But I did go and as soon as I hit the first venue and they gave me an actual programme, it was suddenly obvious. I saw about three quarters of it all, and plan to see the rest before it goes.
The best day to do it on is Saturday, because there’s an opportunity to climb the extremely narrow and steep stone spiral staircase up St Nicholas Church to view Yinka Shonibare’s White Flag at Half Mast. It loses a tiny something in that poor old St Nick’s flagpole isn’t quite tall enough so it’s really White Flag at Full Mast, but I’m not sure I got it anyway, and let’s face it, it’s worth it just for the view. The people there are very sweet indeed. Down in the crypt there is a brilliant little film – Matt Stokes’s Cipher, where two pipe organists play some truly creepy and exciting modern compositions; an example of art and place melding perfectly. I sat for a full minute in silence afterwards – a first for me.