SPECTRA lights way for events

SPECTRA, Scotland’s Festival of Light, is up and running in Aberdeen – and set to be another dazzling success. 

Commissioned by Aberdeen City Council and produced by Curated Place, Spectra uses interactive light sculptures, architectural projections, film, dance, storytelling and more to showcase the city centre in new ways.

Taking its inspiration from Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, Spectra 2020 explores Aberdeen’s position as the connecting point to other cultures on Scotland’s North East coast.

Councillor Marie Boulton, Aberdeen City Council’s culture spokeswoman said: “This signature event which is a key part of Aberdeen’s Event 365 strategy, brightens up the city centre and brings huge crowds.”

The last SPECTRA event in 2018 drew 92,000 visitors.  

Aberdeen Art Gallery will be open from 6.30pm to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm) tonight and on Saturday as part of the festival.