Late news from the Kinsale festival following our expose of sex and
revelry (Campaign, 19 September). Speculation rages as to who really was
between the sheets with BBH’s art director and horizontal gymnastics
expert, Pete Bradley.
Thing is, we’ve been inundated with letters, each claiming to be from
the lucky woman. (Take a bow Vanessa Hetherington of Brave, Vicki
Maguire, Dorte Neilsen and Sue Lee of O&M and others still.) Sorry
girls, it won’t wash. On closer inspection, we noticed that many of the
letters were identical and that a couple of them were even faxed from
the same number. Nice try.
On a more serious note, we’ve been hearing grumblings from people that
security was too tight around the festival with police officers actually
stopping people from entering hotels unless they had a room booked.
Confirmation of this was the arrest of Gary Robinson, an art director at
Partners BDDH, who heard of a party at Acton’s Hotel and tried to join
the fun by climbing on a car to reach a window. It wasn’t the fact that
he was trespassing that brought him to the attention of the police, but
the fact that he’d damaged the car. The owner called the police after
realising that her car had been dented (not that Robinson’s fat or
anything). Despite offering to pay for repairs and, we might add,
actually parting with the cash, the irate local still pressed
After being taken to the Kinsale nick, Robinson was released on bail,
charged with trespass, criminal damage and for being ’intoxicated to the
extent that he may endanger himself’.
A contrite Robinson returned to Ireland last weekend to appear in court
where he managed to wriggle out of the trespass and intoxication
His punishment? An act of probation - which means he has to behave next
time he’s in the vicinity. Just as well they don’t enforce that law over
here - or some agency folk would rarely see the outside of jails.