On Wednesday 14 July 2021, towards the end of the morning, the Critics’ Circle helped to get the wheels of live social intercourse moving again when fifty members arrived for luncheon at the National Liberal Club. The guest of honour was novelist and playwright Michael Frayn who received from President Suzi Feay the 2020 Rosebowl Award for the contribution he has made to Art through his long career. On accepting the crystal prize, he said, ‘writing is not always the torment it is made out to be. There are many occasions when it is a great joy. The characters do the work and it’s like flying. But there are bad days when what you want to say will not be written and this award is for those occasions. Thank you.’