Being the beautiful assistant (ahem) at Birmingham Twestival doesn’t stop you from winning some prizes, it seems. If you can be bothered to watch beyond the first five minutes of this clip, you’ll see me win a cover of a song of my choice by the band Friends of the Stars. I used the prize to do a noisy, Digbeth mashup of Black Velvet Band to reflect all the local noise abatement nonsense. I also won a bottle of Veuve-Clicquot. It’s still sitting in the fridge in its wetsuit-style jacket, which will be great for disguising future bottles of Cava.
As part of giving a helping hand to event organisers 383 Project, I also got to wander around the venue with a bucket collecting raffle ticket money and be a Dolly Dealer for Jon Bounds’ game of Tway Your Cards Right. My life’s such a glamourous affair.