Three things: Spectra, Captain Fantastic, and Don’t Cross the Line

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Last night we all headed out to Spectra, Aberdeen’s festival of light. It was amazing and heaps of fun for each one of us!  Our favourite pieces (of what we managed to see) were Laser Light Synths and Les Araignees. We also spent a lot of time in the storytelling tent in St Nicholas Kirkyard. If you live in Aberdeen, check it out over four locations in the city, until Feb 12th. We’re actually going back another night, as a couple of hours was really only enough for us to see half of it.

We enjoyed seeing Captain Fantastic this week. A quote from the great Noam Chomsky (which features in the film) that sums up the main theme: “If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world.” 

My latest book review is up on Look Book Report. “Don’t Cross The Line can be read in many ways and it is as relevant to events on the world stage as it is to the theatre of the playground. Indeed, at a time when we are witnessing the rise of an Alcazar-like leader, as well as the re-defining of invisible boundaries, Don’t Cross The Line is particularly welcome.” Another review of a story I enjoyed about a different kind of line: Line Up, Please.

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