how much you’ve missed it.
How much you miss not attending the Kynren site.
The views, the feelings, the emotions; that smile that won’t leave your face.
The general rehearsal days where everyone comes together to share what they have learnt.
Memories and flashbacks hit you at every turn.
And most of all the people, from varying backgrounds and age ranges.
We are a community of people.
And we are a specially bonded family, that we will treasure that sense of belongingness for our lifetimes.
So what’s next?
For many, this month sees the start of the cast rehearsals, my next session is on 21st February, and from then on they come thick and fast.
And although such a big commitment of time, I personally can’t wait to get going again.
I want to learn more, and continue to keep learning.
Appreciate the people and surroundings and the experience all around me.
To meet even more people and create new friendships.
To see and experience many different things and capture details from a different set of eyes, and spine tingling moments, that I can share through writing and creativity.
And I want to challenge myself and see how I develop and grow within the project, when I look back on yet another successful season with fondness of memories.
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