The one event this year that I would love to attend but can’t afford to, is the Guardian Open Weekend. On March 24-25, the Guardian newspaper is opening its doors and holding a host of sessions about its operations and general newsy stuff.
There is a session on gender inequality and more importantly two of your favourite crossword setters will be there on the Saturday to talk and answer questions: Paul (John Halpern) at 12.30pm and Araucaria (John Graham) at 1.45pm (details at www.guardian.co.uk/open-weekend/the-art-of-crosswords and www.guardian.co.uk/open-weekend/araucaria respectively).
Actually, I only have one favourite and it’s Araucaria.
So catch it while you can. There are only 2500 passes for each day.
Weekend pass £60.
Follow them on Twitter, @GdnOpenWeekend, and if you go please take a photo of Araucaria and post it to me.