A mere 200 yards from my house, I trundled off to meet Editor-In-Chief Phil Alexander and watch a new style of performance, brought to Hackney by The Secret Cinema people. Set in a soon to be demolished school with so much atmosphere already in the room, the anticipation ramped up when a vast number of formally dressed guests squeezed in to drink cocktails, drink in atmosphere and listen to Laura Marling sing her new album. A tangible feeling of... something new... could it be... actually excitement? came over me at this fantastic presentation, amid loads of dramatic interludes and all sorts. The first of many things like this I would think, but read Phil's piece on it yaself I would.