Review: Sistema Scotland & Tinderbox Performance


Youth orchestra Tinderbox collaborated with Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise Douglas Project to deliver an enjoyable evening for the whole family on Thursday 8 November. With a school nativity atmosphere, St Peter’s Free Church was full of children, their parents, and attendees of the NEoN festival walking tour – whose first stop was the performance. The

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Thank you volunteers!


As this year’s festival draws to a close we just want to take a moment to thank our wonderful volunteers, without whom the festival would not be possible. Our volunteers help out with all sorts of things, including installation, stewarding, invigilating, and assisting. Out of a team of around 20, there were some real stars

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Review: Coco Screening “a child friendly, toe-tapping journey”


The cinema screen was festooned in a garland of bright orange petals, a fixture of Mexico’s traditional Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead festivities that star in Pixar’s latest feature film Coco. The screening, which was held in Centrespace Gallery in the Visual Research Centre on Friday 9 November, was a dress-in-theme event.

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How would you interpret this principle? Sustain Your Errors 


Sustain your errors is a series of workshops and events re-interpreting a set of ideas by artist and musician David Cunningham first used for his 1976 album Grey Scale. The project is based on conversations between Cicely Farrer and David Cunningham around ways of interpreting the scores and their guiding principles. Originally designed for sound, this project

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Fictional Tales of Imaginary Lifespans


Beginning with a writhing naked woman, the NEoN Artists’ Shorts Screening Programme was a cosy affair which took place in a packed George Orwell on 7 November. Over the course of several films it explored the lifespans of imaginary insects, our electronic waste, female fertility, and more. The first film ‘Infected’ by Gina Czarnecki was

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Last chance to see AL and AL’s “new nativity”


There’s only a few days left to see AL and AL’s specially commissioned work as part of NEoN digital arts festival’s ‘take over’ of the Wellgate shopping centre. In their piece, the ‘Immaculate Conception of Isaac Newton’, artists Alan Holmes and Alan Taylor, known professionally as AL and AL, propose that the birth of the

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