Various people have been asking about whether we're going to be Interesting again this summer. So here's the news.
Interesting Sounds is happening on April 26th at the Arnolfini in Bristol. Unfortunately (and I feel a bit of a heel about this) I can't be there, because of work stuff. But it's still happening, all sorts of interesting people have got in touch about it and I think it's going to be rather special. I'll have some more news on that shortly.
I wasn't really sure whether I wanted to do Interesting in the summer again. It's been good for two years, it seemed unlikely we'd get lucky three times in a row. And by the time I'd worked out what to do instead the Conway Hall was already booked for all of June and July. Oops.
So, instead, for the summer I thought maybe we could just have a picnic instead. June 20th. Regent's Park. No talks. No agenda. No programme. Nothing provided. Just turn about at about noon, have a picnic, other people you might know might be there. That's the thought anyway, I'll think more about it and let you know.
BUT - something more like a more proper event will definitely be happening at the Conway Hall on September 12th.
And since I didn't just want to do Interesting again, this time it's going to be called Useful.
Same format, same costs, same almost everything. Except this time I'm going to try and find speakers who can say something we'll all find Useful. (As well as interesting.) In my head I'm thinking of a set of 'how-tos for the next ten years'. Something like that.
(Please note: this is absolutely not any kind of reaction to a new mood of austerity and utility sweeping the nation in these straightened times or any such nonsense. I just fancied a change.)
Tickets will go on sale at some point. Speakers will be announced similarly. I just wanted you to be able to pop dates in your diary should you need to. And if you fancy talking please drop me a line: useful at russelldavies.com