SPECTRA, Scotland’s Festival of Light, returns to Aberdeen in 2022.

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Organised by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with arts producers and placemakers Curated Place, SPECTRA will return in 2022 to light up the winter nights offering an extraordinary experience of light and sound.

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From the 10-13 February 2022 SPECTRA will bring together artists, thinkers, musicians and businesses with the public to experience the city at its best with interactive sculptures, architectural projections and experimental music inspired by Scotland’s Year of Stories. Alongside, the Catalyst Conference will return to connect Scotland’s cultural sector to its counterparts across Nordic Nations and further afield.

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PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

SPECTRA has won numerous national event including The Drum Scottish Event Awards two years in a row, it is referenced in the City’s destination strategy, Events 365 Strategy and Culture Aberdeen, the city’s 10 year cultural strategy. The festival has paved the way for the establishment of other visual arts based festivals in Aberdeen and has been the festival model utilised by other cities in the UK in piloting their own light festivals.

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The vision for SPECTRA is to be a signature winter event for the region and beyond, a high-end forum with which the city can showcase its distinct sense place and wealth of assets, its talented community of creatives and cultural venues and recognise Aberdeen as a contemporary city of design and technology with a strong cultural heritage.

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The works artists below are;

TOGETHER – Lucid Creates

GAIA – Luke Geram

MUSEUM OF THE MOON – Luke Geram

HYPERCUBE! – Travelling Light Circus

PENDULUM WAVE MACHINE – Travelling Light Circus

TRUMPET FLOWERS – Amigo & Amigo

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 SPECTRA recognises and embraces the strong connection and long history shared across the regions visual culture and storytelling in the construction of identity beyond national borders. The programme of artworks reflects this, inspired by literature and landscape, exploring how stories, artworks, lights and sounds have acted as the precursors to our rapidly shifting modern experiences of space and place – breaking all barriers and boundaries.

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 SPECTRA seeks to build the connections between Aberdeen’s past, present and future with its Scandinavian neighbours and begin to build cultural, social and economic bridges between the city and its Nordic counterparts with a firm focus on the meaning of the programme to the identity of the North East and the possibilities for future collaborations.

SOURCE: https://www.spectrafestival.co.uk Go to their website to find out more bout this incredible Aberdeen event.

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