The Out To Lunch festival is a quirky idea - a bit of entertainment and a bite to eat in the middle of the day - but it is one which has caught on.
It brightens up the dull days of January, bringing all sorts of performers to the city at a time when we are really in need of a lift and at a price to attract even the most thrifty.
The programme is always varied, from the obscure to the celebrity. There are no pretensions about the festival, it simply does what it says on the tin. Audience figures are encouraging and all those behind the festival deserve great praise for their innovation and invention.