Hello! My name is John, and I'm a half-Swedish half-British theatre practitioner and science communicator currently living in Brighton, UK. When I'm not @sweden, I'm @johnny_acecraft.
I lived the first seven years of my life in Stockholm, and most of the subsequent thirty in the UK, although I try to visit Sweden at least once a year. Making use of my Swedish language is very important to me – it is perhaps ironic, then, that my time curating @sweden is the one time I'm not allowed to!
I trained in physical theatre in Paris, and now write, perform and direct theatre for many different companies. Most regularly I tour with @tangramtheatre, for whom I've created the 'Scientrilogy' of musical comedies in which I play Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and, more recently, Marie Curie.
Feels like decades since I last tried writing a list of my hobbies, but here goes: I enjoy walking in the countryside and camping in the van; playing backgammon and rag rug roll (a home invention); reading about science and theatre; juggling; making music; collecting mp3s; hanging out with my soon-to-be-wife Jo; and generally remaining quizzical and creative.
My week curating the @sweden account will most likely consist mainly of pontifications on what Swedishness means to me, random facts or fictions about the Swedish language, geography, history and people, and probably a fair smattering of tangential meanderings. I do hope that's your bag.