As I currently seem to be spending all my free time designing print and radio ads, it's probably only right that I should give the object of my focus a plug here:
If you're in the Woking, Surrey area between 2nd and 13th October, you could do a whole lot worse than come along to one or more nights of the Woking Drama Festival. Plenty of plays, of all types (an Alan Bennett, two Pinters, a Shakespeare) performed by local amateur drama companies with a track record for good one-act plays.
And as the festival is a competition, each night you get to hear the adjudicator give his opinon on what was good (and not-so-good) about each play.
More details about the festival programme, and everything else at www.wokingdramafestival.org.uk.
The best night is undoubtedly the final Saturday. The judge recalls 3 plays from the 27 in competition to perform again and the standard of the recalls is usually tip-top and excellent. Last year's winner went on to win the National Drama Festival.
I usually make it along to as many nights as I can, but this year, as I have suddenly found myself "in charge" of publicity for the event I feel that I have a responsibility to be there for the whole thing.
And the pressure is on, because Ottershaw Players are performing first, on the first night, and I have to be backstage to help! It's going to be a bumpy ride...