A much-appreciated dash of summertime spirit was brought to a decidedly nippy January night at the latest #LDNTheatreBloggers Meet-Up last Friday. Co-hosted, like the last get-together at Soho Grind, by Official Theatre and the seat-review website SeatPlan, the event this time took place at London's lovely Planet Hollywood, no less, where OT’s very own pineapple of perfection, Rebecca Felgate (rocking a palm tree print two-piece as only she can and decking all those in attendance out with Hawaiian lei), presided over a summer-themed evening in which food and wine flowed as freely as theatre-centred chat.
Announcements (including news of developments to the SeatPlan site) and competitions (I am now the possessor of a SeatPlan T-Shirt, I’m proud to say!) studded the evening, and it was delightful to catch up with friends and familiar faces, as well as to meet some new attendees, among them Doug Mayo of BritishTheatre.com and Sav D’Souza of Just a Platform, to network and talk about shows seen.
Although the event was extremely well-attended, Rebecca is always keen to add more arts bloggers and theatre writers to the list of contacts. So if you’d like to be kept in the loop about these events then contact Official Theatre via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Twitter. Thanks, once again, to Official Theatre and to SeatPlan for another enjoyable, inspiring (and boozy) night.
Here's a list of links to the blogs and websites of some of the writers in attendance: