Sun up to Sun Down
Leave home at 8.30am. At 9.15am I arrive at The Southbank centre. At 9.30am I meet old friend Paul Sapin a film maker who works allot with Rageh Omaar and who is presently working for Diverse productions on a year long project with The Halle Orchestra inManchester for Channel Four. At 11.30am I meet Sara Bynoe whom I met at TheVancouver Literature festival and who now lives in London. Sara was offered athree week stint at The Pleasance Theatre throughout the Edinburgh festival. Unfortunately Sara can not do it. But the teen angst idea is so good she’ll pursue it in a different way.
At 12.15pm I meet Gary Crosby to discuss our music project which after three rehearsals resulted in What If which was on channel four a month ago. At 1.30pm I meet Mary King the vocal impresario to discuss Lost In The Stars. At 3.45pm my BBC radio four programme Into The Gap is on air. I am proud of it. At 5pm I receive a flurry of phone calls from media through all my agents and the southbank. I turn most of them down.
At 6pm my close friend who works in hedge funds, Nkechi Abili, comes to The Southbank and we settle at the members bar with a beautiful view of London. We sit and watch the sun go down over Charing Cross station across the river. The day turns red and then dark. She has a cocktail and I water. It’s good to be around someone who knows me well, a friend.