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Sunday, April 03, 2005

They Should Call It a Conference, Not a Festival

JC from the Emirates Economist sent me this Reuters piece, "No Sex, please. We're from Manchester."

Organisers of a major erotic festival are closing for business in Manchester due to a lack of interest, which they blame on recalcitrant northern men.

Erotica Manchester opened on Friday, selling a range of sex aids, clothing and footwear, but ticket sales have been poor and organisers say they will not be coming back.

"We've tried to warm this city up for more than two years but northerners just haven't responded in sufficient numbers," said event director Savvas Christodoulou on Friday.

Perhaps they could increase interest in their operation if they followed the lead of the scholars at The University of Western Ontario and called it a "conference" instead of a festival.
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