Went to Hackney Central Library at 6pm for a reading group treat, the showing by DVD of “Waterland”  based loosely on Graham Swift’s book. I was in agony, bored out of my head and had to decide whether to last out another hour after the first in order to look well-mannered. I was ready to climb over my chair and pull out my hair. I left.

The Attic over the road in the Hackney PictureHouse was presenting a contemporary music school’s show case evening. The venue is ace and the evening rounded off well.