Work this morning, but I took the afternoon off to go to a backstage tour at the Barbican. I'd been invited along with all their other past and present instagrammers. There were ten of us in all - good to meet some of those who had gone before me, as well as those who were about to get started.
Really ineteresting tour. Just after I took this photo, we were led across the stage, while the actors were all still in situ. Suddenly a voice came out of the sounds system, "Hello." Haha, that's friendly, I thought, until it continued "This is just about the worst time to walk across the stage. We've got someone on stilts." Oops! Bit embarrassing to be told off by the director - but our tour guide had checked with someone before leading us across, and had obviously been told it was OK.
I never did see the person on stilts....
After the tour finished, we got the added bonus of being taken into 'the concrete room' - basically a narrow curved gantry, but the walls are lined with endless concrete panels, all of which are the original samples from when the Barbican was built - all with different texture, where they were trying to work out what finish to go with. Fascinating!
Headed back to work briefly after that, then out with several colleagues for a couple of drinks. Then home to Tim for a tasty takeaway and a relaxed Friday night in :)