My Weekend: Clive Caswell

Clive Caswell
Clive Caswell
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Clive Caswell, 38, is art programme manager at aspex art gallery in Gunwharf Quays. He lives in Worthing and recommends Moonrise Kingdom, Modern Family and Eddie Vedder. Here he describes his perfect weekend.

When did you last go away and where did you go?

Pakistan and Bangladesh. I travelled to Lahore, Karachi and Dhaka, met artists, visited galleries and ate some amazing food.

What was the last gig/concert/comedy show you went to?

Eddie Vedder solo at Hammersmith Apollo. I am a massive Pearl Jam fan and had seen them twice on consecutive nights in Manchester earlier in the year. This was the first time that I had seen their lead singer perform his own material live and it was amazing.

What about the last theatre show you saw?

CBeebies Show Me Show Me stars Chris and Pui performing live on stage with my four-year-old daughter.

The last book you read?

The Great Gatsby. It moves at a good pace and explores an interesting and, seemingly, carefree and reckless time. I felt as though I should always have a gin in my hand when reading it. I’m looking forward to Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation.

The last film you saw at the cinema or on DVD?

Moonrise Kingdom. I am a big Wes Anderson fan, and I know that he can divide opinion, but I think that Moonrise Kingdom is him on top form. Sweet, dark, quirky and funny.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

I have recently begun to play the drums again. I used to play in bands when I was younger but had not played in bands for 10 years until last year.

What do you watch on TV?

I tend to watch box sets of TV series. I really enjoy Homeland and have recently discovered Modern Family (pictured below) which my wife and I both enjoy. I mostly watch films on TV.

And which TV programmes do you avoid?

Reality TV doesn’t interest me.

Which celeb would you most like to spend a weekend with?

I would like a musical weekend playing the drums with Chas ‘n’ Dave (pictured right).

Where do you shop?

For food, I shop at Tesco. Morrisons or Sainsbury’s. I download most of my music these days from iTunes and for clothes I shop in lots of places.

Where do you eat out?

For something that is quick, tasty and that my daughter likes, I’d go to Nandos.

What’s your signature dish, if you’re cooking?

My mum passed on a great curry recipe to me.

What about pubs and bars? Where do you go?

I don’t go out very much these days, except when I’m visiting friends in towns and cities all over the country.

I had a good night out in Cardiff recently.

Where’s good for a day out locally?

The Isle of Wight. The Quay Arts Centre there is always good and I love travelling by sea.