It may be considered bad manners to use the spill to promote things but I think I can get away with this as 1) it's free 2) it's all in a good cause and 3) it's a damn fine day out. The annual Exodus Festval takes place next Sunday afternoon (2nd August) at Urbis & Cathedral Gardens in Manchester, directly outside Victoria train station. As well as being the source of my nom de blog Exodus is the arts project I help manage in Greater Manchester, working with Refugee and local community groups. There'll be two stages featuring contemporary and traditional song and dance from across the globe (including Congo, Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Iran, Angola, China & all points elsewhere) international food stalls, workshops & kids activities. More details can be viewed at http://www.can.uk.com/exodus/exodus_latestnews.htm
hope some of you can make it - if you do come and say hello, I'll be helping to man the outdoor stage, in a 'CAN' badge & unfeasibly long (approaching ZZTopness) goatee.