Salutations fellow Cohen fans
There are the wonderful traditional biennial meet-ups in place (the next in Krakow in 2010), however distance is a problem for many of us who dwell in the southern hemisphere.
Andrew Darbyshire ran a lovely event in Toowoomba (Queensland) for several years, but has now moved to Melbourne (Victoria), so I got to thinking that perhaps there was an opportunity to organise a Cohen Meet-Up way out in the West, down by the Indian Ocean.
Of course, this would probably appeal more to Australian, New Zealand and South African fans, but my intention would be to make it open for everyone from all over the world, as it seems a lot of people would like to see Perth and Western Australia, although be warned, it’s a massive State (five times larger than Texas!).
The obvious time to hold it would be in between the major meet-up events, so I’m thinking of 2011, ideally in either February or March (the weather will be magnificent). For me, March is easier, as I’m the marketing manager for a theatre company that will be presenting a major new work in early February. I’m playing around with the first week of March, perhaps finishing with a music concert at a winery, (and I've got a great idea for that concert!)
I guess the next thing to do, is ascertain if anybody would be interested in attending, so I can see if the idea is viable. Obviously a full programme of events would be organised and deals put in place with accommodation (I have a tourism and events background).
I should also add that I don’t intend it to be a money making concern, rather a gathering of friends from around the globe, to celebrate the music we have been given, nor should it be ‘my’ event, help and advice will be warmly and gladly received.
If you are interested, have any suggestions, (in whatever capacity), please email me at: email@example.com