Went en masse to Dundee to see some theatre…perhaps the oddest double bill imaginable…double bill in that we saw 2 performances in the same day, not that anyone actually curated these 2 works to run together! But i digress, we went to see White a performance for 2-4 year olds, which was sweet, weird, wonderful, white and (spoiler) ultimately full of colour and later we saw the very adult themed Crude: an exploration of oil performed in situ at Dundee Port (had to take our passports or other photo id to get in). But back to White, the other members of this creative residence have all made work for wider age ranges than i, having worked more with older children and teenagers, so its very daunting to watch performers make such sweet and gently subversive work for such a tiny audience. Very inspirational though, and gorgeous visuals.


After the performance when colour reigns supreme…

img-20161018-wa0000Ahem…we are older than the average audience for White but we did sit at the back for the performance, honest.


needle to an anchor…

So our discussions continue apace…(see this post) so interesting to hear about other peoples experiences within art for young people and to share links for works, music films…and we even have an idea what we want to to as a group…but i cant tell you yet cos its still an idea, floating in the ether…but i will do soon and in the meantime :

Samuel Burns and Co – second hand dealer and minor legend in Edinburgh for folks who like that sort of thing, their tagline is “we sell anything from a needle to an anchor” one persons scrap is another persons treasure…

img_1158there is treasure inside those sheds too!!

We went for a root about in search of inspiration and ephemera…you truly never know what you are going to get.


I think this one looks like a Constable…maybe one of the corners where he cut off the painting…




Tajdar Junaid…

Here is another side to contemporary Indian music you might not normally come across,  keep on listening to it, it gets better and better as it builds…been used quite a lot in sound tracks apparently, like it A LOT!


Parekh & Singh…

Just thought i would share this cool video and song from a Kolkata band. They call it Kolkata dream-pop on youtube, i would say Indian Indie music…check out the very cool Wes Anderson aesthetics!

Apparently in Kolkata there is a really interesting music scene, electro pop, folk hybrids, soundtracks…thanks Dana and Ruchira for the cool reference!


Ruchira and Dana were telling us about an amazing market in Kolkata, where you could buy all kinds of weird and wonderful things…you know, the stuff you don’t need or think you don’t need and then you see it and suddenly…you really need it (even if you don’t really!) Anything like that here???

img_1139loThinkArts Residency 2016 (Photo by Coral)

Well maybe not but i did think about the following place, very different but with its own charms and so…We took a trip to the Borders Scrap Store in Musselburgh, a hidden treasure, an absolute wee gem of a place filled with sundry scraps and remnants of …well stuff and ephemera…leftovers from factory productions, last of range stuff, bolts of cloth and wool etc…you never know what might crop up there.

img_1117lo(that’s rolls of quality street wrapping paper on the right by the way)

We went along for some inspiration and to have a look. If you have any kind of craft or arts project, you might want to try here, get the bus to Musselburgh and it’s about a 2 minute walk from the Brunton Theatre…definitely worth the trip.


You can find the Scrap Store at the Fisherrow Center, South St, Musselburgh, opening hours are  MON 1.30-4.30pm WED 9.30-4.00pm FRI 12.00pm – 4.00pm