Yesterday talk in the office turned to what we were all doing when we were 20 years old. Some of the stories are completely unpublishable but here's a selection of what the management team were up to. And by the way I'm not going to give away our current ages - now that would be embarrassing (for some of us anyway);
Living with 2 video-game producers who never showered in Peckham Rye, unemployed and living off one bowl of cereal a day
backpacking around Australia
Creative Learning Director
I had to leave university to have my leg fixed and found a job working for the water board during which I got to drive a big white van (with a light on!)
Programme Note Writer
I started working at Britten Sinfonia as Concerts Assistant
I was studying music at Southampton University. Spending most of my time wearing a big black baggy jumper and army boots whilst drinking cheap red wine and smoking roll-ups thinking (wrongly!) I was quite Bohemian!
I was in my first year studying music at Manchester University
I dated someone who sported a fozzie bear backpack, threadbare with matted fur. The person in question worked for a College bar at Uni and used to celebrate special days with a shape in the foam on my snakebite & black… e.g. a Cross for St. George’s Day, Shamrock for St. Patrick’s, heart for Valentine’s and so on…
Creative Learning Assistant
I was playing at the Casa del Jazz in Rome with my University Jazz Orchestra
I was working in Cambridge as a Bought Ledger Clerk, living with my parents. That summer I went on holiday to Tenerife with my boyfriend, our first holiday aboard together ( the boyfriend is now my husband). I drove an electric blue Mini which I loved and was growing out my perm that I had for most of the 80’s(not a good look).
Britten Sinfonia celebrates its 20th Birthday during the 2012-13 season. Check out our anniversary season here