Summer arts diary

The Back HalfBen DowellMonday 7th August 2006 Has Woody Allen done the unthinkable and grown tired of London? I gather that the celebrated auteur recently fell asleep at the bar of a swanky city hostelry. Awakened by concerned crew members, he spluttered: “Don’t worry, don’t worry. It’s not as bad as it looks.” His latest project stars Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor as cockney brothers who turn to crime.In the past Allen has eulogised London’s “cool grey skies” and he wanted the same effect for his current film – but the summer heatwave has played havoc with his schedule. The director was even forced to use sea water because of the hosepipe ban. Source: