by Jez Bond
We had a successful networking event this evening, hosted by our lovely neighbours John Jones. 25 or so people came on a site tour of the theatre (whilst a similar number attended a tour of John Jones - well worth the visit by the way) and then around 90 people convened in John Jones' gallery space for wine, talks and a short extract from the play that our writer in residence Sarah Rutherford has been working on. The evening was attended by some key figures from the council including the Major, Phil Kelly (a local ward councillor), Paul Convery, the Executive Member for Leisure and Regeneration, and the Arts Office, Pete Courtie. It was extremely exciting to hear, from everyone, the plans for the future of Finsbury Park - and it's clear that the area will be changing significantly over the next few years.