I drop the journalist off at Paddington station for 915 am. She will be away for the week. I travel to The riverside Rooms for 10.30am . All the artists in residence are there with artistic director Jude Kelly. We discuss art for two hours. Then at 12.30pm Martin Colthorpe the head of programming arrives and we meet for an hour. Jeet Thayil the Indian poet arrives at 2pm and watches my film internal flight.
At 4.45pm Jeet and I walk over Waterloo Bridge to the BBC World Service at Bush House. For the next hour we listen to my radio play as produced by Claire Grove. It's the first time I have heard it and I am over the moon. it. At 6pm Jeet and I travel back over waterloo bridge to the Southbank centre into a packed Queen Elizabeth Hall to watch Philip Pullman read from his new book Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ. The night ends at 10. I drive through London to the east end and all is well in the world.