At last: an end to ‘sit in rock-hard pew for two hours waiting for concert to start without an adult bev or lose your place’ misery. It’s only fair to characterize this one as ‘in progress’, due to the many mishaps on its first trial.  However, it shows some promise.   The problem is this.  At…



Announcers at the beginning of concerts quite rightly request all phones and things that beep to be switched off. What they don’t, and in my opinion, should request, is that no-one coughs. I am continuously amazed by the fusillade of barks, hacks and full-throated clearances that rattle around most London concerts, not just in the…