This afternoon I gatecrashed the Collide festival opening party, where I was greeted with lots of free food and wine, some speeches and a theatre performance, in the magnificent banquetting suite in the Council House (the one in town, not some random one in Ladywood). The Collide showcases black and asian arts. I’m not sure the theatre show (didn’t catch who it was) was a good advert for the festival, but the drumming workout by Steve Yimga was a treat.