Despite all the talk of rained-out festivals this year, I’m very excited to be appearing next weekend at Secret Garden Party. It looks to be a great event, a panel discussion on the environment and the arts chaired by Dr Bradon Smith of the Open University. Were this a band lineup, the roster would read like this — I’ll be on fiction, reading from The Bella, gigging alongside Helen Mort on poems, Ria Dunkley on cultural criticism, and Nick Hayes on visual art. Should be a lot of fun, so we’ll hope to see as many Gardeners in the tent as possible — we’ll be on Saturday afternoon the 21st, at 2.30pm, just in time for your hangover to wear off. And ours.