There is something obviously marvellous about the work of Julian Beaver. It’s clever, it’s aesthetic, it’s compelling, it’s engaging…and I think one of the things I like most about what he does is that it is out-of-the-box different. It has required effort and long hours and much failure and much faith and much endurance. There is something wonderful here for those of us involved in working with children and young people…something about encouraging the not-quite-as-we-expect, something about applauding the unlikely. Especially when someone is engaged in an adventure in its early stages and ‘can you make a living out of this?’ will almost certainly get a ‘no’. Well, Julian plugged on anyway. And aren’t we glad he did!