No, not the dodgy Michael Jackson retreat where suspect actions are alleged to take place, but the nice version of Neverland as written by Scottish author J M Barrie. One hundred years since the first performance of Peter Pan is being marked. While not everyone can go to the play, you can check out the recent Johnny Depp movie Finding Neverland which was an utter delight. A warm celebration of the power of imagination.
And talking of delights, I caught Garden State last night and can tell you it deserves the high praise this debut movie is receiving – it has an unrushed, mellow feel to it and the notion of aimlessness and lack of direction and connection, of feeling out of place in your own life and equally out of place if you go back to your old home town is one many can identify with. Written, directed and starring Zach Braff, mostly known for the TV hospital comedy Scrubs and co-starring Natalie Portman (who is perfect in her role) it’s highly recommended.