Diary: There’s no end to the dramas at Cohn and Wolfe’s West End office

Floods, police stake-outs and Hollywood stars - since moving into its Leicester Square office six months ago, PR agency Cohn and Wolfe has seen more drama than most West End shows.

Floods, police stake-outs and Hollywood stars - since moving into

its Leicester Square office six months ago, PR agency Cohn and Wolfe has

seen more drama than most West End shows.



Recently, the thrills - and floods - sprang from a two- metre square

water sculpture. The work was the winning exhibit in last year’s

C&W-sponsored Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design show and

thus, as part of its support package, was bought by the agency.



At first, recalls managing director Martin Thomas, it was seen as rather

beautiful and calming - that is before it damn near flooded the

downstairs office.



’We had to rip it out,’ Thomas tells me, ’and it’s lying in pieces now,

looking rather pathetic. We keep telling people it’s minimalist art and

that the great big puddle in the middle of the floor is part of the

deconstructionist concept.’



Well, there’s no law against that, which is a good thing really, because

the Met has been using the somewhat damp office as an observation

point.



’We have a very good view of Leicester Square from here,’ Thomas

explains ’and the police have asked us several times if they can use my

office to keep an eye on things.



’It’s also a great vantage point for film premieres. We had half the

agency squeezed in here when Madonna turned up for Evita. There’s never

a dull moment.’



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