Thursday, 21 October 2010

How I feel about the day now...

Since deciding to follow the direction of creating and writing materials related to the Manchester Bombing in 1996, and more specifically its impact on the Royal Exchange Theatre, I have for the first time really comes to terms with how after all these years the bombing affects me personally. At the time I was living and working based in Brussels, but through my work on 3 accounts, most notably Proctor & Gamble, TDK Media Europe and Dupont, I travelled all over Europe, so my connection with Manchester has ceased in early 1990, at a time when there were a small number of changes taking place in the City. I never really gave it much thought afterwards.

At that time I felt the need to get away from the City, to seek a new challenge, which I did in early 90 with a move to work for Saatchi & Saatchi in Johannesburg, South Africa, but after 4 years and a 9 month stint in NZ, I took a Deputy Creative Director position in Brussels, and it was here that I was based for nearly 4 years and on the day of the bombing I had flown over to present work to a London based client.

I distinctly remember nearly finishing my presentation, when we were interrupted in the boardroom by the news that an explosion had taken place...

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