It's all paws on deck in JDCMB Towers. The other day the Silver Birch creative team had the first listen-through of the complete opera first draft in Roxanna Panufnik's garden shed, and very thrilling it was. Now it's just one year and one week to go until the premiere at Garsington Opera, 28 July 2017. The final edits of Ghost Variations have gone back to the editor and proofs plus cover design are awaited. And on Sunday A Walk through the End of Time is being performed at the Ryedale Festival in Yorkshire by Janet Suzman and Michael Pennington, so do please come along if you're within shouting distance of Helmsley.