Thursday, 10 November 2016

Lookout, Andy Field / Contact Theatre, City Tower Manchester 5/11/16

Well that was a touching piece of loveliness in a sometimes less lovely world. 

Developed in collaboration with a local primary school, Lookout is a very special experience for the participant as you look out over the city and imagine, with the help of a series of recorded pieces from the children, and a one on one conversation with a child, what the future could and should look like. 

Gazing across the city from the 28th floor of City Tower on a beautiful sunny day and listening to a soundtrack of children imagining differing versions of the future, some hopeful some scary, coupled with a fascinating conversation with my host, Treea, about cities, likes, dislikes, hopes and dreams, this made for a thoughtful and very touching experience. I can certainly think of worse ways to spend half an hour on a Saturday morning.

It was also very encouraging listening to the children's visions and talking to my host. These youngsters care about the future and have great ideas for it, and some amazing imaginations. I hope they never lose that.

A truly unique experience and a joy to be a part of. And Treea, I promise to go to the circus one day.

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