I’d had a couple of drinks on the way there…

After twenty or so years in arts fundraising I was particularly struck by two things I read this week.  The first was about the epidemic of sobriety amongst twenty-somethings. This particular article (which was one of many as I now understand it) made me wryly smile and roll my eyes in equal measure.  The latter... Continue Reading →

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The Press Night, the Christmas Party and the double date

Working at The Regional Theatre for my first job was not only a source of great pride but also great boozing.   And neither were less of the case than when it came to Press Nights and Christmas Parties.  Press Nights were an opportunity to get shouted at by the Press Officer for, she thought, carelessly and... Continue Reading →

The Inventor, The Trophy Wife and the Berni Inn

The Inventor had been introduced to us via the unlikely avenue of the overly-aggressive South American Horn Enthusiast.  The suggestion that they were ‘dear friends’ was extremely hard to compute.  I couldn’t imagine the latter having any friends, never mind ‘dear’ ones.  I was abruptly informed that The Inventor liked singing and pianists and that... Continue Reading →

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