Author Archives: James Attlee

Reclaiming the Night from the Net on Daily Dot

I have written a new piece about the way electronic gadgets invade our nocturnal space for San Francisco internet newspaper Daily Dot here

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Out Go the Lights in Motor City

“You have to identify those neighborhoods where you want to concentrate your population. We’re not going to light distressed areas like we light other areas.” So says Chris Brown, the Chief Operating Officer for Detroit, where 40% of the streetlights are … Continue reading

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Dark Skies in Wigtown

I will be talking about Nocturne at The Wigtown Book Festival on 30 September at 6.00pm in the County Buildings, Main Hall. I am looking forward to visiting the area for several reasons: first, Wigtown is Scotland’s National Book Town, … Continue reading

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Concerto Silencioso

Good to hear from Tres of the Fake Druids again, this time with news of their new video for Full Moon. However, I was interested to discover more evidence of Tres’ other activities as a conceptual artist/musician, this time a … Continue reading

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Moonlight and a Drude in a Welsh Park

Two swallows were mating on the porch as I arrived at the main house at Dinefwr, which I took to be a good omen. So it turned out. This new festival, in a park in the rolling Camarthenshire countryside, was … Continue reading

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Safety Gear for Small Animals

Fascinating list of suggested reading at Linnae Tillett’s Lighting Design blog — honoured that Nocturne is included, alongside some favourites and other I had never heard of… For instance, in the ‘Habitat’ section: Safety Gear for Small Animals, by Bill … Continue reading

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Dinefwr Literature Festival

Looking forward to this festival, my second bi-lingual festival of the year after my visit to Jura. It all happens at the edges, have you noticed? Details of my event here and of an appearance later the same day by the … Continue reading

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More on Loughnatrosk

Jessica Lammy has posted more on the way in which her architectural project on the Plain of Antrim was at least partially inspired by Nocturne here.  If, through some extraordinary circumstance the funding was provided to turn it into reality, … Continue reading

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The Fake Druids

This is the kind of thing that happens when you release a book into the world…  A man called Tres, who also signs himself 3, emailed me about his rock band from Barcelona called The Fake Druids. He had read … Continue reading

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Full Moon in Kangaroo Valley NSW

Received a message from a reader in Hobart, Tasmania, Bronwen Jones, a landscape painter who is working on a series of paintings of the night. Hobart is, apparently, a relatively dark city with many streets poorly lit, allowing city-dwellers visual … Continue reading

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