Is it possible to have too much fun? No. Rachel and I went to the Halle Christmas carol concert at the Bridgewater Hall last night. It was wonderful. Conductor James Burton was a true showman. Throats are a tad sore this morning, but it was a very uplifting night. Thanks to Richard and Katrina Topliss for great company and hospitality.
When I arrived at Insider in 2000 I was told the magazine needed to broaden its appeal and tap into the New Manchester Establishment, music promoters and property developers, I suppose. We were too closely identified with the Bridgewater Hall set, apparently. I think I quite like that, to be honest.