Kiz: ‘Been doing a spot of business planning this week – using my chimney breast as a makeshift white board.’
Sooze: ‘I’m truly star-stuck tonight while live-tweeting from our event about political satire. Here Times journalist Hugo Rifkind (whose writing I love because it’s clear and funny) is pontificating about something…The interviewer on the left is John Jefferies, a local history/politics teacher, and on Hugo’s right is Howard McWilliam (known as ‘McBill’ to his employer) who’s the illustratror who does the incredible cartoons on the front of The Week magazine. Also on the panel are Ian Martin, writer of In The Thick of It and Veep, and Tim Benson, an academic specialising in politcal satire/cartoons.’
Kiz: ‘Mr B had spotted this old tunnel opening as he passed on the train, so we’ve trekked out today to find out it’s all blocked up and not as exciting as it seemed chugging past.’
Sooze: ‘Evidence of happy customers. Because the Lit Fest has its own venue this year, we’ve got our own cafe, sponsored by Bailie Gifford and run by HR Coffee Bar. And it’s been popular too – I’ve met some interesting new people just by working on my laptop in the cafe area.’
Kiz: ‘Beautiful bubbles in vegetable oil when I poured some into this bottle.’
Sooze: ‘With some of the other stewards at Stratford Literary Festival – we have a proper ‘home’ venue this year, the Artshouse. It’s the revamped Civic Hall and it looks superb. #properprofessional I’m looking forward to being the digi/social media bunny all week.