CAMPAIGN DIARY: Jubilee 2000 warriors take over Trev’s place

For those who suspect Trevor Beattie marches to the rhythm of his own drum, last Friday evening provided the proof. Passers by TBWA GGT Simons Palmer’s offices in Whitfield Street were treated to a spectacular display of bongo bashing from a tribal drummer hired to jazz up Beattie’s reception in honour of Jubilee 2000, the campaign to cancel Third World debt. Had they been tempted to sneak inside, they would have found TBWA’s normally ultra-trendy bar area looking barely recognisable.

For those who suspect Trevor Beattie marches to the rhythm of his

own drum, last Friday evening provided the proof. Passers by TBWA GGT

Simons Palmer’s offices in Whitfield Street were treated to a

spectacular display of bongo bashing from a tribal drummer hired to jazz

up Beattie’s reception in honour of Jubilee 2000, the campaign to cancel

Third World debt. Had they been tempted to sneak inside, they would have

found TBWA’s normally ultra-trendy bar area looking barely

recognisable.



TBWA’s staffers were banished from their prime watering hole and

replaced by a gaggle of high commissioners and ambassadors swilling

champagne amid comedians and rock stars. BMP DDB’s Isabel Dupey and Les

Binet, who, like Beattie, have offered pro Bono work (geddit?) for the

campaign, mixed with TBWA bar regular Chris Eubank, Kevin Day and

Radiohead’s Tom York.



Jubilee 2000’s director Ann Pettifor sounded the familiar warning that

the hardest work was yet to come. Sir Bob Geldof paced nervously around

the pool table before stepping up to congratulate the campaigners.



Meanwhile David Baddiel slouched at the bar dressed as if he could do

with a spot of debt relief himself.



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