Have you been involved in 14/48 before?
Yes. Would you like to know how many times? (I say yes, Charlotte dashes off – her chocolate curls dancing along behind her – and briefly disappears into the 14/48 horizon. She returns with her lanyard and all the 14/48 badges she’s collected.) It’s my seventh. I’ve directed, acted, designed and blogged. And I’m going to be going to Seattle 14/48 soon where I’ll be directing!
What are you doing for this 14/48 festival?
I am virgin band. I was voted in as band leader, despite never having been in band before!
What’s your experience been like so far?
Stressful. Wonderful. Inspiring and empowering. When I’m doing things for people and saying, ‘Yes!’. That feeling. Insert appropriate adjective here.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about getting involved next time?
Don’t even hesitate. Just put your name down. Even if you think you’ll be the least talented musician in the band, which I did. Which I am. (This is a lie – she sounds soulful, mysterious and smooth.)
Would you rather talk like Jar Jar Binks look like Jar Jar Binks?
Look. Because then I would be slim and could fit into Topshop clothes.
If you had to describe your 14/48 experience so far in no more than three words, what would it be?
To quote Dave Pitt, ‘AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME.’