Manchester International Festival – Day One
- 28 Jun 07, 09:25 AM
I can’t remember when I was so excited about a Festival, but there is one heck of buzz around the place as the red carpet gets its final beating over a gigantic washing line across Oxford Road (metaphorically speaking of course).
So here we are on day one, and I was up at the crack of dawn, which may turn out to be a mistake as I’m not due on the radio until 10pm. But before that there’s the opening party (with buffet) to attend and then the small matter of the world premier of Monkey at The Palace Theatre.
And if that isn’t enough excitement to cope with for one day, I’m told that none other than Alan Rickman (Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and that cold-blooded terrorist in Die Hard) will be joining me and Phil Wood on BBC Radio Manchester from 10pm.
I’ll be keeping an eye on what the bloggers think of the Festival. Let us know if you’re going to any of the events as we’d love to link out to you.
Due to popular demand I'm pleased to report that the Alan Rickman interviews are now available for all to hear. Just click this link and see how Alan became a BBC microphone stand for the night.
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