24th September 2006
Leonard St, London EC2A 4QS
Shoreditch Urban Open
Ah, those heady days when I had the energy and drive to attempt to take in four events in one day [and it appears I wasn’t the only one…]
Then it was over to Guildhall for the annual Costermonger’s Harvest Festival [also attended by Peter M – & not this Costermonger’s Harvest Festival, by the way, that’s a different one altogether] before nipping up to Old Street for the Shoreditch Urban Open golf tournament.
Now, I have to admit to not being a massive enthusiast for golf, being more of a Griffin than a Bond. Still, it looked quite fun on Shoreditch’s quieter back alleyways, and the über-fashionable Leonard Street (even without the much-missed Griffin – that’s the pub, not the cartoon character, by the way). And for music, well it has to be John Denver, doesn’t it? Well, on this occasion it does, anyway.
And after that, we trundled north to Clissold Park for the somewhat delayed Stokefest, where some people seem to find watching table football particularly arousing, and sadly an event which became a victim of its own success, outgrowing its licence a few years later.