A somewhat misleading title, that, for which apologies in advance.
An enquiry has come flooding in as to whether there’ll be another Interesting North at some point. The answer, unfortunately, is no. I won’t be doing it again, although it’s not really entirely mine to say “no” about - if the “Interesting brand” belongs to anyone, it belongs to Russell. I just borrowed it for the day and took advantage.
Putting on Interesting North in 2010 took a serious amount of work, and I was fortunate to be able to pass large loads of that off onto other willing volunteers (who did it better than I could in the first place anyway). It was also a hefty financial risk for me personally - it paid off (just) two years ago, but there’s no guarantee that it will do so again in these more straitened times.
If someone is daft enough to want to pick it up and run with it, though, then they’ll do so with my blessing. But in answer to questions now and past, sorry. Currently I’ve got no plans to revive it.