If you are Oldie enough …
Martin Honeysett writes with news of a London social occasion:
The Oldie magazine 20th anniversary party at Simpsons on the Strand was the ideal moment to present to editor Richard Ingrams a PCO award commemorating his services to cartooning for the past fifty years.
The award was gratefully received by the editor who then duly sang the praises of cartoonists and their work in his following speech (pictured).
Sadly, only a smattering of cartoonists had been invited. Setting up camp in a corner by the bar they included Sally Artz, Nick Baker, Bob Wilson, Arthur Robins and PCO members Nick Newman and Huw Aaron. The latter aroused much interest amongst the female element of the surrounding throng by being at least half the age of everyone else there.
Huw had also been instrumental in organising the award itself, tastefully designed, inscribed and eerily looking like a maquette of the recently opened London Shard.
Our thanks to the PR agency, AM&T – All Mouth & Trousers – recently appointed by the PCO at great expense and represented by Mr Honeysett.