The London Festival of the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage seems to be taking a break after both Murakawa and I decided to take more of a back seat. After 5 years, I fancied going as a visitor rather than running around like the proverbial blue-arsed fly. Garry assures me that this is just a sabbatical but I know he has been rather overwhelmed by the success of Lucha Britannia. I think it needs an energetic new team to run things at the front end with us old-timers on hand to advise. Unless somebody comes forward, I’m a bit concerned that time will pass and the impetus will be lost. It would be a shame for the Festival to wither on the vine after such an history-making start.
Some of you might have heard the bad news about the fire at the Gallery, which is, of course, another set back. Boy! Am I grateful we didn’t have a Festival planned when it happened! You can read all about it here and help with the phoenix fund.